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  2. Value
    A
  3. Diversity
    A-
  4. Campus
    B
  5. Athletics
    B-
  6. Party Scene
    B-
  7. Professors
    B
  8. Location
    C+
  9. Dorms
    B+
  10. Campus Food
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  11. Student Life
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  12. Safety
    C+
Muhlenberg is a highly rated private, Christian college located in Allentown, Pennsylvania. It is a small institution with an enrollment of 2,318 undergraduate students. Admissions is fairly competitive as the Muhlenberg acceptance rate is 48%. Popular majors include Business Administration and Management, Psychology, and Drama and Theatre Production. Graduating 83% of students, Muhlenberg alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $43,200.
Athletic Division
NCAA Division III (with football)
Athletic Conference
Centennial Conference
Address
2400 Chew Street
Allentown, PA 18104
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Muhlenberg College Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
48%
Application Deadline
February 15
SAT Range
1130-1320
ACT Range
26-30
Application Fee
$50
SAT/ACT
Neither required nor recommended
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action
Yes

Cost

Net Price
$36,679/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $12,422/ year
  • $30-48k
    $19,704/ year
  • $49-75k
    $23,223/ year
  • $76-110k
    $27,571/ year
  • $110k+
    $39,494/ year
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Academics

Professors
B
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
11:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
89%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.27 responses
61%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.28 responses
54%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.28 responses
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Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
2,318Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
4%
Pell Grant
13%
Varsity Athletes
20%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 19 responses
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  • Nice
    26%
  • Nice But Weird.
    26%
  • Openly geeky in their own way
    26%
  • Partier
    11%
  • Boisterous
    5%
  • Weird
    5%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
99%
Poll
67%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.36 responses
Poll
71%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.38 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 16 responses
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  • Has amazing people
    69%
  • Welcome Youth of New Jersey!
    19%
  • Awful
    6%
  • Sheltered
    6%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$55,300/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
83%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
96%
National
83%
59%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.17 responses
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Muhlenberg College Reviews

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Muhlenberg carries an atmosphere of acceptance and togetherness. It’s very hard to come here and not find a place where you belong. Our academics are challenging with a faculty that pushes students for greatness. While it’s no walk in the park, you can be certain you’re receiving the best education possible. Oh, and let’s talk about the food! 5 Star food and staff.
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Everyone is very nice and supportive, the professors are very interested in the students and their personal lives. Many different activities to do on campus or off campus. The people here are very friendly and there are always dogs on campus. The campus is a perfect size if you are looking for a small campus. Academics are challenging but worth it!
Welcoming, generally academically rigorous, and (comparatively speaking) a good place to get a liberal arts education. Some programs are incredibly robust (theater and dance are always ranked within the top 10, and rightfully so), but Neuroscience, English, Psychology, and Biology have consistently produced significant research, jobs, and postgrad success in recent years.

It isn't cheap, but the financial aid office isn't out of reach, as Muhlenberg was the least expensive school on my shortlist of other small liberal arts colleges. Not a diverse campus and there's a sharp difference between athletes/science/business majors and humanities/arts students that can make Muhlenberg feel like two different colleges at times. Generally speaking, however, the campus has space for marginalized students and (I hope) continues to build on this diversity in the future.