Marist College

2018 Runway Show. Photo: Courtesy of Marist College

2018 Runway Show. Photo: Courtesy of Marist College

Location: Poughkeepsie, New York, USA

Programs: 

Undergraduate: Fashion Design; Fashion Merchandising

Annual Tuition: 

$42,500 (including fees)

Graduation rate: 78% (entire school) 

Class size: 18-26 (entire school) 

Student/Teacher Ratio: 16:1 (entire school) 

Classes are Taught in: English

What the Students Say: 

"Our fashion program is constantly growing, with industry professionals teaching the courses."

"Marist College’s fashion program is unique and different from most. With hands-on experience in magazine production, Marist has their own magazine FM/AM, fashion show production. Marist also has an annual fashion show called the Silver Needle Runway, and lastly business experience in Marist’s real boutique with buyers and managers called Mporium. The opportunities on- and off-campus are endless."

2018 Runway Show. Photo: Courtesy of Marist College

2018 Runway Show. Photo: Courtesy of Marist College

The Bottom Line: This upstate New York school is focused on preparing students for the professional realm, training them to design (or merchandise) with various real markets in mind. Students and alumni ranked their satisfaction with this school highly nearly across the board, but were a bit more neutral about its career counseling services.

More Info: https://www.marist.edu

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Last updated December 2018.