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Princeton Review Again Ranks Marist Among the Nation’s Top Colleges

Bryan Terry, Assistant Director of Content Marketing & Communications

August 21, 2023 — Marist College has once again been selected in The Princeton Review’s guide for The Best 389 Colleges for 2024. Marist ranks among the top 25 in the nation across multiple categories, including student satisfaction, student happiness, and residential life. Regionally, Marist places in the top 10 of those same categories and ranks among the best colleges in the Northeast.

In the Princeton Review’s survey, Marist students praise the College for interactive, challenging classes. Students also noted faculty support beyond the classroom, with professors and advisors valuing real-life experiences and fostering professional connections. Survey results highlighted the library as a hub for studying, group work, and social life.

Respondents remarked upon Marist’s campus on the banks of the Hudson River as both a beautiful setting and a center of student life and recreation. Students also lauded the campus atmosphere for its friendliness, and commented on the generosity of the student body, with many participating in community service. A wide variety of clubs and intramural sports give the campus its continuous buzz of activity throughout the days and evenings, according to the survey.

See the rankings below:

  • Their Students Love These Colleges: Based on how strongly students agree or disagree with the statement, "I am satisfied with my school."
  • Best College Dorms: Based on students' answers to the survey question, "How do you rate residence halls/on-campus housing?"
  • Happiest Students: Based on how strongly students agree or disagree with the statement, "I am happy at my school."

The annual list from The Princeton Review includes survey results from over 165,000 students across the country to find out what they love the most about these schools, spanning a wide range of topics. The rankings for 2024 name the top 25 colleges in 50 categories. The Princeton Review’s survey features 85 questions and students answer by selecting one of five answer choices that range across a grid or scale. The complete ranking lists can be viewed here.

"We salute Marist College for its outstanding academics and its many other impressive offerings. We’re delighted to recommend it as an ideal choice for students searching for their ‘best-fit’ college,” said Rob Franek, The Princeton Review's Editor-in-Chief and lead author of The Best 389 Colleges.

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