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
    D+
  10. Campus Food
    C
  11. Student Life
    C-
  12. Safety
    C+
Mars Hill University 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
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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
57%
Application Deadline
SAT Range
840-1040
ACT Range
17-22
Application Fee
$25
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action

Cost

Net Price
$17,170/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $14,545/ year
  • $30-48k
    $14,658/ year
  • $49-75k
    $16,760/ year
  • $76-110k
    $21,396/ year
  • $110k+
    $23,160/ year
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Academics

Professors
B-
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
12:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
85%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.26 responses
61%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.28 responses
70%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.27 responses
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Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
1,264Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
10%
Pell Grant
59%
Varsity Athletes
35%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 22 responses
Report
  • Athlete
    64%
  • Spontaneous and extroverted
    23%
  • Doing enough to get by
    14%
  • Diverse
    0%
  • Nerdy
    0%
  • Outgoing
    0%
  • Stressed
    0%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
96%
Poll
57%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.37 responses
Poll
52%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.42 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 21 responses
Report
  • Small and expensive
    81%
  • Beautiful and Educational
    19%
  • Fast-paced
    0%
  • Home away from home
    0%
  • Strict
    0%
  • Underrated
    0%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$30,300/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
34%
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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Personally I love mars Hill. Although they need to work on the cafe food, they have renovated a lot of the buildings and more plans to continue. The area is great, it's close to downtown Asheville and other places and the views almost everywhere are so gorgeous! The professors are very good depending on your major. One of the major problems is when you try to transfer credits, Mars hill doesn't do a good job with transferring credits in or out. They are big on athletics and over half of the student population are athletes. I give Mars hill a thumbs up because I've thoroughly enjoyed my experience here and I would recommend this school to others!
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Mars Hill College/University is a very small school, but just because it is small does not mean it is boring. Everyone on campus is very nice and caring, there are no specific groups of people, and everyone blends in nicely. The school is expanding and constructing new buildings for athletics and academics. The professors take the time to help the students in any way possible and the staff on campus is very nice. The cafeteria food needs some improvement but overall you will not starve while you are there. It is a very clean and calm atmosphere and the best bang for your buck private college.
Great school, it has a lot to offer. There is a variety of majors and clubs and sports teams. I am in the nursing department and really love it. Mars Hill is constantly making upgrades to their campus and facilities. The student population is diverse and everyone seems welcoming. The new buildings on campus are especially nice places to study at and spend time at. I have enjoyed my experience at Mars Hill and would recommend it to anyone thinking about applying.