Maryville College campus

Overview

Applicants
1,621
Acceptance Rate
75%
Average HS GPA
3.59

GPA Breakdown

33%
Over 3.75
20%
3.50 - 3.74
18%
3.25 - 3.49
14%
3.00 - 3.24
14%
2.50 - 2.99
1%
2.00 - 2.49

Test Scores

SAT Reading
25th-75th percentile (enrolled students)
470 - 630
SAT Math
25th-75th percentile (enrolled students)
480 - 610
SAT Writing
25th-75th percentile (enrolled students)
450 - 610
ACT Composite
25th-75th percentile (enrolled students)
21 - 28

Deadlines

Early Decision
November 15

Early Action
September 15

Other Admission Factors

Academic

Rigor of Secondary School Record
Class Rank
Standardized Test Scores

Selectivity Rating

Faculty and Class Information

Student/Faculty
11.5:1
Total Faculty
121
with Terminal Degree
68

62
Women
59
Men
4
Minority
4
International

Most frequent class size
10 - 19
Most frequent lab / sub section size
10 - 19


Graduation Rates

Graduate in 4 years
43%
Graduate in 5 years
51%
Graduate in 6 years
51%

Majors

  • Biological and Biomedical Sciences

  • Biochemistry
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General

  • Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services

  • Business/Commerce, General
  • International Business/Trade/Commerce

  • Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services

  • Computer and Information Sciences,Other

  • Education

  • Biology Teacher Education
  • Chemistry Teacher Education
  • Education, General
  • English/Language Arts Teacher Education
  • Health Teacher Education
  • History Teacher Education
  • Mathematics Teacher Education
  • Music Teacher Education
  • Physical Education Teaching and Coaching
  • Physics Teacher Education
  • Social Studies Teacher Education
  • Spanish Language Teacher Education
  • Teaching English as a Second or Foreign Language/ESL Language Instructor

  • Engineering

  • Engineering, General

  • English Language and Literature/Letters

  • English Language and Literature, General
  • Technical and Business Writing

  • Foreign languages, literatures, and Linguistics

  • Spanish Language and Literature

  • Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences

  • Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences, Other

  • History

  • History, General

  • Mathematics and Statistics

  • Mathematics, General

  • Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies

  • Mathematics and Computer Science
  • Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other

  • Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies

  • Health and Physical Education, General
  • Parks, Recreation and Leisure Studies

  • Philosophy and Religious Studies

  • Religion/Religious Studies

  • Physical Sciences

  • Atomic/Molecular Physics
  • Chemistry, General

  • Psychology

  • Developmental and Child Psychology
  • Psychology, General

  • Social Sciences

  • Economics, General
  • International Relations and Affairs
  • Political Science and Government, General
  • Sociology

  • Visual and Performing Arts

  • Art History, Criticism and Conservation
  • Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
  • Fine/Studio Arts, General
  • Music History, Literature, and Theory
  • Music Performance, General


Students Say

Presbyterian-affiliated, “academically challenging” Maryville College is “a small, liberal arts college” “tucked away in the Smoky Mountains” of Tennessee. It’s among the oldest colleges in the United States. Maryville boasts 50 majors and a host of pre-professional programs as well as a unique January term (when students take a single intensive course). There’s a broad and extensive core curriculum, and all students must complete “a senior thesis and take comprehensive exams.” “A great study abroad program” offers cross-cultural learning opportunities in places as far-flung as China, Tunisia, and South Africa. Students also appreciate Maryville’s unique major in sign language interpreting which includes “the opportunity to take American Sign Language (ASL) as a foreign language credit.” A few faculty members are “terrible,” but most “are very knowledgeable and genuinely care.” While the actual classrooms “could greatly improve,” the lectures are “enthralling.” The professors “love to teach and are good at it too.” “They encourage discussion constantly in the classroom.” Outside of class, students are showered with attention. “You are more than welcome to come by” any professor’s office. The administration is “accessible and friendly” as well. “The school does run smoothly,” observes one first-year student, “so smoothly that we never see our administrators.”

Degrees

Bachelor's

Career Services

On-Campus Job Interviews Available
Yes

Career Services

Alumni Network
Alumni Services
Classes
Interest Inventory
Internships
Regional Alumni
Opportunities at School

Experiential
Internship

Academic Rating

Graduation Rates

Graduate in 4 years
43%
Graduate in 5 years
51%
Graduate in 6 years
51%

Career Services

On-Campus Job Interviews Available
Yes

Career Services

Alumni Network
Alumni Services
Classes
Interest Inventory
Internships
Regional Alumni
Opportunities at School

Experiential
Internship

ROI & Outcomes


Colleges that Create Futures

Dates

Application Deadlines

Required Forms

FAFSA

Financial Aid Statistics

Average Freshman Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$20,693

Average Undergraduate Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$1,585

Average Need-Based Loan
$4,196

Average amount of loan debt per graduate
$13,929

Undergraduates who have borrowed through any loan program
92%

Average amount of each freshman scholarship/grant package
$20,692

Financial aid provided to international students
Yes

Expenses per Academic Year

Tuition
$26,272
Required Fees
$675
Average Cost for Books and Supplies
$880

Tuition / Fees Vary by Year of Study
No
Board for Commuters
$4,120
Transportation for Commuters
$730

