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Mars Hill University Admission Requirements

Mars Hill, North Carolina

Chances of getting into Mars Hill University

Acceptance Rate

Acceptance Rate
57.4%
Admission Difficulty for Mars Hill University
Measure Difficulty
Admission StandardsExtremely Easy
Applicant CompetitionAverage

How hard is it to get into Mars Hill University and can I get accepted? The school has a 57% acceptance rate ranking it #26 in North Carolina for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 1,152 out of 2,008 applicants were admitted making Mars Hill University a more competitive school to get into with a good chance of acceptance for qualifying applicants.  Academically, it has extremely easy requirements for admission test scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 74 percent. Mars Hill University typically accepts and attracts "B" average high school students. Only 23% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school. Most incoming freshmen graduated in the top half of their high school class.

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Mars Hill University SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range
920-1130
Applicants Submitting SAT
61%
SAT Scores for Mars Hill University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 470
SAT Math 25th 450
SAT Composite 25th 920
SAT Scores for Mars Hill University
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 570
SAT Math 75th 560
SAT Composite 75th 1130
Average SAT Score 1030

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

Mars Hill University typically requires applicants to be in the top 74 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 920 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 810. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1030 out of 1600. The school ranks #29 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. Note: SAT scores presented on this page have been adjusted upwards per the College Board's concordance tables for test takers after March 2016.

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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 >69%
1025 to 1130 Avg + 57%-69%
920 to 1025 Avg - 44%-57%
815 to 920 Reach 31%-44%
Less than 815 Low <31%
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Mars Hill University ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range
16-22 
Applicants Submitting ACT
63%
ACT Scores for Mars Hill University
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 15
ACT Math 25th 16
ACT Composite 25th 16
ACT Scores for Mars Hill University
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th 22
ACT Math 75th 22
ACT Composite 75th 22
Average ACT Score 19

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 16 and above. Successful applicants typically send ACT scores in the top 75 percent nationally. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 13 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 19 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 22 and above have very competitive chances. The school ranks #30 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.

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

Mars Hill University admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness Admission Chances
22 and Above Good >69%
19 to 22 Avg + 57%-69%
16 to 19 Avg - 44%-57%
13 to 16 Reach 31%-44%
Less than 13 Low <31%
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Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA
3.23
Typical High School Grades
B

You will 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 57% 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

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%

Admission Statistics

Mars Hill University admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 1,135 873 2,008
Accepted 644 508 1,152
Acceptance Rate 57% 58% 57%
Enrolled 125 139 264
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 19% 27% 23%

Admission Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to Mars Hill University and what considerations affect admission decisions?

Mars Hill University Admission Requirements
Test Scores Required
High School GPA Required
High School Class Rank Recommended
Completion of College Preparatory Program Recommended
Recommendations Recommended
Demonstration of Competencies Recommended

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.

Frequently Asked Questions

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

57% of those who apply are granted admission to Mars Hill University. Admission competition is low and the college has extremely easy admission standards. See if your grades and scores are good enough for admission.

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have SAT scores between 920 and 1130. 61% of students submit SAT scores when applying. See if your SAT score is good enough for admission.

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have ACT scores between 16 and 22. 63% of students submit ACT scores when applying. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.