Mars Hill University

Mars Hill, NC

Mars Hill University

Mars Hill, NC

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Tuition & Fees

$35,052

not including room and board

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Test Scores

Average freshman score by percentile.

Not Reported

Not Reported

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undergraduateRatios

46%

male

54%

female

11

students

1

faculty

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Moderately Selective

67%

acceptance rate

Accepted 1,156
Declined 562
Total Received 1,718
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Private

1,102

undergraduate students

27

graduate students

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School Facts

Mars Hill University, 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.

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Application link Apply online
Public/private Private
Campus enrollment 1,129
Established in 1856
Coeducational Coeducational

194-acre campus in Mars Hill (population: 2,118), 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.

  • Campus Setting: Large town

Mars Hill University
100 Athletic Street
Mars Hill, NC
28754

Campus Life

yes
Housing available
69%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
93%
Percent of freshmen that live in campus-owned housing
no
Students are not required to live in school housing
yes
Students may have cars on campus
no
Alcohol is not permitted on campus to students of legal age
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% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
5%
Top 1/4
27%
Top 1/2
60%
Bottom 1/2
40%
Bottom 1/4
7%

Test Scores

Average freshman score by percentile.

Not Reported

Not Reported

Admissions Facts

Application fee $25
Admissions interview (required or recommended) Recommended
SAT/ACT requirements SAT or ACT Required

Moderately Selective

67%

acceptance rate

Accepted 1,156
Declined 562
Total Received 1,718

Admissions Factors

Required

Secondary School Record
Secondary School GPA

Recommended

Admission test scores
Completion of college-prepatory program

Neither required nor recommended

Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)

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Financial Aid

99%

Of undergraduate students
receiving financial aid

$24,568

Average financial aid

Cost

Tuition $30,772
Room & board $9,878
Additional fees $4,280
Total $44,930
Average Financial Aid - $24,568
Total with Avg. Aid $20,362

Scholarships & Grants

Need-based

Federal $3,440,654
State $3,295,057
Institutional $5,103,614
Other external
Total $11,839,325

Non-need-based

Federal
State $103,676
Institutional $13,028,349
Other external $921,344
Total $14,053,369
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Financial Facts

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Financial Aid Office


P: 800 543-1514
F: 828 689-1300
fao@mhc.edu

Varsity Sports

M W
All track combined
Baseball
Basketball
Football
Golf
Lacrosse
Soccer
Softball
Swimming
Tennis
Volleyball

Intramural/Recreational Sports

basketball, canoeing, dodgeball, flag football, floor hockey, Frisbee golf, kayaking, mountain biking, road cycling, softball, ultimate Frisbee, volleyball, water polo, whitewater rafting

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Athletic Facts

Athletic conference memberships
South Atlantic Conference

Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Art Teacher Education.
Art Therapy/Therapist.
Art/Art Studies, General.
Athletic Training/Trainer.
Biochemistry.
Biology/Biological Sciences, General.
Business Administration and Management, General.
Chemistry, General.
Computer and Information Sciences, General.
Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration.
Design and Visual Communications, General.
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General.
Elementary Education and Teaching.
English Language and Literature, General.
Fashion Merchandising.
Fine/Studio Arts, General.
History, General.
International Relations and Affairs.
Junior High/Intermediate/Middle School Education and Teaching.
Mathematics, General.
Music Performance, General.
Music Teacher Education.
Music, General.
Musical Theatre.
Parks, Recreation, and Leisure Studies.
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching.
Political Science and Government, General.
Psychology, General.
Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse.
Religion/Religious Studies.
Secondary Education and Teaching.
Social Work.
Sociology, General.
Spanish Language and Literature.
Special Education and Teaching, General.
Special Education and Teaching, Other.
Sports, Kinesiology, and Physical Education/Fitness, General.
Teaching English as a Second or Foreign Language/ESL Language Instructor.
Zoology/Animal Biology.
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Most Popular Majors

  1. Elementary Education
  2. Music
  3. Biology

Programs Offered

  • Accelerated study
  • Certificate programs
  • Distance Learning
  • Double majors
  • Dual degrees
  • Honors program
  • Independent study
  • Internships
  • Pass/fail grading option

Cooperative Education Programs

  • Art
  • Business
  • Computer Science
  • Education
  • Health Professions
  • Humanities
  • Natural Science
  • Social/Behavioral Science

Pre-professional Programs

  • Pre-law
  • Pre-medicine

1,129

total students

68%

in-state

32%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

98%

1,102
students

Female
54%
599

Male
46%
503

2%

27
students

Female
63%
17

Male
37%
10

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

92%

1,021
students

Female
54%
548

Male
46%
473

8%

81
students

Female
63%
51

Male
37%
30

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Student Break-down

4%
Nonresident aliens
17%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
1%
Native American or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
6%
Hispanic/Latino
64%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
3%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic/Latino

Transfer Enrollment

164

Transfer applicants enrolled

15%

Students are transfer students

Transfer Requirements

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

Transfer Application Deadline

Fall: rolling

Spring: rolling

Summer: 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

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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