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Colleges / Muskingum University

Muskingum University

New Concord, OH 4-Year Private
Acceptance Rate86%
Acceptance Rate86%

Muskingum University Admissions

If you are planning on applying to Muskingum University, there is no application fee, which means it is free to apply.

Muskingum University Admissions Stats at a Glance

Here is an overiew of some of Muskingum University's admissions stats.

Muskingum University 2022 Admissions Statistics
Mean Unweighted GPA 3.4
Admitted Students in Top 10% of Graduating Class 13%
Admissions Test Policy Not optional and are not considered
Waitlist No

Muskingum University Application Deadlines

These are the application deadlines for Muskingum University.

Application Type Offered Application Deadline Notification Deadline
Early Decision I No –– ––
Early Decision II –– –– ––
Early Action No –– ––

Considering Applying Early to Muskingum University?

Muskingum University does not offer early decision or early action.

➡️ Find a list of some top colleges that accept significantly more applicants during early decision or early action than during regular admission.

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How To Get Into Muskingum University

Muskingum University is a moderately difficult school to get into. Muskingum University evaluates applicants carefully based on multiple criteria to decide who to admit, and who to deny.

In 2021, Muskingum University accepted 86% of all applicants, approximately 2,144 from the 2,504 applicants.

Schools that are moderately difficult to get into, like Muskingum University, accept fewer than 85% of all applicants. At least 75% of all admitted students have GPAs in the top 50% of their high school class and scored over 1010 on the SAT or over 18 on the ACT.

Transferring to Muskingum University

It is moderately difficult to be admitted as a transfer student.

For Students Waitlisted to Muskingum University

Muskingum University has not reported data for waitlisted and admitted students.

What's Most Important for Getting Into Muskingum University?

Colleges consider a range of factors when choosing who to admit for their next incoming class. Each college has a different way of determining which factors are are most important when choose which applicants to admit, and which to deny. When assembling your list of schools to apply to, you may want to consider your strengths and any possible weaknesses in your application, and apply to colleges that prioritize the areas where you shine.

Admissions Factors at Muskingum University

What does Muskingum University consider during the admissions process? Take a look at the list below to see which factors are most important during the admissions process.

Admissions Factor Level
Academic GPA Very Important
Rigor of Secondary School Record Very Important
Class Rank Important
Recommendation(s) Important
Standardized Test Scores Important
Alumni/ae Relations Considered
Character/Personal Qualities Considered
Geographical Residence Considered
Extracurricular Activities Considered
Application Essay Considered
Interview Considered
Racial/Ethnic Status Considered
Talent/Ability Considered

Make sure to check with Muskingum University for more information on admission factors.

Muskingum University Application Requirements

To apply to Muskingum University, all applicants must submit the following items. Make sure to check in with Muskingum University's admissions department to confirm all application materials and requirements.

Area Required Recommended Required for Some Details (If Any)
Written Essay or Personal Statement
Letter(s) of Recommendation 1
Minimum High School GPA (On 4.0 Scale) 2.03
Transcript of High School Record

GPA and Testing

What GPA Do I Need To Get Into Muskingum University?

Students admitted to Muskingum University have an average unweighted GPA of 3.4. Muskingum University considers weighted GPA scores from incomging students.

Out of all students that were admitted, 74.2% submitted a class rank. At Muskingum University 13% of students ranked in the top 10% of their graduating class in high school, 37% were in the top 25% and 69% were in the top 50%.

GPAs of Admitted Students

At Muskingum University, student GPAs fall in the following ranges.

GPA Percent of Students
4.0 GPA 9.3%
3.75 and 3.99 20.5%
3.50 and 3.74 19.6%
3.25 and 3.49 16.2%
3.00 and 3.24 13.4%
2.50 and 2.9 17.4%
2.00 and 2.49 3.1%

This chart depicts the percentage of all enrolled, degree-seeking, first-time, first year (freshmen) students who had high school grade point average within the given ranges.

Note: Some schools choose not release this information. If you have any questions regarding missing numbers, be sure to reach out to Muskingum University directly.

About GPAs

Your high school grade point average (GPA) is a number that highlights your high school academic performance. A weighted GPA or an unweighted GPA are the two possible GPA scores considered by colleges.

An unweighted GPA is an average of your scores from each class on a four-point scale. Unweighted GPAs range from 4.0 to under 1.0. A weighted GPA considers your average grade and the difficulty of your classes. A weighted GPA boosts your average by adding extra points for honors or Advanced Placement courses.

Standardized Test Scores

Muskingum University does not consider ACT or SAT scores as part of the admissions process.

Muskingum University is not test optional. Test optional schools allow students to choose if they want to submit ACT or SAT scores with their applications or not.

More Information on Transferring to Muskingum University

For transfer students, it is moderately difficult to get admitted to Muskingum University. Transfer applications are processed on a on a rolling basis as they are received.

Transfer students can enroll in Muskingum University during the following terms:

• Fall Term

• Spring Term

Muskingum University Admissions FAQs

Can I defer my acceptance to Muskingum University?

❌ Students who are admitted to Muskingum University must attend in the term they start. Deferring admissions is not encouraged. If you have a unusual circumstance, contact the admissions department.

Does Muskingum University accept transfer credits?

✅ Muskingum University accepts eligible transfer credits from accredited institutions. Muskingum University accepts:

• CLEP subject tests • DSST/DANTES • Life Long Learning Credit

Does Muskingum University accept Advanced Placement (AP) or International Baccalaureate (IB) credits?

✅ Muskingum University accepts International Baccalaureate credits (IB) credits and Advanced Placement (AP) credits.

Do I have to submit test scores to Muskingum University?

✅ Muskingum University is not test optional. Test scores will not be considered during the admissions process, even if you submit them.

What is Muskingum University's acceptance rate?

✅ Muskingum University's acceptance rate is 86%.

What is the early decision acceptance rate at Muskingum University?

❌ Muskingum University does not offer early decision.

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Admission Difficulty

Somewhat Selective


How hard is it to get into Muskingum University? Muskingum University is a somewhat selective institution. The Muskingum University acceptance rate is 86%. This means that the institution accepts 85 out of every 100 applicants.


Muskingum University Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Continuous processing

Transfer Applications are Due

Continuous processing

The deadline for Fall first-year applications to Muskingum University is Continuous processing.

The deadline for Fall transfer applications to Muskingum University is Continuous processing.

Check the school website for more information about deadlines for specific programs or special admissions programs

Muskingum University SAT Scores


Composite SAT Range

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Math SAT Range

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Reading SAT Range

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Muskingum University GPA

Avg. High School GPA (non-weighted)


GPA Needed to Get Accepted

At Muskingum University, the average unweighted high-school GPA for admitted students is 3.42. This is the average, which means that some applicants submit GPAs lower than this and some applicants submit GPAs above this level. If your GPA falls below the average, strong test scores or other qualifications may help you make you a more competitive applicant.

Data Source: IPEDs and Peterson's Databases © 2022 Peterson's LLC All rights reserved

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