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Maryville University of Saint Louis: Narrative Description


13550 Conway Rd.
St. Louis, MO 63141-7299
Tel: (314)529-9300
Free: 800-627-9855
Admissions: (314)529-9350
Fax: (314)529-9927
E-mail: [email protected]
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Independent, comprehensive, coed. Awards bachelor's and master's degrees. Founded 1872. Setting: 130-acre suburban campus. Endowment: $29.7 million. Research spending 2003-04: $63,580. Educational spending 2003-04: $4834 per student. Total enrollment: 3,140. Faculty: 342 (97 full-time, 245 part-time). Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 12:1. 1,230 applied, 73% were admitted. 22% from top 10% of their high school class, 53% from top quarter, 83% from top half. 12 valedictorians, 3 student government officers. Full-time: 1,530 students, 75% women, 25% men. Part-time: 1,054 students, 77% women, 23% men. Students come from 18 states and territories, 21 other countries, 11% from out-of-state, 0.3% Native American, 1% Hispanic, 6% black, 2% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 1% international, 39% 25 or older, 32% live on campus, 14% transferred in. Retention: 74% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: business/marketing; health professions and related sciences; psychology. Core. Calendar: semesters. ESL program, services for LD students, advanced placement, accelerated degree program, self-designed majors, freshman honors college, honors program, independent study, distance learning, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs and internships, graduate courses open to undergrads. Off campus study at Fontbonne University, Lindenwood University, Webster University, Missouri Baptist University. Study abroad program. ROTC: Army (c).

Entrance Requirements:

Options: Peterson's Universal Application, electronic application, early admission, deferred admission, international baccalaureate accepted. Required: high school transcript, minimum 2.5 high school GPA, SAT or ACT. Required for some: essay, recommendations, interview, audition, portfolio. Entrance: moderately difficult. Application deadline: 8/15. Notification: continuous.

Costs Per Year:

Application fee: $25. Comprehensive fee: $23,300 includes full-time tuition ($16,000), mandatory fees ($300), and college room and board ($7000). College room only: $6030. Full-time tuition and fees vary according to course load. Room and board charges vary according to housing facility. Part-time tuition: $485 per credit hour. Part-time mandatory fees: $75 per term. Part-time tuition and fees vary according to class time.

Collegiate Environment:

Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper. Social organizations: 33 open to all. Most popular organizations: Campus Activity Board, Physical Therapy Club, Maryville University Student Government, Community Service Club, Campus Crusade for Christ. Major annual events: NEXFALAWANACYA ('Next Fall I Want to See You' spring semester send-off programs), Cram Jam, Activities Fair. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, late night transport-escort service, controlled dormitory access, video security system in residence halls, self-defense and education programs. 576 college housing spaces available; 538 were occupied in 2003-04. No special consideration for freshman housing applicants. Option: coed housing available. Maryville University Library with 209,418 books, 521,965 microform titles, 4,920 serials, 11,257 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending 2003-04: $1.1 million. 401 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:

The campus is located at Highway 40/I-64 and Woods Mill Road, 2 miles west of I-270 in West St. Louis County. The campus is nestled on 130 acres of rolling hills, with wooded areas, creeks, and two lakes. It is within 20 minutes of downtown St. Louis which provides many social, cultural, athletic, and entertainment facilities including, the St. Louis Art Museum, St. Louis Symphony Orchestra, St. Louis Science Center, Missouri Botanical Garden, Municipal Opera, ballet, rock performances, theaters, restaurants, a world renown zoo, a large park system, as well as professional baseball, hockey, soccer, and football, and an International airport.

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