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The school no one knows about. Marist is right on the Hudson River, already providing one of the most beautiful and unique backdrops for any campus in the nation and has some of the best on campus housing in the nation as they were featured on Good Morning America. Some of the suites look more like high end apartments than they do dorms. Marist was also ranked one of the nation's 50 best buys, has one of the nicest libraries in the nation ranked in the top 25 and was selected as one of the most "up and coming schools". The acceptance rate from the past year was only 37% putting Marist in a very competitive position. It's a private school with a small, close knit campus with a small student body of just under 5,000. Bill O'Reilly was among the alumni from Marist, and IBM also has a partnership with the school, always updating the technology to stay on the cutting edge. The school is Division I and sports are getting better as better recruits come. The Women's Basketball team is currently ranked #21 in the nation, and even went to the Sweet 16 a few years ago. The Men's Basketball team has been in the NIT, and a famous alumni is "The Dunking Dutchman", Rik Smits who was an All-Star with the Indiana Pacers in the NBA. Marist truly is one of the most underrated colleges in the nation right now. It's comparable with Villanova, Boston College, Providence College, Rutgers, Syracuse, etc. without the current brand name. Has anyone heard of this school? It seems like most people still haven't.