“Beyond the Guidebook”  College Representative Questionnaire


10/30/2018 @ 10:15 AM

Name of College:

Marist College

Name of Representative:

Bridget Stillson

Email Address:


Phone Number:


College Web Page:


Please give some examples of high profile events held on campus last year  (i.e. concerts. speakers, political debates, etc.):        

Spring Concert (Hunter Hayes).

Bernie Sanders Rally last year. Mon Afrique- cultural event on campus. Annual Silver Needle Fashion Show.

What percentage of students stay on campus during the weekends?


New initiatives on campus and/or institutional goals?

New Masters in Physicians Assistance.

New housing.

New Doctorate of Physical Therapy.

New Art facility.

Medical School opening in 2022.

New Masters in Global Fashion Merchandising.

New 5 year program for Education grades 7-12.

New Bachelors in Cyber Secuirty.

What is something you might find at the school that may not exist at any other school?

Campus in Florence Italy. Offer a Freshman Florence experience to study abroad all Freshman year. (also in Dublin, Ireland). Lots of hands on experience and focus on internships.

If located outside of New England, what New England area schools is your institution similar to?

Villanova, BC, BU, Quinnipiac, Sacred Heart.

What is the distance to the nearest big city? And what is that city?

1.5 hours to Albany and NYC

What is the approximate distance from Westborough, driving and/or flying?

3.5 hours driving.

What are your most popular majors?

Communications, Business, Education, Fashion and Computer Science.

What are your newest and/or most unique majors?

Bachelor in Cybersecurity.

Fashion Merchandising and Design

5 year education program grades 7-12

What majors are you hoping to grow?

Computer Science & Mathematics and science majors.

Will applying “undecided” for a major affect a student’s chances for acceptance?


Is there a statistical advantage to applying early decision or early action?


If interviews are required or recommended, where and by whom are they conducted?


Are students automatically considered for merit scholarships with the application to the school?


What percentage of demonstrated financial aid do you meet?

Depends on need- we do not meet full need.

Is there anything else a student should know that they will not easily find in a guidebook or online?