Established in 1872, the Maryville University of St. Louis is one of the oldest private institutions in St. Louis. The university is located in St. Louis County, Missouri. In addition to the main campus, the university also operates centers in Lake Saint Louis and Sunset Hills in Missouri and Scott Air Force Base in Illinois which offer facilities and services for students enrolled in the University's Weekend and Evening College.
There are eight colleges and schools at Maryville University and they are College of Arts & Sciences, Design & Visual Art, School of Adult and Online Education, John E. Simon School of Business, School of Education, Myrtle E. and Earl E. Walker College of Health Professions, Division of Student Success, Center for Teaching and Learning and University Library. Maryville offers more than 90 degrees at the undergraduate, masters and doctoral levels and the most popular majors include: Health Professions and Related Programs; Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services; Psychology; Biological and Biomedical Sciences; and Visual and Performing Arts. The university follows a semester based academic calendar.
The total student population at the university is over 6,400 of which more than 2,700 students are enrolled at the undergraduate level. The Maryville University has a student to faculty ratio of 13:1 and the acceptance rate of 93%.
The Chronicle of Higher Education named Maryville University as the third fastest-growing university. The students at the university come from all the 50 states and from more than 45 countries. It is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and is a member of the North Central Association of Colleges & Schools and the nursing program is accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education and the Missouri State Board of Nursing.
Notable Alumni: Jerry Francis Costello (Former U.S. Representative for Illinois's 12th congressional district), Sally A. Faith (Not-for-profit fundraiser, former Republican member of the Missouri House of Representatives)
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