Available Aid

Financial Aid Methodology
Federal

Scholarships and Grants

Need-Based
 

Need-Based College/University Scholarship or Grant Aid from Institutional Funds
Need-Based Federal Pell
Need-Based Private Scholarships
Need-Based SEOG
Need-Based State Scholarships

Non-Need-Based
Institutional non-need-based scholarship or grant aid is available

Federal Direct Student Loan Programs
Direct PLUS Loans
Direct Subsidized Stafford Loans
Direct Unsubsidized Stafford Loans

Federal Family Education Loan Programs (FFEL)
College/university loans from institutional funds
Federal Perkins Loans
FFEL PLUS loans
FFEL Subsidized Stafford Loans
FFEL Unsubsidized Stafford Loans
State Loans

Is Institutional Employment Available (other than Federal Work Study)
Yes

Direct Lender
Yes

Financial Aid Rating

Overall


Student Body Profile

Total Undergraduate Enrollment
1,114
Out of State
24%

International
Foreign Countries Represented
20

Demographics

55% female
45% male
24% are out of state
98% are full time
2% are part time

Students Say

“Maryville College is a small college with a strong sense of community.” “I love being able to know everyone,” enthuses a first-year student. Students are “well-rounded and easygoing.” “Most are fun to be around and also know when to take time to study instead of goofing off.” “There are a lot of average students, and then a lot of weirdos, but the two groups mix together quite well.” “There are many people who are religious,” including “some obnoxiously religious” students. Many students “are from farm or rural communities” and choose to come here because it is “relatively close to home.” “MC also hosts a lot of students from overseas.” “The international community adds a kind of diversity you can’t get any other way.” There is “little diversity” otherwise, though “The college is working on that.” Politically, students range from “the extremely liberal to the extremely conservative.”

Overview


Campus Life

Undergrads living on campus
69%
Help finding off-campus housing
No

First-Year Students living on campus
87%

Campus Environment
Suburban

Housing Options

Apartment Single
Disabled Student
Dorms Coed
Dorms Female
Dorms Male
Other

Students Say

Maryville’s “beautiful” campus has “lots of green grass and trees.” Students clamor for an improvement in the “crappy food,” though. “The upperclass dorms are nice,” but the freshman dorms are “dismal,” and “overcrowding” is reportedly a severe problem. “Life at Maryville College can be wonderfully busy” or “very laid-back.” There are some neat traditions here, and “Most students are involved with extracurricular activities.” “Many students play a sport” and “There are “a lot of intramural sports.” Some students “participate in volunteer work throughout the community.” Others “typically just spend their week studying and playing video games” or “just hanging out on campus with friends.” “Political debates, theological debates,” and discussions about “mundane” pop-culture happenings are frequent. Many students “drink and go to bars.” “The party scene on campus is huge,” but you certainly can avoid it. “I have been able to go [through] my 4 years of college without setting foot into a party and with minimal alcohol put in my face,” notes a senior. Students say the school’s surrounding hamlet (also called Maryville) offers “nothing to do.” “On weekends, some people go to Knoxville”---“about 20 minutes away”---for “clubs and bars, ethnic food, [and] good shopping.” Others “hike and cave” in the nearby mountains.

Special Needs Admissions


College Entrance Tests Required
No

Interview Required
No

Special Need Services Offered


Student Activities

Registered Student Organizations
63
Number of Honor Societies
15

Number of Social Sororities
0
Number of Religious Organizations
5

Sports

Athletic Division
Division III

Men's Sports (Fighting Scots)
7 Sports

Baseball
Basketball
Cross Country
Equestrian Sports
Football
Soccer
Tennis
Women's Sports (Fighting Scots)
7 Sports

Basketball
Cross Country
Equestrian Sports
Soccer
Softball
Tennis
Volleyball

Student Services

Health

Sustainability


Other Information

Campus-wide Internet Network
Yes

Email and Web Access Available
Yes

% of Classrooms with Wireless Internet
100

Number of Computer Labs / Classrooms
11

Average Number of PC's per Lab
15

Network Access in Dorm Rooms
Yes

Network Access in Dorm Lounges
Yes

Fee for Network Use
No

Student Web Pages Permitted
Yes

Student Web Pages Provided
No

Partnerships with Technology Companies
No

Online Class Registration Available
Yes

Personal computer included in tuition for each student
No

Require Undergraduates to Own Computers
No

Undergraduates that Own Computers
80%

Discounts Available with Hardware Vendors
Yes

Description
Dell, Apple, CDWG, PCS

Webcasting, Digital Audio or Video-Streaming of Courses
No

Webcasting, Digital Audio or Video-Streaming of Campus Radio / TV Stations
No

Campus Visits Contact

Contact
Cheryl Frow
Visit Coordinator

Address
Office of Admissions
502 East Lamar Alexander Parkway
Maryville, TN 378045907

Phone
8659818116


Experience College Life

Most Popular Places On Campus
Isaacs Student Center
Mountain Challenge
Lloyd Beach
New Lloyd Residence Hall
Center for Calling and Career
Mountain Challenge includes a 60' Alpine Tower, rock climbing wall, ropes course, and kayak roll sessions on campus. In addition there are trips offered every Saturday to nearby attractions, i.e. rock climbing, white water rafting, camping, and caving.

