Marist College Visit Report by BmacNJ
Information Session: Yes - Admissions rep was from Nigeria and had a heavy accent which made understanding a bit difficult. She was informative and humorous, but extremely vague on answers to questions that were asked.
Campus Tour: Yes - The campus is beautiful, well kept and well manicured. Many newer buildings, with a new athletic center under construction. The campus sits on the Hudson River. Interior of buildings were spotless.
Campus Visit Notes for Marist College
Marist definetly moves up on the list. Great location only 90 minutes from midtown NYC by train. The campus itself is beautiful, well kept and manicured. Many newer buildings and new Athletic Center under construction. Very safe, non-intimidating campus feel. Students and staff were all friendly. The campus had a lot of activity going on for early Sunday.1200-1350 SAT and the school is also TEST Optional. Freshman dorms were your typical doubles. Floors/Wing separated by sex. Laundry is free. Freshman must have the unlimited swipe plan. Sophs, Juniors and Seniors all live in apt style or townhouses with kitchens. Housing is NOT guaranteed all 4 years and works on a priority points system. In past 8 years, no one who wanted housing was denied. There are also several condo/townhome complexes just off campus that many students rent. Several Starbucks on campus.Cafeteria was large and clean. Another few smaller places on campus to grab a sandwich, salad ect..
They pushed the Study Abroad program hard. Nearly 60% of students go abroad during their 4 years. 80 countries to choose from. School spirit around campus was evident. 80 plus clubs available to join. Greek life is 5% of population.
Everyone of the 15 guides either had a double major or major/minor. Credits are able to double count. Library was nice, well used. Free printing on campus. Free WIFI on entire campus.
Social life seems to be OK, many area bars and parties on campus.
Ratio of females 60% to males 40%. The school has many trips to NYC for $25 you get round trip transportation and ticket to Broadway Play. $60 ski trip to Hunter Mountain includes transportation, ski rental and lift pass. $5 movie tickets to local theaters just to name a few.
Cost of tuition, fees, housing $55,000 per year. Merit Aid ranged from 5-$20,000. Many on campus jobs available.
Again, Marist will probably make the short list
Hotel/Lodging Recommendations or Comments:
At least 8-10 hotels within 1-10 miles of the campus
Dining/Restaurant Recommendations or Comments:
A ton of restaurants, fast food choices within 1-10 miles of campus
Other Comments (Transportation, local attractions, parking, etc.):
Marist students ride the local bus free by showing ID. The Galleria Mall is 7 miles away.(3 stops-12 minutes) Metro and Amtrak to NY are close by. 90 minutes to Manhattan, $37 round trip