Scholarships & Other Information for USPP Students

Marist Quick Facts:

  • Located on the Hudson River 90 minutes north of New York City
  • Over 30 degrees available
  • 4,768 undergraduate students
  • Student faculty ratio 16:1
  • More than 75% of full-time professors hold a PhD or terminal degree
  • 97% of graduates are employed or attending graduate school after graduation

Marist Rankings:

National Recognition, Rankings and Ratings Place Marist in Top Tier

  • The Princeton Review "50 Colleges that Create Futures" 
  • Money Magazine “Best Colleges N­ationwide” 2014
  • #11 Study Abroad Participation Open Doors, 2015 Report
  • Kiplinger’s “100 Best Buys in Private Colleges” 2015
  • #23 50 Best Accounting Programs Accounting.com 2015
  • #11 U.S. News & World Report Top Regional Universities-North 2015
  • The Princeton Review “Best 380 Colleges” 2016 “Best 296 Business Schools” 2014 
  • #5 Best Programs in Criminal Justice CriminalJustice.com 2015
  • Forbes.com “Top Private Colleges” 2014
  • Barron’s “Best Buys in College Education” 2015
  • Top 100 Templeton Guide: “Colleges that Encourage Character Development”
  • #1 Study.com “Top Digital Media Schools” 2015
  • Marist recognized for Best College Value by Kiplinger's Personal Finance magazine
  • The School of Management is accredited by the AACSB, placing Marist in the top 25 percent of all institutions worldwide.
  • Marist School of Management has been listed as: 
    • One of the best 262 business schools in the United States and Canada by The Princeton Review
    • One of 15 top business schools in the country for general management and operations by Entrepreneur Magazine and The Princeton Review
    • #23 out of 50 for best accounting programs by Accounting.com

Marist in Brief:

Marist is a comprehensive institution with its 240-acre main campus in New York’s Hudson River Valley, a branch campus in Florence, Italy, extension centers throughout New York, and educational offerings worldwide through its online programs. Marist is distinguished by high-quality faculty, innovative programs, a beautiful riverfront campus, and a technological platform comparable to those of the best research universities in the world. 

Marist provides students with an interactive learning environment offering opportunities to conduct undergraduate research with professors in a variety of disciplines. As a result, Marist alumni have been accepted to top graduate programs, and medical and law schools around the world.  Marist students have also won prestigious fellowships and scholarships including the Fulbright, Goldwater, Pickering, Newton, Freeman, and Hansard. Marist’s renowned internship program provides students extraordinary opportunities in a wide range of national and international corporations, media companies, the fashion industry, and nonprofits.

Marist enjoys unique partnerships with the IBM Corporation, the Franklin Delano Roosevelt Presidential Library, and the Cary Institute for Ecosystem Studies, offering students and faculty opportunities to collaborate with these world-renowned leaders in business, history, and the environment.

Marist is dedicated to helping students develop the intellect and character required for enlightened, ethical, and productive lives in the global community of the 21st century.

Support Services for USPP students:

  • Center for Multicultural Affairs
  • Center for Career Services
  • Counseling Services
  • Health and Wellness Center
  • Safety and Security

USPP Scholarships:

Marist offers scholarships to qualified USPP students. Scholarships are awarded based on grades; they range from $2,000 to $8,000 per year. (Government sponsor students are also ineligible for scholarship.)

Student Life:

The residential life program at Marist College is based upon the philosophy of providing students with a safe, healthy, and attractive living environment that supports and supplements the educational mission of the College. Marist College provides housing for over 3,000 undergraduate students in corridor, suite, apartment and townhouse style residences.

Life at Marist outside the classroom offers a wealth of opportunity for personal growth and development that supports and enhances students' academic experience. From exciting trips to Broadway shows, to volunteering at a local elementary school or food pantry, getting a massage at the annual Wellness Fair, attending a workshop on stress management in a residence hall, or participating with hundreds of fellow students in the Relay for Life, there are countless activities from which to choose.

Consistent with the Marist College Mission, the sense of community and the sense of service to others are important to us. Both the philosophy and the staff in the Division of Student Affairs support the development of the whole person: intellectually, socially, physically and spiritually. In addition to making lifelong friendships with one another, students have contact with many staff and faculty in both formal and informal settings. Our programs and services are designed to promote self-discovery, leadership development, healthy behaviors and social responsibility as well as enjoyment.

So you'll make great friends, you'll learn about yourself and the world, and you'll grow in all aspects of your life. And we'll be there with support along the way, with professionals like mentors, residence directors, counselors, security, and medical staff should the need arise.

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