Muhlenberg College

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2400 W. Chew Street

Allentown, PA 18104

Phone: (484) 664-3100
2013-2014 Tuition
tuition and fees
male /
Feb. 15
application deadline

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U.S. News Rankings

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#65 Overall Score: 62 out of 100. National Liberal Arts Colleges

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Muhlenberg College is a private institution that was founded in 1848. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 2,422, its setting is suburban, and the campus size is 75 acres. It utilizes a semester-based academic calendar. Muhlenberg College's ranking in the 2014 edition of Best Colleges is National Liberal Arts Colleges, 65. Its tuition and fees are $42,755 (2013-14).

School mission and unique qualities (as provided by the school):

Muhlenberg College offers academically challenging programs in the liberal arts and sciences within the context of a warm, caring community and close student-faculty relationships. The campus is known for outstanding facilities and beauty, and the environment is one which students describe with words such as "home" and "family." Muhlenberg faculty are unusually accessible, and the academic and co-curricular programs aim to prepare students for lives of leadership and service.

General Information

School type private, coed college
Year founded 1848
Religious affiliation Lutheran
Academic calendar semester
Setting suburban
2012 Endowment $149,466,765


When applying to Muhlenberg College, it's important to note the application deadline is February 15, and the early decision deadline is February 15. Scores for either the ACT or SAT test are due February 15. The application fee at Muhlenberg College is $50. It is more selective, with an acceptance rate of 45.7 percent.

For more information about the tests, essays, interviews, and admissions process, visit the Applying to College knowledge center.

Selectivity more selective
Fall 2012 acceptance rate 45.7%
Application deadline February 15
SAT/ACT scores must be received by February 15

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Academic Life

The student-faculty ratio at Muhlenberg College is 12:1, and the school has 68.6 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students. The most popular majors at Muhlenberg College include: Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services; Psychology; Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General; Biological and Biomedical Sciences; and English Language and Literature/Letters. The average freshman retention rate, an indicator of student satisfaction, is 92 percent.

Class sizes
Class sizes
Student-faculty ratio 12:1
4-year graduation rate 82%
Five most popular majors for 2012 graduates
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services 13%
Psychology 13%
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General 8%
Biological and Biomedical Sciences 7%
English Language and Literature/Letters 6%

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Student Life

Muhlenberg College has a total undergraduate enrollment of 2,422, with a gender distribution of 41.5 percent male students and 58.5 percent female students. At this school, 92 percent of the students live in college-owned, -operated, or -affiliated housing and 8 percent of students live off campus. Muhlenberg College is part of the NCAA III athletic conference.

Total enrollment 2,422
Student gender distribution
Student gender distribution
Undergraduate men who are members of a fraternity
Undergraduate men who are members of a fraternity
Undergraduate women who are members of a sorority
Undergraduate women who are members of a sorority
Collegiate athletic association NCAA III

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Campus Info & Services

Muhlenberg College offers a number of student services including nonremedial tutoring, placement service, and health service. Muhlenberg College 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 Muhlenberg College, 70 percent have cars on campus. Alcohol is permitted for students of legal age at Muhlenberg College.

Students who have cars on campus 70%
Health insurance offered No

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Paying for School

At Muhlenberg College, 49.7 percent of full-time undergraduates receive some kind of need-based financial aid and the average need-based scholarship or grant award is $23,328.

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Tuition and fees $42,755 (2013-14)
Room and board $10,080 (2013-14)
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* Overview details based on 2012 data

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