Muskingum University

163 Stormont Street, New Concord, OH

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Muskingum University, located in New Concord, Ohio, was founded in 1937 by Scotch-Irish settlers of the region through cooperation with the New Concord government and in affiliation with the Presbyterian Church. The school became a coeducational institution in 1958 and saw increased growth after the Civil War. The school has gone from a few hundred students in the late 1800's to nearly 2000 enrolled students today. The school has also transitioned from a classical college to a liberal arts college.


Muskingum University offers a variety of bachelor and graduate degree programs, allowing students to pursue a major that best suits their interests under the auspices of a liberal arts education. The school has a 16-1 student teacher ratio, allowing students to easily approach their professors and to obtain a more personalized education. The undergraduate science program available at the school is considered among the best in the United States, and all areas of study are given importance in regards to quality student education. Graduate programs have separate requirements for admission, including a different application process, an undergraduate degree, and GRE scores.

Programs offered include:

Admissions and Financial Aid

Admission to Muskingum University is based on the student's application, high school curriculum, college preparation work, standardized test scores, teacher and counselor recommendations, and activities and traits outside of a classroom setting. These factors will be taken into consideration by a review committee when determining if a student will be admitted to the university. Once a decision is rendered a notification will be given to the applicant, and if accepted it will be accompanied by material preparing the student for a transition to college life.

Financial aid is available in the form of loans, grants and scholarships, awarded based on need as determined through the information provided by a completed Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). The financial aid office will utilize information within the FAFSA to prepare a financial aid package for the student based on need and merit. Students must reapply for aid prior to the start of each academic year.

Admission Requirements & Details

The admissions information below may give an overview of the students Muskingum University accepts. The details may include application requirements and recommendations, SAT/ACT scores of students who were accepted, as well as any AP credits that may be transferred. This information can be used to get a better feeling of your chances of getting accepted to Muskingum University.

Admission Requirements & Recommendations

  • High School G.P.A. and School Records are Required
  • High School Academic Ranking are Recommended
  • Letters of Recommendation are Required
  • SAT or ACT Test Scores are Required
  • TOEFL for ESL Students are Required

College Credits Accepted

  • Dual Credits
  • Life Experience Credits
  • AP Course Credits

Admissions Test Scores - SAT Exam, ACT Exam, etc...

SAT ® scores for students that were accepted Fall 2011

 Score Range (25th to 75th Percentile)
SAT ® Critical Reading400 - 520
SAT ® Math420 - 540
SAT ® Writing380 - 500
SAT ® Total Score1200 - 1560

ACT ® scores for students that were accepted Fall 2011

 Score Range (25th to 75th Percentile)
ACT ® English17 - 24
ACT ® Math18 - 24
ACT ® Writing6 - 8
ACT ® Composite Score18 - 24

Acceptance Rate Table

The table below lists the chances of getting into Muskingum University.

 Number (Percentage)
Granted Admissions1,520 (76%)
Accepted Students That Enrolled405 (27%)

Student Enrollment

Total enrollment at Muskingum University is around 2,300 students. The student body is made up of 75% undergraduate students and 25% graduate students.

Estimated Costs & Financial Aid

The items listed below are for informational purposes only and may not represent current tuition, fees, and expenses.

Tuition & Fees Information

  • The estimated tuition range is around $22,000-$26,000 per year
  • Part time students pay in the range of $480 to $570 per unit

Financial Aid Details

The table below breaks down the types of financial aid, the percent of students receiving aid, and average amount of aid per student per year.

 Percent of StudentsAverage Amount
Any Financial Aid100%-
Receiving Grants & Scholarships99%$14,303
Receiving Student Loans90%$7,333

Note: The estimated default rate of students taking federal student loans in 2011 was around 7%.

Academics & Student Services

Student Services

To help students and recent graduates, Muskingum University may offer services like:

  • Online classes
  • Night and weekend classes available
  • Career path counseling
  • Employing students to lower education costs
  • Assisting students to find work
  • Day care for children

Graduation Rates

The overall graduation rate of Muskingum University is approximately 54%.

Number of Year to GraduatePercent of Entering Class
Students Graduating in 4 Years41%
Graduating in 5 Years14%

Specialized Programs & Accreditations

  • Bachelor's Degree in Nursing (BSN) Program (more info)
    • * Accredited by the Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education (since 2011)
  • Music Program (more info)
    • * Accredited by the National Association of Schools of Music, Commission on Accreditation, Commission on Community/Junior College Accreditation (since 1935)
  • Elementary and Secondary School Teacher Education Program (more info)
    • * Accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (since 2006)

Intercollegiate Athletics

Muskingum University is a Member of National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA), with many of the sports belonging to the NCAA Division III (with football) classification. The most popular sports played are listed below:

  • Baseball (Ohio Athletic Conference)
  • Basketball (Ohio Athletic Conference)
  • Football (Ohio Athletic Conference)
  • Golf
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Tennis
  • Track and Field, Indoor
  • Track and Field, Outdoor
  • Track and Field, X-Country
  • Volleyball
  • Wrestling

Programs Offered

The program list below is organized by areas of study. The programs that have a link will direct you to the program's profile page where you can learn more about education requirements and career pathways.

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(C) Certificate or Award | (A) Associate's | (B) Bachelor's | (M) Master's Degree | (D) Doctorate (PhD,...)

Biological and Biomedical Sciences

Business and Marketing Studies

Communications and Journalism

Computer and Information Sciences



English Language and Literature

Ethnic Cultural and Gender Studies

Family and Consumer Sciences

Foreign Languages and Literature

Health and Clinical Professions


Interdisciplinary Studies

Liberal Arts and Sciences

Mathematics and Statistics

Natural Resources and Conservation

Philosophy and Religious Studies

Physical Sciences


Public Administration and Social Services

Security and Protective Services

Social Sciences

Theology and Religious Vocations

Visual and Performing Arts

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