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Marist College

We believe it starts with our mission and values. The College was founded by the Marist Brothers, who first arrived in Poughkeepsie in 1905. The Marist Brothers were and are famous for their skill and dedication as educators and, even though Marist has not been religiously affiliated for many years, their values remain central to who we are. 

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Just over a century ago, the Marist Brothers came to New York's Hudson River Valley to train young men to continue the Brothers' vocation as great educators. What started as a seminary for the training of future Marist Brothers has developed into one of the leading colleges of the arts and sciences in the country.


At Marist, we demonstrate excellence in education through an emphasis on quality teaching in a small classroom setting. Our dedicated faculty really get to know their students, leading to mentorship, joint research opportunities, and intellectual guidance.

Excellence in education also includes a forward-looking educational philosophy that incorporates the use of technology and meaningful learning opportunities outside the classroom–everything from internships to study abroad to leadership development programs. 


The School of Science at Marist has competitive funding available to support science majors in any discipline who are committed to pursuing a research project under the supervision of a Marist faculty member. The purpose of the funding is to provide real research experiences for students who have a genuine desire and ability to pursue scientific research. Interested students should initially make contact with a faculty member who is willing to donate his or her time to act as a research mentor. The student should then discuss a suitable project to pursue.


The Center for Career Services offers a variety of programs and information to assist students and alumni with setting career goals and seeking employment. Choosing a career path is a process that unfolds throughout the college years and beyond. It involves discovering individual potential, learning about career fields, and gaining career-related experience in high quality organizations. Matriculated students, both undergraduate and graduate, are encouraged to become involved with the Center early in their college years to plan effectively and make informed career decisions. Career Services also promotes a strong alumni network, which fosters career advancement for its valued alumni.

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Student services

The Murray Student Center serves as the focal point of the College, bringing together all members of the community and college life.

The original building, a 66,000-square-foot, three-story structure, was completed in 1965. Renovations and expansion during the summer of 1994 added an additional 63,000 square feet. In 2014, the Music Building (which is connected to the Student Center) was opened, and the renovations were complete.

Housing services

The mission of the Office of Accommodations and Accessibility is to support students with documented disabilities in becoming empowered, independent learners by providing the appropriate accommodations and services necessary to access the educational opportunities at Marist College.

Library services

The Marist College Library was originally housed on the top floor of Greystone in 1928. In 1945, reference, periodical and work areas took over the second floor as well, and then in 1949, the Library also claimed Greystone's lowest level. The Library remained in Greystone for 35 years. 

The burgeoning library moved from Greystone to Donnelly Hall in 1963. 

Medical services

The purpose of Student Health Services is to foster and maintain the good health of Marist College students through preventative measures, education, and treatment of illnesses, injuries and emotional problems.

Student Life

Campus life

Marist is a wonderful place in which to live, learn, work, and play, and we hope you enjoy your time here to the fullest. As a vibrant and supportive college community, we have many services in place to make your life here as comfortable, enjoyable, and rewarding as possible. Our beautiful and lively Murray Student Center is the campus hub for many student-centered activities and support services. Here, you can pick up books, Marist gear, and all your technology needs. Marist takes your physical and emotional wellbeing very seriously, and our team of professional caregivers are dedicated to helping you thrive and succeed.

Student clubs

All student clubs at Marist are organized based on the type of activities in which they partake and are engaged in. 

Student Reviews

My experience
Anonymous rated 4 out of 5 stars

Quality classes with knowledgable professors. Lacks social life.

Poughkeepsie, New York, United States

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