Tuition & Fees

$34,118

$34,118

not including room and board

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
2%
600-699
15%
500-599
43%
400-499
37%
300-399
3%
700-800
1%
600-699
14%
500-599
40%
400-499
38%
300-399
7%
30-36
1%
24-29
18%
18-23
46%
12-17
35%
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undergraduateRatios

46%

male

54%

female

1

teacher

11

students

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Selective

57%

acceptance rate

Accepted 1,152
Declined + 856
Total Received 2,008
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Private (nonprofit)

1,132

undergraduate students

22

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

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Location

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.

Public/private Private (nonprofit)
Campus Enrollment 1,154
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)

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Mars Hill, NC

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.

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
yes
Students may have cars on campus

Greek Life

 
3 fraternities 7% of male students
 
5 sororities 11% of female students
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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

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
2%
600-699
15%
500-599
43%
400-499
37%
300-399
3%
700-800
1%
600-699
14%
500-599
40%
400-499
38%
300-399
7%
30-36
1%
24-29
18%
18-23
46%
12-17
35%

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

Selective

57%

acceptance rate

Accepted 1,152
Declined + 856
Total Received 2,008

Admissions Factors

Very Important

Extracurricular activities
Standardized test scores

Considered

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

Not Considered

Interview
Minority affiliation
Religious affiliation/commitment
Work Experience

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Admissions Contact

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

Financial Aid

77%

Of students' needs
were fully met

$23,987

Average financial aid

Cost

Tuition $29,950
Room $6,788
Board $3,090
Additional fees $4,168
Total $43,996
Average Financial Aid - $23,987
Total with Avg. Aid $20,009

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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Required Financial Aid Forms

FAFSA

Financial Aid Office

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

Financial Aid Officer

Nichole Buckner
Director of Financial Aid
nbuckner@mhu.edu

Varsity Sports

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

David Riggins (men's)
Athletic Director
email

Athletic Facts

Athletic conference memberships
South Atlantic Conference
Mascot
Mountain Lions
School colors
royal blue and gold

Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Apparel/Interior Merchandising
Art Therapy
Art/Visual Arts
Athletic Training
Biology
Business Administration
Chemistry
Computer Science
Criminal Justice
Education
Elementary Education
English
English as a Second Language
Health/Physical Education
History
Integrated Education
International Studies
Management
Mathematics
Middle Grades Education
Music
Music Education
Music Performance
Musical Theatre
Nursing
Political Science
Psychology
Recreation/Sport Management
Religion/Philosophy
Social Work
Sociology
Spanish
Special Education
Theatre Arts
Visual Communication Design
Zoology
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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

1,154

total students

74%

in-state

26%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

98%

1,132
students

Female
54%
608

Male
46%
524

2%

22
students

Female
68%
15

Male
32%
7

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

95%

1,079
students

Female
54%
576

Male
46%
503

5%

53
students

Female
61%
32

Male
39%
21

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Student Break-down

5%
Nonresident aliens
19%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
2%
Native American or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
2%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
6%
Hispanic/Latino
59%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
4%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
4%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic/Latino

Transfer Admissions

54%

Transfer applicants accepted

48%

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

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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