Mars Hill College

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Mars Hill College can be found in Mars Hill, NC, a nonprofit private college which focuses on only a select few programs offered. Over a thousand students are enrolled at Mars Hill College.

Many of the students admitted to this school earned an SAT score between 940 to 1130, or got accepted with an ACT score in the range of 18 to 23. We were able to estimate the Mars Hill College average GPA (2.89 - 3.18) of admitted students by applying sampled GPA data on over 150 schools. Roughly 60 percent of all students which applied were accepted at Mars Hill College, and from those that were granted acceptance nearly 24 percent continued on to enroll. You can get more information from the admissions office website at

Overall Mars Hill College Acceptance Rate - Fall 2020


The overall acceptance rate for Mars Hill College was reported as 63.3% in Fall 2020 with over 1,840 college applications submitted to this school. Both in state and out of state applicants are included in these figures. We do not have data on transfer acceptance rates currently.

Accepted Applicants Profile

  • ACT Scores: 18 - 23
  • Average GPA: 2.89 - 3.18

How Hard Is It to Get into Mars Hill College?

Applicant Selectivity: Medium

The applicant selectivity of Mars Hill College is about average, as determined by collecting standardized test scores e.g. ACT/SAT and high school average GPA ranges of students who were granted admissions from previous years.

Historical Trend and Acceptance Rate 2021 Projection

The historical trend chart shows acceptance rates from the previous years, from which we have projected the acceptance rate for the 2021-2022 school year. The overall acceptance rate trend for Mars Hill College has been on an upward trend when compared to previous years.

Acceptance Rate By Year

  • 2016-2017: 56.7%
  • 2017-2018: 58.2%
  • 2018-2019: 57.4%
  • 2019-2020: 63.3%
  • Projected Acceptance Rate 2021-2022: 55.6%

How Does Mars Hill College Compare?

This School
National Avg

The acceptance rate for Mars Hill College is twelve percent higher than the national average of all colleges which is around 56.7%.

Nearby Similar College Acceptance Rates

SchoolAcceptance Rate
University of North Carolina at Asheville84.0%
Warren Wilson College84.6%
Montreat College55.7%
Tusculum College72.4%

Admissions Rates & Enrollment Rates - Details

General Recommendations & Requirements for Admissions

  • High School GPA Scores are Required
  • School Records are Required
  • Standardized Test Scores (SAT,ACT,...) are Required

Number of Applicants, Percent Accepted, and Enrolled Students (Fall 2020)


Average ACT/SAT Scores of Applicants to Mars Hill College (Fall 2020)

SAT® SectionScore Range
Critical Reading480 - 560
Math460 - 570
Total Score940 - 1130
ACT®Score Range
English15 - 22
Math17 - 24
Composite Score18 - 23
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