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Student Success

At Marist, we measure student success by more than just grades or salary in a first job: we help our students fully develop their intellect, character, and skills.  That being said, our students go on to highly successful careers in a variety of professional fields, attend some of the most respected graduate schools, and are awarded some of the nation’s most prestigious fellowships.  The strong foundation students receive prepares them to take on the many challenges and opportunities that await after graduation.  At the same time – and just as importantly – a Marist education instills a firm commitment to serving others and promoting the social good.  No matter what path career path our students ultimately choose, the Marist educational experience prepares them to lead lives that are both rewarding and meaningful.  And that’s the definition of success.

Students in the School of Liberal Arts are well-prepared for rewarding careers; the programs of study develop their capacity to be innovative and ethically grounded leaders, while the educational experience in the SLA fosters creative thinking and problem solving with a focus on excellent writing.


Graphic of: 96% Employed or attending Graduate School


Graduates go on to top graduate school programs. Others embark on careers in non-profit management, law, publishing, education, journalism, and advocacy work directly from Marist. Students in the School of Liberal Arts are poised to have rewarding careers in a variety of fields.

In a recent survey of Class of 2016 graduates, 95 percent were employed, attending graduate school, or both.

Graphic of: Notable Destinations. •, Inc. • Americorps VISTA • DSJ Global • FDR Presidential Library • Golden Gate National Parks Conservancy • Liverlight Publishing Corporation • Reader’s Digest • Spectrum • TAPIF (Teacher Assistant Program in France) • Teach for America • The TJX Companies, Inc. • U.S. House of Representatives


Recent Graduate School Placements

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