Biology major Onyekachi Ononye '14 tells her story

Nigerian citizen and biology major Onyekachi Ononye '14 came to Maryville College because she knew it would give her an advantage.

She spoke with Brian Todd, Asst. Director CIE Admissions and International Recruitment, about her experiences at the College and personal story.

Maryville College has a tradition of welcoming international students which dates back to the 1800's, and students gain skills applicable to high-level international work, routinely gaining acceptance into competitive graduate schools and/or finding job placements.


Maryville College is ideally situated in Maryville, Tenn., between the Great Smoky Mountains National Park and Knoxville, the state's third largest city. Founded in 1819, it is the 12th oldest institution of higher learning in the South and maintains an affiliation with the Presbyterian Church (USA). Known for offering its students a rigorous and highly personal experience that includes an undergraduate research requirement, Maryville College is a nationally ranked institution of higher learning that successfully joins the liberal arts and professional preparation. Total enrollment for the fall 2014 semester is 1,213.