Muhlenberg College

Allentown, PA

Muhlenberg College

Allentown, PA

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Undergrad Diversity

Muhlenberg College opens doors to new ideas, discoveries, friendships, and opportunities. It’s who we are and what we do.

Muhlenberg is a top-tier liberal arts college that offers a more comprehensive array of pre-professional programs than almost any other institution our size. 

Here students don’t have to choose between theory and practice or between ideas and their application. They are integrated into what we simply call a Muhlenberg education. Our wide-ranging curriculum features 37 majors and 35 minors across the arts, business, humanities, sciences, and social sciences as well as programs in Accounting, Business, Education, Entrepreneurship, Finance, Public Health, and, of course, Pre-medicine, Pre-health, and Pre-law. 

Engaged teachers and mentors 
This exceptional curriculum is driven by professors known for their commitment as teachers. Our faculty love teaching, challenging students with bold ideas and bringing their scholarly expertise in today’s most pressing matters to the classroom. With an 11:1 student-faculty ratio, you’ll work side-by-side with faculty on projects with real impact. This environment helps promote student success. Ninety percent of Muhlenberg’s first-year students return for their sophomore year,* and more than 81% graduate in four years.* 

* Indicates four-year average

A full life 
Outside of class, students find countless opportunities for learning, enrichment, and connection, all oriented around the intellectual core. Muhlenberg offers more than 160 study abroad options, and more than half our students study abroad by graduation. 

There is always something to do on campus, with more than 115 student clubs and organizations, 22 Division III sports teams, and more than 20 intramural and club sports. More than 90% of students live on campus, and housing is guaranteed all four years. 

Our hometown 
Located less than 90 miles west of New York City and 50 miles north of Philadelphia, Muhlenberg’s campus in Allentown, Pennsylvania, is beautiful and convenient. Allentown is Pennsylvania’s third-largest and fastest-growing city. It’s home to three historic districts and one of the best park systems in the country and was recently honored as a finalist for a global award for excellence, thanks to more than $1 billion in downtown investments. It has also become a magnet for entrepreneurs and new businesses ranging from tech and design to logistics, finance, medicine, and biotechnology. These businesses offer internships and full-time employment opportunities for Muhlenberg students and alumni.

Prepared to succeed 
From this rewarding learning experience, our graduates go on to excel in fields of every kind, building great careers, serving and shaping their communities, and enjoying lives of fulfillment and discovery. Typically 4%–8% of each graduating class enter medical, dental, or law school; another 20% enter other continuing education programs. Among the 55%–65% who enter a career immediately upon graduation, many do so with America’s best-known corporations, banks, schools, and not-for-profit organizations.

Affording Muhlenberg 
Muhlenberg strives to educate and inspire the most talented and diverse student body we can, and our comprehensive approach to need-based aid and merit scholarships reflects this commitment. About 87% of Muhlenberg students receive grant and/or scholarship aid. 


Founded: 1848

Type: Private four-year liberal arts and pre-professional studies

Admission: Highly selective; the most important factor is high school record. Entering freshmen are strong academic performers and significant extracurricular contributors. 

Test Scores:
• Middle 50% range:
- SAT-R Reading and Writing: 590–680
- SAT-R Math: 580–680
- ACT composite: 26–30 

• A test-optional plan is available.  

Full-Time Enrollment: 2,200 students; 39% men, 61% women; 34 states and 18 countries represented

Student-Faculty Ratio: 11:1

Financial Aid: About 87% of Muhlenberg students receive grant and/or scholarship aid. 

Academic Majors:
• Accounting
• American Studies
• Anthropology*
• Art History*
• Biochemistry
• Biology
• Business Administration*
• Chemistry*
• Computer Science*
• Dance*
• Economics*
• English*
• Environmental Science
• Film Studies*
• Finance
• French*
• History*
• International Studies
• Jewish Studies*
• Mathematics*
• Media and Communication
• Music*
• Neuroscience
• Philosophy*
• Philosophy/Political Thought
• Physical Science
• Physics*
• Political Economy and Public Policy
• Political Science*
• Psychology
• Public Health*
• Religion Studies*
• Russian Studies*
• Sociology*
• Spanish*
• Studio Art*
• Theatre

* Designates majors also available as minors

• Africana Studies
• Analytics
• Asian Studies
• Creative Writing
• Documentary Storymaking
• German Studies
• Innovation and Entrepreneurship
• Italian Studies
• Latin American and Caribbean Studies
• Statistics
• Sustainability Studies
• Women’s and Gender Studies

Pre-professional Programs: 
• Pre-health 
• Pre-law
• Pre-theological Studies

Education Certification: 
• PreK-Grade 4
• Grades 4-8
• Secondary (7-12)

Muhlenberg College partners with several other institutions to offer numerous cooperative programs in engineering, finance, management, and health.

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