Muhlenberg College

2400 Chew Street, Allentown, PA 18104
Tel: (484)664-3100
Private not-for-profit | 2,422 students
Founded in 1848 to provide a liberal arts education in the Judeo-Christian humanistic tradition, Muhlenberg College iscommitted to the highest standards of academic integrity and excellence. It is an independent, undergraduate, coeducationalinstitution related to the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America.

School Overview:

Muhlenberg College
CountyLehigh County, PA
Title IV EligibleParticipat
Carnegie ClassificationBaccalaureate Colleges--Liberal Arts
Institution LevelFour or more years
Institution ControlPrivate not-for-profit
Instructional Staff Total
(research/public service staff included)
212 staff115 staff
Student Body
Total Enrollment2,422 students1,633 students
# Full-Time Students
2,303 students1,434 students
# Part-Time Students
119 students137 students
% American Indian/Alaskan
% Asian
% Hawaiian
% Hispanic
% Black
% White
% Two or more races
Finances and Admission
In-State Tuition Fees
Out-State Tuition Fees
Percent Admitted46%64%
SAT Reading (25-75%)560-680450-570
SAT Math (25-75%)560-680460-573
SAT Writing (25-75%)560-680440-570
ACT Composite (25-75%)23-3120-25

School Notes:

  • As a liberal arts college, Muhlenberg offers programs in the humanities, the natural and socialsciences, and in professional areas such as business, education, pre-medical, pre-theological, and pre-law studies.Flexibility is provided with sensitivity to the individual needs of the student through course options and opportunities forindependent study, research and internships, as well as through a plan for self-designed majors. Through a process oflong-range planning and constant review the college strives to keep its curriculum vital and current with the rapidlychanging intellectual world. The excellence and integrity of the Muhlenberg program have been recognized by Phi Beta Kappaand by some 13 additional national honorary societies which have established chapters at the college.
  • The College’s most important resource in the fulfillment of its purposes is its faculty, drawn fromthe major universities of the United States and several other nations. Although more than threequarters of the fulltimeteaching faculty at Muhlenberg hold the Ph.D. degree, research and scholarship are undertaken with special regard to theirrelationship to teaching and learning.
  • Muhlenberg's beautiful campus is nestled between elegant homes in the West End neighborhood ofAllentown, PA, part of the popular Lehigh Valley. The campus sits on about 81 acres, and we also maintain a 40-acre arboretumand a 40-acre environmental field station/wildlife sanctuary.
  • Muhlenberg’s academic program is accredited by all of the important and appropriate agencies,including the Middle States Association of Colleges and Secondary Schools, the Department of Education of the Commonwealth ofPennsylvania, and the New York State Board of Regents. The College is on the approved list of the American Chemical Society.It is also a member of the Council for the Advancement and Support of Education, the American Association of Colleges ofTeacher Education, the College Entrance Examination Board, the Pennsylvania Association of Colleges and Universities, and theNational Collegiate Honors Council.
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