Princeton Review Again Names Marist a "Best College"

2018 edition marks College’s 15th straight year on prestigious list

POUGHKEEPSIE (Aug. 1, 2017) – Marist College is again one of the nation’s best institutions for undergraduate education, according to The Princeton Review.  Marist is featured in “The Best 382 Colleges 2018,” the fifteenth-consecutive year it has been recognized in the respected annual college guide. 

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Only about 15% of America’s 2,500 four-year colleges and only two colleges outside the United States are profiled in the book, which is The Princeton Review’s flagship college guide.  It includes detailed profiles of the colleges with rating scores for all schools in eight categories based on The Princeton Review's surveys of 137,000 students attending the colleges. An image of The Princeton Review Best 382 Colleges book cover

Under the “Students Say…” section of Marist’s entry, the guide quotes students saying things like:

“We are go-getters;” Marist provides “plenty of opportunities for internships, jobs, and excursions to [New York City],” “a great variation of people from all over the world,” an “excellent alumni network,” and a “very strong study abroad program.”

Elsewhere, students praise faculty who “care about students” and are “incredibly knowledgeable and engaging” and “hands on.” They also note Marist’s “spectacular,” “sprawling green campus” “on the beautiful Hudson River.”  Speaking of the College’s welcoming atmosphere, one student says, “Marist is where the nice people go.”  Another says, “Marist College is the complete package – academics and extracurricular keep me busy and having fun.”    

The Princeton Review does not rank the colleges academically or from 1 to 382 in any category. The 80-question student survey asks students to rate their schools on several topics and report on their campus experiences.

An image of Princeton Review Colleges That Create Futures book coverTopics range from assessments of their professors as teachers to opinions about their school’s library, career services, and student body's political leanings.

Marist is also featured in The Princeton Review’s recent book Colleges That Create Futures: 50 Schools That Launch Careers By Going Beyond the Classroom.  Among schools of similar size, Marist is listed alongside Princeton, Stanford, Columbia, Notre Dame, Duke, and the University of Pennsylvania.