Frequently Asked Questions
How much does it cost to attend Mars Hill University?
Are scholarships available?
Yes. Mars Hill University offers a number of academic scholarships in addition to its honors program, which provides scholarships based on academic talent, financial need, and/or commitment to service. Scholarships are offered through 19 NCAA Division II athletic teams, as well as the MHU cycling team. Additional scholarships are offered for performance talents or other specialty areas like: Music, theater, art and clogging.
Contact your Admissions Counselor or your personal Financial Aid Counselor, after your acceptance to MHU, for information about whether you are eligible for scholarships. Or, for general information, contact the Admissions Office by phone at 1-866-MHC-4-YOU (866-642-4968).
Are freshmen required to bring computers?
No. If you do not have a computer, Mars Hill University has plenty for you to use. Our computer-to-student ratio is 1:6. All dorm rooms are internet accessible.
May I have a car on campus?
Yes. All students may have cars on campus.
Is alcohol permitted on campus?
No. Alcohol consumption is prohibited on campus.
What if I do not have a roommate?
If you do not have a friend attending Mars Hill University, the Office of Residential Living will assign a roommate to you. The Residential Living Staff will make every attempt to match you with a roommate whose interests, lifestyle and bedtime are similar to yours! Or, better yet, you can encourage a friend to attend Mars Hill University with you!
What are the admissions requirements for Mars Hill University?
Prospective freshmen students interested in applying for admission to Mars Hill University must submit an official high school transcript, SAT or ACT score(s), a completed application for admission, and $25 application fee. High School coursework must include 4 English courses, Algebra I, Algebra II, and Geometry, 2 History courses, 2 Natural Science. Two units in Foreign Language and 1 unit in Computer Science are recommended. Freshman applicants will be notified of an admissions decision within one week of a completed admissions file. The Admissions Office encourages all interested applicants to schedule a campus visit and check out Mars Hill University first hand. To schedule your visit, contact the Admissions Office by calling 1-866-MHC-4-YOU (866-642-4968) or by sending an email to admissions.
Transfers Students interested in applying for admission to Mars Hill University must submit an official high school transcript, SAT or ACT score(s), a completed application for admission, $25 application fee (waived for those who apply online by February 20), and official transcript(s) from all colleges attended. Transfer applicants will be notified of an admissions decision within one week of a completed admissions file. The Admissions Office encourages all interested applicants to schedule a campus visit and check out Mars Hill University first hand. To schedule your visit, contact the Admissions Office by calling t 1-866-MHC-4-YOU (866-642-4968) or by sending an email.
How can I know if Mars Hill University is right for me?
Visit Us! There is simply no better way to know if Mars Hill University "feels right" for you. You’ll have the opportunity to tour the campus, meet other students and faculty members, and talk with your admissions counselor about all those questions that are more important to you.
Do you have programs for adult students?
We sure do! Our Adult & Graduate Studies (AGS) program offers four degree programs: business management, teacher education, special education, and social work, as well as a master’s program in education. AGS also offers licensure in teacher education, special education, teaching English as a second language, academically and intellectually gifted, and reading. Classes are offered at the MHU campus, at several other locations around western North Carolina, and online, so you can find a program that fits your busy schedule. For more information visit the AGS website.
What sports are offered at Mars Hill University?
Mars Hill University competes at the NCAA Division II level and is a member of the South Atlantic Conference.
Men’s sports include: baseball, basketball, cross country, football, golf, lacrosse, soccer, swimming, tennis and track & field.
Women’s sports include: basketball, cross country, golf, soccer, softball, swimming, tennis, track & field and volleyball.
A young, but very successful, cycling team competes at the USA Cycling Collegiate Division II level.
Intramural and club sports are also available and include floor hockey, flag football, ultimate frisbee, softball, basketball, water polo, volleyball, road cycling, mountain biking, whitewater (rafting, canoeing, and kayaking), dodgeball, and disc golf.
What else is there to do at Mars Hill University?
Mars Hill University is surrounded by cultural and outdoor activities. When you’re not "hitting the books," you may get involved in 43 campus clubs and organizations, including the Campus Activities Board, Student Government Association, Christian Student Movement, Bailey Mountain Cloggers, ten Greek organizations, and numerous varsity, intramural, and club sports teams.
Love the outdoors? The Outdoor Center at Mars Hill University plans numerous trips each semester to go skiing, hiking, backpacking, camping and even rock climbing. Maybe the social scene is where you thrive. If so, bands, dances, and activities like "Monday Night Football" in the Loft, "Movie Night" in "Timberline," or crazy games like “speed dating,” planned by the Campus Activities Board keep students busy. If culture is your cup of tea, concerts, plays and lectures are available on a continuous basis.
Still looking for more? Asheville, NC, just 18 miles south of Mars Hill, also offers vast cultural and outdoor activities along with two malls, five movie theatres, and an exceptional variety of restaurants. Pisgah National Forrest is just a short drive away and offers mountain biking, hiking, camping, hunting, fishing, canoeing, and rock climbing. The Appalachian Trail also offers hiking opportunities. If you like to ski or snowboard, Wolf Laurel Ski resort is just a 25-minute drive from campus. Whatever your interests, we’re sure to have something just right for you!
What is Mars Hill University’s religious affiliation?
Mars Hill University was founded by Baptist families of the region, but is not affiliated with any specific religious denonimation or organization. Elsewhere on this website you may read more about that history and our Religious Identity Statement, as well as learn more about student groups and other religious life opportunities on campus.