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Basics
Description:

Mars Hill College logoMars Hill College, a private liberal arts institution, was founded as the French Broad Baptist Institute in 1856. Later named Mars Hill College, it is located in Mars Hill, near Asheville.

Read more about Mars Hill College in articles from the Pope Center for Higher Education Policy.

Public or Private: Private
Average High School GPA: 3.10
Average SAT Score (Out of 2400): 1260-1575
ACT Score: 17-22
6-Year Graduation Rate: 38%
Acceptance Rate: 68%
Student-Faculty Ratio: 12:1
Undergraduate Enrollment: 1281
HBCU: No
Women's College: No
Religious Affiliation: Baptist
Location: Rural
Website: http://www.mhc.edu/
Academic Quality
General Education Rating: B
Shakespeare: No
Academic Transparency: Somewhat Transparent
Financial Matters
In State Tuition: $25,636.00
Out of State Tuition: $25,636.00
Average Starting Salary of Graduates: N/A
Average Student Debt of Graduates: N/A
Good Economic Value?: Good
Percentage of Funding Provided by Taxpayers: 8.00%
Percentage of Alumni who Give: 14.00%
Politicization
FIRE's Free Speech Rating: Yellow
Alternative Newspaper: No
Student Political Involvement: Non-Political
Faculty Political Balance: Unbalanced: Democratic
Board of Trustees Political Balance: Unbalanced: Democratic
Pope Center for Higher Education Policy Articles

These articles mention Mars Hill College:

The End of Summer Reading?: Disenchantment with freshman reading sets in across North Carolina (June 30, 2013)

Students in Space: Universities build a lot of classrooms, but use them infrequently. (October 30, 2012)

UNC Redeems Itself: The summer reading assignment at UNC-Chapel Hill and Lenoir-Rhyne University represents a bold break from victimhood. (June 6, 2012)

How Did Your School Do?: U.S. News and Forbes disagree about North Carolina's colleges, and we have another recommendation (September 29, 2011)

Out of School and Into the Red: Debt-to-salary ratios reveal which North Carolina schools give students a good payback. (September 2, 2011)

A Literary "Groundhog Day": The titles may change somewhat from year to year, but college summer readings stay the same: uninspired,unchallenging, and predictably left-leaning. (June 26, 2011)

Subdued Beginnings: The times are somber and the commencement speakers are serious. (May 15, 2011)

The Winners Are...Democrats!: The Pope Center's College Finder project reveals that the faculty at North Carolina colleges are mostly Democrats. (April 8, 2011)

How Does Your University Measure Up?: The Pope Center and ACTA examine the state of general education at colleges and universities in North Carolina. (February 24, 2011)

The Truth about Campus Crime: In spite of the headlines, campuses are generally safe; watch out for the neighborhood, though. (December 6, 2010)

In Defense of Pervasive Sectarianism: A recent ruling by the North Carolina Court of Appeals places a needless burden on the state’s religiously based private colleges. (August 30, 2010)

Do North Carolina Students Have Freedom of Speech? (February 7, 2010)

To Be or Not To Be: Shakespeare in the English Department (September 27, 2007)