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Muskingum University is a private institution that was founded in 1837. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 1,738, its setting is rural, and the campus size is 245 acres. It utilizes a semester-based academic calendar. Muskingum University's ranking in the 2014 edition of Best Colleges is Regional Universities (Midwest), 57. Its tuition and fees are $23,806 (2013-14).
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Long considered one of the nation's strongest regional academic institutions, Muskingum's enthusiasm for the future has never been stronger. Muskingum has experienced a period of intensive strategic planning and resource development. This endeavor has resulted in sound financial growth, effective resource investment, and unprecedented campus construction - and has been noted in BusinessWeek magazine, The Chronicle of Higher Education, and featured on National Public Radio. The effects of such planning are tangible across campus. Over the past nine years, the University's enrollment has expanded from 1,800 to more than 3,000 undergraduate and graduate students. Under the leadership of President Dr. Anne C. Steele, Muskingum has entered a period of intensive growth and renewal in facilities. These include three new, state-of-the-art campus landmarks: Philip and Betsey Caldwell Hall, the 32,000 square-foot home of speech, theatre, electronic journalism and communications programs, dedicated in 2004; the Walter K. Chess Center, the 22,000 square-foot home of student activities, fitness, and recreation, dedicated in 2008; and Otto and Fran Walter Hall, the 30,000 square-foot home for music, foreign languages and the Center for the Advancement of Learning, currently under construction. Completed "campus of the future" facilities projects also include the newly-constructed Ruth and John Neptune Art Center and multi-million dollar renovations and restorations to Muskingum's athletic complex and historic academic buildings. Offering more than 40 undergraduate and interdisciplinary majors, including Nursing, Engineering Science and Graphic Design and 10 pre-professional programs, three master's degree programs, and the Muskingum Adult Program, the university serves the east central Ohio community and beyond. Muskingum's mission is to develop - intellectually, spiritually, socially and physically - whole persons, by fostering critical thinking, position action, ethical sensitivity and spiritual growth. Muskingum meets student where they are, helping each to discover his or her own potential. Small class sizes and the personal attention of an exceptional and dedicated faculty create an atmosphere of success and achievement. Founded in 1837 by Presbyterians of Scotch-Irish descent, Muskingum continues to be associated with the Presbyterian Church (USA) and takes its church-relatedness very seriously, offering courses in religion and philosophy and a full complement of religious-life programs. Many 20th-century national and world leaders are among Muskingum's alumni: pioneer astronaut and U.S. Senator John Glenn; Ford Motor Company CEO Philip Caldwell; Depository Trust Company Founder and CEO William Dentzer; U.S. Ambassador and Goodyear Tire CEO Charles Pilliod; Robert Warner, the Sixth Archivist of the United States; AT&T Executive Vice President Harold Burlingame; and Jack Hanna, television zoologist. Nineteenth-century alumni include William Rainey Harper, founding President of the University of Chicago.
|School type||private, coed college|
|Religious affiliation||Presbyterian Church (USA)|
When applying to Muskingum University, it's important to note the application deadline is August 1. Scores for either the ACT or SAT test are due August 1. It is selective, with an acceptance rate of 77 percent.
For more information about the tests, essays, interviews, and admissions process, visit the Applying to College knowledge center.
|Fall 2012 acceptance rate||77.0%|
|Application deadline||August 1|
|SAT/ACT scores must be received by||August 1|
The student-faculty ratio at Muskingum University is 14:1, and the school has 65 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students. The most popular majors at Muskingum University include: Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services; Education; Biological and Biomedical Sciences; Psychology; and Health Professions and Related Programs. The average freshman retention rate, an indicator of student satisfaction, is 69.8 percent.
|4-year graduation rate||33%|
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Muskingum University has a total undergraduate enrollment of 1,738, with a gender distribution of 45.5 percent male students and 54.5 percent female students. At this school, 68 percent of the students live in college-owned, -operated, or -affiliated housing and 32 percent of students live off campus. Muskingum University is part of the NCAA III athletic conference.
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|Collegiate athletic association||NCAA III|
Campus Info & Services
Muskingum University offers a number of student services including nonremedial tutoring, women's center, placement service, health service, and health insurance. Muskingum University also offers campus safety and security services like 24-hour foot and vehicle patrols, late night transport/escort service, 24-hour emergency telephones, lighted pathways/sidewalks, and controlled dormitory access (key, security card, etc). Of the students at Muskingum University, 75 percent have cars on campus. Alcohol is permitted for students of legal age at Muskingum University.
|Students who have cars on campus||75%|
|Health insurance offered||Yes|
Paying for School
At Muskingum University, 83.5 percent of full-time undergraduates receive some kind of need-based financial aid and the average need-based scholarship or grant award is $15,095.
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|Tuition and fees||$23,806 (2013-14)|
|Room and board||$9,320 (2013-14)|
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* Overview details based on 2012 data