Maryville ranked among top national universities by U.S. News & World Report


Maryville University in St. Louis is honored to receive distinction as a ranked National University in the “Best Colleges 2012” report published by U.S. News & World Report. This ranking reflects Maryville’s outstanding undergraduate and graduate programs and our substantial growth over the past five years.

Additionally, in the U.S. News & World Report 2012 High School Counselor Rankings, guidance counselors placed Maryville University among the top 100 institutions in the National Universities category offering the best undergraduate education.

U.S. News & World Report has affirmed what our students, alumni and the St. Louis community already know, which is that Maryville University is a national university on the move,” says President Mark Lombardi, PhD.

Maryville is one of only three universities in St. Louis – along with Washington University and St. Louis University – to be cited in the National University category. In ranking 1,500 colleges and universities nationwide, U.S. News & World Report compiles overall scores based on such categories as academic reputation, graduation rates, class size, freshman retention rates, student to faculty ratio, faculty resources and credentials, alumni giving rate and financial resources.

Last year, as in previous rankings, Maryville had been named among the top 30 universities in the magazine’s Regional Universities – Midwest category.

About Maryville University
Founded in 1872, Maryville University is a four-year, private university located in St. Louis, Missouri, and ranked by U.S.News & World Report as one of America’s Best Colleges in the National Universities category. Maryville students may choose from 50 academic programs which include nine master’s and four doctoral degree offerings. Maryville is distinctive among other universities in the region for its unique and highly acclaimed programs in music therapy, actuarial science and sport business management. More than 3,800 students are enrolled at Maryville through the College of Arts and Sciences, John E. Simon School of Business, School of Health Professions and School of Education.