57%

Acceptance Rate

$27,126

Avg.Financial Aid

002944

FAFSA Code

About Mars Hill University

Type Control of Institution - Public/Private

Private

Not-For-Profit

4 Years

Student Population Number of Students attending College

1,154

Website

www.mhu.edu

Accreditation Accreditation is the process by which the quality of learning at various educational institutions are evaluated. Read More.

SACSCOC

Religious Affiliation Indicates religious affiliation (denomination) for private not-for-profit institutions that are religiously affiliated.

Not applicable

On Campus Housing Does the institution provide on-campus housing?

Yes

There is a private university in Mars Hill, North Carolina called Mars Hill University. It was in 1856 when the Mars Hill University was founded. Keeping the pursuit of research, innovation, and excellence at the center, Mars Hill University has been imparting quality education to its students. The motto of the varsity is Pro Christo Adolescentibusque, "For Christ and For Youth" and its official colors are blue and gold. Out of total 1,395 students enrolled at MHU, 1,042 belong to undergraduate courses while 24 are postgraduate students. The school has a total of 155 academic staff. These faculty teach different courses to the students. Around 92% of the students are 24 and under at Mars Hill University. At MHU around 64% are white, 17% are Black or African American, and 7% belong to Hispanic ethnicity. And, when it comes to gender distribution at the varsity, around 54% of the students are females and 46% are males. The college has produced several notable alumni including Mike Houston, Liston B. Ramsey, David Price, and Lamar Stringfield in its 164 years of existence. The university boasts of a decent sports infrastructure, which helps in developing the personality of its students. A total of 124 programs, including both residential and online, are currently offered by MHU. The university also has a long list of accreditations. It has been accredited by CSWE (Council on Social Work Education), NASM (National Association of Schools of Music), NAST (National Association of Schools of Theatre), and NCATE (National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education). Mars Hill University has around $50 million in endowment.

Location & Contact

Address

100 Athletic St

Contact

Email: N/A
Phone: 8286894968
Fax:
Request Info

Rankings

It becomes easier for the aspirants to apply to a university and have their doubts regarding the same cleared if the university has a ranking. When it comes to the ranking of a university or any educational institution, the more information a student has, the better. The ranking of a university helps a student in many ways. It helps them overcome the confusion of which university/college is good for them and also other prospects. Before taking admission, a student assesses their chosen university on various factors like research excellence, the performance of its students after graduation, and their experience, among others. Notably, for the rankings, the two publications, US News and Forbes, are trusted everywhere. However, it is to be noted that Mars Hill University does not feature in the list of top colleges, according to the latest ranking by these two publications.

Admissions

Application Deadline Deadline for application submissions. Please contact the school for more details.

None

Acceptance Rate Percentage of applicants who are accepted in an Institution.

57%

SAT Range

920 - 1130

ACT Range

16 - 22

Application Fee

$25

SAT/ACT

Recommended

High School GPA

Required

Accept Common App

None

Admission to the university is easy and the students are recommeded to make the most out of it. The varsity has 3 admission thresholds. The admission process starts by filling up the form and submitting a fee of $25. As per the past trends, the SAT score of a student must lie in the range of 940-1130 to improve her chances. A candidate, in order to take admission to Mars Hill University, must score 20 in her ACTs. But, in certain cases, those having ACT scores less than 18 are also given admission. The candidates can apply for the courses online. However, in case they need information or want to feel the vibes, they visit the school's office at 100 Athletic St, Mars Hill, North Carolina 28754. They can also call them at (828) 689-4968.

Annual Cost to Attend

Net Price Cost of attendance minus any grants and scholarships received.

$15,976

Average Annual Cost

$29,082

Other Fees

$3,886

Room And Board The charges for an academic year for rooming accommodations and meals for a typical student.

$9,592

Budget For Other Expenses

$1,900

Total One Year Cost

$44,460

The next two things to keep in mind before applying to MHU are the tuition fees and the cost of living during the course tenure. The full-time cost of attendance is approximately $44,804 per year. To note, this cost includes the average annual tuition cost ($34,118), room and boarding ($9,878), and budget for other expenses ($1,850). If it sounds unaffordable to the applicant, there are numerous financial aid options available that they can explore.

Academics

Highest Degree Offered The highest degree offered by the Institution.

Master's degree

Student:Faculty Ratio

9:1

Full-Time Retention Rate Percent of the that re-enrolled at the institution as either full- or part-time in the current year.

63%

Part-Time Retention Rate Percent of the that re-enrolled at the institution as either full- or part-time in the current year.

N/A

Academic Calendar

Semester

Research Funding per Student

N/A

Faculty Overview

44%

Male Professors

56%

Female Professors

Non-traditional Learning

Evening Degree Programs

Teacher Certification

Distance Education

Study Abroad

Majors

Business Administration, Management...

44 Graduates

Social Work

32 Graduates

Biology, General

19 Graduates

Teacher Education and Professional...

17 Graduates

Criminal Justice and Corrections

15 Graduates

Psychology, General

13 Graduates

Parks, Recreation and Leisure Studi...

10 Graduates

Special Education and Teaching

9 Graduates

Teacher Education and Professional...

9 Graduates

Registered Nursing, Administration,...

