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Marist College

Overview
Type of school: Private institution
Year founded: 1929
Affiliation: None
Academic calendar: Semester
Undergraduate student body: 5,023
Environment: Suburban
Endowment: $21,995,988
Admissions Address

3399 North Road
Poughkeepsie, NY 12601

Website

http://www.marist.edu

Admissions E-mail

admissions@marist.edu


 

QuickFacts
Selectivity: More Selective
Average high school GPA: 3.3
Send application by: February 15
Admissions Contact Information
Admissions director: Kenton Rinehart
Admissions office telephone: (845) 575-3226
Fall 2008 Admissions Deadlines Regular decision
Send application by: February 15
Decision sent by: March 15
Accept offer by: May 1
Early decision
Send application by: November 15
 
Decision sent by: December 15
Early action
Send application by: December 1
 
Decision sent by: January 30
Application fee: $50
Is the fee refundable? No
Can fee be waived for students with financial need? Yes
Does school have a waiting list? Yes
Can admission be deferred? Yes
Accepted application formats:
Applications on floppy disks: No
Applications via E-mail: No
Electronic application:
 
http://www.marist.edu/admissions/freshmen/apply.html Tuition deposit: $500 (Refundable by May 1)
Room deposit: $500 (Nonrefundable)
Admissions Requirements
High school completion requirement: High school diploma is required and GED is accepted
General college-preparatory program: Required
Distribution of high school units required and/or recommended*
  Units Required Units Recommended
English 4 N/A
Mathematics 3 4
Science 3 4
Lab 2 3
Foreign language 2 3
Social studies 2 N/A
History 1 N/A
Academic electives 2 N/A
Total academic units 17 N/A

*One unit equals one year of study or its equivalent.
 
Campus visit: Recommended
Admissions interview: Neither required nor recommended
Off-campus interview: Not available
 
Does the college use SAT or ACT scores in admissions decisions for first-time, first-year applicants? Yes
SAT/ACT requirements: Either SAT or ACT required.
SAT/ACT scores must be received by: February 15
Tests accepted for Fall 2008 entering class: ACT with writing
SAT Subject Test scores must be received by: February 15
 
Open admission policy? No
What is the relative importance of specific academic factors in admission decisions?
Rigor of secondary school record: Very important
 
Class rank: Considered
Academic GPA: Very important
Standardized test scores: Very important
Application essay: Important
Recommendation: Important
What is the relative importance of specific nonacademic factors in admission decisions?
Interview: Not considered
Extracurricular activities: Important
Talent/ability: Important
Character/personal qualities: Important
First generation: Not considered
Alumni/ae relation: Considered
Geographical residence: Important
State residency: Important
Religious affiliation/commitment: Not considered
Racial/ethnic status: Considered
Volunteer work: Important
Work experience: Important
Level of applicant's interest: Considered
2006-2007 Admissions Statistics
Selectivity: More Selective
Overall acceptance rate: 49%
Early-decision acceptance rate: 64%
Early-action acceptance rate: 62%
Acceptance rate (excluding early-action and early-decision students): 40%
Total applicants: 7,296
Total acceptances: 3,564
Total freshman enrollment: 1,038
 
Proportion of freshman enrolled from early action and early decision: 52%
Male applicants: 2,854
Male acceptances: 1,556
Male freshman enrollment: 465
 
Female applicants: 4,442
Female acceptances: 2,008
Female freshman enrollment: 573
Out-of-state freshmen: 48%
 
Qualified applicants offered a place on waiting list: 920
Applicants accepting a place on waiting list: 352
Students enrolled from waiting list: 0

 2006-2007 Freshman Class Profile
Top 10 percent of high school class: 26%
Top 25 percent of high school class: 78%
Top 50 percent of high school class: 95%
 
First-year students submitting high school class standing: 52%
Average high school GPA: 3.3
 
First-year students submitting GPA: 100%
 
First-year students submitting SAT scores: 92%
SAT scores (25/75 percentile):
Critical Reading: 530 – 610
Math: 540 – 630
Combined: 1070 – 1240

 Percent of first-time, first-year students enrolled in Fall 2006 with scores in each range:
  SAT Critical Reading SAT Math
700-800 2.0% 4.0%
600-699 32.0% 43.0%
500-599 55.0% 46.0%
400-499 10.0% 6.0%
300-399 1.0% 1.0%
200-299 0.0% 0.0%

 
First-year students submitting ACT scores: 17%
ACT scores (25/75 percentile):
English: N/A
Math: N/A
Composite: 20 – 26

 Percent of first-time, first-year students enrolled in Fall 2006 with scores in each range:
  ACT Composite ACT English ACT Math
30-36 5.0% N/A N/A
24-29 53.0% N/A N/A
18-23 39.0% N/A N/A
12-17 3.0% N/A N/A
6-11 N/A N/A N/A
Below 6 N/A N/A N/A

 



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