Muskingum University

163 Stormont St, New Concord, United States
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Overview of Muskingum University

About this school

Muskingum, founded in 1837, is a private, church-affiliated, liberal arts college. Its 215-acre campus is located in New Concord, 80 miles east of Columbus.
  • Institution Type


    Private

  • Undergraduate Students


    • Undergraduate Students:1,557
    • Men:693 (44.5%)
    • Women:864 (55.5%)

Location

Admission Information

Freshman Admission Requirements

Difficulty of Admission


Admission to Muskingum University is moderately difficult: more than 75% of freshmen were in the top 50% of their high school class and scored over 1010 on the SAT I or over 18 on the ACT; about 85% or fewer of all applicants accepted.

High School Preparation


  • High School Graduation:

    High school diploma required and GED is accepted

  • High School Program:

    College preparatory program is required

Required Or Recomended High School Units


SubjectRequired UnitsRecommended Units
English
4
-
Mathematics
2
3
Science
2
3
Foreign Language
2
3
Social Studies
2
3
History
-
-
Academic Electives
-
-

Examinations Required


ExamRequiredScores Due Date
SAT or ACT
Required
June 1
SAT Only
-
-
ACT Only
-
-
SAT and SAT Subject Tests, or ACT
-
-
SAT Subject Tests Only
-
-
Essay/TestStatusScores Due Date
SAT Essay Component Policy
Not reported
ACT Writing Test Policy
Accepted with or without writing component
Use of SAT/ACT Essay
SAT: No policy as of now ACT: No policy as of now

Admission Details

Admissions Office


Address
163 Stormont Street
City, State, Zip
New Concord, OH  43762
Phone
(740) 826-8137
Fax
(740) 826-8404
Email

Application Dates And Fees


Regular Admission Deadline
June 1
Application Fee
No fee required
Application Fee Waiver
Not reported
Regular Admission Notification
Rolling
Accept Offer Of Admission
By May 1 or within 2 weeks if notified after May 1
Waiting List Used
No
Defer Admission
Student can defer admission
Transfer Admission
Transfer applications accepted

Early Admission


Early Decision Offered
No
Early Decision Deadline
-
Early Decision Notification
-
Early Action Offered
No
Early Action Deadline
-
Early Action Notification
-

Application Form


Common Application
Not accepted
Universal College Application
Not accepted
Electronic Application

Other Application Requirements


Interview
Not Required
Essay Or Personal Statement
Recommended for all freshmen
Letters Of Recommendation
1 recommended for all freshmen
Other
-
Financial Need
Financial need is not a consideration in the admissions process

Selection of Students

Factors involed in acceptance process.
4 star = most important, 1 star = least important.

FactorImportance
Rigor of Secondary School Record
Academic GPA
Standardized Tests
Class Rank
Recommendations
Essay
Interview
Level of Applicant's Interest
Extracurricular Activities
Volunteer Work
Particular|Talent/Ability
Character/Personal Qualities
First Generation to Attend College
State Residency
Geographic Residence
Relation with Alumnus
Religious Affiliation/ Commitment
Ethnicity
Work Experience

Profile of Fall Admission

Overall Admission Rate


Overall Admission Rate
74% of 1,850 applicants were admitted
Women
78% of 854 applicants were admitted
Men
71% of 996 applicants were admitted

Students Enrolled


Students Enrolled
499 (36%) of 1,376 admitted students enrolled
Women
258 (39%) of 668 admitted students enrolled
Men
241 (34%) of 708 admitted students enrolled

Grade Point Average of Enrolled First-Year Students


Average GPA
3.24
375 And Above
19%
3.50 - 3.74
17%
3.25 - 3.49
23%
3.00 - 3.24
15%
2.50 - 2.99
17%
2.00 - 2.49
8%

SAT Score of Enrolled First-Year Students


Sat Math
500 average |460-530 range of middle 50%
• Score 700 - 800
0%
• Score 600 - 700
10%
• Score 500 - 600
38%
• Score 400 - 500
50%
• Score 300 - 400
2%
• Score 200 - 300
0%
Sat Critical Reading
512 average |463-578 range of middle 50%
• Score 700 - 800
0%
• Score 600 - 700
17%
• Score 500 - 600
36%
• Score 400 - 500
40%
• Score 300 - 400
7%
• Score 200 - 300
0%

ACT Scores of Enrolled First-Year Students


Act Composite
21 average |18-24 range of middle 50%
• Score 30 - 36
3%
• Score 24 - 29
24%
• Score 18 - 23
54%
• Score 12 - 17
18%
• Score 6 - 11
0%
• Score 5 Or Below
0%

Tuition & Financial Aid

Tuition & Expenses

Cost of Attendance


  • Books & Supplies: - $28,516 (67.10278614457832%)
  • Room & Board: - $11,480 (27.014307228915662%)
  • Other Expences: - $1,100 (2.5884789156626504%)
  • Tuition & Fees: - $1,400 (3.2944277108433737%)
Books & Supplies
Room & Board
Other Expences
Tuition & Fees

