505 reviews
  1. Mars Hill, NC
  2. 4 Year
C+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B-
  2. Value
    B-
  3. Diversity
    B+
  4. Campus
    C-
  5. Athletics
    B
  6. Party Scene
    C
  7. Professors
    B
  8. Location
    C
  9. Dorms
    C-
  10. Campus Food
    C+
  11. Student Life
    C
  12. Safety
    B
Mars Hill College is ...
Private not-for-profit
Athletic Division
NCAA Division II (with football)
Athletic Conference
South Atlantic Conference
Address
100 Athletic St
Mars Hill, NC 28754
Website

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
62%
SAT Scores Range
810-1030
ACT Scores Range
17-22
Application Fee
$25
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Application Website
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Test Scores and GPA for Mars Hill College

Cost

Net Price
$17,657/ year
National
$15,431

Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.

Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $15,367/ year
  • $30-48k
    $13,337/ year
  • $49-75k
    $15,290/ year
  • $76-110k
    $20,544/ year
  • $110k+
    $25,017/ year

Academics

Professors
B
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
11:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
85%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.26 responses
63%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.27 responses
69%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.26 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
1,335Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
10%
Pell Grant
55%
Varsity Athletes
30%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 21 responses
Report
  • Athlete
    67%
  • Spontaneous and extroverted
    19%
  • Doing enough to get by
    14%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
94%
Poll
56%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.36 responses
Poll
54%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.41 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 20 responses
Report
  • Small and expensive
    80%
  • Beautiful and Educational
    20%

After Mars Hill College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$32,800/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
37%
National
47%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
91%
National
83%
85%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.20 responses

Mars Hill College Reviews

505 reviews
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My experience at Mars Hill University has been pretty good so far. The campus is not big like other schools, but the scenery sure is beautiful. The class sizes are small, but it is a better learning environment. The professors I have had are nice and willing to help any student who comes to them. The amount of students here is about the same size as my high school I went to. The cafeteria consist of a nice buffet and the food is average. I believe it has its good days and bad days. Overall, the school is a pretty good school.
During the day, Mars Hill is a great campus. During the night that all changes. Mars Hill has hardly any lights throughout the campus so it's extremely dark. There are maybe 5 total security buttons/phones around the whole campus. This does not make me feel safe walking through campus at night alone, or even with friends. Many sexual assault cases have happened just within the short years I've been on campus. Majority of the time nothing happened to either person, just counseling which doesn't help at all.
I love the opportunities that I have been exposed to here through my professors and other students. Some of my favorite experiences would be getting to know the professors and the Mars Hill community. Mars Hill is unique in its own way. Everyone has a place here. I love the small school environment! The professors are very available and are always willing to talk. I have been able to grow spiritually and mentally through attending this school. I would definitely choose this school again if I had the chance.