8 Graduates

Computer and Information Sciences,...

6 Graduates

Zoology/Animal Biology

6 Graduates

Allied Health Diagnostic, Intervent...

5 Graduates

Fine and Studio Arts

4 Graduates

International Relations and Nationa...

4 Graduates

Romance Languages, Literatures, and...

4 Graduates

Specialized Sales, Merchandising an...

4 Graduates

Mathematics

3 Graduates

Music

3 Graduates

Rehabilitation and Therapeutic Prof...

3 Graduates

Chemistry

2 Graduates

History

2 Graduates

Political Science and Government

2 Graduates

Sociology

2 Graduates

Drama/Theatre Arts and Stagecraft

1 Graduates

English Language and Literature, Ge...

1 Graduates

Religion/Religious Studies

1 Graduates

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Student Body

Undergraduate Students

1,132

Socio-Economic Diversity Percent of full-time, first-time students receiving an income-based Federal Pell Grant intended for low-income students.

56%

Full-time

95%

Part-time

5%

Students Gender

Male

46%

US National: 44%

Female

54%

US National: 56%

LGBTQIA STUDENT RESOURCE GROUPS

ON CAMPUS WOMEN'S CENTER

Race/Ethnicity

58% White

4% Unknown

19% Black

6% Hispanic

4% Two or more races

5% Non Resident alien

2% Asian

2% American Indian/Alaska native

0% Native Hawaiians/Pacific islander

Geographic Density

Geographic Density

High

16%

Unknown Location

14%

Out Of State

65%

In State

5%

Foreign

Economic Diversity

36% percentage of students who recieved an income-based Federal Pell Grant intended for low-income students.

Median Household Income

$56,559 per year

Campus Life

Housing

The students can reside on campus and 96% of Freshman Live On-Campus.

On Campus Housing Available

Yes

Freshmen Required to Live on Campus

No

Freshmen Live on Campus

96%

Undergrads in College Housing

N/A

Averege Housing Cost

N/A

Campus Food

The institution has several dining and meal plan options available to students and the average meal plan cost is around N/A.

Meal Plan Available

Yes

Average Meal Plan Available

N/A

Athletes

Division Sports Nickname

Mountain Lions

School Colors

royal blue and gold

Varsity Athletics Association

NCAA

Varsity Athletics Conference Primary

South Atlantic Conference

Total Male Athletes

299

Total Female Athletes

132

Intramural Sports

14

Sports Club

N/A

Sports Team (Men)

Baseball

Basketball

Cross Country

Football

Golf

Lacrosse

Soccer

Swimming and Diving

Tennis

Track and Field

Cycling

Sports Team (Women)

Basketball

Cross Country

Golf

Lacrosse

Soccer

Softball

Swimming and Diving

Tennis

Track and Field

Volleyball

Cycling

Campus Safety

24-Hour Security Patrol

Yes

Campus Emergency Phones

Yes

24-Hour Escort Safety rides

Yes

Mobile Campus Emergency Alert

Yes

The university offers on-campus housing facilities to the students who wish to stay on the campus. At MHU, $9,878 is the normal expense for on-campus housing, which a student will be needed to pay, each year. At Mars Hill University, students are offered well-cooked food keeping in mind their health and nutritional requirements. Additionally, the university offers a wide assortment of dining and meal options to the students. To ensure the safety and security of students, the university has a number of campus safety and security measures in place. Some of these features include 24-hr security patrol, campus emergency phones, 24-hr escort safety rides and mobile campus emergency alert. There are around 46% male and 54% female students enrolled at the university.

After Graduation

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation

$28,400/year

Median Earnings 10 Years After Graduation

$31,500/year

Median Total Debt After Graduation The median cumulative federal debt of undergraduate borrowers who graduated.

$0$100,000

$26,616

$32,687

Typical Monthly Loan Payment The median monthly loan payment for student borrowers who completed, if it were repaid over 10 years at a 4.53% interest rate.

$276 - 339

Outcomes 8 Years of Attending

Show data for students who

and started their studies

Out of 7,811 students

30% Graduated

10% Still Enrolled

15% Transfer

1% Withdraw

Financial Aid

Students Receiving Gift Aid Percent of undergraduate students awarded federal gift aid.

100%

Average Aid Per Year

$27,126

Students Receiving Federal Grants

63%

Average Aid Per Year

$4,507

Students Receiving State Aid

66%

Average Aid Per Year

$4,833

Students Receiving Institutional Grants

98%

Average Aid Per Year

$21,452

Average Grant & Scholarship by Family Income

Aid awarded based on the family income.

Income

Average Amount

< $30K

$29,121

$30K - $48K

$26,592

$48K - $75K

$28,230

$75K - $110K

$28,914

> $110K

$20,313

Total Non-Needs based Scholarships/Grants

$14,053,369

The financial aid department of Mars Hill University helps students by assisting them with scholarships, grants, and student loans in the event that they find the fees and the cost of living at the campus to be expensive. At the university, the average federal grant comes to be around $4,674, whereas the financial aid is $22,519. The students at the university are provided with state aid and institutional aid. The state aid stands at $4,854, while the institutional aid is $22,519. The non-need-based scholarships awarded to students admitted to Mars Hill University amount to $14,053,369 per annum.

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