Tuition & Fees

$54,600

$54,600

not including room and board

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
19%
600-699
53%
500-599
26%
400-499
2%
700-800
18%
600-699
45%
500-599
35%
400-499
2%
700-800
15%
600-699
44%
500-599
32%
400-499
9%
300-399
0
200-299
0
30-36
38%
24-29
54%
18-23
8%
30-36
50%
24-29
40%
18-23
10%
30-36
12%
24-29
60%
18-23
26%
12-17
2%
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undergraduateRatios

39%

male

61%

female

1

teacher

10

students

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Moderately Selective

61%

acceptance rate

Accepted 2,562
Declined + 1,584
Total Received 4,146
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Private (nonprofit)

2,340

undergraduate students

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Most Popular Majors

  1. Business Administration
  2. Theatre
  3. Media/communication
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Codes

SAT 2424
ACT 3640

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Location

School Facts

Muhlenberg College, founded in 1848, is an independent, undergraduate, coeducational institution associated with 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 2,340
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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Allentown, PA

75-acre, suburban campus in Allentown (population: 121,283), 60 miles from Philadelphia and 90 miles from New York City. Served by bus; air 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

Campus Life

yes
Housing available
91%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
97%
Percent of freshmen that live in campus-owned housing
yes
Alcohol is permitted on campus to students of legal age

Greek Life

 
3 fraternities 4% of male students
 
4 sororities 11% of female students
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% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
40%
Top 1/4
70%
Top 1/2
94%
Bottom 1/2
6%
Bottom 1/4
1%

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
19%
600-699
53%
500-599
26%
400-499
2%
700-800
18%
600-699
45%
500-599
35%
400-499
2%
700-800
15%
600-699
44%
500-599
32%
400-499
9%
300-399
0
200-299
0
30-36
38%
24-29
54%
18-23
8%
30-36
50%
24-29
40%
18-23
10%
30-36
12%
24-29
60%
18-23
26%
12-17
2%

Admissions Facts

Application fee $50
Common application accepted yes
Application deadline February 1
School has early decision program yes
Early decision program application deadline November 15
School has early action program no
Admissions interview
(required or recommended)
Recommended
SAT/ACT requirements SAT Reasoning only Required of some
SAT Subject Tests Considered if submitted
SAT or ACT Required of some

Moderately Selective

61%

acceptance rate

Accepted 2,562
Declined + 1,584
Total Received 4,146

Admissions Factors

Very Important

Character/ personal qualities
Secondary school record

Important

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

Considered

Alumni/ae relationship
Class rank
Geographical residence
Minority affiliation

Not Considered

Religious affiliation/commitment
State residency

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Admissions Contact

Robert Springall
Vice President of Enrollment Management
P: 484 664-3200
admissions@muhlenberg.edu

Financial Aid

81%

Of students' needs
were fully met

$37,874

Average financial aid

Cost

Tuition $53,865
Room $6,615
Board $1,435
Additional fees $735
Books & supplies $1,400
Total $64,050
Average Financial Aid - $37,874
Total with Avg. Aid $26,176

Scholarships & Grants

Need-based

Federal $2,060,000
State $833,000
Institutional $41,600,000
Other external $540,000
Total $45,033,000

Non-need-based

Federal
State
Institutional $11,880,000
Other external $300,000
Total $12,180,000
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Financial Aid Deadline

FAFSA
February 1

Institution's own financial aid form
February 1

CSS/Financial Aid PROFILE
February 1

Noncustodial (Divorced/Separated) Parent's Statement
February 1

Required Financial Aid Forms

FAFSA

Institution's own financial aid form

CSS/Financial Aid PROFILE

Noncustodial (Divorced/Separated) Parent's Statement

Financial Aid Office

P: 484 664-3174
finaid@muhlenberg.edu

Financial Aid Officer

Gregory S. Mitton
Director of Financial Aid
mitton@muhlenberg.edu

Varsity Sports

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

Club Sports - Women's

rugby

Intramural/Recreational Sports

air hockey, badminton, basketball, billiards, cross-country, dance, fencing, floor hockey, foosball, football, quidditch, racquetball, soccer, step team, swimming, table tennis, tennis, ultimate Frisbee, volleyball, winter sports

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Athletic Directors

Corey Goff (men's)
Athletic Director
email

Megan Eddinger (women's)
Swa
email

Athletic Facts

Athletic conference memberships
Centennial Conference
Mascot
Mule
School colors
cardinal red and gray

Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Accounting
American Studies
Anthropology
Art History
Biochemistry
Biology
Business Administration
Chemistry
Computer Science
Dance
Economics
English
Environmental Science
Film Studies
Finance
French/Francophone Studies
History
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
Public Health
Religion Studies
Russian Studies
Self-Designed Major
Sociology
Spanish
Studio Art
Theatre
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Most Popular Majors

  1. Business Administration
  2. Theatre
  3. Media/communication

Programs Offered

  • Accelerated study
  • Certificate programs
  • Double majors
  • Dual degrees
  • Honors program
  • Independent study
  • Internships
  • Pass/fail grading option
  • Phi Beta Kappa
  • Self-designed majors

Pre-professional Programs

  • Other
  • Pre-dentistry
  • Pre-law
  • Pre-medicine
  • Pre-optometry
  • Pre-theology
  • Pre-veterinary science

2,340

total students

29%

in-state

71%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

100%

2,340
students

Female
61%
1,418

Male
39%
922

Not reported

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

96%

2,248
students

Female
61%
1,369

Male
39%
879

4%

92
students

Female
54%
49

Male
46%
43

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Student Break-down

4%
Nonresident aliens
4%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native American or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
3%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
8%
Hispanic/Latino
70%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
6%
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

40%

Transfer applicants accepted

55%

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 Some
Essay or personal statement Required of All

Transfer Application Deadlines

Fall: June 15

Spring: December 10

Transfer Credits

Maximum transfered

16

semester hours

Minimum transfers must complete

16

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

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 transportation
  • Talking books
  • Tape recorders
  • Tutors
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International Students

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens 89
Countries most often represented China
Jordan
Rwanda
Switzerland
Vietnam
The United Kingdom
Special services offered for international applicants Other
Special counselors/advisors
Special orientation

International Student Contact

Ashley Pittman
Assistant Director of Admissions and International Recruiting
484 664-3212
ashleypittman@muhlenberg.edu

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