About Marist

Located on the banks of the historic Hudson River and at its Florence, Italy campus, Marist is consistently recognized for excellence by The Princeton Review, U.S. News & World Report, Kiplinger’s Personal Finance, and Open Doors Report, among others.  

Ranked a Top 50 “College That Creates Futures,” we like to say our numbers have names and our facts have faces, because at Marist we believe in a personalized education. A college experience that’s grounded in the liberal arts with an emphasis on pre-professional training, and where students tailor their living and learning experiences to what sparks their passions and prepares them for lifelong success.

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Academic Programs

  • 47 Bachelor's programs
  • 59 Minor's programs
  • 14 Master's programs
  • 1 Doctoral program
  • 7 Advanced Certificate programs
  • 8 Certificate programs


  • 225 full-time faculty lines
  • 329 adjuncts
  • 16:1 student to faculty ratio


  • 6,464 total student population
  • 5,475 traditional undergraduates
  • 989 full-and part-time graduate students
  • 58% female; 42% male

Student Clubs and Organizations

  • 80+ clubs and organizations


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Program Highlights

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Marist’s Fashion Program was one of 10 colleges and universities in the world named one of the "Best Colleges That Are Shaping The Future Of Fashion" by Forbes. The premier industry publication Business of Fashion has released its Global Ranking of Fashion Schools and Marist College is top-ranked in the following categories:

Fashion Design
Fashion Business


Marist's  School of Communication & the Arts is ranked as the "Best School for a Degree in Digital Media" by Study.com 


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The Games and Emerging Media program was lauded by The Princeton Review as one of the top gaming design programs for undergraduates. Marist has earned this ranking each year since 2016. The list ranks top college programs for video game design based on institutional survey data, including academic offerings in game design, faculty credentials, and career outcomes. 


MBA Central's "The 20 Best New York Online MBA Degree Programs" placed Marist as the top online MBA program in New York.  Marist's online MBA program was additionally ranked in U.S. News & World Report’s “Best Online Education Program,” and Fortune Education recently named Marist College’s fully online MBA program as one of the Best Regional Online MBA Programs in the Northeast.


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Marist's online Bachelor’s degree program in Professional Studies was ranked in U.S. News & World Report’s “Best Online Education Program” rankings for 2023. 


Mission Statement

Marist is dedicated to helping students develop the intellect, character, and skills  required for enlightened, ethical, and productive lives in the global community of the 21st century.

Values Statement

The College fulfills its mission by pursuing three ideals: excellence in education, a sense of community, and a commitment to service. These ideals were handed down to us by the Marist Brothers who founded the College. Now an independent institution governed by a lay board of trustees, Marist continues to embrace the three ideals as an integral part of the College mission.