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Marist College, Poughkeepsie

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Marist College is a private liberal arts college in Poughkeepsie, New York. Founded in 1905, Marist was formed by the Marist Brothers, a Catholic religious institute, to prepare brothers for their vocations as educators. In 1929, Marist became accredited by the state to offer a wider range of degrees in the arts and sciences. Today, Marist offers 56 undergraduate and graduate degree programs and 21 certificate programs.

Marist's 180-acre main campus overlooks the Hudson River and is situated along its east banks. Marist has a branch campus in Florence, Italy and offers 50 semester or academic year abroad options.
A member of the NCAA's Division I, Marist sponsors 23 collegiate sports.

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  • We took the turn into the campus at the suggestion of a family we met at an attraction further up the Hudson. Campus is lovely, buildings are interesting, location in the riverside is worth the 15...  more »
  • Beautiful campus on the Hudson River. I visited with my daughter as she is a senior in high school. Our tour guide was excellent and gave us a complete tour of the campus even though we could not...  more »
  • My daughter took a class here. She loved it. It is an amazing school. Students are friendly and the campus has beautiful views of the Hudson. Unlike many colleges where the teaching assistants teach at Marist College professors teach.
  • My wife went to college here. We visited the campus when her friend came in from out of town. I was blown away with how clean and gorgeous this campus is.

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