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Undergraduate: Admission Criteria

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Admission Criteria

Admission Criteria for Marist College


Students interested in applying to Marist College should rank in the top half of their graduating class and hold a recalculated average of 88-93 or 3.1 – 3.7. The quality and difficulty level of each class is taken into account as well. Leadership qualities and high school activities are also important. Candidates should meet the following minimum requirements:

  • 4 years of English
  • 3 years of Science
  • 3 years of Math
  • 3 years of History/Social Studies
  • 2 years of a foreign language

Marist places the greatest emphasis on the high school transcript. SAT/ACT scores are not required.* However, for applicants who choose to submit them, scores are usually between 1210-1360 SAT/ 26-31 ACT.


International students whose native language is not English are required to submit the Test of English as a Foreign Language (T.O.E.F.L.), International English Language Testing System (IELTS), or Duolingo scores.  In addition, students applying for our HEOP program are required to submit their SAT or ACT results.