Mission: Marist college ("marist") is a comprehensive, liberal arts-based institution with its 168 acre main campus in the hudson river valley of new york; a branch campus in florence, italy; the raymond a. Rich institute for leadership development in esopus, ny; extension centers throughout new york; and educational offerings around the world through its online programs. Marist is distinguished by its high- quality faculty, innovative program offerings, beautiful campus, and a technological platform that is comparable to the best research universities in the world. For the 11th year in a row, marist was named one of "the 378 best colleges" in america by the princeton review, which also named marist's school of management one of "the top 295 business schools". In addition, kiplinger's personal finance magazine again named marist one of the "best values" in private college education in the u. S. Marist was named to the list because it offers a high-quality comprehensive education at a reasonable
Programs: Marist college is a highly selective, comprehensive liberal arts-based institution noted for its leadership in the use of technology in and out of the classroom. Marist is chartered by the state of new york and fully accredited by the middle states commission on higher education (msche). Marist's student body is comprised of 5,566 undergraduate students and 799 graduate students with 44 bachelor's programs, 12 master's programs and 21 certificate programs. Founded in 1929, marist's 228-acre campus overlooks the hudson river in the heart of the historic hudson valley and is situated midway between new york city and albany, the state capital. What started as a school for the training of future marist brothers has developed into one of the most selective colleges in the nation. Marist is ecumenical in character and reflects the ideals of the marist brothers' founder, st. Marcellin champagnat: commitment to excellence in education, the importance of community, and dedication to the principle of service. Marist is dedicated to the development of the whole person in a way that will prepare our graduates to lead enlightened, ethical, and productive lives in the global community of the 21st century.
marist college provides a variety of auxiliary services to both its students and employees in support of its educational mission. As part of the student experience, marist offers a variety of college housing to over 3,200 students in corridor, suite, apartment, and townhouse-style residences. The residential life program at marist is based upon the philosophy of providing students with a safe, healthy, and attractive living-learning environment that supports and supplements the educational mission of the college. Students are housed using a "rites of passage" philosophy, which recognizes that a student's development should be supported by his/her living environment. Another large auxiliary function includes food service through both a resident and retail dining program. The resident dining operation provides food on a daily basis to over 1,500 participants. The campus's six retail cafes, catering to an additional 1,800 participants, offer a wide selection of hot and cold drinks, soups, salads, sandwiches, and snacks. The campus dining experience is focused on culinary expertise, fresh local and regional ingredients, healthy options, and a shared sense of environmental and social responsibility. Other campus auxiliary services include a bookstore, computer store, and a campus/community debit card account known as marist money. Throughout all of the college's auxiliary services, an emphasis is placed on promoting sustainable practices where applicable and include, but are not limited to, educating faculty, staff, and students about the impact of their actions on the environment; identifying, establishing, and publicizing sustainability principles, goals, and best practices; providing a framework for guiding sustainable procedures, programs, and initiatives; and monitoring and reporting progress on campus sustainability initiatives.