Maryville University of St. Louis

About Maryville University of St. Louis

Founded in 1872, Maryville University is a selective, comprehensive, and nationally ranked private institution with an enrollment of 10,979 students. Maryville offers over 100 degrees at the undergraduate, master’s and doctoral levels to students from 50 states and 47 countries. Among recent graduates, 94 percent are employed or attending graduate school. More than 17,000 Maryville alumni work and live in the St. Louis region.

Our COVID-19 Response:

The safety of our students, staff and faculty is the utmost priority for Maryville University. In response to the COVID-19 worldwide pandemic and national emergency and to lessen the likelihood of COVID-19 transmission, the University established a COVID taskforce that met weekly and continues to meet bi-weekly. The taskforce comprises members of the administration, academic affairs, health and wellness, student life and public safety. Maryville adopted a number of policies and protocols throughout the last two years based on current recommendations from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention and other state and local public health authorities. We developed a flexible approach, and the University’s plans, policies, and protocols were adjusted as conditions changed and based on evolving public health guidance and legal and regulatory guidelines. These policies and protocols were communicated through a number of internal channels and a public website, SaintStrong, was created and continues to be maintained to provide the most up-to-date policies and data on COVID cases.

Maryville University has been delivering high-quality online courses since 2013, with 7,000 students currently enrolled in our online degree programs. We’ve built an active online learning environment with the most innovative technology. We produce online courses in formats that bring content to life and allow you to choose how and when you want to access the content. Our talented (in-house) team of instructional designers and technical developers are experts in transforming in-person courses into digital learning experiences, which is what we believe sets Maryville University apart.

Through our Digital World Program with Apple, where every incoming full time traditional undergraduate receives an iPad, and with our active learning approach, you can easily pivot between in-person, hybrid, and online classes. Our faculty are focused on building an intimate classroom community on campus or online, and will provide the resources and opportunities necessary to shape your academic success and professional future.

About Our Students

FALL 2021 ADMISSIONS   Numbers are for degree-seeking students applied, admitted, and enrolled in the fall of 2021.

Middle 50% ACT Range for Freshman Class   Numbers are for degree-seeking students applied, admitted, and enrolled in the fall of 2021.

Maryville University is a test-optional institution, excluding a few select circumstances. Maryville focuses on student success by emphasizing a highly personalized approach to education. Key elements include learning diagnostics and life coaching for every first-year student on campus and the utilization of modern learning theory to ensure student success. Visit to view requirements and schedule an appointment with an admissions counselor.

English 18 - 26
Mathematics 17 - 25
Reading 0 - 0
Science 0 - 0

The ACT has four tests (English, Mathematics, Reading, and Science), each scored on a range of 1-36, and an optional writing test (scores are not reported here...check with the institution). In the ranges provided for each section below, 25% of freshmen admitted to this institution in the fall of 20212017 scored the same as or lower than the first number. Fifty percent of admitted freshmen received scores between the two numbers given, and 25% of admitted freshmen received a score the same as or higher than the second number provided for each section.

Freshmen Returning for Sophomore Year

FALL 2021 ENROLLMENT   Numbers are for degree-seeking undergraduate students and graduate students enrolled in the fall of 2021.

Graduate Student: A student that holds a bachelor's degree or equivalent, and is taking courses at the post-baccalaureate level. Students formerly designated as first-professional students are now captured in the graduate student enrollment numbers.

Average High School GPA of the Freshman Class

GEOGRAPHICAL PROFILE   Percentages are for the origins of first-time freshmen enrolled in the fall of 2021.


Women 69%
Men 31%


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What Students Pay

Price of Attendance in 2021 - 2022   Note: Numbers are estimates only for full-time undergraduate students living on campus in academic year 2021 - 2022. Room & Board: This figure assumes double occupancy in institutional housing and 19 meals per week (or the maximum meal plan). Books and Supplies: These costs include the average cost of books and supplies for a typical full-time undergraduate student living on campus. Unusual costs for special groups of students (for example, engineering or art majors) are not included unless they constitute a majority of the students at the institution. Transportation: These costs include two round trips per year to the hometown of a typical full-time undergraduate student living on campus. Other Expenses: These expenses include average costs for a typical full-time undergraduate student living on campus, for clothing, laundry, entertainment, medical (if not a required fee), and furnishings.

