Mars Hill University

Mars Hill, NC, USA
3.38 Average Rating

Founded in 1856, Mars Hill University is a 4-year Christian liberal arts college in western North Carolina and the region’s oldest institution of higher learning operating on its original site. Nestled among the mountains, Mars Hill confers bachelor’s degrees in 33 academic majors. As a Christian institution, Mars Hill holds regular chapel services at the Broyhill Chapel featuring a solid cherry pulpit made from a campus tree. In addition to classroom space, the Mars Hill campus houses the Rural Heritage Museum and Ramsey Center dedicated to documenting the region’s mountain life.

Admissions

Key Admissions Stats

Institution Type
Private
  • Not for Profit
  • Coed

Need Aware

This school may consider an applicant’s financial situation when deciding admission

Level of Institution
4 Year
Campus Setting
Suburb or town

0
100
58%
Acceptance Rate

Admissions Requirements

SAT
Yes
ACT
Yes
Transcript
Yes

Important Deadlines

Rolling Admissions

The college has rolling admissions, which means applications are accepted any time throughout the year.

Admitted Student Stats

In-State Students
72%
Out-Of-State Students
25%
68%
Submitting ACT
60%
Submitting SAT
Average SAT Composite: 1012
0
1600
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Academics

Key Academic Stats

Highest Degree Offered
Master's
Total Number of Students
1,277
Total Number of Undergrads
1,263
Academic Calendar

Semester

Classroom Sizes

2-19 Students
76%
20-39 Students
23%
0
100
22%
Graduate in 4 Years US National: 28%
0
100
31%
Graduate in 6 Years US National: 52%
Student:Faculty Ratio
11:1
US National: 21:1
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Tuition, Cost & Aid

Key Financial Stats

Average Net Price
$17,197
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Tuition
In-State Tuition In-state tuition is the tuition charged by institutions to those students who meet the state's or institution's residency requirements. In-district tuition is the tuition charged by the institution to those students residing in the locality in which they attend school and may be a lower rate than in-state tuition if offered by the institution.
$32,968
Out-of-State Tuition Out-of-state tuition is the tuition charged by institutions to those students who do not meet the state’s or institution’s residency requirements. Out-of-district tuition is the tuition charged by the institution to those students not residing in the locality in which they attend school.
$32,968
Additional Costs
Room and Board The weighted average for room and board and other expenses is generated as follows:
  • (amount for on-campus room, board and other expenses * # of students living on-campus.
  • + amount for off-campus (with family) room, board and other expenses * # of students living off-campus with family
  • + amount for off-campus (not with family) room, board and other expenses * # of students living off-campus not with family)
divided by the total # of students. Students whose living arrangements are unknown are excluded from the calculation. For some institutions the # of students by living arrangement will be known, but dollar amounts will not be known. In this case the # of students with no corresponding dollar amount will be excluded from the denominator.
$9,592

Aid & Grants

Students Receiving Gift Aid Percent of undergraduate students awarded federal gift aid. Federal gift aid includes any grant or scholarship aid awarded, from the federal government, a state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.
100%
Average Aid Per Year
$20,954
Students Receiving Grants Percent of undergraduate students awarded grant aid. Grant aid includes any grant or scholarship aid awarded, from the federal government, a state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.
100%
Average Federal Grant Aid Per Year
$4,369
Average Institution Grant Aid Per Year
$18,756

Student Loans

Students Borrowing Loans Loans to students - Any monies that must be repaid to the lending institution for which the student is the designated borrower. Includes all Title IV subsidized and unsubsidized loans and all institutionally- and privately-sponsored loans. Does not include PLUS and other loans made directly to parents.
84%
Average Loan Amount Per Year
$6,439
Average Debt at Graduation The median federal debt of undergraduate borrowers who graduated. This figure includes only federal loans; it excludes private student loans and Parent PLUS loans.
$27,000
Median Monthly Loan Payment The median monthly loan payment for student borrowers who completed, if it were repaid over 10 years at a 5.05% interest rate.
$287
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Campus Life

Key Campus Stats

Student Gender
Male
Female
45%
55%
Student Organizations
35
Size of Town
Suburb or town
LGBTQIA Student Resource Groups
Yes
On Campus Women's Center
No

Housing

0
100
70%
Undergrads Living on Campus
On-campus living required of freshman
Yes

Athletics

Divisional Sports Nickname
Mountain Lions
School Colors
Gold/Royal Blue
Varsity Athletics Association
NCAA
Varsity Athletics Conference Primary
South Atlantic Conference

Campus Safety

24-HR security patrol
Yes
Campus emergency phones
Yes
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After Graduation

Post Grad Stats

Top 5 Cities
Asheville
Charlotte
Greenville
Atlanta
Winston Salem
Average Salary
6 years after graduation
$31,500
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What Students Are Saying

3.38 Average Rating
Mars Hill is an amazing school with many activities to participate in. Mars Hill is also a beautiful campus where everyone is friendly and easy to talk to and make friends. Security is very high at Mars Hill, so there is always a safe feeling.
Audrey from Mars Hill, NC
Mars Hill College is an excellent college, beyond what I could have imagined. I am presently in a summer program and will enter Freshman year, Aug. 23, 2013.
I find the college staff, employees, professors, etc, the most helpful and concerned people that I could have ever hoped for.
Virginia from Weaverville, NC
Mars Hill is great school really focused on helping students get the best education they can. The small scale of the school allows the students to have closer relationships with their teachers as well as the students on campus. It's wide range of majors allows prospective students to meet all types of new people.
Rebecca from Myrtle Beach, SC
Mars Hill has great sites and views from inside out. You have the beautiful campus on the inside and the even more beautiful mountains on the outside. I would rate mars hill as an excellent school, from the people to the classrooms it always seems to amaze.
Philip from Monroe, NC
This was by far the best place for an education. I previously went to Arizona State University, however I was student #45/390 in most classes. I love the location, and the Iota Alpha Omega frat. was awesome!
Michael from Peoria, AZ

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