Marist Ranked No. 8 Best Regional University by

U.S. News & World Report

Marist jumped five spots to No. 8 on U.S. News & World Report's latest rankings of the "Best Regional Universities" for the northern United States, its highest-ever position on the influential list.

“We are always pleased to have the achievements of our students and the good work of our faculty and staff recognized by respected independent sources,” says President Dennis J. Murray. “Marist’s rise in these and other rankings is just one indicator among many of the College’s continued success in providing a top-quality education to an increasingly talented and diverse student body.”

The 2013 U.S. News rankings are based on peer assessment, graduation and retention rates (each accounting for 25 percent of the total score), faculty resources (20 percent), student selectivity (15 percent), financial resources (10 percent), and alumni giving (5 percent).

In its small class sizes and its high selectivity, both factors in the rankings, Marist is comparable to many of the top institutions on U.S. News's "Best National Universities" list. Fifty-seven percent of Marist classes have fewer than 20 students. Marist accepted just over 31 percent of applicants for the Class of 2016, placing it in the top 100 colleges and universities nationwide in terms of selectivity.

The news follows other recent rankings recognition for the College, with the Princeton Review naming it for the 10th straight year one of its “Best Colleges.” For the seventh year in a row, Kiplinger’s Personal Finance included Marist in its annual ranking of best values in private colleges and universities.


G.I. Names Marist a “Military-Friendly School”

GI Jobs Military-Friendly logo

Marist has been named by G.I. as a “Military-Friendly School” in recognition of the services and programs it provides to support its student veterans and active-duty military. G.I. Jobs is a source for veterans seeking information on higher education and civilian careers.

The survey-driven list has been published annually since 2001. The 2013 list includes more than 1,700 schools that represent the top 15 percent of U.S. colleges and universities doing the most to educate veterans and active-duty military.

The list measures the programs and services important to the military community, including a school’s flexibility in accommodating veterans; veteran student support; academic accreditation; percentage of student veterans; tuition discounts; and military spouse policies. A Military-Friendly Schools Academic Advisory Board, composed of higher education professionals, helps determine the survey questions and weightings.

For more information on military and veterans programs at Marist, please visit or call (845) 575-3800.