Founded in 1929, Marist College is a private liberal arts college in Poughkeepsie, New York. It is a large university with an enrolment of over 7,000 students. The college offers certificate, bachelor's and master's degrees. Located on the banks of the Hudson River, the campus is both peaceful and picturesque, with most students opting to reside on-campus. The campus is notable for having an arboretum. The college has been recognised by several publications (US News & World Report, Princeton Review, Kiplinger’s) as one of the best colleges in the country and the Northeast. Given that its located right in between Albany and NYC, students can head either way for a fun weekend.