At Maryville University, we know the value of a college degree goes beyond future income and career success. We help students attain tangible feats and intangible competencies like critical thinking and grit so they experience success in their career and life. Maryville froze undergraduate tuition for five years, and last year we reduced tuition 5%. We plan to lower tuition 20% over the next 4 to 5 years. What is the return on investment of a Maryville education? Our latest graduating class had a 98% Career Success Rate, meaning Maryville prepares students for the real world and graduates are pursuing their dreams. Students are the center of hands-on learning with technology that is built into the fabric of our real-world curriculum. On campus traditional students are provided an iPad with 200+ apps to create and interact with each other and their environment. Maryville understands that who a student is at their core impacts how they learn. Undergraduate students are assigned a Life Coach who helps guide them through academic and career planning decisions and helps ease their personal transition into the Maryville campus community.

Estimated Tuition & Fees$27,166
Estimated Room & Board$12,000
Estimated Books & Supplies$
Estimated Transportation$1,736
Other Expenses$8,104

Percent of Freshmen Receiving Aid by Type   Note: Percentages are for full-time, first-time degree/certificate-seeking undergraduate students enrolled in fall 2021 - 2022. Federal Grants: These monies include Pell Grants and Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grants made by the U.S. Department of Education as well as need-based and merit-based educational assistance funds and training vouchers from other federal agencies. State/Local Grants: These monies include grants provided by the state to the institution through the LEAP program as well as state merit scholarships and tuition and fee waivers. Local grants are any local government grants, scholarship, or gift-aid awarded directly to the student. Institutional Grants: These monies include scholarships and fellowships funded by the institution and/or individual departments. Also included are tuition and fee waivers and athletic scholarships from the institution. Student Loans: These monies include subsidized and unsubsidized loans made directly to the student, including Perkins Loans. Also included are institutionally- and privately-sponsored loans for which the student is the designated borrower and funds go through the institution. PLUS and other loans for which the parent is the designated borrower are excluded.

Use Our Net Price Calculator   An institution's Net Price Calculator provides an individualized estimate of the net price of attendance for a first-time, full-time aided undergraduate at that institution. The federal definition of net price is as follows: an institution's cost of attendance for first-time, full-time undergraduate students less the total need- and merit-based federal, state and institutional grant aid awarded (i.e., monetary awards that do not have to be paid back) divided by the number of first-time, full-time undergraduate students receiving such aid. The estimates generated by an institution's Net Price Calculator do not represent a final determination, or actual award, of financial assistance or a final net price; they are only estimates.

FALL 2022 Tuition and Fees History   These figures represent typical tuition for a full-time undergraduate student for the full academic year (generally September to June) plus required fees or those charges that all full-time students must pay that are not included in tuition (for example, registration, health, or activity fees). Optional fees such as parking and laboratory use are not included.

Our Graduates

Percentage of Students Who Graduate   Percentages are for full-time first-time bachelor's (or equivalent) degree-seeking undergraduate students who entered this institution in the summer or fall of 2015 and completed their degree at this institution by the fall of 2021.

Six-year graduation rate for 2015 cohort is 73%.

Within 4 Years 65%
Within 5 Years 72%
Within 6 Years 73%

Bachelor’s Degrees Awarded Last Year*   This graphic represents the four majors in which the most bachelor's degrees were awarded between July 1, 2021 and June 30, 2022. The category of “All Others” is the sum of all the other majors earned at the institution in that year. Students with a double major will only be represented by the category of their first major.

