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Muhlenberg College

Allentown, Pennsylvania

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Muhlenberg College overview
Location Allentown, Pennsylvania
Online muhlenberg.edu
School Type Private 4 Year
Setting Midsize City
Religious Affiliation Evangelical Lutheran Church
Muhlenberg College overview
Size Small
Status Non-profit
On Campus Housing Yes
Level of Study Undergrad
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Muhlenberg College, founded in 1848, is a private liberal arts institution located in Allentown, Pennsylvania, roughly 90 miles west of New York City. The college features a suburban campus that blends traditional collegiate Gothic architecture with modern facilities, emphasizing a residential experience with over 90% of students living on campus. Known for its rigorous academic programs, Muhlenberg offers a broad range of majors, with particularly strong programs in the arts, sciences, and pre-professional studies, catering to a selective cohort of undergraduates. The admissions process is competitive, reflecting the college's commitment to high academic standards. While Muhlenberg is not primarily distinguished for its athletics, it does compete in Division III sports as the Mules.

In the most recent statistical year 4,329 prospective students applied, and 2,836 were granted admission.  Of those admitted 420 enrolled in the school.  1,904 students are enrolled on a full time basis, and 55 attend part time. In-state tuition for 2022/2023, excluding room and board, is $57,270 plus fees of $935. Muhlenberg College is ranked 88 nationally in the CollegeSimply.com 2024 U.S. Colleges Ranking.












Muhlenberg College is rated within the top 19% of four-year colleges nationally and earns a CollegeSimply grade of 9 out of 10. Learn how ratings are calculated


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Admission Standards

Very High
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SAT 1200/1400
ACT 29/33
GPA 3.44

Applications Accepted

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Applications Due Feb 1, 2024
Applicant Competition Low
Application Fee $50

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Annual Cost to Attend


Costs for Muhlenberg College
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$1,400
Other Fees$935
Room and Board $13,440
Budget for Other Expenses$1,850
Total One Year Cost$74,895

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Average Salary After 10 Years

$63,700 per year

Bachelor's Degree Graduation Rate

86% within 6 years

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Popular Areas of Study

Popular subjects studied by Muhlenberg College students
Subject Percent of Class
Business 24%
Visual and Performing Arts 12%
Social Sciences 11%
Psychology 11%
Communication 9%

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