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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).
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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.
|School type||private, coed college|
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.
|Fall 2012 acceptance rate||45.7%|
|Application deadline||February 15|
|SAT/ACT scores must be received by||February 15|
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.
|4-year graduation rate||82%|
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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.
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|Collegiate athletic association||NCAA III|
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|
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.
Paying for college doesn't have to be difficult or devastating. Go to the Paying for College knowledge center to get advice on raising cash and reducing costs.
|Tuition and fees||$42,755 (2013-14)|
|Room and board||$10,080 (2013-14)|
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* Overview details based on 2012 data