Mars Hill University

100 Athletic St, Mars Hill, United States
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Overview of Mars Hill University

About this school

Mars Hill, founded in 1856, is a church-affiliated, liberal arts college. Its 194-acre campus is located in the mountains of western North Carolina, 18 miles north of Asheville.
  • Institution Type


    Private

  • Undergraduate Students


    • Undergraduate Students:1,395
    • Men:685 Men (49.1%)
    • Women:710 Women (50.9%)

Location

Admission Information

Freshman Admission Requirements

Difficulty of Admission


Admission to Mars Hill University is moderately difficult: more than 75% of freshmen were in the top 50% of their high school class and scored over 1010 on the SAT I or over 18 on the ACT; about 85% or fewer of all applicants accepted.

High School Preparation


  • High School Graduation:

    High school diploma required and GED is accepted

  • High School Program:

    College preparatory program is recommended

Required Or Recomended High School Units


SubjectRequired UnitsRecommended Units
English
4
-
Mathematics
3
-
Science
2
-
Foreign Language
-
2
Social Studies
-
2
History
2
-
Academic Electives
-
-

Examinations Required


ExamRequiredScores Due Date
SAT or ACT
Required
Not reported
SAT Only
-
-
ACT Only
-
-
SAT and SAT Subject Tests, or ACT
-
-
SAT Subject Tests Only
-
-
Essay/TestStatusScores Due Date
SAT Essay Component Policy
Not Reported
ACT Writing Test Policy
Accepted with or without writing component
ACT Writing Test Policy
SAT: No policy as of now ACT: No policy as of now

Admission Details

Admissions Office


Address
PO Box 370
City, State, Zip
Mars Hill, NC 28754
Phone
(828) 689-1201
Fax
(828) 689-1474
Email

Application Dates And Fees


Regular Admission Deadline
Rolling
Application Fee
$25
Application Fee Waiver
Available
Regular Admission Notification
Not reported
Accept Offer Of Admission
Not reported
Waiting List Used
No
Defer Admission
Student can defer admission
Transfer Admission
Transfer applications accepted

Early Admission


Early Decision Offered
No
Early Decision Deadline
-
Early Decision Notification
-
Early Action Offered
No
Early Action Deadline
-
Early Action Notification
-

Application Form


Common Application
Not accepted
Universal College Application
Not accepted
Electronic Application

Other Application Requirements


Interview
Not Required
Essay Or Personal Statement
Recommended for all freshmen
Letters Of Recommendation
-
Other
-
Financial Need
Financial need is not a consideration in the admissions process

Selection of Students

Factors involed in acceptance process.
4 star = most important, 1 star = least important.

FactorImportance
Rigor of Secondary School Record
Academic GPA
Standardized Tests
Class Rank
Recommendations
Essay
Interview
Level of Applicant's Interest
Extracurricular Activities
Volunteer Work
Particular Talent/Ability
Character/Personal Qualities
First Generation to Attend College
State Residency
Geographic Residence
Relation with Alumnus
Religious Affiliation/Commitment
Ethnicity
Work Experience

Profile of Fall Admission

Overall Admission Rate


Overall Admission Rate
61% of 3,010 applicants were admitted
Women
61% of 1,678 applicants were admitted
Men
60% of 1,332 applicants were admitted

Students Enrolled


Students Enrolled
474 (26%) of 1,835 admitted students enrolled
Women
233 (23%) of 1,030 admitted students enrolled
Men
241 (30%) of 805 admitted students enrolled

Grade Point Average of Enrolled First-Year Students


Average GPA
3.24
375 And Above
31%
3.50 - 3.74
15%
3.25 - 3.49
13%
3.00 - 3.24
16%
2.50 - 2.99
17%
2.00 - 2.49
7%

SAT Score of Enrolled First-Year Students


Sat Math
Not reported
• Score 700 - 800
Not reported
• Score 600 - 700
Not reported
• Score 500 - 600
Not reported
• Score 400 - 500
Not reported
• Score 300 - 400
Not reported
• Score 200 - 300
Not reported
• Score 700 - 800
Not reported
• Score 600 - 700
Not reported
• Score 500 - 600
Not reported
• Score 400 - 500
Not reported
• Score 300 - 400
Not reported
• Score 200 - 300
Not reported

