Why Marist College May Be Right For You!
- Class: Junior
- Major: Spanish
- Gender: NULL
- High School: Saugerties Senior High School (Saugerties, NY)
- Transfer Student: N
I can honestly say that my college experience can't have been any better than it has been at Marist. It was soooo easy to make friends, which is always a concern your first year. And the classes are great. Most of my classes have on average 20 students in them, so my professors know who I am and how I'm doing, which was important to me. I'm also doing my second Independent Study class where it's just the professor and me. At most other schools, there are never opportunities like that! The housing is also incredible. I live in an apartment-style dorm this year with our own kitchen and everything. No complaints, whatsoever. Marist is definitely a college that you should at least come and check out. There's always, always things to do, and you'll never know if it's right for you unless you stop by!
The jump from high school to college can be scary but for me, it was a great transition. It was definitely more challenging work than I had ever done, but it was at the point where I could still handle it. You also have a lot of support. The class sizes are on average only twenty students, and the biggest they can get is 30 students, so the professors know who you are and are very available and approachable. I've had professors put their cell phone numbers on the syllabus before, in case we have trouble on assignments. I've also had the privilege to take two one-on-one classes which I got soooo much out of. Opportunities like this are what makes Marist a unique experience.
The Best Things
I think the campus is the best thing about Marist. It's GORGEOUS, especially in the spring, and there's so much grass that during the good weather everyone is outside tanning, playing football or frisbee and there's just a wonderful sense of community. I also like that it's not huge. With our Undergraduate population just over 4000, it really only takes 15 minutes, at most, to get anywhere on campus.