Muskingum University

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Muskingum University, a liberal arts school, provides students a well rounded foundation in education by having a curriculum with a diverse range of subjects. This college is located in New Concord, OH, a predominately rural area. There are around 2,600 students enrolled each year at Muskingum University.

Students can submit either the ACT or SAT scores at this school. A score within the range of 890 to 1120 on the SAT exam, or 18 to 23 on the ACT exam is among the 25th - 75th percentile range among accepted students. Based on sampled GPA data collected and applied, it is estimated that the Muskingum University average GPA range for accepted students is around 2.89 - 3.18. Muskingum University sends acceptance letters to approximately 80% of those that apply each year. Of those that are admitted, around 20% registered for enrollment. You can get more information from the admissions office website at

Overall Muskingum University Acceptance Rate - Fall 2020


The overall acceptance rate for Muskingum University was reported as 80.6% in Fall 2020 with over 2,400 applications submitted to this school. Both in state and out of state applicants are included in these figures. We do not have data on transfer acceptance rates currently.

Accepted Applicants Profile

  • ACT Scores: 18 - 23
  • Average GPA: 2.89 - 3.18

How Hard Is It to Get into Muskingum University?

Applicant Selectivity: Medium

When determining how difficult it is for students to get into Muskingum University, ACT/SAT test scores and high school average GPA ranges of accepted students of previous years can help estimate the selectivity of a school.

Historical Trend and Acceptance Rate 2022 Projection

The historical trend chart shows acceptance rates from the previous years, from which we have projected the acceptance rate for the 2022-2023 school year. The overall acceptance rate trend for Muskingum University has been staying about the same from year to year.

Acceptance Rate By Year

  • 2016-2017: 77.4%
  • 2017-2018: 74.4%
  • 2018-2019: 72.2%
  • 2019-2020: 80.6%
  • Projected Acceptance Rate 2022-2023: 71.3%

How Does Muskingum University Compare?

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National Avg

The acceptance rate for Muskingum University is forty-two percent higher than the national average of all colleges which is around 56.7%.

Nearby Similar College Acceptance Rates

SchoolAcceptance Rate
Denison University29.4%
Marietta College70.8%
Kenyon College34.1%
Mount Vernon Nazarene University73.0%
Ohio Valley University69.3%

Admissions Rates & Enrollment Rates - Details

General Recommendations & Requirements for Admissions

  • High School GPA Scores are Required
  • High School Class Rankings are Recommended
  • School Records are Required
  • College Prep Classes are Required
  • Standardized Test Scores (SAT,ACT,...) are Required
  • TOEFL Exam (Foreign Language Students) are Required

Number of Applicants, Percent Accepted, and Enrolled Students (Fall 2020)


Average ACT/SAT Scores of Applicants to Muskingum University (Fall 2020)

SAT® SectionScore Range
Critical Reading450 - 560
Math440 - 560
Total Score890 - 1120
ACT®Score Range
English16 - 23
Math17 - 24
Composite Score18 - 23
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