About Maryville College

Founded in 1819, it is the 12th oldest institution of higher learning in the South and maintains an affiliation with the Presbyterian Church (USA). Known for its academic rigor and its focus on the liberal arts, Maryville is where students come to stretch their minds, stretch themselves and learn how to make a difference in the world. Total enrollment for the fall 2009 semester was 1,103 students.

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The City of Maryville

If you’re looking for small-town charm and Southern hospitality with easy access to big cities, Maryville is the right place for you. Maryville College is ideally situated in Maryville, Tennessee, in the Southeastern United States, between the Great Smoky Mountains National Park and Knoxville, the state’s third largest city. It is also about 3 hours from Nashville, Tennessee, and Atlanta, Georgia. Maryville is close to the many beautiful hiking and nature trails of the Great Smokies, along with the Maryville-Alcoa Greenway, a system of walking or biking trails that stretch across the county and connect the many parks that decorate Maryville's landscape.

Distance to Key Locations from Maryville College campus

10 Walk
15 Drive
10 Walk
Post Office
On campus On campus
5+ Walk
Shopping Mall
10 Drive
10-15 Walk
Specialized Grocery Stores
5-10 Walk
Residence Halls
On campus On campus
Apartments (commuters)
5-10  Walk


Nearby Attractions:

Great Smoky Mountains National Park http://www.nps.gov/grsm

Cades Cove http://www.cadescove.net/

Pigeon Forge http://www.mypigeonforge.com/

Gatlinburg http://www.gatlinburg.com/

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Maryville has very moderate weather, with four balanced seasons. Winter months (November through February) can be cold, with temperatures in the 30's Fahrenheit (-1 to 4 Celsius), and we sometimes get snow. Both spring and fall are beautiful seasons, when many tourists come to our area to see the leaves turning colors or the flowers blooming. In summertime the nearby lakes and rivers (which are very clean) are wonderful for canoeing, rafting, or just swimming. The climate is hot during the summer when temperatures tend to be in the 70's Fahrenheit (21 to 26 Celsius). Because of its close proximity to the mountains, the weather in Maryville can be somewhat unpredictable and variable; it can go from windy and rainy to sunny and warm within a few hours. For more info click here

Time Zone:

US Eastern (EST) (UTC -5)


Voltage in the U.S. is 110V (60KHz) which is different from other countries. Electrical items such as hair dryers, shavers, etc., brought from home will need an adapter and/or power converter. It is possible to buy them in the U.S.