Mars Hill College: Narrative Description
MARS HILL COLLEGE I-15
PO Box 370
Mars Hill, NC 28754
Tel: (828)689-1307; (866)MHC-4-YOU
E-mail: [email protected]
Web Site: http://www.mhc.edu/
Independent Baptist, 4-year, coed. Awards bachelor's degrees. Founded 1856. Setting: 194-acre small town campus. Endowment: $34 million. Educational spending 2003-04: $5472 per student. Total enrollment: 1,378. Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 14:1. 1,006 applied, 85% were admitted. 10% from top 10% of their high school class, 23% from top quarter, 58% from top half. Full-time: 1,227 students, 57% women, 43% men. Part-time: 151 students, 77% women, 23% men. Students come from 29 states and territories, 16 other countries, 33% from out-of-state, 1% Native American, 2% Hispanic, 14% black, 1% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 3% international, 20% 25 or older, 25% live on campus, 10% transferred in. Retention: 73% of full-time freshmen returned the following year. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: education; business/marketing; social sciences and history. Core. Calendar: semesters. Academic remediation for entering students, ESL program, services for LD students, advanced placement, accelerated degree program, self-designed majors, honors program, independent study, double major, summer session for credit, part-time degree program, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs and internships. Study abroad program.
Options: Peterson's Universal Application, early admission, deferred admission, international baccalaureate accepted. Required: high school transcript, minimum 2.0 high school GPA, SAT or ACT. Recommended: minimum 3.0 high school GPA. Required for some: interview. Entrance: moderately difficult. Application deadline: Rolling.
Costs Per Year:
Application fee: $25. Comprehensive fee: $22,734 includes full-time tuition ($15,252), mandatory fees ($1346), and college room and board ($6136). College room only: $3112. Part-time tuition: $500 per credit hour.
Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, marching band, student-run newspaper, radio station. Social organizations: 60 open to all; national fraternities, national sororities, local fraternities, local sororities; 40% of eligible men and 40% of eligible women are members. Most popular organizations: Student Government Association, Fellowship of Christian Athletes, Christian Student Movement, Student Union Board. Major annual events: Homecoming, Fall Fest, Spring Fling. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, late night transport-escort service, controlled dormitory access. On-campus residence required through sophomore year. Options: men-only, women-only housing available. Renfro Library plus 1 other with 98,150 books, 700 serials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending 2003-04: $407,443. 188 computers available on campus for general student use. A campuswide network can be accessed from student residence rooms and from off campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.
Mars Hill is located 17 miles north of Asheville and 10 miles from Marshall. Plane and bus transportation are available. Community facilities include a medical center and convenient shopping.
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