Tuition & Fees

$30,534

$30,534

not including room and board

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
0
600-699
6%
500-599
28%
400-499
47%
300-399
19%
200-299
0
700-800
0
600-699
7%
500-599
27%
400-499
52%
300-399
14%
200-299
0
30-36
3%
24-29
11%
18-23
40%
12-17
39%
6-11
7%
Below 6
0
30-36
1%
24-29
13%
18-23
49%
12-17
37%
6-11
0
Below 6
0
30-36
1%
24-29
16%
18-23
50%
12-17
33%
6-11
0
Below 6
0
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undergraduateRatios

50%

50%

male

female

1
12

teacher

students

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Moderately Selective

62%

acceptance rate

Accepted 1,951
Declined + 1,191
Total Received 3,142
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Private (nonprofit)

1,418

undergraduate students

17

graduate students

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Most Popular Majors

  1. Elementary Education
  2. Music
  3. Biology
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Codes

SAT 5395
ACT 3124

School Facts

Mars Hill, founded in 1856, is a church-affiliated, liberal arts university. Its 194-acre campus is located in the mountains of western North Carolina, 18 miles north of Asheville.

Public/private Private (nonprofit)
Campus Enrollment 1,435
Established in 1856
Coeducational Coeducational College, Founded Coeducational College
Religious affiliation Baptist
Accredited by •  CSWE (Council on Social Work Education)
•  NASM (National Association of Schools of Music)
•  NAST (National Association of Schools of Theatre)
•  NCATE (National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education)
•  SACS (Southern Assn. of Colleges and Schools)

Mars Hill, NC

194-acre campus in Mars Hill (population: 2,145), 18 miles north of Asheville and 60 miles from Greenville, SC. Air and bus serve Asheville; train serves Greenville. School operates transportation to airport and bus station.

Mars Hill University
100 Athletic Street
Mars Hill, NC 28754

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Campus Life

yes
Housing available
71%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
95%
Percent of freshmen that live in campus-owned housing
yes
Students may have cars on campus

Greek Life

 
3 fraternities 4% of male students
 
5 sororities 11% of female students

% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
8%
Top 1/4
27%
Top 1/2
60%
Bottom 1/2
40%
Bottom 1/4
12%

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
0
600-699
6%
500-599
28%
400-499
47%
300-399
19%
200-299
0
700-800
0
600-699
7%
500-599
27%
400-499
52%
300-399
14%
200-299
0
30-36
3%
24-29
11%
18-23
40%
12-17
39%
6-11
7%
Below 6
0
30-36
1%
24-29
13%
18-23
49%
12-17
37%
6-11
0
Below 6
0
30-36
1%
24-29
16%
18-23
50%
12-17
33%
6-11
0
Below 6
0

Admissions Facts

Application fee $25
Common application accepted no
Application deadline
School has early decision program no
School has early action program no
Admissions interview
(required or recommended)
Recommended
SAT/ACT requirements SAT or ACT Required

Moderately Selective

62%

acceptance rate

Accepted 1,951
Declined + 1,191
Total Received 3,142

Admissions Factors

Very Important

Extracurricular activities
Standardized test scores

Considered

Alumni/ae relationship
Character/ personal qualities
Class rank
Geographical residence
Particular talent/ability
Recommendations
Secondary school record
State residency
Volunteer Work

Not Considered

Interview
Minority affiliation
Religious affiliation/commitment
Work Experience

Not Considered

Essay

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Admissions Contact

Kristie Vance
Director of Admissions
P: 866 MHC-4-YOU
F: 828 689-1473
admissions@mhu.edu

Cost

Tuition $27,176
Room & board $4,641
Additional fees $3,358
Total $35,175

Financial Aid

Average financial aid
Not Reported

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Varsity Sports

M W
baseball
basketball
cross-country
cycling
football
golf
lacrosse
soccer
softball
swimming
tennis
track and field (outdoor)
volleyball

Athletic Facts

Athletic conference memberships
South Atlantic Conference (Division II)
Mascot
Mountain Lions
School colors
royal blue and gold
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Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Apparel/Interior Merchandising
Art
Athletic Training
Biology
Business Administration
Chemistry
Computer Science
Education/Special Education
Elementary Education
Elementary Education/K-6
English
English as a Second Language
History
Mathematics
Middle Grades Education
Music
Music Education
Music Performance
Musical Theatre
Physical Education
Political Science
Psychology
Religion
Social Work
Sociology
Spanish
Theatre Arts
Zoology
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Undergraduate

99%

1,418
students

Female
50%
703

Male
50%
715

Graduate

1%

17
students

Female
88%
15

Male
12%
2

undergraduateFull-time

94%

1,335
students

Female
49%
646

Male
51%
689

undergraduatePart-time

6%

83
students

Female
69%
57

Male
31%
26

Student Break-down

22%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
2%
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
3%
Hispanic/Latino
68%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
3%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
< 1%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic/Latino

Transfer Admissions

64%

Transfer applicants accepted

66%

Applicants accepted who enroll

Transfer Requirements

Minimum requirements College GPA: 2.00
High school transcript Required of All
College transcript(s) Required of All
Statement of good standing from prior institution(s) Required of All
Interview Not Required/Recommended
Standardized test scores Required of Some
Essay or personal statement Not Required/Recommended

Transfer Application Deadlines

Fall: rolling

Spring: rolling

Transfer Credits

Maximum transfered

68

semester hours

Minimum transfers must complete

32

semester hours

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Counseling services

  • Academic
  • Career
  • Personal
  • Religious

Remedial services offered

  • Math
  • Reading
  • Study skills
  • Writing

Career placement services

  • Interest inventory
  • Resume assistance
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Percent of the campus accessible to physically disabled students

Not Reported

Additional services

  • Health service
  • Nonremedial tutoring
  • Other
  • Placement service

Special programs for physically disabled students

  • Reader services
  • Special transportation
  • Tape recorders
  • Tutors
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