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Mars Hill University

Mars Hill, NC 4-Year Private
Acceptance Rate74%

Mars Hill University Admissions

Around 74% of applicants get into Mars Hill University each year. Last year, 1,597 students applied to Mars Hill University and 1,185 were admitted.

Consult with Mars Hill University's admissions department for any important information, including application fees.

Mars Hill University Admissions Stats at a Glance

The following is an overiew of some of Mars Hill University's admissions stats.

Mars Hill University 2023 Admissions Statistics
Mean Unweighted GPA 3.5
Admissions Test Policy Not optional
Applicants Who Submit SATs 20%
Applicants Who Submit ACTs 76%
Waitlist No

Mars Hill University Application Deadlines

These are the application deadlines for Mars Hill University.

Application Type Offered Application Deadline Notification Deadline
Early Decision I No
Early Decision II
Early Action No

Applying Early to Mars Hill University?

Mars Hill University does not offer early decision or early action.

➡️ Explore a list of some competetive colleges that admit significantly more applicants during early decision or early action than during regular admission.

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Transferring to Mars Hill University

For more information on transferring to Mars Hill University, contact the school directly.

For Students Waitlisted to Mars Hill University

Mars Hill University has not reported data for waitlisted and admitted students.

What's Most Important for Getting Into Mars Hill University?

Colleges consider a range of factors when choosing who to admit for their next incoming class. Each college determines which factors are given the most weight in the admissions process. When creating your list of schools to apply to, you may want to consider your strengths and any possible weaknesses in your application, and apply to colleges that put the most emphasis on the areas where you shine.

Admissions Factors at Mars Hill University

What does Mars Hill University consider during the admissions process? Take a look at the list below to see which factors are most important during the admissions process.

Admissions Factor Level
Extracurricular Activities Very Important
Level of Applicant's Interest Very Important
Academic GPA Very Important
Alumni/ae Relations Considered
Character/Personal Qualities Considered
Class Rank Considered
Application Essay Considered
Geographical Residence Considered
Recommendation(s) Considered
Standardized Test Scores Considered
State Residency Considered
Talent/Ability Considered
Volunteer Work Considered
Rigor of Secondary School Record Considered
First Generation Considered

Make sure to check with Mars Hill University for more information on admission factors.

Mars Hill University Application Requirements

To apply to Mars Hill University, all applicants must submit the following items. Check with Mars Hill University's admissions department to confirm all application materials and requirements.

Area Required Recommended Required for Some Details (If Any)
Transcript of High School Record

GPA and Testing

What GPA Do I Need To Get Into Mars Hill University?

Students admitted to Mars Hill University have an average unweighted GPA of 3.5.

About GPAs

Your high school grade point average (GPA) is a number that highlights your high school academic performance. A weighted GPA or an unweighted GPA are the two possible GPA scores considered by colleges.

An unweighted GPA is an average of your scores from each class on a four-point scale. Unweighted GPAs range from 4.0 to under 1.0. A weighted GPA considers your average grade and the difficulty of your classes. A weighted GPA boosts your average by adding extra points for honors or Advanced Placement courses.

Standardized Test Scores

Mars Hill University is not test optional. Test optional schools allow students to choose if they want to submit ACT or SAT scores with their applications or not.

In 2022, 20% of Mars Hill University's first-year students submitted their SAT scores with their application. 76% of admitted applicants sent ACT scores.

What is a Good SAT Score for Mars Hill University?

To be competitive with other Mars Hill University applicants, you should strive to earn between 970 and 1160 (or higher!) on the SAT. At Mars Hill University 25% of admitted students scored higher than 1160 and 25% of scored lower than 970, but the majority of students scored somewhere in between these two numbers.

On the SAT Math Section, 25% of Mars Hill University students scored 580 or higher and 75% of students scored 490 or higher. On the SAT Critical Reading section (formerly called the Verbal section), 25% of Mars Hill University students scored 590 or higher, and 75% scored a 490 or higher.

To be most competitive at Mars Hill University, you should strive to earn between 18 and 24 on the ACT.

An ACT score of 24 means you fall in the 75th percentile for Mars Hill University's admitted students. One out of every four students scored above a 24, and three out of four students scored lower than 24 on the ACT.

A 18 on the ACT is the 25th percentile for Mars Hill University students. Only one out of every four students scored below 18.

More Information on Transferring to Mars Hill University

Transfer applications are processed on a on a rolling basis as they are received.

Transfer students can enroll in Mars Hill University during the following terms:

• Fall Term

• Winter Term

• Spring Term

• Winter Term

• Summer Term

Mars Hill University Admissions FAQs

Can I defer my acceptance to Mars Hill University?

✅ Yes, admitted students can defer their admission to Mars Hill University.

Does Mars Hill University accept transfer credits?

✅ Mars Hill University accepts eligible transfer credits from accredited institutions. Mars Hill University accepts:

• CLEP subject tests • DSST/DANTES

Does Mars Hill University accept Advanced Placement (AP) or International Baccalaureate (IB) credits?

✅ Mars Hill University accepts International Baccalaureate credits (IB) credits.

Do I have to submit test scores to Mars Hill University?

✅ Mars Hill University is not test optional.

What is Mars Hill University's acceptance rate?

✅ Mars Hill University has an acceptance rate of 74%.

What is the early decision acceptance rate at Mars Hill University?

❌ Mars Hill University does not offer early decision.

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Mars Hill University Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Not available

Transfer Applications are Due

Continuous processing

The deadline for Fall transfer applications to Mars Hill University is Continuous processing.

Check the school website for more information about deadlines for specific programs or special admissions programs

Mars Hill University SAT Scores


Composite SAT Range

970 - 1160


Math SAT Range

460 - 580


Reading SAT Range

490 - 590

Mars Hill University GPA

Avg. High School GPA (non-weighted)


GPA Needed to Get Accepted

At Mars Hill University, the average unweighted high-school GPA for admitted students is 3.5. This is the average, which means that some applicants submit GPAs lower than this and some applicants submit GPAs above this level. If your GPA falls below the average, strong test scores or other qualifications may help you make you a more competitive applicant.

Data Source: IPEDs and Peterson's Databases © 2022 Peterson's LLC All rights reserved

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