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

Profile of 2014 Student Body 

  • includes 1435 students; 1237 are Traditional, 174 are AGS undergrads, 17 are AGS graduate students, and 7 are ISEP/dual enrolled

The 2014 Traditional Student Body:

  • Includes 742 continuing students, 403 new students, 73 transfers, and 19 returning after non-enrollment
  • Includes 671 men (54%) and 566 (46%) women
  • 32% are students of color (24% African-American, 3% Hispanic, <1% Asian, 2% American Indian, 3% unknown)
  • 67% are from North Carolina, 30% are from 31 other states, and 3% are from 19 other countries, including Angola, Australia, Austria, Bahamas, Brazil, Canada, Curacao, England, France, Germany, Italy, Mexico, Netherlands, New Zealand, Peru, Russia, South Africa, Spain and Sweden
  • 15% hail from Madison, Buncombe, or Yancey counties
  • 42% are first-generation college students (6% are unknown)
  • Between 95% and 98% receive financial aid
  • 37% are participating in athletics
  • The average total SAT score (including ACT scores that have been converted to SAT scores) is 940
  • The average HS GPA is 3.27

Information from Institutional Research, 7/9/15