Mars Hill University, has made its home in the mountains of western North Carolina since 1856. A warm, engaging and scenic campus community, MHU enjoys one of the most diverse student populations in the region. Though wonderfully unique, each student at MHU has one thing in common-they are mountain movers-people prepared to transform, overcome and thrive as ethical citizens and successful leaders in whatever challenges they face.
If you’re lucky enough to live nearby, you already know the legendary beauty of the Blue Ridge Mountains. If you haven’t experienced “our neck of the woods,” get ready to be inspired on a daily basis. Just minutes from the vibrant city of Asheville, our hometown is surrounded by outdoor opportunities. Within a short drive you can:
Mars Hill University Graduate Studies creates leaders in professional fields and communities. Our programs accommodate both working professionals and recent college graduates. We offer:
Mars Hill is part of the competitive National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division II and a member of the South Atlantic Conference (SAC). You don’t have to be a varsity athlete to get in the game. To compliment our 20 NCAA DII teams, you will find sports like ultimate frisbee. disc gold and esports.
The connected nature of our community gives Mars Hill students the support and confidence to reach for the most ambitious goals. Our alumni attend top-notch graduate schools, from Duke to Yale. They are sought after by leading corporations and government agencies. Check out some of our Mountain Movers now!
Whether you know exactly what you want to study or are just beginning to explore the options, Mars Hill is a great place to start. With 32 majors and a wide range of minors and certificate programs, you can pursue unlimited success.
The environment in which Mars Hill students learn and live is warm, supportive, accepting, and caring. There are many ways you can choose to become immersed in the MHU community. Concerts, festivals, dances, theatre performances, ball games, service days, Appalachian music, fashion shows–whatever your interest, you’ll find a place to thrive.
As a partner of MHU, Chartwells Dining Services is committed to offering quality food service programs to our students. The meal plan and BonusBucks can be used at all of our dining spaces on campus. We feature a variety of dining styles to meet your needs:
The Housing and Residence Life Office strives to make the residence halls a “home away from home” for students. With weekly programming and community building events, you will experience learning and growth outside of the classroom as well.
Housing styles we offer:
No doubt, the Blue Ridge Mountains provide some awe-inspiring views. But if you really want to be inspired, take a look at all of the ways students are working to make a difference at Mars Hill.
MHU has 20 competitive teams in the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division II, and is part of the South Atlantic Conference (SAC). Intramural sports offered include pool, ping pong, corn hole and basketball tournaments. Ultimate frisbee and tennis are offered as club sports.