Marist Welcomes the Class of 2018

30 states and 30 countries represented in incoming class

POUGHKEEPSIE (August 29, 2014) – Marist College will welcome the Class of 2018 on Freshman Move-in Day, Sunday, Aug. 31. The Class of 2018 is composed of 1,140 talented students from across the country and around the world. In fact, the class includes the highest percentage ever from outside New York (56.6%). These students arrive at Marist as the result of an admission process that continues to place Marist among the nation's most competitive college's and universities.

Class of 2018 Orientation

Members of the Class of 2018 at Orientation earlier this summer

A snapshot of the Marist Class of 2018:

  • 1,140 students selected from an initial pool of 9,751 applicants
  • 58% female/42% male
  • 56.6% from outside New York State (representing 29 states)
  • Most-represented states outside the Northeast: California (35); Hawaii and Florida (13 each); Ohio (7); Minnesota and Illinois (5 each)
  • 30 countries represented, including Australia, Austria, China, Denmark, Ethiopia, Ghana, Hong Kong, Indonesia, Jamaica, Japan, Jordan, Korea, Mexico, Qatar, Singapore, Slovenia, Somalia, South Africa, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, and Thailand
  • 39 students participating in the Freshman Florence Experience at Marist's Florence, Italy branch campus
  • 18% from racially/ethnically diverse populations
  • Includes 17 full-ride technology scholarships funded by the Goldman Sachs-Duet Family Scholarship Fund and the National Science Foundation
  • Approximately 160 transfer students
  • Average GPA of 89/100
  • Average SAT score of 1771

"Marist continues to attract students from all over the globe who recognize the extraordinary opportunities available in and out of the classroom," said Dean of Admission Kent Rinehart. "The Class of 2018 is a smart, community engaged group of young men and women who the admission committee feels strongly will impact Marist as well as the world at large.  We look forward to watching them evolve into the next generation of leaders."

Classes for the Fall semester begin Tuesday, Sept. 2.