Payment Plans


Muskingum University accepts installment plan

Applying for Financial Aid

Financial Aid Office


Email
-
Website
Net Price Calculator Url

Application Process


Application Deadline
Priority deadline March 1
Award Notification Date
On a rolling basis beginning December 1
Methodology For Awarding Institutional Aid
Federal Methodology

Forms Required


Forms RequiredFiling Cost
FAFSA| Code is 003084
Free

Profile of 2017-18 Financial Aid

First-Year Student


Financial Aid Applicants
300 (94.0%) of freshmen
Found To Have Financial Need
284 (94.7%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
284 (100.0%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
75 (26.4%) of aid recipients
Average Percent Of Need Met
79%
Average Award
$25,880
• Need-Based Gift
Received by 284 (100.0%) of aid recipients, average amount $20,701
• Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 256 (90.1%) of aid recipients, average amount $5,257
• Merit Based Gift
Received by 265 (93.3%) of aid recipients
Merit Based Gift
33 (10.3%) of freshmen had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $14,490

All Undergraduates


Financial Aid Applicants
1,156 (89.5%) of undergraduates
Found To Have Financial Need
1,094 (94.6%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
1,094 (100.0%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
186 (17.0%) of aid recipients
Average Percent Of Need Met
77%
Average Award
$24,239
• Need-Based Gift
Received by 1,093 (99.9%) of aid recipients, average amount $19,222
• Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 961 (87.8%) of aid recipients, average amount $5,730
• Merit Based Gift
Received by 994 (90.9%) of aid recipients
Merit Based Gift
177 (13.7%) of undergraduates had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $13,018

Borrowing


2016 Graduates with Loans
78%
Average Indebtedness Of 2016 Graduates
$33,490
Parents Borrowing Plus Loans
-
Parents Of Students Receiving Aid
20.0%
Parents Of Students Not Receiving Aid
4.0%

Financial Aid Programs

Scholarchips And Grants


Need Based Available
Federal Pell grants, SEOG, State scholarships, Institutional scholarships, Private scholarships
Non Need Based Available
Academic scholarships, Creative arts/performance scholarships, Special achievements/activities, Special characteristics (minority, religious affiliation, other scholarships)

Non-Need Awards


Academic Interest/Achievement
Biological Sciences, Computer Science, Engineering/Technologies, Mathematics, Physical Sciences, Premedicine
Creative Arts/Performance
Applied Art and Design, Art/Fine Arts, Debating, Journalism/Publications, Music, Theater/Drama
Special Achievements/Activities
Community Service, Junior Miss, Leadership
Special Characteristics
Children and Siblings of Alumni, Ethnic Background, International Students, Local/State Students, Members of Minorities, Previous College Experience, Relatives of Clergy, Religious Affiliation, Siblings of Current Students

Employment


Work-Study Programs
Federal work study available, other work study available
Average Earnings from On-Campus Employment
$1,000

Academics & Instruction

Academics Overview

Academic Calendar System


Semester

Summer Session


Offered

Graduation Requirements

General Education/Core Cirriculum


Required

Computer


Not required

Foreign Language


Not required

Math/Science


Required for all students

Faculty & Instruction

Full-Time Faculty


99

Part-Time Faculty


55

Full-Time Faculty With Ph.D./Terminal Degree


56%

Regular Class Size


  • 2-9 students: - 38% of classes
  • 10-19 students: - 35% of classes
  • 20-29 students: - 22% of classes
  • 30-39 students: - 5% of classes
  • 40-49 students: - 0% of classes
  • 50-99 students: - 0% of classes
% of Classes
2-9
10-19
20-29
30-39
40-49
50-99
# of Students

Discussion Section/Lab Class Size


  • 2-9 students: - 60% of discussion sections/labs
  • 10-19 students: - 40% of discussion sections/labs
% of Sections/Labs
2-9
10-19
# of Students

Advanced Placement

International Baccalaureate


Accepted

Advanced Placement (AP) Examinations


Accepted for placement and credit

Sophomore Standing


Available through AP examinations

Academic Resources

Libraries


Library Available On Campus
Yes
Holdings
478,512

Computing


Computer Ownership
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Computers Available On Campus
266
Internet E Mail Access
Not reported

Academic Support Services

Remedial Instruction


Not Offered

Tutoring


Available

Services for Students Requiring Accommodations


Available

Services for Students with Accessibility Needs


Muskingum University provides hearing impaired services, visually impaired services

Undergraduate Retention & Graduation

Returning First-Year Students


75.0%

Students Graduating Within 4 Years


37.9%

Students Graduating Within 5 Years


52.1%

Students Graduating Within 6 Years


54.0%

Programs & Majors

Undergraduate Education

Undergraduate Majors (57)


