Mars Hill University

Mars Hill, NC

Mars Hill University

Mars Hill, NC

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Tuition & Fees

$32,968

not including room and board

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

Not Reported

30-36
1%
24-29
15%
18-23
53%
12-17
31%
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undergraduateRatios

49%

male

51%

female

12

students

1

faculty

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Moderately Selective

60%

acceptance rate

Accepted 1,835
Declined 1,175
Total Received 3,010
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Private

1,395

undergraduate students

15

graduate students

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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.

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Application link Apply online
Public/private Private
Campus enrollment 1,410
Established in 1856
Coeducational Coeducational
Religious affiliation Baptist

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: Small town
  • Campus Size: hectares
  • Nearest airport: Asheville Regional

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
yes
Students through sophomore year required to live on campus
yes
Freshman guaranteed housing
yes
Men only housing
yes
Women only housing

Top Organizations

  • Student Government Association
  • Fellowship of Christian Athletes
  • Christian Student Movement
  • Fraternity/Sorority
  • Athletic Trainers Association

Top Events

  • Homecoming
  • Fall Festival
  • Spring Fling
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Campus Facts

  • Drama/Theater group
  • Marching band
  • Choral groups
  • National fraternities on campus
  • Local fraternities on campus
  • National soroities on campus
  • Local sororities on campus

Campus Security

  • 24 hour emergency telephone/alarm devices
  • 24 hour patrol by trained security personnel
  • Late-night transport/escort service
  • Electronically-operated dormitory entrances

% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
5%
Top 1/4
19%
Top 1/2
56%

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

Not Reported

30-36
1%
24-29
15%
18-23
53%
12-17
31%

Admissions Facts

Considers standardized test scores in admission decisions yes
Application fee $25
Average Freshman GPA (4.0 scale) 3.24

Moderately Selective

60%

acceptance rate

Accepted 1,835
Declined 1,175
Total Received 3,010

Admissions Factors

Important

character/personal qualities
academic GPA
class rank
rigor of secondary school record
standardized test scores

Considered

extracurricular activities
alumni/ae relation
level of applicant's interest
application essay
first generation
interview
recommendation(s)
religious affiliation/commitment
talent/ability
volunteer work
work experience

Not Considered

geographical residence
racial/ethnic status
state residency

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International Facts

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens 19
Accepts International Baccalaureate yes
Offers English as a second language yes

Financial Aid

98%

Of students' needs
were fully met

$4,674

Average financial aid

Cost

Tuition $32,968
Room & board $9,592
Total $42,560
Average Financial Aid - $4,674
Total with Avg. Aid $37,886

Scholarships & Grants

Need-based

Not Reported

Non-need-based

Not Reported

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Financial Facts

Tuition waiver for employees (and children) yes

Varsity Sports

M W
Baseball
Basketball
Cheerleading
Cross-country running
Football
Golf
Lacrosse
Soccer
Softball
Swimming and diving
Tennis
Track and field
Volleyball

Intramural Sports Men

Basketball, Football, Rock climbing, Skiing (downhill), Soccer, Track and field, Ultimate frisbee, Volleyball, Water polo, Weight lifting

Intramural Sports Women

Basketball, Football, Rock climbing, Skiing (downhill), Soccer, Track and field, Ultimate frisbee, Volleyball, Water polo, Weight lifting

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Athletic Conference

NCAA Division II

Majors

Assc. Bach.
Accounting
Adult and Continuing Education and Teaching
Art History, Criticism and Conservation
Art Teacher Education
Art/Art Studies, General
Athletic Training/Trainer
Behavioral Sciences
Biological and Physical Sciences
Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Business Administration and Management, General
Business/Managerial Economics
Chemistry, General
Computer Science
Computer and Information Sciences, General
Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
Economics, General
Education, General
Elementary Education and Teaching
English Language and Literature, General
Entrepreneurship/Entrepreneurial Studies
Fashion Merchandising
Finance, General
Fine/Studio Arts, General
Graphic Design
History, General
Junior High/Intermediate/Middle School Education and Teaching
Kinesiology and Exercise Science
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
Marketing/Marketing Management, General
Mathematics, General
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, General
Music Performance, General
Music Teacher Education
Music, General
Parks, Recreation and Leisure Studies
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching
Political Science and Government, General
Pre-Law Studies
Pre-Medicine/Pre-Medical Studies
Pre-Nursing Studies
Pre-Veterinary Studies
Psychology, General
Religion/Religious Studies
Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education
Secondary Education and Teaching
Social Sciences, General
Social Work
Sociology
Spanish Language and Literature
Special Education and Teaching, General
Sport and Fitness Administration/Management
Zoology/Animal Biology
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Programs Offered

  • English as a second language
  • Double major
  • Independent study
  • Accelerated degree
  • Honors college
  • Cooporative programs
  • Internships
  • Summer session for credit
  • Study abroad
  • Part time undergraduate degrees

1,410

total students

74%

in-state

26%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

99%

1,395
students

Female
51%
710

Male
49%
685

1%

15
students

Female
87%
13

Male
13%
2

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

92%

1,284
students

Female
50%
635

Male
50%
649

8%

111
students

Female
68%
75

Male
32%
36

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Student Facts

Freshman retention rate 59%
Student 4 year graduation rate 18%
Student 5 year graduation rate 13%
Student 6 year graduation rate 2%

Student Break-down

21%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
1%
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%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic/Latino

97

Transfer students enrolled

7%

Transfer students

Transfer Information

Fall transfer enrollment yes
Winter transfer enrollment no
Spring transfer enrollment yes
Summer transfer enrollment yes
Accepts CLEP subject tests no
Accepts CLEP general tests yes
Accepts excelsior college examinations no
Generally accepts credits from other institutions yes
Accepts DSST/DANTES no
Accepts Life Long Learning Credit no
Age limit (number of years) for completed credits/courses to be transferred no
No Age limit for completed credits/courses to be transferred yes

Transfer Application Deadlines

Not reported

Transfer difficulty

Moderately difficult

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Counseling services

  • Academic
  • Career
  • Personal
  • Religious

Remedial services offered

  • Math
  • Reading
  • Study skills
  • Writing

Career placement services

  • Alumni Network
  • Career Library
  • Career interest testing
  • Interview workshop
  • Job Fairs
  • Job bank
  • On-campus employer recruitment
  • Other career services
  • Resume preparation

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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