ACT Scores of Enrolled First-Year Students


Act Composite
20 average |17-22 range of middle 50%
• Score 30 - 36
1%
• Score 24 - 29
15%
• Score 18 - 23
53%
• Score 12 - 17
31%
• Score 6 - 11
0%
• Score 5 Or Below
0%

Tuition & Financial Aid

Tuition & Expenses

Cost of Attendance


  • Books & Supplies: - $31,804 (77.37%)
  • Room & Board: - $9,300 (22.63%)
  • Other Expenses: - Not reported
  • Tuition & Fees: - Not reported
Books & Supplies
Room & Board
Other Expenses
Tuition & Fees

Payment Plans


Mars Hill University accepts

Applying for Financial Aid

Financial Aid Office


Email
-
Website
Net Price Calculator Url

Application Process


Application Deadline
Not reported
Award Notification Date
On a rolling basis beginning January 15
Methodology For Awarding Institutional Aid
Federal Methodology

Forms Required


Forms RequiredFiling Cost
FAFSA| Code is 002944
Free
State Aid Form
-

Profile of 2017-18 Financial Aid

First-Year Student


Financial Aid Applicants
1,052 (96.3%) of freshmen
Found To Have Financial Need
264 (25.1%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
258 (97.7%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
35 (13.6%) of aid recipients
Average Percent Of Need Met
69%
Average Award
$17,572
• Need-Based Gift
Received by 258 (100.0%) of aid recipients, average amount $14,686
• Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 215 (83.3%) of aid recipients, average amount $3,463
• Merit Based Gift
Received by 27 (10.5%) of aid recipients
Merit Based Gift
37 (3.4%) of freshmen had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $8,190

All Undergraduates


Financial Aid Applicants
2,256 (94.3%) of undergraduates
Found To Have Financial Need
1,007 (44.6%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
999 (99.2%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
164 (16.4%) of aid recipients
Average Percent Of Need Met
73%
Average Award
$17,195
• Need-Based Gift
Received by 990 (99.1%) of aid recipients, average amount $13,790
• Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 813 (81.4%) of aid recipients, average amount $4,336
• Merit Based Gift
Received by 101 (10.1%) of aid recipients
Merit Based Gift
141 (5.9%) of undergraduates had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $8,631

Borrowing


2016 Graduates with Loans
81%
Average Indebtedness Of 2016 Graduates
$27,775
Parents Of Students Receiving Aid
Not reported
Parents Of Students Not Receiving Aid
Not reported

Financial Aid Programs

Scholarchips And Grants


Need Based Available
Federal Pell grants, SEOG, State scholarships, Institutional scholarships, Private scholarships
Non Need Based Available
Academic scholarships, Creative arts/performance scholarships, Special achievements/activities, Special characteristics (minority, religious affiliation, other scholarships)

Non-Need Awards


Academic Interest/Achievement
Not reported
Creative Arts/Performance
Dance, Music, Theater/Drama
Special Achievements/Activities
Cheerleading/Drum Major
Special Characteristics
Children of Faculty/Staff

Employment


Work-Study Programs
Federal work study available, other work study available
Average Earnings from On-Campus Employment
$1,354

Academics & Instruction

Academics Overview

Academic Calendar System


Semester

Summer Session


Offered

Graduation Requirements

General Education/Core Cirriculum


Required

Computer


Students not required to own/lease a computer

Foreign Language


Not required

Math/Science


Required for all students

Faculty & Instruction

Full-Time Faculty


91

Part-Time Faculty


56

Full-Time Faculty With Ph.D./Terminal Degree


42%

Regular Class Size


  • 2-9 students: - 30% of classes
  • 10-19 students: - 43% of classes
  • 20-29 students: - 21% of classes
  • 30-39 students: - 4% of classes
  • 40-49 students: - 0% of classes
  • 50-99 students: - 0% of classes
% of Classes
2-9
10-19
20-29
30-39
40-49
50-99
# of Students