Visit to learn more about Maryville's over 90 undergraduate and graduate college majors. Students actively participate in the learning process by doing, creating and interacting with each other and the innovative environment that surrounds them. Whether on campus or online, Maryville students benefit from active and engaged learning. Maryville believes, and our faculty has proven – great teaching can happen anywhere, anytime and in any way. With our revolutionary approach to personalized learning, it’s no surprise 98 percent of Maryville graduates obtain a job in their chosen field or attend graduate school within six months of graduating. Learn more about the success of Maryville students when you visit

Number of Degrees Awarded in 2021   Numbers are for degrees awarded between July 1, 2020 and June 30, 2021. Bachelor’s: Bachelor’s degrees are any degrees that normally require at least four but not more than five years of full-time equivalent college-level work. This includes ALL bachelor’s degrees awarded in a five-year cooperative (work-study plan) program which provides for alternate class attendance and employment in business, industry, or government and thus allows students to combine actual work experience with their college studies. Also, it includes bachelor’s degrees in which the normal four years of work are completed in three years. Master’s: Master’s degrees require the successful completion of a program of study of at least the full-time equivalent of one but not more than two academic years of study beyond the bachelor’s degree. Some of these degrees, such as those in Theology (ex., M.Div., M.H.L./Rav) that were formerly classified as first-professional degrees, may require more than two full-time equivalent academic years of work. Doctoral Doctoral degrees are the highest award a student can earn for graduate study. There are three categories of Doctoral degrees:
  • Doctor's degree-research/scholarship: Requires advanced work beyond the master's level, including the preparation and defense of a dissertation based on original research, or the planning and execution of an original project demonstrating substantial artistic or scholarly achievement.
  • Doctor's degree-professional practice: A doctor's degree that is conferred upon completion of a program providing the knowledge and skills for the recognition, credential, or license required for professional practice. The degree is awarded after a period of study such that the total time to the degree, including both pre-professional and professional preparation, equals at least six full-time equivalent academic years. Some of these degrees were formerly classified as first-professional and may include: Chiropractic (D.C. or D.C.M.); Dentistry (D.D.S. OR D.M.D.); Law (L.L.B. or J.D.); Medicine (M.D.); Optometry (O.D.); Osteopathic Medicine (D.O.); Pharmacy (Pharm.D.); Podiatry (D.P.M., Pod.D., D.P.); or, Vetrinary Medicine (D.V.M.), and others, as designated by the awarding institution.
  • Doctor's degree-other: A doctor's degree that does not meet the definition of a doctor's degree-research/scholarship or a doctor's degree-professional practice.

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About Our Faculty

Faculty Information   Student Faculty Ratio: Ratios are for full-time equivalent students to full-time equivalent instructional faculty for the fall of 2021. Full-time equivalent equals all the full-time individuals plus one-third of the part-time individuals. Faculty and students in stand-alone graduate programs such as medicine, law, veterinary, dentistry, social work, business, or public health in which faculty teach virtually only graduate level students are not included in the ratio calculations. Undergraduate or graduate student teaching assistants are not included as faculty. Full-Time Faculty with Highest Degree: Full-time instructional faculty in the fall of 2021 who held a doctorate, first professional, or the highest degree available in their field. Instructional faculty is defined as those members of the instructional-research staff whose major regular assignment is instruction, including those with released time for research.

Student Faculty Ratio: 13:1
Full-time Faculty with highest degree: 79%

Undergraduate Class Size   Undergraduate Class Size:This table reports on the number of classes by class size that was offered in the fall of 2021. Number of Classes:This is the number of classes per semester. A class is an organized course offered for credit, and not a subsection such as a laboratory or discussion section. Not included in this table is distance learning classes, noncredit classes, individual instruction such as thesis research and music instruction, independent studies, co-operative programs, internships, foreign language taped tutor sessions, practicums, and all students in one-on-one classes.

Number of Students 2-19 20-39 40-99 100+ Total
Number of Classes 1335 179 13 1 1528

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Life on Campus

Maryville University is a nationally recognized private institution located just 22 miles from downtown St. Louis, Missouri. Maryville offers a comprehensive and innovative education focused on student learning, outcomes and success.

What it's Like on Our Campus   Percent of Freshmen Who Live on Campus is for freshmen enrolled in fall 2022. Percent of Undergraduates Who Live on Campus is for all degree-seeking undergraduates enrolled in fall 2022.

Freshmen who live on campus 46%
Undergraduates who live on campus 16%

Campus Safety

Public Safety works to create an environment where people can feel safe to learn, work, live and visit. They are committed to providing quality service and protection to the community. The Public Safety Department offers a variety of crime prevention programs including R.A.D. class, Operation ID, and the Whistle Program.

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