About Maryville College
Maryville College is a four-year, co-educational, liberal arts college. 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).
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.
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Great Smoky Mountains National Park http://www.nps.gov/grsm
Cades Cove http://www.cadescove.net/
Pigeon Forge http://www.mypigeonforge.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 go here
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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.