Surrounded by the Blue Ridge Mountains, Mars Hill University is rooted in the Christian faith, equipping students to pursue intellectual, spiritual and personal growth through an education grounded in a rigorous study of the liberal arts while connected with the world of work.
Committed to character development, service and responsible citizenship, Mars Hill is only a 20-minute drive from one of America’s great arts meccas, Asheville, North Carolina. Founded in 1856, the university has a total undergraduate enrollment of 1,395. Mars Hill offers 34 majors; the newest major is a Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) program. Classes are small; MHU’s student-faculty ratio is 12:1.
The hilly, scenic, 194-acre campus promotes fitness. 39% of the traditional undergraduates participate in 22 varsity sports. In 2011, Mars Hill won the USA Cycling Collegiate Division II national championship; the men's cross country team has swept 19 straight conference titles and won the 2014 NCAA Division II Southeast Regional championship.