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Maryville College: Narrative Description


502 East Lamar Alexander Parkway
Maryville, TN 37804-5907
Tel: (865)981-8000
Free: 800-597-2687
Admissions: (865)981-8206
Fax: (865)983-0581
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Independent Presbyterian, 4-year, coed. Awards bachelor's degrees. Founded 1819. Setting: 350-acre suburban campus with easy access to Knoxville. Endowment: $28.3 million. Educational spending 2003-04: $5816 per student. Total enrollment: 1,080. Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 12:1. 1,462 applied, 77% were admitted. 33% from top 10% of their high school class, 63% from top quarter, 90% from top half. 9 valedictorians. Full-time: 1,062 students, 57% women, 43% men. Part-time: 18 students, 61% women, 39% men. Students come from 29 states and territories, 19 other countries, 20% from out-of-state, 0.5% Native American, 1% Hispanic, 5% black, 1% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 4% international, 6% 25 or older, 70% live on campus, 6% transferred in. Retention: 70% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: business/marketing; education; biological/life sciences. Core. Calendar: 4-1-4. ESL program, services for LD students, advanced placement, self-designed majors, honors program, independent study, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, internships. Off campus study at Argonne National Laboratory, Oak Ridge National Laboratories, Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute. Study abroad program.

Entrance Requirements:

Options: Peterson's Universal Application, Common Application, electronic application, early admission, early decision, early action, deferred admission, international baccalaureate accepted. Required: high school transcript, minimum 2.5 high school GPA, SAT or ACT. Recommended: minimum 3.0 high school GPA. Required for some: essay, recommendations, interview. Entrance: moderately difficult. Application deadlines: 3/1, 11/15 for early decision, 9/15 for early action. Notification: 4/1, 12/1 for early decision, 10/1 for early action.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $25. Comprehensive fee: $27,565 includes full-time tuition ($20,465), mandatory fees ($600), and college room and board ($6500). College room only: $3200. Full-time tuition and fees vary according to course load. Room and board charges vary according to board plan, housing facility, and location. Part-time tuition: $853 per hour. Part-time mandatory fees: $12 per hour. Part-time tuition and fees vary according to course load.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper, radio station. Social organizations: 47 open to all. Most popular organizations: Voices of Praise, student government, Student Programming Board, Equestrian Club, peer mentors. Major annual events: Homecoming, Blister in the Sun, Spring Fling. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, late night transport-escort service, controlled dormitory access. 777 college housing spaces available; 742 were occupied in 2003-04. Freshmen guaranteed college housing. On-campus residence required through senior year. Options: coed, men-only, women-only housing available. Lamar Memorial Library plus 1 other with 128,022 books, 7,507 microform titles, 16,000 serials, 24,566 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending 2003-04: $577,875. 96 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from student residence rooms and from off campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment:

Maryville was founded in 1819 and named for Mary Blount, wife of Governor William Blount. The town is located near the entrance of the Great Smoky Mountains National Park. Bus and air transportation is available. Fishing, boating, water skiing, golfing, and hiking are favorite sports in the county. Maryville is a suburban community located 15 miles from Knoxville in a metropolitan area of half a million.

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