#28 Best Private Colleges in Ohio

Muskingum University

New Concord, Ohio

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Muskingum University overview
Location New Concord, Ohio
Online muskingum.edu
School Type Private 4 Year
Setting Distant Town
Religious Affiliation Presbyterian Church (USA)
Muskingum University overview
Size Small
Status Non-profit
On Campus Housing Yes
Level of Study Undergrad/Graduate
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Muskingum University, located in New Concord, Ohio, is a private liberal arts university founded in 1837. The campus is situated in a rural setting approximately 70 miles east of Columbus, offering a tranquil and scenic environment. It is notable for its distinctive blend of nineteenth-century architecture and contemporary facilities. Muskingum offers a range of undergraduate and graduate programs, with particular recognition in the fields of science, education, and business. The university provides on-campus housing options to foster an immersive educational experience. While the institution is less selective, it maintains a commitment to a diverse and comprehensive academic environment. Muskingum does not specifically highlight an athletic program as a point of notoriety.

In the most recent statistical year 2,690 prospective students applied, and 2,324 were granted admission.  Of those admitted 412 enrolled in the school.  1,507 students are enrolled on a full time basis, and 610 attend part time. In-state tuition for 2022/2023, excluding room and board, is $29,900 plus fees of $790. Muskingum is ranked 892 nationally in the CollegeSimply.com 2024 U.S. Colleges Ranking.












Muskingum is rated within the lower 34% of four-year colleges nationally and earns a CollegeSimply grade of 4 out of 10. Learn how ratings are calculated


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Admission Standards

Extremely Easy
Muskingum University overview
SAT 950/1120
ACT 17/22
GPA 3.42

Applications Accepted

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Applications Due -
Applicant Competition Very Low
Application Fee $0

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Annual Cost to Attend


Costs for Muskingum University
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$1,100
Other Fees$790
Room and Board $12,500
Budget for Other Expenses$1,718
Total One Year Cost$46,008

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Average Salary After 10 Years

$40,100 per year

Bachelor's Degree Graduation Rate

54% within 6 years

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Popular Areas of Study

Popular subjects studied by Muskingum University students
Subject Percent of Class
Business 23%
Education 18%
Biology 10%
Social Sciences 9%
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting 7%

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