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Tuition & Fees

$44,145

$44,145

not including room and board

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Selective

46%

acceptance rate

Accepted 2,378
Declined + 2,774
Total Received 5,152
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undergraduateRatios

41%

59%

male

female

1  :  11

teacher

students

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Most Popular Majors

  1. Business Administration
  2. Biology
  3. Psychology
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School Facts

Muhlenberg College, founded in 1848, is an independent, undergraduate, coeducational institution related to the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America. Its 75-acre campus is located in Allentown, 60 miles from Philadelphia and 90 miles from New York City.

Public/private Private (nonprofit)
Campus Enrollment 2,448
Established in 1848
Coeducational Coeducational College, Became Coeducational College
Religious affiliation Lutheran
Accredited by •  MSCHE (Middle States Commission on Higher Education)

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Codes

SAT 2424
ACT 3640

Social Networks

Private (nonprofit)

2,448

undergraduate students

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
17%
600-699
45%
500-599
35%
400-499
3%
700-800
11%
600-699
52%
500-599
33%
400-499
4%
300-399
0
700-800
16%
600-699
45%
500-599
36%
400-499
3%
30-36
23%
24-29
65%
18-23
12%
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Allentown, PA

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Allentown, PA

75-acre, suburban campus in Allentown (population: 118,974), 60 miles from Philadelphia and 90 miles from New York City. Served by bus; airport and train serve Philadelphia; smaller airport serves Bethlehem (10 miles). School operates transportation to Philadelphia and New York City. Public transportation serves campus.

Muhlenberg College
2400 West Chew Street
Allentown, PA 18104

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Campus Life

yes
Housing available
92%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
100%
Percent of freshmen that live in campus-owned housing
yes
Alcohol is permitted on campus to students of legal age

Greek Life

 
3 fraternities 18% of male students
 
5 sororities 24% of female students

% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
45%
Top 1/4
73%
Top 1/2
92%
Bottom 1/2
8%
Bottom 1/4
0%

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
17%
600-699
45%
500-599
35%
400-499
3%
700-800
11%
600-699
52%
500-599
33%
400-499
4%
300-399
0
700-800
16%
600-699
45%
500-599
36%
400-499
3%
30-36
23%
24-29
65%
18-23
12%

Admissions Facts

Application fee $50
Common application accepted yes
Application deadline February 15
School has early decision program yes
Early decision program application deadline February 15
School has early action program no
Admissions interview
(required or recommended)
Recommended
SAT/ACT requirements SAT Subject Tests Considered if submitted
SAT or ACT Required of some

Selective

46%

acceptance rate

Accepted 2,378
Declined + 2,774
Total Received 5,152

Admissions Factors

Very Important

Character/ personal qualities
Secondary school record

Important

Class rank
Essay
Extracurricular activities
Interview
Particular talent/ability
Recommendations
Standardized test scores
Volunteer Work
Work Experience

Considered

Alumni/ae relationship
Minority affiliation

Not Considered

Geographical residence
Religious affiliation/commitment
State residency

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Admissions Contact

Christopher Hooker-Haring
Dean of Admission & Financial Aid
P: 484 664-3200
F: 484 664-3234
admissions@muhlenberg.edu

Cost

Tuition $43,860
Room $5,665
Board $1,240
Additional fees $285
Books & supplies $1,295
Total $52,345
Average Financial Aid - $27,092
Total with Avg. Aid $25,253

Financial Aid

91%

Of students' needs
were fully met

$27,092

Average financial aid

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Scholarships & Grants

Need-based

Federal $1,290,100
State $576,900
Institutional $24,560,000
Other external $282,600
Total $26,709,600

Non-need-based

Federal
State
Institutional $9,390,000
Other external $247,300
Total $9,637,300

Varsity Sports

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baseball
basketball
cross-country
field hockey
football
golf
lacrosse
soccer
softball
tennis
track and field (indoor)
track and field (outdoor)
volleyball
wrestling

Athletic Facts

Athletic conference memberships
Centennial Conference (Division III)
Mascot
Mule
School colors
cardinal red and gray
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Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Accounting
American Studies
Anthropology
Art
Biochemistry
Biology
Business Administration
Chemistry
Computer Science
Dance
Economics
English
Environmental Science
Film Studies
Finance
French
German
German Studies
History
History/Government
International Studies
Jewish Studies
Mathematics
Media/Communications
Music
Natural Science
Neuroscience
Philosophy
Philosophy/Political Thought
Physical Science
Physics
Political Economy/Public Policy
Political Science
Psychology
Religion Studies
Russian Studies
Self-Designed Major
Sociology
Spanish
Theatre
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Undergraduate

100%

2,448
students

Female
59%
1,439

Male
41%
1,009

Graduate

Not reported

undergraduateFull-time

94%

2,323
students

Female
60%
1,375

Male
40%
948

undergraduatePart-time

6%

125
students

Female
52%
64

Male
48%
61

Student Break-down

< 1%
Nonresident aliens
3%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
3%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
5%
Hispanic/Latino
74%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
9%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
2%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic/Latino

Transfer Admissions

18%

Transfer applicants accepted

37%

Applicants accepted who enroll

Transfer Requirements

Minimum requirements College GPA: 2.50
High school transcript Required of All
College transcript(s) Required of All
Statement of good standing from prior institution(s) Required of All
Interview Required of All
Standardized test scores Required of All
Essay or personal statement Required of All

Transfer Application Deadlines

Fall: June 15

Spring: December 10

Transfer Credits

Maximum transfered

17

semester hours

Minimum transfers must complete

17

semester hours

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Counseling services

  • Academic
  • Birth control
  • Career
  • Minority student
  • Older student
  • Personal
  • Psychological
  • Religious

Remedial services offered

Not Reported

Career placement services

  • Alumni network
  • Career/job search classes
  • Interest inventory
  • Internships
  • Interview training
  • On-campus job interviews
  • Resume assistance
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Percent of the campus accessible to physically disabled students

98%

Additional services

  • Health service
  • Nonremedial tutoring
  • Placement service

Special programs for physically disabled students

  • Adaptive equipment
  • Braille services
  • Interpreters for hearing-impaired
  • Note-taking services
  • Other
  • Reader services
  • Special housing
  • Special transportation
  • Talking books
  • Tape recorders
  • Tutors

International Students

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens 15
Countries most often represented Afganistan
Bnagladesh
Colombia
Thailand
Thailand
The United Kingdom
Special services offered for international applicants International student center
Special counselors/advisors

International Student Contact

Christopher Hooker-Haring
Dean of Admission & Financial Aid
484 664-3245
hookerh@muhlenberg.edu

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