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Marist College Ranked #8 Best Regional University by U.S. News & World Report

Marist College 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.greystone

"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," said 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 comes on top of other recent rankings recognition for the College, with The Princeton Review naming it for the tenth straight year one its “Best Colleges” and including it among its “Top 20” study abroad programs. Also recently, top online-ratings site placed Marist seventh on its “Top 25” list of highest rated universities based on student satisfaction with the Marist faculty.

Earlier this year, Marist’s online MBA and BA/BS in Professional Studies programs were among U.S. News’s first Top Online Education Program rankings, with the online MBA one of only 14 graduate business programs in the nation named to its Honor Roll.

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