Marist College is a private, 4-year school located in Poughkeepsie, NY, in the Hudson River Valley along the east bank. The school was founded in 1905 by the Marist Brothers, a Catholic institute of Brothers to train educators. The 180 acre campus features gothic architecture with sandstone accents. Located adjacent to the Hudson River, the campus includes many quads and green spaces as well as a waterfront park and boathouse. The school campus also includes the 60-acre Col. Oliver Hazard Payne Estate in Esopus, NY, 12 miles north along the Hudson River (on the west bank). The school started admitting women in 1966 (for evening classes), and went fully co-ed in 1968. The school was renovated and modernized with computer technology in 1984 due to a partnership with IBM that continues to this day. Notable alumni include Priceline.com co-founder Timothy G. Brier and political commentator Bill O’Reilly.