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C+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    C+
  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
    C+
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 1,199 undergraduate students. Admissions is fairly competitive as the Mars Hill acceptance rate is 58%. Popular majors include Business, Social Work and Youth Services, and Biology. Graduating 31% of students, Mars Hill alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $28,400.
About Mars Hill University...
Athletic Division
NCAA Division II (with football)
Athletic Conference
South Atlantic Conference
Address
100 Athletic St
Mars Hill, NC 28754
Website
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Mars Hill University Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
58%
Application Deadline
SAT Range
920-1100
ACT Range
17-22
Application Fee
$25
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action

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Cost

Net Price
$17,197/ 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
$24,215/ 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
11:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
85%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.26 responses
62%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.29 responses
68%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.28 responses
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Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
1,199Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
64
Undergrads Over 25
8%
Pell Grant
60%
Varsity Athletes
40%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 23 responses
Report
  • Athlete
    61%
  • Spontaneous and extroverted
    22%
  • Doing enough to get by
    13%
  • Outgoing
    4%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
96%
Poll
58%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.38 responses
Poll
51%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.43 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 22 responses
Report
  • Small and expensive
    82%
  • Beautiful and Educational
    18%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$31,500/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
31%
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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Mars Hill University Reviews

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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.
I am actually a part of the Adult Studies program. They offer evening classes to working adults. Being a mom, employee, wife, daughter and carrying for two grandchildren full time and a sick grandmother, flexibility is crucial for me to be able to complete my degree. This program has been life changing for me to do this and to reach my career goals of being a social worker. Is it hard? Yes there are somedays that I feel overwhelmed, but the advisors and the support you receive from the staff and instructors is amazing. If you area working adult, I would so recommend there programs to you.