Most Popular Places Off Campus
Great Smokey Mountains National Park
Gatlinburg, Pigeon Forge, and Townsend
Area Lakes and Parks
Knoxville Metro Area
Knoxville Metro Area includes: Old City Historic District; Volunteer Landing; Tennessee Riverboat; Two Major Malls; Knoxville Museum of Art; Professional Sports: minor league baseball, hockey, and indoor football

Campus Tours

Campus Tours
Appointment Required: Yes
Dates: Year-round
Times: 10:00 and 2:00 Monday-Friday
Average Length: 1 hour

On Campus Interview

Campus Interviews
Yes

Information Sessions
Available

Times
As requested

Faculty and Coach Visits

Dates/Times Available
Year-round

Arrangements
Contact Admissions Office

Advance Notice
2 weeks

Contact Email Address for Visit
admissions@maryvillecollege.edu

Class Visits

Dates/Times Available
Academic Year

Arrangements
Contact Admissions Office

Overnight Dorm Stays

Overnight Dorm Stays
Available

Arrangements
Contact Admissions Office

Limitations
Overnight visits are not offered on Friday and Saturday nights

Transportation

Types of Transportation Available to Campus
Taxis are available from the airport and bus station. Transportation can be arranged for those coming by air or bus.

Driving Instructions to Campus
From NORTH FROM CHATTANOOGA/ ATLANTA Take I-75N toward Knoxville. Exit at Lenoir City, Highway 321 (just before getting to Knoxville) and turn right off the exit. Continue on 321 for approximately 20 miles (through Lenoir City) and you will come into Maryville. Continue straight and the college will be on the right (you will go under a "bridge" with Maryville College written on it; the campus is the second right turn). EAST FROM NASHVILLE Take I-40E toward Knoxville. Exit at Oak Ridge, Highway 321 (before I-75) and turn right off the exit. Continue on 321 for approximately 25 miles (through Lenoir City) and you will come into Maryville. Continue straight and the college will be on the right (you will go under a "bridge" with Maryville College written on it; the campus is the second right turn). SOUTH FROM TRI-CITIES AND VIRGINIA Take I-81S toward Knoxville. At the Asheville/Knoxville split, take I-40W toward Knoxville. As you come into Knoxville stay on I -40W until you take the Smoky Mountain/Alcoa Hwy exit, EXIT 386B, Hwy 129S. As you exit the road will split; bear to the left, following the airport signs. After you pass the airport, bear to the left at fork and follow the MC signs through Alcoa. Continue straight through six traffic lights. At the seventh light you will see the campus; turn right onto 321S (Lamar Alexander Parkway). Turn immediately left into the college. SOUTH FROM KENTUCKY Take I-75S toward Knoxville. After exit 108 (Merchants Road) in Knoxville, I-75 splits into I-75/I-640 (to Chattanooga) and I-275 (to Knoxville). Take I-275S to Knoxville. I-275 ends after approximately 3 miles. Take I-40W for about one mile. From I-40, look for the Smoky Mountain/Alcoa Hwy exit 386B, Hwy 129S. Continue on 129S through Alcoa for approximately 20 miles. Upon entering Maryville, continue straight through six traffic lights. At the seventh light, you will see the campus; turn right onto 321S (Lamar Alexander Parkway). Turn immediately left into the college. WEST FROM NORTH CAROLINA Take I-40W toward Knoxville. As you come into Knoxville stay on I-40W until you take the Smoky Mountain/Alcoa Hwy. Exit 386B. Hwy 129S. As you exit the road will split; bear to the left, following the airport signs. Continue on 129S through Alcoa for approximately 20 miles. Upon entering Maryville, continue straight through six traffic lights. At the seventh light you will see the campus; turn right onto 321S (Lamar Alexander Parkway). Turn immediately left into the college.

Local Accommodations
10 minutes from campus: Mainstay Suites 865-379-7799; Airport Hilton 865-970-4300; Fairfield Inn/Marriott 865-984-9350; Hampton Inn 865-983-1101; Holiday Inn Express 865-981-9008; Jamison Inn 865-984-6800; 20 minutes from campus: Richmont Inn 865-448-6751; Valley View Lodge/Best Western 865-448-2238; Comfort Inn 865-448-9000;