A-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    A-
  2. Value
    A
  3. Diversity
    B+
  4. Campus
    A-
  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 College is ...
Private not-for-profit, Lutheran
Athletic Division
NCAA Division III (with football)
Athletic Conference
Centennial Conference
Address
2400 Chew Street
Allentown, PA 18104

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%
SAT Range
1140-1340
ACT Range
23-31
Application Fee
$50
SAT/ACT
Neither required nor recommended
High School GPA
Required
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Test Scores and GPA for Muhlenberg College

Cost

Net Price
$34,943/ year
National
$15,403
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $18,265/ year
  • $30-48k
    $19,156/ year
  • $49-75k
    $20,139/ year
  • $76-110k
    $26,788/ year
  • $110k+
    $37,673/ year

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
63%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.27 responses
56%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.27 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
2,307Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
5%
Pell Grant
11%
Varsity Athletes
20%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 18 responses
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  • Nice
    28%
  • Nice But Weird.
    28%
  • Openly geeky in their own way
    22%
  • Partier
    11%
  • Boisterous
    6%
  • Weird
    6%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
99%
Poll
66%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.35 responses
Poll
70%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.37 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 15 responses
Report
  • Has amazing people
    67%
  • Welcome Youth of New Jersey!
    20%
  • Awful
    7%
  • Sheltered
    7%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$56,000/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
85%
National
48%
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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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.
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The English department is brilliant. The Theatre & Dance department is well-funded, to say the least—just be careful to take classes with a professor who suits you. One of the theatre professors is the worst teacher I've had in my life; I retook the same class with a different professor (Larry Singer), and he's one of the best I've had in my life. Take risks! If something looks interesting, give it a shot—I signed up for a film class on a whim; it fulfilled one of my graduation requirements, and it was my favorite class of the semester. The professor (Tom Cartelli) also was extremely supportive when I was going through personal stuff. I took dance classes and hated it, but I took Movement Workshop for Dancers & Actors, and it changed my life! However, if you're not doing well in a class, you should withdraw right away. I tried to push through, and because I put so much effort into it, my coursework for my other classes suffered as well—NOT worth it. The classes are small, which is great, although the downside is that you will be heavily penalized for missing class, which can be a problem if (e.g.) you get sick.
I am a really extraverted person. I love to party and have fun, but Muhlenberg is so boring socially. Academically it’s easy and it’s not hard to get an A. WARNING! do not come here if you want to have a stimulating college experience. Going to Muhlenberg is one of the worst decisions I have made in my life and I am so happy that I am not coming back sophomore year.