Muskingum College


Enrollment: 1,655.

Student Body: 52% female, 48% male, 11% out-of-state, 1% international (11 countries represented). Asian 1%, African American 5%, Caucasian 87%, Hispanic 1%.

Retention and Graduation: 67% freshmen return for sophomore year. 38% freshmen graduate within 4 years. 20% grads go on to further study within 1 year. 4% grads pursue arts and sciences degrees. 2% grads pursue law degrees. 4% grads pursue business degrees. 2% grads pursue medical degrees.

Faculty: Student/faculty ratio 16:1. 102 full-time faculty, 93% hold PhDs, 6% are members of minority groups, 41% are women.


Degrees: Bachelors, masters.

Classes: Most classes have fewer than 10 students. Most lab/discussion sessions have 20-29 students.

Majors with Highest Enrollment: Business/commerce; early childhood education and teaching; psychology.

Special Study Options: Accelerated program, distance learning, double major, dual enrollment, English as a Second Language (ESL), exchange student program (domestic), independent study, internships, liberal arts/career combination, student-designed major, study abroad, teacher certification program, weekend college. Combined degree programs: BA/MEng, BA,BS,MAE. Special programs offered to physically disabled students include note-taking services, reader services, tape recorders, tutors.

Career services: Alumni network, alumni services, career assessment, internships, regional alumni.

Career services highlights include: Muskingum Leadership Initiative—alumni identify relevant national and regional internships and communicate those opportunities to Muskingum students and faculty.


Housing: Coed dorms, men’s dorms, women’s dorms, fraternity/sorority housing, cooperative housing, apartments for single students, theme housing 50% of campus accessible to physically disabled.

Special Academic Facilities/Equipment: Art gallery, on-campus nursery school, electron microscope, 57-acre biology field station and mobile biology lab.

Computers: 15% of classrooms, 100% of libraries, 33% of dining areas, 100% of student union, 10% of common outdoor areas have wireless network access. Students can register for classes online. Administrative functions (other than registration) can be performed online.


Environment: Rural.

Activities: Choral groups, concert band, dance, drama/ theater, jazz band, literary magazine, marching band, music ensembles, musical theater, pep band, radio station, student government, student newspaper, symphony orchestra, television station, yearbook, campus ministries, international student organization, Model UN.

Organizations: 95 registered organizations, 16 honor societies, 4 religious organizations. 5 fraternities, 5 sororities.

Athletics (Intercollegiate): Men: Baseball, basketball, cheerleading, cross-country; football, golf, soccer, tennis, track/field (outdoor), track/field (indoor), wrestling. Women: Basketball, cheerleading, cross-country, golf, soccer, softball, tennis, track/field (outdoor), track/field (indoor), volleyball.

On-Campus Highlights: Philip and Betsey Caldwell Hall, Boyd Science Center, Rec Center, Patton Dining Center/ Kelly Coffee House, Walter K. Chess Student Center, New music classroom building opening Fall 2010.


Freshman Academic Profile: Average high school GPA 3.2. 24% in top 10% of high school class, 49% in top 25% of high school class, 76% in top 50% of high school class. 90% from public high schools. SAT Math middle 50% range 480-590. SAT Critical Reading middle 50% range 460-580. SAT Writing middle 50% range 450-590. ACT middle 50% range 19-25. Minimum paper TOEFL 550. Minimum computer TOEFL 213.

Basis for Candidate Selection: Very important factors considered include: Academic GPA, rigor of secondary school record. Important factors considered include: Class rank, recommendation(s), standardized test scores. Other factors considered include: Application essay, alumni/ae relation, character/personal qualities, extracurricular activities, geographical residence, interview, racial/ethnic status, talent/ability, work experience.

Freshman Admission Requirements: High school diploma is required and GED is accepted. Academic units required: 4 English, 2 mathematics, 2 science, (1 science labs), 2 foreign language, 1 social studies, 2 history. Academic units recommended: 4 English, 3 mathematics, 3 science, (2 science labs), 2 foreign language, 1 social studies, 2 history.

Freshman Admission Statistics: 2,051 applied, 78% admitted, 30% enrolled.

Transfer Admission Requirements: High school transcript, college transcript(s), minimum college GPA of 2.0 required. Lowest grade transferable C.

General Admission Information: Regular application deadline 8/1. Notification on a rolling basis, beginning on or about 10/1. Nonfall registration accepted. Admission may be deferred for a maximum of 1 year. Credit and/or placement offered for CEEB Advanced Placement tests.


Annual tuition $19,190. Room and board $7,740. Required fees $690. Average book expense $1,000.

Required Forms and Deadlines: FAFSA. Financial aid filing deadline 8/1. Priority financial aid filing date 3/15.

Notification of Awards: Applicants will be notified of awards on a rolling basis beginning 3/1.

Types of Aid: Need-based scholarships/grants: Federal Pell, SEOG, state scholarships/grants, private scholarships, the school’s own gift aid. Loans: FFEL Subsidized Stafford, FFEL Unsubsidized Stafford, FFEL PLUS, Federal Perkins, college/university loans from institutional funds.

Student Employment: Federal Work-Study Program available. Institutional employment available. Highest amount earned per year from on-campus jobs $1,500. Off-campus job opportunities are fair.

Financial Aid Statistics: 83% freshmen, 78% undergrads receive need-based scholarship or grant aid. 68% freshmen, 68% undergrads receive non-need-based scholarship or grant aid. 70% freshmen, 66% undergrads receive need-based self-help aid. 98% freshmen, 98% undergrads receive any aid. 80% undergrads borrow to pay for school. Average cumulative indebtedness $23,405.

Criteria for awarding institutional aid: Non-need-based: Academics, alumni affiliation, art, leadership, minority status, music/drama, religious affiliation, state/district residency.

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