Rankings & Recognition

Marist one of only 50 top "Colleges That Creates Futures"

Marist College

Recognized on new Princeton Review list for empowering students "to discover practical applications for their talents and interests." 

As seen in a recent full-page ad in the Sunday New York Times, Marist College is one of the nation's best institutions in offering its undergraduates both outstanding academics and top experiential learning opportunities according to The Princeton Review. Marist is one of the schools, along with the likes of Standford, Princeton, and MIT, featured in the leading education services company's new book, Colleges That Create Futures: 50 Schools That Launch Careers by Going Beyond the Classroom and on its website.

Among the distinctions that earned Marist a spot on the prestigious list are its excellent faculty, a commitment to leadership development, service learning programs, experiential learning opportunities through internship programs like Marist in Manhattan, the Washington Semester, study/internship abroad programs, and on-campus employment/learning opportunities like the Marist Poll, where students are at the heart of this national leader in opinion research. The Princeton Review notes that Marist "prepares you for the professional world," thanks in part to a strong career services program and a powerful network of accomplished alumni committed to helping fellow Marist graduates. 

Out of several hundred colleges that The Princeton Review considered for this book, the 50 schools that made the cut comprise only about 2% of the nation’s approximately 2,600 four-year colleges. Other institutions on the list include Columbia, Duke, and the University of Pennsylvania (see complete list below).

The selection process factored in data from the company’s surveys of administrators at hundreds of universities between 2013 and 2015 and of 18,000 students attending the schools. The Princeton Review also conducted 200 interviews with current faculty, administrators and alumni of schools in making its choices of the final 50 colleges featured in the book.

Specifically, The Princeton Review editors weighed information about the colleges’ career center services, internship, externship, cooperative learning and collaborative research opportunities, and student engagement in community service and study abroad programs. 

"Simply put, Marist and the other colleges we chose for this book are stellar at putting the 'hire' in 'higher' education," said Robert Franek, Senior VP-Publisher at The Princeton Review.  He is author of the book with the staff of The Princeton Review. "We commend these schools for the extraordinary opportunities they are giving their students for practical, hands-on learning that complements their academic experiences."

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The Princeton Review's "Colleges That Create Futures: 50 Schools That Launch Careers By Going Beyond the Classroom"

Organized by Student Enrollment:

Fewer than 1,000 Students

Harvey Mudd College

1,000-2,000 Students

Bryn Mawr College

Claremont McKenna College

Drew University

Haverford College

Pitzer College

Pomona College

Swarthmore College

Wagner College

2,000-5,000 Students

Babson College

DePauw University

Franklin & Marshall College

Gettysburg College

Hobart and William Smith Colleges

Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Middlebury College

Oberlin College

Rhodes College

Rice University

Smith College

Stevens Institute of Technology

St. Lawrence University

Vassar College

Wake Forest University

Worcester Polytechnic University

5,000-10,000 Students

The College of William & Mary

Columbia University

Duke University

Lehigh University

Marist College

Princeton University

Stanford University

University of Dayton

University of Notre Dame

University of Pennsylvania

Villanova University

Washington University in St. Louis

10,000-15,000 Students

College of Charleston

The George Washington University

State University of New York at Binghamton

15,000-25,000 Students

City University of New York—Hunter College

Northeastern University

University of California—San Diego

University of Pittsburgh—Pittsburgh Campus

University of Southern California

Over 25,000 Students

Arizona State University

University of Florida

University of Houston

University of Michigan—Ann Arbor

The University of Texas at Austin

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