Allentown, Pennsylvania

Muhlenberg College Admission Requirements

Chances of getting into Muhlenberg College

Muhlenberg College

Acceptance Rate

Acceptance Rate
Admission Difficulty for Muhlenberg College
Measure Difficulty
Admission StandardsVery High
Applicant CompetitionLow

How hard is it to get into Muhlenberg College and can I get accepted? The school has a 62% acceptance rate ranking it #29 in Pennsylvania for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 2,562 out of 4,146 applicants were admitted making Muhlenberg College a moderately competitive school to get into with a strong chance of acceptance if you meet the requirements.  Academically, it has very high requirements for admission test scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 24 percent. Muhlenberg College typically accepts and attracts "B" average high school students. Only 21% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.

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Muhlenberg College SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range
Applicants Submitting SAT
SAT Scores for Muhlenberg College
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 590
SAT Math 25th 580
SAT Composite 25th 1170
SAT Scores for Muhlenberg College
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 680
SAT Math 75th 680
SAT Composite 75th 1360
Average SAT Score 1270

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What are the SAT requirements for students to be admitted to Muhlenberg College?

Muhlenberg College typically requires applicants to be in the top 29 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1170 on a 1600 scale, below which admission should be considered a reach. We estimate some students could be accepted with SAT's as low as 1070. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1270 out of 1600. The school ranks #11 in Pennsylvania for highest average SAT composite score. 60 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school. Note: SAT scores presented on this page have been adjusted upwards per the College Board's concordance tables for test takers after March 2016.

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Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

Muhlenberg College admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1360 and Above Good >74%
1265 to 1360 Avg + 62%-74%
1170 to 1265 Avg - 49%-62%
1075 to 1170 Reach 36%-49%
Less than 1075 Low <36%
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Muhlenberg College ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range
Applicants Submitting ACT
ACT Scores for Muhlenberg College
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 26
ACT Math 25th 23
ACT Composite 25th 26
ACT Scores for Muhlenberg College
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th 32
ACT Math 75th 28
ACT Composite 75th 30
Average ACT Score 28

ACT Scores needed to get accepted

What are the ACT requirements for prospective students to get into Muhlenberg College?

Admission data indicates that Muhlenberg College regularly accepts students with ACT's of 26 and above. Successful applicants typically send ACT scores in the top 18 percent nationally. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 24 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 28 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 30 and above have very competitive chances. The school ranks #10 in Pennsylvania for highest average ACT composite score. 29 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Muhlenberg College.

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

Muhlenberg College admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness Admission Chances
30 and Above Good >74%
28 to 30 Avg + 62%-74%
26 to 28 Avg - 49%-62%
24 to 26 Reach 36%-49%
Less than 24 Low <36%
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Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA
Typical High School Grades

You will need above average high school grades to get into Muhlenberg College. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at Muhlenberg College was 3.29 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily B students are accepted and ultimately attend. The school ranks #63 in Pennsylvania for highest average GPA. If your high school GPA meets these requirements, there is a good chance you will be accepted as Muhlenberg College accepts 62% of students who apply.

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Admission Statistics

Muhlenberg College admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 2,442 1,704 4,146
Accepted 1,580 982 2,562
Acceptance Rate 65% 58% 62%
Enrolled 334 214 548
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 21% 22% 21%

Admission Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to Muhlenberg College and what considerations affect admission decisions?

Muhlenberg College Admission Requirements
Test Scores Neither required nor recommended
High School GPA Required
High School Class Rank Neither required nor recommended
Completion of College Preparatory Program Required
Recommendations Required
Demonstration of Competencies Neither required nor recommended

Credits Accepted

High School Credits Accepted at Muhlenberg College
AP Credit Yes
Dual Credit Yes
Credit for Life Experiences Yes

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=214175 IPEDS survey data for Muhlenberg College.

Frequently Asked Questions

60% of students submit their SAT scores to Muhlenberg College. 29% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.

62% of those who apply are granted admission to Muhlenberg College. Admission competition is low and the college has very high admission standards. See if your grades and scores are good enough for admission.

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have SAT scores between 1170 and 1360. 60% of students submit SAT scores when applying. See if your SAT score is good enough for admission.

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have ACT scores between 26 and 30. 29% of students submit ACT scores when applying. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.