Maryville College is a nationally-ranked institution of higher learning and one of America’s oldest colleges. For more than 200 years, we’ve educated students to be giving citizens and gifted leaders, to study everything, so that they are prepared for anything — to address any problem, engage with any audience and launch successful careers right away. Located in Maryville, Tennessee, between the Great Smoky Mountains National Park and the city of Knoxville, Maryville College offers nearly 1,200 students from around the world both the beauty of a rural setting and the advantages of an urban center, as well as more than 60 majors, seven pre-professional programs and career preparation from their first day on campus to their last. Today, our 10,000 alumni are living life strong of mind and brave of heart and are prepared, in the words of our Presbyterian founder, to “do good on the largest possible scale.”See All 14 Photos
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.