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About Muhlenberg College

Muhlenberg College is a private, religious school in an suburban setting in Allentown, Pennsylvania. Muhlenberg College was founded in 1848 and now enrolls around 2,198 students a year, including 2,187 undergrads.

Muhlenberg College offers housing for up to 0 students. Most students live off campus,.

As of 2021, the total market value of Muhlenberg College's endowment was $246.899 million The institution spends around $17,447 for each full-time student enrolled. Muhlenberg College employs one full-time professor for every 9 undergrads enrolled.

2021 Muhlenberg College Admissions Facts At-a Glance
Academic Calendar Semester
Overall Acceptance Rate 62%
Early Decision Acceptance Rate 8%
Average GPA 3.4
Tuition $53,865

2022 Muhlenberg College Regular Decision Application Deadline

Muhlenberg College's regular decision application deadline is February 15. All regular decision applicants will receive an admissions decision by March 15.

Muhlenberg College Early Admission

Muhlenberg College offers early decision but does not offer early action.

8% of applicants that applied early decision in 2021 got in to Muhlenberg College.

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Muhlenberg College Acceptance Rate

It is very difficult to get into Muhlenberg College. The acceptance rate at Muhlenberg College is 62%. Last year, 4,543 students applied to Muhlenberg College and 2,825 were admitted.

Muhlenberg College Waitlist

In 2021, 742 applicants were waitlisted and 40 students were ultimately offered a spot off the waitlist.

How Do I Get Into Muhlenberg College?

Muhlenberg College is considered very difficult to get into. Every admissions committee has a different way of evaulating applicants, but most look at a combination of grades, test scoes, activities, as well as essays and recommendations. To apply to Muhlenberg College, applicants must submit the following items.

Muhlenberg College Application Requirements

Muhlenberg College Average GPA and Test Scores

Admitted students have an average high school GPA of 3.4 /4.0.

Visit the Admissions tab above for more on how to apply to Muhlenberg College.

Is Muhlenberg College Test Optional?

Muhlenberg College does not have a test optional admissions policy. Test optional schools allow students to choose if they want to submit ACT or SAT scores with their applications or not.

Out of all applicants, 60% submitted the SAT. 23% submitted the ACT.

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Dorms at Muhlenberg College

Yes! Muhlenberg College provides on-campus housing for students.

Muhlenberg College students are active in the school's Theater Association, Environmental Action Team and Jefferson School Partnership. Homecoming, Jefferson School Field Day, and and Family Weekend are a few of the events that the campus rallies behind each year.

Click the Student Life tab above to learn more about the student body and campus life at Muhlenberg College.

Financial Aid at Muhlenberg College

Muhlenberg College meets 83.9% of the demonstrated financial need for undergraduates. First-year students that attend Muhlenberg College full-time are awarded $41,711 a year in financial aid, on average.

The 2022-2023 FAFSA Opened on October 1st, 2021

Some financial aid is awarded ona first-come, first-serve basis, so fill out the FAFSA as soon as you can.. Visit the FAFSA website to apply for student aid. Remember, the first F in FAFSA stands for FREE! You should never have to pay to submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), so be very wary of anyone asking you for money.

Is Muhlenberg College a Good School?

Different people have different ideas about what makes a "good" school. Admissions difficulty and admitted student statistics can give you a sense of how competitive a school is, but they don't say much about the quality of the education or the student experience.

Retention and Graduation Rates at Muhlenberg College

Out of all the first-year, full-time undergrads who start at Muhlenberg College, around 86% return for their sophomore year. Out of the 555 students who started at Muhlenberg College as first-time freshman, 442 graduate within four years.

Muhlenberg College's six-year graduation rate for undergrads is 82%. Compare this to the average six-year graduation rate for colleges and universities in the U.S., which is around 61% for public schools and 67% for private.

Job Outcomes and Debt for Muhlenberg College Grads

Job placement and student debt statistics for recent graduates can give you a sense of the return on investment a school offers. Within six months of graduating, 69% of graduates receive at least one full-time job offer.

The average starting salary for recent grads is $44,276 a year. The average student debt for graduates in the class of 2021 was around $29,957 per student, not including those with no debt. For context, compare this number with the average national debt, which is around $36,000 per borrower.

Based on this information, how does Muhlenberg College sound? Remember, the best school for one person may be a terrible fit for another! So ask yourself: Is Muhlenberg College a good school for you?

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Where is Muhlenberg College Located?

Muhlenberg College is located in the suburban setting of Allentown, Pennsylvania, less than an hour from Philadelphia.

If you want to see Muhlenberg College for yourself, plan a visit. The best way to reach campus is to take Interstate 78 to Allentown, or book a flight to the nearest airport, Lehigh Valley International.

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College Info

2400 Chew Street Allentown, PA 18104-5586

Campus Setting: Suburban

Muhlenberg College Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Feb 1

Transfer Applications are Due

Jun 15

The deadline for Fall first-year applications to Muhlenberg College is Feb 1.

The deadline for Fall transfer applications to Muhlenberg College is Jun 15.

Check the school website for more information about deadlines for specific programs or special admissions programs


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Muhlenberg College ACT Scores


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1170 - 1340


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570 - 670


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Wondering what life at Muhlenberg College is like? There are approximately 2,198 students enrolled at Muhlenberg College, including 2,187 undergraduate students and 11 graduate students. 97% percent of students attend school full-time, 33% percent are from PA and 67% percent of students are from other states.


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