Maryville University of St. Louis

St. Louis, MO

Maryville University of St. Louis

St. Louis, MO

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Maryville University provides a student-centered education supported by state-of-the-art labs, real-world learning opportunities, and faculty who are committed to excellence in teaching, clinical practice, and research. This environment fosters critical thinking, creativity, ethical decision-making, and self-directed, lifelong learning. Students who major in Maryville’s pre-health and health care professional programs are prepared to begin their rewarding careers or to enter graduate school upon graduation.   

A vibrant and active student life
Maryville’s student life offers something for everyone. There are more than 100 student organizations on campus, with more than 1,000 events held each year. And Maryville’s 130-acre campus is conveniently located within 20 minutes of downtown St. Louis—a dynamic city full of vibrant arts, culture, professional sports, and entertainment. 

A personalized education
Maryville provides each incoming first-year student with a life coach whose role is to provide academic, personal, and professional support. From educating students about their individual strengths and learning styles to connecting them with career development opportunities, the life coach program is personalized.  

Maryville University is an outstanding national university that offers a comprehensive and innovative education focused on student learning, outcomes, and success.  At Maryville, students explore the world in state-of-the-art learning spaces, develop digital confidence and skills, meet and collaborate with an increasingly diverse student population, and make powerful connections for internships, clinicals, practicums, and jobs through many corporate and health care partnerships.  


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Named the #2 “fastest-growing private university in the nation” | Chronicle of Higher Education

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2019 recipient of the Higher Education Excellence in Diversity (HEED) Award | INSIGHT Into Diversity magazine


One of only three St. Louis institutions ranked as a “Best National University” | U.S. News & World Report


Named an Apple Distinguished School from 2018–2021 for leadership and excellence in providing students with a high-tech, mobile learning environment

Maryville Health and Medicine Programs

• Communication Science & Disorders
• Exercise Science
   - Strength & Conditioning
   - Wellness Management
   - Graduate School Preparation
• Music Therapy
• Nursing (direct-entry freshman program)
• Occupational Therapy (direct-entry freshman master’s program)
• Physical Therapy (direct-entry freshman doctorate program)
• Pre-athletic Training
• Pre-chiropractic Medicine (3+3)*
• Pre-dentistry (4+4)**
• Pre-medicine (3+4 or 4+4)**
• Pre-occupational Therapy
• Pre-optometry (3+4)***
• Pre-osteopathic Medicine (3+4 or 4+4)**
• Pre-pharmacy**
• Pre-physical Therapy
• Pre-physician Assistant
• Pre-podiatric Medicine (3+4)**
• Pre-veterinary
• Speech-Language Pathology (direct-entry freshman master’s program)

* Offers Early Acceptance to chiropractic school through our Partner Program with Logan University
** Offers Early Acceptance to medical, dental, or pharmacy school through our Partner Program with Lake Erie College of Osteopathic Medicine (LECOM)
*** Offers Early Acceptance into optometry school through our Partner Program with UMSL College of Optometry

An Inside Look

What students are saying about us...

  • “I toured Maryville and looked at my health professions program in June before my senior year of high school. [Attending the University] was a great decision, because someday I can help children like me.”

    • Sam Slaughter
  • “I’ve been able to experience a lot of things in the advanced labs, and I’ve had clinicals at some of the highest-ranked hospitals in the nation here in St. Louis.”

    • Emily Buhnerkempe