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Mars Hill University Admission Requirements

Mars Hill, North Carolina

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Chances of getting into Mars Hill University

Acceptance Rate

Acceptance Rate
63.3%
Admission Difficulty for Mars Hill University
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Admission StandardsVery Easy
Applicant CompetitionLow
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How hard is it to get into Mars Hill University and can I get accepted? The school has a 63% acceptance rate ranking it #24 in North Carolina for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 1,164 out of 1,838 applicants were admitted making Mars Hill University a moderately competitive school to get into with a strong chance of acceptance if you meet the requirements.  Academically, it has very easy requirements for admission test scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 66 percent. Mars Hill University typically accepts and attracts "B" average high school students. Only 24% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school. Most incoming freshmen graduated in the top half of their high school class.

Test Requirements

You must submit admission test scores with your application. Mars Hill University is not a test optional school. Note: Please consult the school directly to determine if testing requirements are temporarily suspended due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Mars Hill University SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range
940-1130
Applicants Submitting SAT
61%
SAT Scores for Mars Hill University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 480
SAT Math 25th 460
SAT Composite 25th 940
SAT Scores for Mars Hill University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 560
SAT Math 75th 570
SAT Composite 75th 1130
Average SAT Score 1040

SAT Scores you need to get in

What are the SAT requirements for students to be admitted to Mars Hill University?

Mars Hill University typically prefers applicants to be in the top 71 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 940 on a 1600 scale, below which admission should be considered a reach. We estimate some students could be accepted with SAT's as low as 840. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1040 out of 1600. The school ranks #27 in North Carolina for highest average SAT composite score. A competitive SAT score is critical as 61 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school.

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2019 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

Mars Hill University admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1130 and Above Good >74%
1035 to 1130 Avg + 63%-74%
940 to 1035 Avg - 50%-63%
845 to 940 Reach 37%-50%
Less than 845 Low <37%
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Mars Hill University ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range
18-23 
Applicants Submitting ACT
63%
ACT Scores for Mars Hill University
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 15
ACT Math 25th 17
ACT Composite 25th 18
ACT Scores for Mars Hill University
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th 22
ACT Math 75th 24
ACT Composite 75th 23
Average ACT Score 20

ACT Scores needed to get accepted

What are the ACT requirements for prospective students to get into Mars Hill University?

Admission data indicates that Mars Hill University regularly accepts students with ACT's of 18 and above. Successful applicants typically send ACT scores in the top 62 percent nationally. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 16 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 20 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 23 and above have very competitive chances. The school ranks #25 in North Carolina for highest average ACT composite score. Scoring well on the ACT is very important as 63 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Mars Hill University.

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2019 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

Mars Hill University admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness Admission Chances
23 and Above Good >76%
20 to 23 Avg + 63%-76%
18 to 20 Avg - 53%-63%
16 to 18 Reach 42%-53%
Less than 16 Low <42%
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Mars Hill University GPA

Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA
3.23
Typical High School Grades
B

What GPA do you need to get into Mars Hill University?

Applicants need about average high school grades to get into Mars Hill University. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at Mars Hill University was 3.23 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily B students are accepted and ultimately attend. The school ranks #27 in North Carolina for highest average GPA. If your high school GPA meets these requirements, there is a good chance you will be accepted as Mars Hill University accepts 63% of students who apply.

 What do these ratings mean?

High School GPA's for admitted Mars Hill University students
High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Competitiveness
3.75+ 25% Good
3.50 to 3.75 12% Good
3.25 to 3.50 12% Avg +
3.00 to 3.25 14% Avg +
2.75 to 3.00 21% Avg -
2.50 to 2.75 16% Reach
2.25 to 2.50 N/A% Low
2.00 to 2.25 N/A% Low

GPA Data Source, Wintergreen Orchard House

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High School Class Rank

61% of Mars Hill University freshman were in the top half of their high school graduating class.

High School Class Rank for admitted Mars Hill University students
High School Class Rank Freshmen Within Range
Top 10% of class 8%
Top 25% of class 27%
Top 50% of class 61%
Bottom 50% of class 39%
Bottom 25% of class 13%
Data Source, Wintergreen Orchard House

Applying

Admission Statistics

Mars Hill University admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 1,051 787 1,838
Accepted 659 505 1,164
Acceptance Rate 63% 64% 63%
Enrolled 137 141 278
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 21% 28% 24%
Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2019 starting class

Application Fee

The cost for prospective students to apply to Mars Hill University is $25.

Admission Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to Mars Hill University and what student information is used for admission decisions?

Mars Hill University Admission Requirements
Test Scores Required
High School GPA Required
High School Class Rank Considered but not required
Completion of College Preparatory Program Recommended
Recommendations Considered but not required
Demonstration of Competencies Considered but not required

Credits Accepted

High School Credits Accepted at Mars Hill University
AP Credit Yes
Dual Credit Yes
Credit for Life Experiences Yes

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

FAQs

Does Mars Hill University prefer SAT or ACT?

61% of students submit their SAT scores to Mars Hill University. 63% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.

What is my chance of getting into Mars Hill University?

63% of those who apply are granted admission to Mars Hill University. Admission competition is low and the college has very easy admission standards. See if your grades and scores are good enough for admission.

What SAT score is required for Mars Hill University?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have SAT scores between 940 and 1130. 61% of students submit SAT scores when applying. See if your SAT score is good enough for admission.

What ACT score is required for Mars Hill University?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have ACT scores between 18 and 23. 63% of students submit ACT scores when applying. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.