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Muhlenberg College Admission Requirements

Allentown, Pennsylvania

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Your chances of getting into Muhlenberg College

Admission Rate & Difficulty

Percent Admitted 

65.5%
Admission Difficulty for Muhlenberg College
Measure Difficulty
Admission Standards Very High 
Applicant Competition Low 

Acceptance Rate

The acceptance rate at Muhlenberg College is 65.5%.  Its admission rate is the 26th lowest in Pennsylvania.

Admission Selectivity

How hard is it to get into Muhlenberg College and can you get accepted?

Muhlenberg College is a moderately competitive school to get into. You have a strong chance of acceptance if you meet the criteria. Last year, 2,836 out of the 4,329 who applied were admitted.

Muhlenberg College typically accepts and attracts "B+" average high school students with an average GPA around 3.44. Most incoming freshmen graduate in the top quarter of their high school class. 15% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.

Can you get into Muhlenberg College?

66% are accepted, can you get in? Use the admission calculator to see if you have the grades and test scores needed to get in. See your admission chances based on your extracurriculars, intended major, background, and more.

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Admission Requirements in Brief

To have the best chance of getting into to Muhlenberg College you should:

  • Have a high school GPA of 3.44 or better
  • Earn B+ grades in high school
  • Score 1300 on the SAT
  • Score 31 on the ACT
  • Graduate in the top 25% of your high school class

Muhlenberg College GPA

GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA 

3.44

Typical High School Grades 

B+

What GPA do you need to get into Muhlenberg College?

GPA Requirements

The GPA requirements for getting into Muhlenberg College are to have around a 3.44 high school GPA. You are required to have above average high school grades.

If your high school GPA meets these requirements, there is a good chance you will be accepted as Muhlenberg College accepts 66% of students who apply.

Average GPA

The average unweighted GPA at Muhlenberg College is 3.44 on the 4.0 scale. To achieve the average GPA for admission, you need to earn B+ letter grades and regularly score around 87-89 percent on tests and assignments in high school.  The school ranks #61 in Pennsylvania for highest average GPA.

Importance of GPA

Since Muhlenberg College is a test optional college, extra focus will be placed on your GPA when the school considers your application. As a result, it is very important that you meet the GPA requirements.

See additional colleges accepting applicants in the 3.4 GPA range.

Competitiveness by GPA Ranges

The table below outlines the number of admitted freshmen by GPA range as well as how competitive your GPA will be as compared with other applicants.

High School GPA's for admitted Muhlenberg College students
High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Competitiveness 
4.0 4.2% Good
3.75 to 3.99 16.2% Good
3.50 to 3.74 32.4% Avg -
3.25 to 3.49 19.8% Avg -
3.00 to 3.24 15.3% Reach
2.50 to 2.99 10.9% Reach
2.00 to 2.49 1.1% Reach
1.00 to 1.99 0% Reach
less than 1.00 0% Reach

 What do these chances mean?

GPA Data Source, Peterson's Data 2022

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Muhlenberg College SAT Scores

Testing Requirements

Submission of SAT or ACT scores is not required for admission to Muhlenberg College. If you optionally submit test scores, they will be considered with your application, but they are not mandatory. 32% of students submitted SAT scores and 9% submitted ACT scores for admission for the most recent academic year..

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range 

1200-1400

Applicants Submitting SAT 

32%
SAT Scores for Muhlenberg College
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
Reading 25th Percentile 600
Math 25th Percentile 600
Composite 25th Percentile 1200
SAT Scores for Muhlenberg College
SAT Test 75th Percentile Score
Reading 75th Percentile 700
Math 75th Percentile 700
Composite 75th Percentile 1400
Average SAT Score 1300

SAT Scores you need to get in

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

Average Score & Range

The average SAT score at Muhlenberg College is 1300 out of 1600 and the range for the middle 50% of accepted students is 1200-1400. Students who get into Muhlenberg College score in the top 24 percent of all SAT test takers..  Muhlenberg College ranks #14 in the state of Pennsylvania and #186 in the nation for highest average SAT composite score.

Score for Acceptance

You should target scoring 1300 or above to be most competitive with other applicants. Muhlenberg College regularly admits students with SAT scores down to 1200 on a 1600 scale. However, three quarter of admitted students score higher. If you score below a 1200, admission should be considered a reach. Some students may be accepted with minimum SAT's as low as 1100, but scores this low are outside the normal range.

