- Small classes, personalized attention
- One of only two universities in NC that offer a bachelor's degree in zoology
About This CampusMars Hill University is a private, four-year liberal arts institution located in the mountains of
Western North Carolina. Founded in 1856 by Baptist families of the region, it is the oldest
institution of higher learning in Western North Carolina on its original site. Mars Hill University is
accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools to
award bachelor’s and master’s degrees. Mars Hill University offers 32 majors with various
concentrations and 31 minors for the traditional program. Various academic programs are also
offered through Adult and Graduate studies which features non-traditional pathways to degree
completion. Among those programs, some which may have special appeal for exchange students
are: Zoology, Art Therapy, Integrated Health Sciences, Music, Interdisciplinary Studies, Theater
Arts, and Appalachian Studies (minor).
Location InformationMars Hill University is located in the heart of the Blue Ridge mountains of Western North Carolina. Everything on our gorgeous campus is within a 10-minute walk; a 25-minute drive can take you to a challenging hike on the Appalachian Trail or to an exotic restaurant in Asheville. Popular with tourists of all ages, our region is particularly coveted by nature lovers. An hour away is the town of Cherokee, home of the Eastern Band of the Cherokee Nation, and the Great Smoky Mountains National Park.
Helpful InformationMHU is eager to welcome NSE exchange students; chances of placement on our campus are excellent. Dr. Maria Moreno, campus NSE coordinator, is available to help you navigate registration and course selection. Off-campus housing is available. If you choose this option, you should plan to bring a car, as there is no public transportation in this rural area.