Private 4 Year

Mars Hill University

Mars Hill, North Carolina

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Mars Hill University overview
Location Mars Hill, North Carolina
Online mhc.edu
School Type Private 4 Year
Setting Rural Fringe
Mars Hill University overview
Size Small
Status Non-profit
On Campus Housing Yes
Level of Study Undergrad/Graduate
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Mars Hill University, located in Mars Hill, North Carolina, is a private liberal arts institution established in 1856. The university operates on a 194-acre campus in a rural setting, approximately 20 miles north of Asheville, nestled in the Appalachian Mountains. The campus architecture is characterized by a blend of historic and contemporary buildings that provide a sense of tradition coupled with modern facilities. Mars Hill University offers a comprehensive academic program with a variety of majors, with notable emphasis on areas such as education, business, and the fine and performing arts. While the university maintains an open admissions policy, which tends more towards inclusivity, it does uphold a certain standard of academic excellence. Student housing is available on campus, offering a residential experience for undergraduates. Mars Hill is also known for its participation in NCAA Division II athletics, with a range of sports teams, known as the Lions, though it is not specifically renowned for athletic dominance.

In the most recent statistical year 1,597 prospective students applied, and 1,185 were granted admission.  Of those admitted 255 enrolled in the school.  935 students are enrolled on a full time basis, and 97 attend part time. In-state tuition for 2022/2023, excluding room and board, is $36,557 plus fees of $0.












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Admission Standards

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GPA 3.5

Applications Accepted

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Applications Due -
Applicant Competition Low
Application Fee $0

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Costs for Mars Hill University
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$0
Other Fees$0
Room and Board $10,004
Budget for Other Expenses$3,000
Total One Year Cost$49,561

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Average Salary After 10 Years

$32,300 per year

Bachelor's Degree Graduation Rate

38% within 6 years

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Popular Areas of Study

Popular subjects studied by Mars Hill University students
Subject Percent of Class
Business 25%
Education 22%
Visual and Performing Arts 9%
Psychology 7%
Human Services 7%

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Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=198899 IPEDS survey data for Mars Hill University.

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