  • Accounting
  • American/United States Studies/Civilization
  • Anthropology
  • Art Teacher Education
  • Art/Art Studies, General
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
  • Business Administration and Management, General
  • Chemistry, General
  • Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist
  • Computer Science
  • Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration
  • Design and Visual Communications, General
  • Digital Communication and Media/Multimedia
  • Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
  • Early Childhood Education and Teaching
  • Economics, General
  • Education, General
  • Engineering Science
  • English Language and Literature, General
  • Environmental Science
  • Environmental Studies
  • French Language Teacher Education
  • French Language and Literature
  • Geology/Earth Science, General
  • German Language Teacher Education
  • German Language and Literature
  • Health Teacher Education
  • History, General
  • Humanities/Humanistic Studies
  • International Business/Trade/Commerce
  • International Relations and Affairs
  • Journalism
  • Junior High/Intermediate/Middle School Education and Teaching
  • Mathematics, General
  • Molecular Biology
  • Music Teacher Education
  • Music, General
  • Natural Resources/Conservation, General
  • Neuroscience
  • Philosophy
  • Physical Education Teaching and Coaching
  • Physical Therapy/Therapist
  • Physics, General
  • Political Science and Government, General
  • Pre-Dentistry Studies
  • Pre-Law Studies
  • Pre-Medicine/Pre-Medical Studies
  • Pre-Pharmacy Studies
  • Pre-Veterinary Studies
  • Psychology, General
  • Public Policy Analysis, General
  • Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
  • Religion/Religious Studies
  • Sociology
  • Spanish Language Teacher Education
  • Spanish Language and Literature
  • Special Education and Teaching, General

Most Popular Disciplines


Offered

Professional Degree Programs


Some online degree programs

Special Programs


Accelerated program, Student-designed major, Distance learning, Double major, English as a second language, Independent study, Internships, Study abroad, Summer session

Study Abroad


Health professions and related sciences, Business/marketing, Education

Online Degrees


Engineering

Graduate and Professional Education

Master's Degrees Offered


Master of Arts in Teaching, Master of Arts in Education

Master's Programs of Study (1)


  • Education--General

    Campus Life

    Location & Geography

    Population


    2,490

    Nearest Metropolitan Area


    245 acres

    Environment


    Small town/city

    Campus Size


    Columbus

    Weather


    Temperature
    18.5 average low in January, 80.4 average high in September
    Rain
    137 rainy days per year

    Available Transportation


    Nearest Airport
    70 mile(s) from campus in Columbus
    Nearest Bus Station
    9 mile(s) from campus in Cambridge
    Nearest Train Station
    88 mile(s) from campus in Canton

    Housing

    College Housing


    College offers housing to students

    Types of Housing


    Men only housing, women only housing, coed housing

    Students of College Housing


    68% of all students

    Housing Restrictions


    Students required to live on campus through junior year

    Freshman Housing Guarantee


    Freshmen are guaranteed housing

    Students Living Off Campus/Commuting


    32%

    Security

    24-Hour Emergency Phone/Alarm Devices


    Available

    24-Hour Security Patrols


    Available

    Late-Night Transport/Escort Services


    Available

    Electronically Operated Housing Entrances


    Available

    Personal Support Services

    Health Service


    Offered

    Personal Counseling


    Offered

    Child Care


    Offered

    Sports & Recreation

    School Athletics


    Athletic Conferences
    NCAA Division III
    Mascot
    Muskie (fish)
    School Colors
    Black and magenta

    Intercollegiate Athletics (Women)


    FactorOfferedScholarships Given
    Baseball
    Basketball
    Cross-Country Running
    Football
    Golf
    Soccer
    Softball
    Tennis
    Track And Field
    Volleyball
    Wrestling

    Intercollegiate Athletics (Men)


    SportOfferedScholarships Given
    Baseball
    Basketball
    Cross-Country Running
    Football
    Golf
    Soccer
    Softball
    Tennis
    Track And Field
    Volleyball
    Wrestling

    Recreational Sports


    Intramural Sports
    badminton, basketball, cross-country running, football, golf, racquetball, sand volleyball, soccer, softball, swimming and diving, table tennis, tennis, track and field, volleyball, water polo, weight lifting, wrestling

    Student Activities

    Activities And Organizations


    Muskingum University offers choral groups, marching band, drama theatre, radio station, student newspaper, television station, national fraternities, national sororities, campus crusade for christ (cru), greek life, muskingum programming board, game club, multicultural association:black student union

    Sororities


    39% of women participate

    Fraternities


    30% of men participate

    ROTC


    Student Body

    Co-educational


    Yes

    Number of Full-Time Undergraduates


    1,363

    Undergraduates


    All Undergraduates
    1,557
    Women
    864
    Men
    693

    Ethnicity of Students from U.S.


    • 0.1% American Indian/Alaskan Native
    • 0.8% Asian
    • 5.0% Black/African-American
    • 2.6% Hispanic/Latino
    • 3.8% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
    • 0.0% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
    • 81.8% White
    • 5.9% Unknown

    International Students


    4.7% from 8 countries

    Average Age


    22

    Number of Graduate Students


    814

    Student Resources

    Study resources