Meet Us in St. Louis
The St. Louis Region
Maryville University, located in west St. Louis County and just 20 miles from downtown, sits in the heart of a major metropolitan region. More than 2 million people call St. Louis home—for nearly as many good reasons. Take a ride to the top of the 630-foot tall Gateway Arch and you’ll see why St. Louis is known as the Gateway to the West.
Forest Park – Museums – Outdoor Theater
While there are hundreds of urban and suburban parks in the vicinity of Maryville University, you can’t miss the 1,371-acre Forest Park with its world-class Saint Louis Zoo, Saint Louis Art Museum, Missouri History Museum, and the Saint Louis Science Center and James S. McDonnell Planetarium. During the summer, Forest Park hosts Broadway musicals at Muny Opera, the nation’s largest and oldest outdoor theater, and you can catch performances of the St. Louis Shakespeare Festival under the stars.
Premier Sports in St. Louis
There’s no bigger sports town in America than St. Louis. The St. Louis Cardinals and the St. Louis Blues make sure their devoted fans have something to cheer about 12 months a year.
Music Venues Abound
If music is what you’re looking for, St. Louis offers one of the top live music scenes in the Midwest. There’s the Grammy-award winning St. Louis Symphony, Opera Theater of Saint Louis, and dozens of venues, festivals, and concerts offering everything from blues, country, rock, hip-hop and everything in between. The city is also home to the National Blues Museum.
St. Louis as Your Classroom
We like to think of St. Louis as a vast laboratory, a place where our students apply classroom theory to invaluable real-world situations with hundreds of companies and institutions. Rawlings Sport Business Management majors have interned at Rawlings Corp., the St. Louis Cardinals, and many other sports-related organizations locally and across the nation. Graphic design majors land internships at prestigious firms such as Fleishman-Hillard and TOKY Branding and Design. Nursing, Business, Education, Science, Engineering—whatever your major, St. Louis delivers plenty of opportunity for practical career experience.