Campus Communications

Marist Sees Impressive Growth in Applications

Daryl Richard, Vice President of Communications and Marketing
Photo by Zachary Gawron/Marist College.

February 27, 2024 – Interest in a Marist education continues to grow, attracting a wider applicant pool throughout the U.S. and abroad, as evidenced by an impressive increase in undergraduate applications for the Fall 2024 incoming class.

Applications for early decision and early admission were up 16% compared to last year, and overall applications as of the Feb. 15 application deadline were up 11%. Marist is also garnering greater recognition as a distinctive international institution – there was a 25% increase in international applications and 14% growth in applicants from outside the northeast.

These double-digit increases follow a series of Fall Open Houses in October and November that broke attendance records and attracted students from 34 different states.

“We are seeing a lot of momentum at Marist,” said Sean Kaylor, Vice President of Enrollment Management. “Students are attracted to the College’s distinctive educational approach that blends liberal arts and professional studies and lets them easily combine majors, minors, and concentrations that match their interests. Along with the active student life on campus and leading residential and dining experiences, it’s easy to see why we’re a college on the rise.”

Image from Admitted Students Day with Frankie.
Admitted Students Day, 2023. Photo by Zachary Gawron/Marist College.

A well-rounded student experience that focuses on intellectual, social, and cultural development positions Marist students to graduate as confident thinkers and compassionate leaders who also have a drive to do good for others.

These experiences include access to things such as:

  • Faculty-mentored research - 87% of employers said they were more likely to hire graduates who completed research-based projects.
  • Internships - 83% of Marist students participate in one or more credit-bearing internships.
  • Centers for Research and Engagement, along with industry partnerships - students get to apply what they learn in the classroom in the real world at high-profile companies and research centers.
  • Study abroad - with the #1 ranked study abroad program in the U.S. and a branch campus in Florence, Italy, Marist students can explore the world through a several weeks-long attachment course, a full semester or year abroad, or even spend all four years overseas.
  • Vibrant student life - over 90 student clubs and activities, 23 DI athletic teams, club sports and intramurals, and nationally-ranked on-campus housing, Marist students have lots of options to stay active and involved.

Admitted Student Days – A Don’t Miss Opportunity
The best way for a prospective Red Fox to get a good feel for their future home on the Hudson is to attend one of Marist’s Admitted Student Days in April. Registration is now open for April 6, 7, and 13.

Check out the agenda for the 2024 Admitted Student Days and register today.

“The second I walked on campus I knew it was the college I wanted to attend,” said a current first-year student at Marist. “Not only did it have the exact majors I was looking for, but I could see myself thriving here.”

During an Admitted Student Day visit, students and families get to meet faculty, current students, and alumni; take campus tours; dive deeper into a wide variety of academic programs; explore student clubs and activities; and experience campus life firsthand.

This year’s Admitted Student Days will include a special “sneak peek” tour of the new Dyson Center, which will serve as home to the Schools of Management and Social and Behavioral Sciences. Boasting a spectacular three-story atrium, the Dyson Center will include a number of state-of-the-art learning and collaboration spaces and is sure to become a hub of student life on campus.

The Dyson Center will be open for the start of the fall 2024 semester.

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