Discussion Section/Lab Class Size


  • Not reported

Advanced Placement

International Baccalaureate


Accepted

Advanced Placement (AP) Examinations


Accepted for placement and credit

Sophomore Standing


Available through AP examinations

Academic Resources

Libraries


Library Available On Campus
Yes
Holdings
228,089
Computer Ownership
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Computers Available On Campus
188
Internet E Mail Access
Not reported

Academic Support Services

Remedial Instruction


Offered

Tutoring


Available

Services for Students Requiring Accommodations


Available

Services for Students with Accessibility Needs


Mars Hill University provides wheelchair access

Undergraduate Retention & Graduation

Returning First-Year Students


59.0%

Students Graduating Within 4 Years


17.8%

Students Graduating Within 5 Years


31.2%

Students Graduating Within 6 Years


34.0%

Programs & Majors

Undergraduate Education

Undergraduate Majors (52)


  • 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-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

Most Popular Disciplines


Offered

Professional Degree Programs


No online degree programs

Special Programs


Accelerated program, Cooperative work study program, Student-designed major, Double major, English as a second language, Honors program, Independent study, Internships, Study abroad, Summer session

Study Abroad


Business/marketing, Education, Biological/life sciences

Online Degrees


None

Graduate and Professional Education

Master's Degrees Offered


Not reported

Master's Programs of Study (1)


  • Elementary Education

    Campus Life

    Location & Geography

    Population


    1,869

    Nearest Metropolitan Area


    Campus Size


    194 acres

    Weather


    Temperature
    24.8 average low in January, 80.4 average high in September
    Rain
    126 rainy days per year

    Available Transportation


    Nearest Bus Station
    22 mile(s) from campus in Asheville
    Nearest Train Station
    60 mile(s) from campus in Greenville, S.C.

    Housing

    College Housing


    College offers housing to students

    Types of Housing


    Men only housing, women only housing

    Students of College Housing


    69% of all students

    Housing Restrictions


    Freshmen and sophomores are required to live on campus

    Freshman Housing Guarantee


    Freshmen are guaranteed housing

    Students Living Off Campus/Commuting


    31%

    Security

    24-Hour Emergency Phone/Alarm Devices


    Available

    24-Hour Security Patrols


    Available

    Late-Night Transport/Escort Services


    Available

    Electronically Operated Housing Entrances


    Available

    Personal Support Services

    Health Service


    Offered

    Personal Counseling


    Offered

    Child Care


    Not offered

    Sports & Recreation

    School Athletics


    Athletic Conferences
    NCAA Division II
    Mascot
    Lion
    School Colors
    Royal blue and gold

    Intercollegiate Athletics (Women)


    FactorOfferedScholarships Given
    Baseball
    Basketball
    Cheerleading
    Cross-Country Running
    Football
    Golf
    Lacrosse
    Soccer
    Softball
    Swimming And Diving
    Tennis
    Track And Field
    Volleyball

    Intercollegiate Athletics (Men)


    SportOfferedScholarships Given
    Baseball
    Basketball
    Cheerleading
    Cross-Country Running
    Football
    Golf
    Lacrosse
    Soccer
    Softball
    Swimming And Diving
    Tennis
    Track And Field
    Volleyball

    Recreational Sports


    Intramural Sports
    basketball, football, rock climbing, soccer, ultimate Frisbee, volleyball, water polo, weight lifting

    Student Activities

    Activities And Organizations


    Mars Hill University offers choral groups, marching band, drama theatre, national fraternities, national sororities, student government association, fellowship of christian athletes, christian student movement, fraternity/sorority, athletic trainers association

    Sororities


    16% of women participate

    Fraternities


    7% of men participate

    ROTC


    Student Body

    Co-educational


    Yes

    Number of Full-Time Undergraduates


    1,284

    Undergraduates


    All Undergraduates
    1,395
    Women
    710
    Men
    685

    Ethnicity of Students from U.S.


    • 1.4% American Indian/Alaskan Native
    • 0.9% Asian
    • 21.5% Black/African-American
    • 3.3% Hispanic/Latino
    • 1.1% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
    • 0.1% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
    • 68.4% White
    • 3.2% Unknown

    International Students


    Not reported

    Average Age


    21

    Number of Graduate Students


    15

    Student Resources

    Study resources