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  1. Academics
    A
  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
    A
  11. Student Life
    B-
  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, 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

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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
62%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.29 responses
52%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.29 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 20 responses
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  • Nice
    25%
  • Nice But Weird.
    25%
  • Openly geeky in their own way
    25%
  • Partier
    10%
  • Weird
    10%
  • Boisterous
    5%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
99%
Poll
65%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.37 responses
Poll
69%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.39 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 17 responses
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  • Has amazing people
    65%
  • Welcome Youth of New Jersey!
    24%
  • 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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The classes and academic resources are great. The food is amazing. The facilities are fantastic (especially Seegers and Life Sports Center). However, there is little diversity here and the social aspect is very poor. At Muhlenberg there are really two groups: athletics and theater (there is also Greek like but it is not as prominent). The Greek life here is terrible, the athletics are cliuey and don’t branch out outside their teams or to “non-athletes” and treat you as if you are lesser for not being on a team. Many people here are stuck up. The campus is largely geared towards theater people. Those are the two main social groups and if you do not fall into ether category, then this is not the place for you. You will have no social life and the school will not care about you.
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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.
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!