About ILA

Welcome to the Institute of Liberal Arts (ILA), a beacon of academic excellence and intellectual exploration founded in 2020. Nestled in the picturesque town of Ooltewah, Tennessee, our institute stands as a testament to the transformative power of liberal arts education. At ILA, we believe in fostering a global community of learners, dedicated to the pursuit of knowledge and the development of critical thinking skills. As you embark on a journey with us, discover the rich tapestry of opportunities that await you at the crossroads of tradition and innovation.

History of ILA

Foundation (2020)

Established with a visionary mission, the Institute of Liberal Arts has been at the forefront of reshaping education since its inception in 2020. Rooted in the principles of liberal arts and sustainability, ILA combines academic rigor with a commitment to creating global intellectual resources. Our unique approach to education is reflected in both the General Education Department and the Center for Sustainable Development (CSD), where students engage with diverse disciplines to become well-rounded, socially responsible individuals. ILA is more than just an academic institution; it’s a research-intensive hub that thrives on curiosity and innovation. Faculty members and students alike have access to multiple research opportunities, contributing to our vibrant academic community.


Situated at Church St, Ooltewah, TN 37363, United States, our campus provides an ideal setting for academic pursuit and personal growth. The serene surroundings inspire creativity and reflection, creating an atmosphere conducive to deep learning and intellectual exploration.

Academic Offerings

At ILA, we pride ourselves on offering a diverse range of subjects that equip students for success in an ever-evolving world. Our curriculum includes cutting-edge courses such as Intellectual Property Law, Journalism and Mass Communication, Genocide and Peace Study, Digital Marketing and Sales Growth, and Tourism & Hospitality Management. This eclectic mix ensures that ILA graduates are prepared to tackle the challenges of the 21st century with a well-rounded skill set.


Our mission at ILA is to open doors to diverse careers, empowering students to thrive in a world of endless possibilities. We believe in providing not just education but an experience that shapes individuals into global citizens, ready to make a positive impact on society.


“Unleash Your Potential with Skill-Focused Education” encapsulates our commitment to providing an education that goes beyond textbooks. At ILA, we focus on honing practical skills that prepare students for the dynamic demands of the professional world.

Student Community

ILA is proud to have a vibrant and diverse student body, currently totaling 2300 individuals. Our students come from various backgrounds and cultures, contributing to a rich tapestry of experiences that enhance the learning environment.

Alumni Success Stories

The success of ILA is best reflected in the achievements of our alumni, who have gone on to make significant contributions across the globe. From working at esteemed organizations like P&G Turkey and XLASH Cosmetics Ltd to contributing to the Kigali Genocide Memorial in Rwanda and the Choeung Ek Genocidal Center in Cambodia, our alumni showcase the impact of an ILA education on the world stage.


ILA conducts admissions twice a year, in March and September, welcoming aspiring learners to join our academic community. We seek individuals who are curious, ambitious, and committed to making a difference in the world.

As you explore our website and consider joining the ILA community, we invite you to delve into the possibilities that a liberal arts education offers. The Institute of Liberal Arts is not just a university; it’s a gateway to a world of knowledge, creativity, and boundless potential. Join us on this exciting journey, and together, let’s shape a future where education knows no bounds. Join our Mastodon account for the latest update!

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