Maryville College

Maryville College


Maryville College is ideally situated in Maryville, Tenn., between the Great Smoky Mountains National Park and Knoxville, the state's third largest city. Known for offering its students a rigorous and highly personal experience, Maryville College is a nationally ranked institution of higher learning that successfully joins the liberal arts and professional preparation in partnership with others. Founded in 1819, Maryville is the 12th oldest college in the South and maintains an affiliation with the Presbyterian Church (USA).

Programs Supporting First-Generation College Students

Open House, Fly-in, Visit Fly Maryville Program

Maryville College offers tours three times a day Monday - Friday and some Saturdays. The College offers the Fly Maryville Program for out-of-state prospective students. The program is available for any high school junior, senior or college transfer who flies to campus for an official visit from September through April. Upon enrolling full-time at MC, the College will credit $300 to the student's first semester tuition.

Open House, Fly-in, Visit Meet Maryville Open Houses

Meet Maryville Preview Days Saturday, Sept 26, 2015 Saturday, Nov 14, 2015 Saturday, April 2, 2016 Open to all high school students from freshmen to seniors! This is your chance during the 2015-2016 academic year to attend a Meet Maryville preview day. Take a tour, meet our faculty and students, and discover where you could spend the best four years of your life. You and your parents are invited to attend and learn more about the Maryville College experience. Call (800) 597-2687 for more information. Learn more about Meet Maryville Open Houses

Summer Bridge & Orientation Scots Science Scholars

Students who are interested in science, technology, engineering or math (STEM) fields are encouraged to apply for the Scots Science Scholars Program at MC. The four-year program includes an all-expenses paid, on-campus summer bridge program prior to start of your freshman year; $1,150 stipend for attending the program; and research opportunities at Oak Ridge National Lab and Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Learn more about Scots Science Scholars

Student Diversity

  • 1,196
  • 44/56
  • 24%
    First-generation college students
  • 1%
    American Indian or Alaskan Native
  • 1%
  • 13%
    Black or African American
  • 4%
  • <1%
    Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander
  • 75%
  • 5%
    Two or more races
  • <1%
    Race and/or ethnicity unknown
  • 3%

Student Success

  • 76%
    First-to-second year retention
  • 56%
    Six-year graduation
  • 47%
    Six-year graduation for underrepresented minority groups
  • 83%
    Freshmen who live on campus
  • 73%
    Undergraduates who live on campus
  • 77
    Full-time faculty
  • 5
    Full-time minority faculty
  • 12:1
    Student–faculty ratio
  • Top 5 Majors

    Psychology Business Education English Art

  • Multicultural Student Clubs and Organizations

    Black Student Association Latino Student Alliance MC Step Team Voice of Praise


Cost of Attendance

  • $32,746
  • n/a
    In-state Tuition
  • $778
    Required Fees
  • $10,868
    Room and Board

Financial Aid

  • $21,755
    Total institutional scholarships/grants
  • $34,765
    Average aid package
  • $28,825
    Average student loan debt upon graduation (of those who borrow)
  • 45%
    Pell Grant recipients among freshmen
  • 76%
    Students with financial need
  • 97%
    Students with need awarded financial aid
  • 97%
    Students with need awarded need-based scholarship or grant aid
  • 48%
    Students with need whose need was fully met


Applicant Academics

  • 2,624
    # of applicants
  • 58%
  • 3.55
    Average HS GPA
  • 24
    ACT Composite
  • 430—580
    SAT Critical Reading
  • 450—560
    SAT Math
  • n/a—n/a
    SAT Writing
  • n/a
    SAT/ACT optional


  • rolling
    Regular application closing date
  • n/a
    Application Fee
  • n/a
    Application Fee (online)
  • n/a
    Fee waiver for applicants with financial need
  • n/a
    Early decision plan
  • rolling
    Early decision application closing date
  • n/a
    Early action plan
  • rolling
    Early action application closing date