Marist College is a private liberal arts college on the east bank of the Hudson River in Poughkeepsie, New York. The site was established in 1905 by the Marist Brothers, and the college was chartered in 1929. The college offers over 60 bachelors and masters degree programs and 20 certificates across the traditional undergraduate, graduate, adult education, and distance learning environments including online. Approximately 4,500 undergraduate students attend the Poughkeepsie campus (414322N 73560W / 41.72278N 73.933333W / 41.72278; -73.933333). Marist College study sites also exist in 26 countries abroad including Egypt, China, England, Italy, and Australia. In 2006, Marist opened a branch campus in Florence, Italy, by partnering with the Lorenzo de' Medici School. In 2009, the school was bequeathed an estate with an estimated value of $65 million in Esopus, New York, which will be used as a leadership institute.
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