Rankings & Recognition

Marist College Ranks Among the Nation’s Best in The Princeton Review’s Student Survey

Anthony Proia, Director of Media Relations
Marist College

POUGHKEEPSIE, N.Y. – Marist College has once again been selected for inclusion in The Princeton Review’s guide for The Best 388 Colleges for 2023. Results show Marist ranking among the best in the nation in student satisfaction, happiness and residential life. In the survey, student responses ranked Marist among the top 10 in the nation for its dorms and top 25 in happiness and love of college. In those same categories, Marist placed top among colleges in New York State and top five in the northeast.

  • Their Students Love These Colleges, a category 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, which features how strongly students agree or disagree with the statement, “I am happy at my school.”

In the survey, Marist receives high praise overall from students, which noted that faculty are known for leading interactive and challenging classes, while emphasizing the value of real-life experiences. Student life is distinguished as being both vibrant and picturesque, with everything from Division I athletics, Greek life, community service – and direct access to the Hudson River. On the student body, Marist is credited as being extremely friendly and a place where you’ll connect with enthusiastic people from all over the U.S. and overseas. There’s an unspoken policy among the students “to hold the door open” that’s emblematic of the welcoming campus community.

marist students sitting in the common area of a residence hall

The annual list from The Princeton Review includes survey results from over 160,000 students across the country to find out what they love the most about these schools, spanning a wide-range of topics. The rankings for 2023 name the top 25 colleges in 50 categories. The Princeton Reviews 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 388 Colleges

About Marist Housing and Residential Life

Residential life is an integral part of the total educational experience at Marist. The College provides housing for over 3,300 undergraduate students in corridor, suite, apartment, and townhouse-style residences. A priority point system is used to assign points to students based on their academic average, involvement with extra-curricular activities, disciplinary history, and condition of their residence area. Learn more about Marist residential life here.


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