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  1. Academics
    B-
  2. Value
    B-
  3. Diversity
    A-
  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 is a private university located in Mars Hill, North Carolina in the Asheville Area. It is a small institution with an enrollment of 1,079 undergraduate students. Admissions is fairly competitive as the Mars Hill acceptance rate is 57%. Popular majors include Business, Social Work and Youth Services, and Nursing. Graduating 39% of students, Mars Hill alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $28,400.
100 Athletic St
Mars Hill, NC 28754
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About Mars Hill...
Athletic Division
NCAA Division II (with football)
Athletic Conference
South Atlantic Conference

Mars Hill University Rankings

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Mars Hill Admissions

Acceptance Rate
57%
Application Deadline
SAT Range
920-1130
ACT Range
16-22
Application Fee
$25
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action

Cost

Net Price
$15,976/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Average Total Aid Awarded
$27,126/ year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
100%

Academics

Professors
B
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
9:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
85%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.26 responses
67%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.33 responses
69%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.32 responses
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Majors

Online

Online Programs Offered
0
Offers Online Courses
Yes
Online Certificate Programs
0
Online Associates Programs
0
Online Bachelor's Programs
0
How Students Learn
  • Mix of Online and on Campus
    4%
  • On Campus
    96%
  • Online
    0%

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
1,079Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
53
Undergrads Over 25
8%
Pell Grant
63%
Varsity Athletes
42%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 25 responses
  • Athlete
    60%
  • Spontaneous and extroverted
    24%
  • Doing enough to get by
    12%
  • Outgoing
    4%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
92%
Poll
60%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.42 responses
Poll
53%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.47 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 26 responses
  • Small and expensive
    77%
  • Beautiful and Educational
    19%
  • Underrated
    4%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$31,500/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
39%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
93%
National
83%
85%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.20 responses
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I really enjoyed my Mars Hill experience so far! Mars Hill is a pretty small college and that´s in fact something I learned to value. You get to know a lot of people and everybody welcomes you. We have students from all over the world. There are a lot of South American and European students as well as Canadians and of course Americans.
The classes are really small. You barely find a class with more than 25 students. Through that the professors get to know each student really well and can help you learn the course materials easier.
Sport plays a big role in Mars Hill. We have several competitive teams that play in the second division of the NCAA. These sports are for example Swimming, Football and Baseball among others.
Talking about the campus, we are located in the Appalachian Mountains, around 30 minutes from Asheville, NC. If you walk around campus, you will have amazing views. We are surrounded by many mountains peaks and everything is green. You might also see some squirrels.
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I am a first semester student at Mars Hill University and I have not yet found anything that I do not like about this school. The education here is wonderful and I am already learning so much. The professors are very friendly and are willing to help to ensure that you succeed. I also love the fact that there are a wide range of student services offered. I have taken advantage of the math and writing centers many times already! The students in these centers have helped me so much and I am thankful to be at a university that has these programs. One last thing that I have grown to love about Mars Hill is the diversity. I have met people from so many different places and backgrounds. It is so interesting learning new things from new people you meet.
Mars Hill University's courses are taught in small numbered classes and the instructing is personal and attentive. All of the professors are friendly and open to help students during office hours, and it is evident that they hope the students will succeed here. The flaws of the university include the cafeteria food, the run-down dormitories and the expensive tuition (private college).