Profile of 2014-15 Student Body

As of the opening day of the fall semester, the 2014-15 MHU student body included 1444 students; 1244 enrolled in the traditional day program, 200 in Adult & Graduate Studies.

The incoming class at Mars Hill University is comprised of 488 students, including:

  • 407 first-year freshmen, 63 transfer students, and 18 returning students;
  • 69% from North Carolina, 26% from 16 other states, and the remaining 5% from other countries, including Australia, Austria, Bahamas, Brazil, Canada, Curacao, France, the Netherlands, New Zealand, Peru, Russia, South Africa, Spain, and Sweden
  • 14% from Madison, Buncombe, or Yancey counties
  • 47% women and 53% men
  • 36% students of color
  • 26% Baptists
  • 33% first-generation college students
  • 99% financial aid recipients
  • 35% athletes
  • 61% of the first-year students (of those who provided a class rank) are from the top 50% of their high school