A private liberal arts college, Maryville College enrolls around 1,200 undergraduate students. Approximately 31 states, 26 countries and one territory are represented among the student body, and more than 70 percent of students live in campus residence facilities. The college offers a rigorous liberal arts program as well as dual degree programs in engineering and health care/nursing.
Founded in 1819, Maryville College is one of the oldest institutions of higher learning in the South. Affiliated with the Presbyterian Church, the college is recognized in the John Templeton Foundation’s Honor Roll for Character Building Colleges.
Main CampusMaryville, Tennessee, United States Campus Website0 - 5,000 on Campus<100,000 residents in MaryvilleLanguage(s) spoken on campus: English
Maryville is ideally situated between Great Smoky Mountains National Park and Knoxville, the state's third-largest city. The college's 320-acre campus takes advantage of the natural beauty of East Tennessee, and the College Woods, an undisturbed 115-acre forest adjacent to campus, is open for students to explore with trails for hiking and biking. Situated in the residential historic college hill neighborhood, Maryville College is also within easy walking distance of the shops and cafes of downtown Maryville.
Knoxville, a 15-minute drive from Maryville, boasts a symphony orchestra, the Knoxville Museum of Art, minor-league baseball and hockey, and the renowned old city historic district. Maryville College is less than five hours from several major cities, including Nashville, Atlanta and Cincinnati.
International students have many opportunities to participate in extracurricular activities as there are more than 50 student organizations available. International students in the past have enjoyed organizing activities for the campus in the student programming board, volunteering for local organizations, participating in the campus choir and playing intramural sports. The Global Citizenship Organization brings together international and American students for cultural exchange and social activities.
Maryville College operates a "global connections" program that helps international students interact with Americans in our local community. Volunteer host families are matched with interested students. These families provide extra support, home visits from time to time and other aid to help the students feel welcomed in our community. The iMentor program is another special program for international students where each new international student is matched with an American student or returning international student prior to arrival to help them learn about the campus and prepare.