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Mars Hill, founded in 1856, is a church-affiliated, liberal arts college. Its 194-acre campus is located in the mountains of western North Carolina, 18 miles north of Asheville.

Website: www.mhu.edu/

Private
Co-ed
1,395
Undergraduate
Students
(50.9%) 710 Women
(49.1%) 685 Men
15
Graduate
Students

Admission

Entrance Difficulty
Moderately difficult
Overall Admission Rate
61% of 3,010 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered
No
Early Decision Offered
No
Regular Admission Deadline
Rolling

Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

Average GPA
3.24
SAT Math
Not reported
SAT EBRW
Not reported
ACT Composite
20 average
17-22 range of middle 50%
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Money Matters

Cost of Attendance
$42,560
Tuition and Fees
$32,968
Room and Board
$9,592
Average Percent of Need Met
69%
Average Freshman Award
$17,572
Average Indebtedness of 2019 Graduates
$27,775
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Academics

Academic Calendar System
Semester
General Education/Core Curriculum
Required for most or all students
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates
91
Regular Class Size
2-9 students: 30% of classes
10-19 students: 43% of classes
20-29 students: 21% of classes
30-39 students: 4% of classes
40-49 students: 0% of classes
50-99 students: 0% of classes
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Campus Life

Mars Hill Population
1,869
Nearest Metropolitan Area
Not reported
Freshman Housing Guarantee
Freshmen are guaranteed housing
Students in College Housing
69% of all students
Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division II
Mascot
Lion
Sororities
16% of women participate
Fraternities
7% of men participate
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Students

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
1.4% American Indian/Alaskan Native
0.9% Asian
21.5% Black/African-American
3.3% Hispanic/Latino
1.1% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.1% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
68.4% White
3.2% Unknown
International Students
Not reported
First-Year Students Returning
59.0%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
17.8%
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
Not reported
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
17.0%
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