Rankings & Recognition

U.S. News Ranks Marist Among Best in Undergraduate Instruction

Anthony Proia, Director of Media Relations

September 18, 2023 – Marist College once again shines in the latest rankings by U.S. News and World Report. In the publication’s Best Colleges list, Marist ranks 2nd in the Best Undergraduate Teaching category within the Universities North region, which includes the Northeast, New England, and portions of the Mid-Atlantic. This category focuses on schools whose faculty and administrators are committed to teaching undergraduate students in a high-quality manner. Marist skyrocketed to 2nd from being ranked 16th in this category last year.

Marist also ranked number 10 in U.S. News’ overall rankings for Best Regional Universities North

As an institution always focused on the future and developing programs that match student interest, societal need, and market demand, Marist also claims the 4th spot in the Most Innovative category. This is the 5th straight year that Marist has ranked in the top five in this category, which identifies institutions that are making the most innovative improvements in curriculum, faculty, students, campus life, technology, or facilities.

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“Since my arrival at Marist last spring, I’ve been consistently impressed by the creativity, enthusiasm, and dedication of our faculty and staff,” said Catherine Kodat, Marist Provost. “It’s gratifying to see U.S. News’s acknowledgment of their extraordinary commitment to student achievement—but it’s also no surprise. This is a community of learning like no other, and this national recognition is truly well-deserved.” 

See the full U.S. News rankings here.

The College has also recently received accolades in The Princeton Review's guide for The Best 389 Colleges for 2024, where it ranks among the best in the nation across various categories, including student satisfaction, student happiness, and residential life.

Marist has also been recognized as one of the nation's Best Colleges in the latest survey conducted by Money, a prominent personal finance digital platform.

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