Score Submission Requirements

Muhlenberg College is a test optional school meaning do not have to submit SAT scores with your application. The position on SAT scores from the college is "not required for admission, but considered if submitted (test optional)".

View other colleges which accept students in the 1300 SAT score range.

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2022 starting class

Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

The table below outlines your predicted admission chances based on SAT score alone. If you are an average applicant with a score of 1300, you have around a 66% chance of being admitted. A 1400 places you well ahead of most other applicants and gives you about a 79% chance of getting in.

Muhlenberg College admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness  Admission Chances 
1400 and Above Good >79%
1300 to 1400 Avg + 66%-79%
1200 to 1300 Avg - 51%-66%
1100 to 1200 Reach 35%-51%
Less than 1100 Low <35%
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Muhlenberg College ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range 

29-33 

Applicants Submitting ACT 

9%
ACT Scores for Muhlenberg College
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
Reading 25th Percentile 30
Math 25th Percentile 27
Composite 25th Percentile 29
ACT Scores for Muhlenberg College
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
Reading 75th Percentile 35
Math 75th Percentile 31
Composite 75th Percentile 33
Average ACT Score 31

ACT Scores needed to get accepted

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

Score Range

The average ACT score for admitted students to Muhlenberg College is 31, while the middle 50% of students (25th to 75th percentile) score between a 29 and 33.  The school ranks #11 in Pennsylvania and #107 in the U.S. for highest average ACT composite score.

Score for Acceptance

For the best chance of admission, you should have an ACT of 31. This will place you in solid competition against other applicants. At a minimum, you should aim for a 29 and score in the score in the top 9 percent nationally. The lowest ACT score likely to be admitted is a 27.

9 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Muhlenberg College.

Score Submission Requirements

You do not have to to submit ACT scores with your application as Muhlenberg College is test optional. The policy from the school on ACT scores is "not required for admission, but considered if submitted (test optional)".

Find other colleges with similar ACT score requirements

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2022 starting class

Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

Here are your predicted chances of getting into Muhlenberg College for different ACT score ranges. A typical applicant with a 31 score has around 66% chance of getting in. Your odds increase to about 79% with a 33 ACT score.

Muhlenberg College admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness  Admission Chances 
33 and Above Good >79%
31 to 33 Avg + 66%-79%
29 to 31 Avg - 51%-66%
27 to 29 Reach 35%-51%
Less than 27 Low <35%
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High School Class Rank

69% of Muhlenberg College freshman are in the top twenty five percent of their high school graduating class and 35% are in the top ten percent.

High School Class Rank for admitted Muhlenberg College students
High School Class Rank Freshmen Within Range
Top 10% of class 35%
Top 25% of class 69%
Top 50% of class 93%
Data Source, Peterson's Data

Applying

Admission Statistics

Admission and enrollment rates by gender are detailed the the table below.

Muhlenberg College admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 2,522 1,807 4,329
Accepted 1,728 1,108 2,836
Acceptance Rate 69% 61% 66%
Enrolled 253 167 420
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 15% 15% 15%
Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2022 starting class

Fall 2024 Application Deadline

Applications Due

Feb 1, 2024

Days left to Apply

None

The application deadline for Fall 2024 has passed. Applications were due on Feb 1, 2024.

Application Fee

The cost for prospective students to apply to Muhlenberg College is $50.

Application Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to Muhlenberg College and what student information is used for admission decisions?

Muhlenberg College Application Requirements
Test Scores Not required for admission, but considered if submitted (Test Optional)
High School GPA Required to be considered for admission
High School Class Rank Not required for admission, but considered if submitted
Completion of College Preparatory Program Required to be considered for admission
Recommendations Required to be considered for admission
Demonstration of Competencies Not considered for admission, even if submitted

Credits Accepted

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

Admission Requirements Summary

Because Muhlenberg College is moderately competitive, you have a strong chance of acceptance with the right GPA and test scores. If you have a 3.44 GPA, you have a very good likelihood of getting in. A 1300 on the SAT and 31 on the ACT will further lock in your application.

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

FAQs

Does Muhlenberg College prefer SAT or ACT?

32% of students submit their SAT scores to Muhlenberg College. 9% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.

What is my chance of getting into Muhlenberg College?

66% 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.

What SAT score is required for Muhlenberg College?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have SAT scores between 1200 and 1400. The average SAT score is 1300. See if your SAT score is good enough for admission.

What ACT score is required for Muhlenberg College?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have ACT scores between 29 and 33. The average ACT score is 31. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.