We look forward to welcoming you to Muskingum College in Ohio:
Muskingum is a small, private liberal arts college located in safe and friendly New Concord, Ohio. In the U.S., a liberal arts college is a small university which specializes in undergraduate study. Students who graduate from Muskingum have an in-depth knowledge in one particular field of study and also a great breadth of knowledge which spans many fields of study.
For a relatively small college of 1,600 students, Muskingum has an unusually rich and diverse international community! With approximately 45 students representing 18 countries, American and international students enjoy the experience of exchanging ideas, comparing values and learning from each other.
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Admission Eligibility: Admission of international students to Muskingum College is mainly determined by high school grades and test scores. A TOEFL score of 213 is required for regular admission. If you are academically qualified and have a TOEFL score of at least 150, you can be accepted as a full-time student, participating in the English Support Program. Other standardized tests of English language ability may be considered in consultation with the Director of International Programs.
Transfer students and graduates of junior colleges are also welcome. Your transcript will be carefully examined in order to transfer as many credits as possible. Advanced placement and credit is awarded to students who have completed the (GCE) A level examinations. Students are also welcome to pursue a second degree or to prepare for graduate programs.
The English Support Program: Students in this program receive the support of individual tutorials and ESL classes. Professional tutors help students succeed in their regular (non-ESL) courses. A tutor who specializes in that particular subject will be assigned to meet individually with the student for an hour each week for each course. In addition to these individual course tutorials, students enjoy the extra support of Learning Strategy Workshops, pre-test review sessions, tape-recorded texts, test accommodations and many other features. Students pay regular full-time tuition to participate in this program, which includes regular courses, ESL, tutorials and all support services.
More advanced students may take as many as eleven (11) credits in regular courses and still receive the special services of the English Support Program. Students may go completely into regular courses upon approval of the Director of International Programs. This decision is based on on the student's grades, performance in ESL and the recommendations of tutors and professors. No additional TOEFL score is required.
Other International Student Services:
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Academic Majors: Muskingum College offers a wide choice of academic majors designed to help you prepare for postgraduate study in a university setting, or direct entry into the workplace. Muskingum's personal approach helps you understand where you are now, and how to develop the skills you need to make successful transitions from high school to college and beyond. With our 15-to-1 student to faculty ratio, you'll be involved in class discussions where you'll be free to ask questions of professors -- building interpersonal skills and confidence as you learn!
In addition to academic majors in the traditional arts and sciences, Muskingum offers a variety of interdisciplinary majors, pre-professional and teacher licensure programs that enable you to tailor your education to your interests. Muskingum features Accounting, Art, Biology, Business, Chemistry, Christian Education, Computer Science, Earth Science, Economics, Early Childhood Education, Middle Childhood Education, English, French, Geology, German, History, Mathematics, Molecular Biology, Music, Neuroscience, Philosophy, Physical Education, Physics, Political Science, Psychology, Religion, Philosophy, Sociology, Spanish, Speech Communication, and Theatre.
Financial Assistance: International students at Muskingum are eligible for financial assistance with academic scholarships ranging from $2,000 to $10,000 per year. The decision to award a scholarship is based primarily on two factors:
The application essay and personal interviews (when possible) are also considered. There is no special application process; simply apply for admission to the college and you will be automatically considered for scholarships.
Other sources of financial aid from the college include performance awards in art, speech, theater, and music (portfolio and / or audition required; videos accepted); sibling credit for two or more students from the same family; and Presbyterian grants for members of the Presbyterian Church. Limited financial aid is available for exceptional students entering through the English Support Program. International students are also eligible for limited, part-time on-campus employment.
* All first year students are required to purchase 21 meals per week.
** The matriculation fee is a one-time charge for processing new degree-seeking students.
Please note that the costs listed above are for degree seeking students only. These costs may not reflect any agreements we have with our exchange partner institutions.
Central Location: Muskingum College offers the ideal college location -- the secure and relaxed environment of a small town; the excitement, challenge and fun of the great outdoors; easy access to city attractions. But most of all, it's a comfortable place to learn, grow and just be yourself!
New Concord is an hour east of the state capital of Columbus. Cleveland and Pittsburgh are only two hours away by car; the cities provide a full range of entertainment, cultural and social offerings. If you're interested in the outdoors, you'll find boating, golfing, trail biking, skiing, hiking, camping, and rock-climbing within a 45-minute drive of campus.
We look forward to welcoming you to Muskingum College in Ohio! To learn more, review all of our programs and select the ones that interest you. Then complete the inquiry form, and we'll respond to you directly.