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Maryville University (Maryville Univeristy of St. Louis) was founded in 1872 by the Religious of the Sacred Heart, a Catholic order established in France by women dedicated to excellence in education.
One of the oldest private institutions in the St. Louis, Missouri region, Maryville was originally an academy for young women, before becoming a four-year college in 1923 and a university in 1991. Prior to 1991, Maryville was known as Maryville College of St. Louis, which has no relation to Maryville College in Maryville, Tennessee even though it is a liberal arts college, is NCAA Division III, and has a 13:1 student-teacher ratio. Maryville University also became a co-ed university that same year.
The institution's visionary grasp of the growth potential of West St. Louis County, Missouri, sparked its purchase in the late 1950s of 290 acres of land adjacent to U.S. Highway 40, St. Louis' main thoroughfare. The dedication of the new campus on this site in 1961 marked the beginning of Maryville's mission as a community-oriented liberal arts institution. Prior to 1961, Maryville was located in South St. Louis County.
More construction was dedicated in 1986 with the addition of the library building, an academic link building with and auditorium style class room, and an additional dormitory. Construction was completed around 1988. A significant amount of construction was dedicated in 1997 with the construction of a new student union center completed in 2001, the opening of the new theatre auditorium in 2002, and apartment style dorms in 2003.
School of Health Professions
School of Business
The John E. Simon school of Buisness offers a variety of graduate and undergraduate programs. Named after the late St. Louis philanthropist, the school of business offers programs in accounting, marketing, e-business, business adminstration and information systems.
School of Liberal Arts
Many students at Maryville who persue a degree in liberal arts major in actuarial science, art and design, social sciences, or the humanities. Maryville is also one of the few schools in the St. Louis Area and in the Midwest to offer a degree in computer science, aside from Washington University.
School of Education
Maryville offers some of the most esteemed programs of study in the field of education. Many who study in this field are not limited to teaching elementary or secondary education but higher learning levels as well.
The library at Maryville has a vast amount of resources available inside the library, outside the library, and online.
While Maryville has a two-story library with an abundant amount of resources, like all libraries it doesn't have every book. When this happens, students and staff ususally request books through interlibrary loan. Most of the time, the loan is from another college or university within Missouri that is a member of the state's MOBIUS cluster.
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