1,395
Students
Financial aid thermometer
17,195
Avg. Financial Aid
Moderate
Admission Difficulty
60
60%
Acceptance Rate
Small town
Setting
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Overview

Mars Hill University is a Comprehensive institution located in Mars Hill, NC, in a small town setting.

Location & Contact

Address PO Box 370
Mars Hill, NC  28754
United States
Contact Kristie Vance
Director of Admissions
Email: admissions@mhu.edu
Phone: 828-689-1201
Fax: 828-689-1473

Majors & Degrees

Biological And Biomedical Sciences Associate Bachelors
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Zoology/animal Biology Checkmark
Business, Management, Marketing, And Related Support Services Associate Bachelors
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Fashion Merchandising Checkmark
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Marketing/marketing Management Checkmark
Computer And Information Sciences And Support Services Associate Bachelors
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Education Associate Bachelors
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Art Teacher Education Checkmark
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English Language And Literature/Letters Associate Bachelors
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Foreign Languages, Literatures, And Linguistics Associate Bachelors
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Health Professions And Related Clinical Sciences Associate Bachelors
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Pre-veterinary Studies Checkmark
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History Associate Bachelors
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Legal Professions And Studies Associate Bachelors
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Liberal Arts And Sciences, General Studies And Humanities Associate Bachelors
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Mathematics And Statistics Associate Bachelors
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Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies Associate Bachelors
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Parks, Recreation, Leisure And Fitness Studies Associate Bachelors
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Philosophy And Religious Studies Associate Bachelors
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Physical Sciences Associate Bachelors
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Psychology Associate Bachelors
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Public Administration And Social Service Professions Associate Bachelors
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Security And Protective Services Associate Bachelors
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Social Sciences Associate Bachelors
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Political Science And Government Checkmark
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Visual And Performing Arts Associate Bachelors
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Art History, Criticism And Conservation Checkmark
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Admissions

Acceptance Rate

3,010
Applied
1,835
Accepted
1,395
Enrolled
61%
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Female Admissions

1,678
Females Applied
1,030
Females Accepted
61%
Acceptance Rate
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Male Admissions

1,332
Males Applied
805
Males Accepted
60%
Acceptance Rate

Applying

25
Application Fee
3.24
Avg. high school GPA for freshman
Admission Requirements
Required Transcript of high school record
A minimum high school GPA of 2
Required for some programs Interview
Recommended Essay
A minimum high school GPA of 3

Application Deadlines

Type Application Closing Notification Date Rolling Admissions
Fall freshmen Not reported Not reported Yes
Other early decision plan Not reported Not reported
Transfer Not reported Not reported

Test Scores Accepted

Test Avg. Score Accepted 25th PercentileInfo icon 75th PercentileInfo icon
ACT Composite 20 17 22

Tuition & Fees

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Tuition

32,968
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Fees

9,592
Room & board
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Other Payment Considerations

Guaranteed tuition plan offered No
Tuition pre-payment plan No
Student groups that qualify for full or partial waiver of tuition Adults
Employees

Financial Aid

17,195
Avg. Financial Aid Package
17,572
Avg. Freshman Financial Aid Package
3,988
Avg. Loan Aid
8,631
Avg. Grant Aid
13,790
Avg. Scholarship and/or Grant Aid awarded
99% Percentage of students with need who receive financial aid
73%
Avg. Percentage of Financial Need Met
16%
Percentage of Students Who Had Their Need Fully Met

Student Body

1,395
Total undergrad students
0%
International Students
26%
Out-of-state students

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 3.3%
Black or African American 21.51%
White or Caucasian 68.39%
American Indian or Alaska Native 1.43%
Asian 0.93%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0.14%
Two or more races 1.08%
Other 3.23%

Gender

Male (49.1%)
Female (50.9%)

Campus Life

Housing

Type
College-owned housing Yes
Housing requirements Yes
Housing options Men-only housing
Women-only housing
Freshman car parking
% of undergrad students who live in college housing 69%

Student Activities

Student-run campus newspaper Checkmark
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Campus events:
Homecoming, Fall Festival and Spring Fling

Student Services

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Women's center Checkmark
International students advisor Checkmark

Student Organizations

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Most popular organizations:
Student Government Association, Fellowship of Christian Athletes, Christian Student Movement, Fraternity/Sorority and Athletic Trainers Association

Campus Security & Safety

24-hour emergency telephone/alarm services Checkmark
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Late-night transport/escort services Checkmark
Electronically-operated dormitory entrances Checkmark

Athletics

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Men's Sports

Sport Intramural Intercollegiate Scholarship
Baseball No Division 2 Checkmark
Basketball Checkmark Division 2 Checkmark
Cheerleading No Checkmark Checkmark
Cross-country Running No Division 2 Checkmark
Football Checkmark Division 2 Checkmark
Golf No Division 2 Checkmark
Lacrosse No Division 2 Checkmark
Rock Climbing Checkmark No No
Skiing (downhill) Checkmark No No
Soccer Checkmark Division 2 Checkmark
Softball No No No
Swimming And Diving No Division 2 Checkmark
Tennis No Division 2 Checkmark
Track And Field Checkmark Division 2 Checkmark
Ultimate Frisbee Checkmark No No
Volleyball Checkmark No No
Water Polo Checkmark No No
Weight Lifting Checkmark No No
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Women's Sports

Sport Intramural Intercollegiate Scholarship
Baseball No No No
Basketball Checkmark Division 2 Checkmark
Cheerleading No Checkmark Checkmark
Cross-country Running No Division 2 Checkmark
Football Checkmark No No
Golf No Division 2 Checkmark
Lacrosse No No No
Rock Climbing Checkmark No No
Skiing (downhill) Checkmark No No
Soccer Checkmark Division 2 Checkmark
Softball No Division 2 Checkmark
Swimming And Diving No Division 2 Checkmark
Tennis No Division 2 Checkmark
Track And Field Checkmark Division 2 Checkmark
Ultimate Frisbee Checkmark No No
Volleyball Checkmark Division 2 Checkmark
Water Polo Checkmark No No
Weight Lifting Checkmark No No

Faculty

147
Total Faculty
12:1
Student-Faculty Ratio
Full-time - 91
Part-time - 56