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Muhlenberg College
Allentown, PA
Muhlenberg College, founded in 1848, is a private, church-affiliated, liberal arts college. It values and seeks to nurture a strong sense of community. Professors routinely give students their home phone numbers, for example, and student-faculty relationships are close. The college has a long history of success with premedical and prelaw school placement, as well as very strong English and writing traditions. In recent years, the theatre arts program has won numerous awards and is extremely popular with students as well. The college's 38-acre environmental field station and 40-acre arboretum provide research opportunities for students in field biology and environmental science. Its 75-acre campus, including among its buildings a neo-Gothic chapel, is located in Allentown, 55 miles north of Philadelphia.
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Institution Type Private
Coeducational Yes
Undergraduate Students 2,408
   Women 1,456 (60.5%)
   Men 952 (39.5%)
Graduate Students Not reported
Entrance Difficulty Very difficult
Overall Admission Rate 48% of 4,862 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered No
Early Decision Offered Yes
Regular Admission Deadline February 15
Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen
Average GPA 3.31
SAT Math 613 average
570-660 range of middle 50%
SAT Critical Reading 608 average
560-660 range of middle 50%
SAT Writing
ACT Composite 28 average
26-30 range of middle 50%
Selection of Students
Factor Very Important Important Considered Not Considered
Academic GPA X      
Standardized Tests   X    
Essay   X    
Extracurricular Activities   X    
Cost of Attendance $62,480
  Tuition and Fees $48,310
  Room and Board $11,090
Average Percent of Need Met 87%
Average Freshman Award $34,265
Average Indebtedness of
2016 Graduates
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Academic Calendar System Semester
General Education/Core Curriculum Required
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates 177
Regular Class Size 2-9 students: 51% of classes
10-19 students: 27% of classes
20-29 students: 20% of classes
30-39 students: 1% of classes
40-49 students: 1% of classes
50-99 students: 1% of classes
Over 100 students: 0% of classes
Allentown Population 119,141
Nearest Metropolitan Area Philadelphia
Freshman Housing Guarantee Freshmen are guaranteed housing
Students in College Housing 98% of freshmen, 91% of all students
Athletic Conferences NCAA Division III
Mascot Mule
Sororities 27% of women participate
Fraternities 19% of men participate
Ethnicity of Students from U.S. 0.0% American Indian/Alaskan Native
3.4% Asian
3.6% Black/African-American
7.3% Hispanic/Latino
1.5% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.0% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
78.0% White
6.1% Unknown
International Students 3.2% from 13 countries
First-Year Students Returning 90.2%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years 80.8%
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months 22%
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly 29.5%