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Muhlenberg College

Allentown, PA 4-Year Private
Acceptance Rate68%
Acceptance Rate68%

Muhlenberg College Admissions

If you are planning on applying to Muhlenberg College, the deadline for Fall 2023 admissions is February 1 and the application fee is $50.

Students who apply to Muhlenberg College for the fall semester should hear back from Muhlenberg College by March 15.

Muhlenberg College Admissions Stats at a Glance

Here's an overiew of some of Muhlenberg College's admissions stats.

Muhlenberg College 2022 Admissions Statistics
Mean Unweighted GPA 3.4
Admitted Students in Top 10% of Graduating Class 35%
Admissions Test Policy Not optional and are considered
Applicants Who Submit SATs 34%
Applicants Who Submit ACTs 12%
Waitlist Yes

Muhlenberg College Application Deadlines

These are the application deadlines for Muhlenberg College.

Application Type Offered Application Deadline Notification Deadline
Early Decision I Info Not Available –– December 15
Early Decision II Yes February 1 February 15
Early Action No –– ––
Regular Decision Yes February 15 March 15

Want to Apply Early to Muhlenberg College?

Muhlenberg College may or may not offer early admission, however the school has not provided any application information. Check with Muhlenberg College directly for more information about early applications.

🗓️ Early Decision II applications are due February 1. ED II Applicants will recieve their decision before February 15.

The early decision acceptance rate at Muhlenberg College is 81%, compared to an overall acceptance rate of 68%. In 2022, Muhlenberg College admitted 182 of the 224 students who applied early decision.

➡️ Explore a list of some selective colleges that accept significantly more applicants during early decision or early action than during regular admission.

More on Muhlenberg College Admissions

Is Muhlenberg College Challenging To Get Into?

Getting into Muhlenberg College is very difficult.

In 2021, Muhlenberg College accepted 68% of all applicants, about 2,790 of the 4,118 students who applied.

Schools that are very difficult to get into, like Muhlenberg College, accept fewer than 60% of all applicants. At least 50% of all admitted students have GPAs in the top 10% of their high school class and scored over 1230 on the SAT and over 26 on the ACT.

Transferring to Muhlenberg College

It is very difficult to be admitted as a transfer student.

For Students Waitlisted to Muhlenberg College

Muhlenberg College has not reported data for waitlisted and admitted students.

What's Most Important for Getting Into Muhlenberg College?

Colleges consider a range of factors when deciding who to admit for their next incoming class. Each college decides which factors are are most important in the admissions process. When assembling your list of schools to apply to, you may want to consider your strengths and any possible weaknesses in your application, and apply to colleges that put the most emphasis on the areas where you shine.

Admissions Factors at Muhlenberg College

Wondering what factors are considered by Muhlenberg College during the admissions process? Take a look at the list below to see which factors are most important during the admissions process.

Admissions Factor Level
Academic GPA Very Important
Character/Personal Qualities Very Important
Rigor of Secondary School Record Very Important
Work Experience Important
Extracurricular Activities Important
Application Essay Important
Interview Important
Recommendation(s) Important
Talent/Ability Important
Volunteer Work Important
Alumni/ae Relations Considered
Geographical Residence Considered
Class Rank Considered
Level of Applicant's Interest Considered
First Generation Considered
Racial/Ethnic Status Considered
Standardized Test Scores Considered

Make sure to check with Muhlenberg College for more information on admission factors.

Muhlenberg College 2022-2023 Application Requirements

To apply to Muhlenberg College, all applicants must submit the following items. Check with Muhlenberg College's admissions department to confirm all application materials and requirements.

Area Required Recommended Required for Some Details (If Any)
Written Essay or Personal Statement
Transcript(S) of College Record
Transcript of High School Record
Statement of Good Standing From Prior Institution(S)

GPA and Testing

What GPA Do I Need To Get Into Muhlenberg College?

Students admitted to Muhlenberg College have an average unweighted GPA of 3.4.

Out of all students that were admitted, 25.1% submitted a class rank. At Muhlenberg College 35% of students ranked in the top 10% of their graduating class in high school, 69% were in the top 25% and 93% were in the top 50%.

GPAs of Admitted Students

At Muhlenberg College, student GPAs fall in the following ranges.

GPA Percent of Students
4.0 GPA 4.2%
3.75 and 3.99 16.2%
3.50 and 3.74 32.4%
3.25 and 3.49 19.8%
3.00 and 3.24 15.3%
2.50 and 2.9 10.9%
2.00 and 2.49 1.1%

This chart depicts the percentage of all enrolled, degree-seeking, first-time, first year (freshmen) students who had high school grade point average within the given ranges.

Note: Some schools choose not release this information. If you have any questions regarding missing numbers, be sure to reach out to Muhlenberg College directly.

About GPAs

Your high school grade point average (GPA) is a number that reflects your high school academic performance. A weighted GPA or an unweighted GPA are the two possible GPA scores considered by colleges.

An unweighted GPA is an average of your scores from each class on a four-point scale. Unweighted GPAs range from 4.0 to under 1.0. A weighted GPA considers your average grade and the difficulty of your classes. A weighted GPA boosts your average by adding extra points for honors or Advanced Placement courses.

Standardized Test Scores

Muhlenberg College considers ACT or SAT scores as part of the admissions process.

Muhlenberg College is not test optional. Test optional schools allow students to choose if they want to submit ACT or SAT scores with their applications or not.

In 2022, 34% of Muhlenberg College's first-year students submitted their SAT scores with their application. 12% of admitted applicants sent ACT scores.

What is a Good SAT Score for Muhlenberg College?

To be competitive with other Muhlenberg College applicants, you should strive to earn between 1200 and 1370 (or higher!) on the SAT. At Muhlenberg College 25% of admitted students scored higher than 1370 and 25% of scored lower than 1200, but the majority of students scored somewhere in between these two numbers.

On the SAT Math Section, 25% of Muhlenberg College students scored 680 or higher and 75% of students scored 610 or higher. On the SAT Critical Reading section (formerly called the Verbal section), 25% of Muhlenberg College students scored 690 or higher, and 75% scored a 610 or higher.

What is a Good ACT Score for Muhlenberg College?

To be most competitive at Muhlenberg College, you should strive to earn between 27 and 32 on the ACT.

An ACT score of 32 means you fall in the 75th percentile for Muhlenberg College's admitted students. One out of every four students scored above a 32, and three out of four students scored lower than 32 on the ACT.

A 27 on the ACT is the 25th percentile for Muhlenberg College students. Only one out of every four students scored below 27.

Want To Bring Up Your ACT Score? Access ACT practice tests and study tips and see upcoming ACT test dates.

More Information on Transferring to Muhlenberg College

For transfer students, it is very difficult to get admitted to Muhlenberg College.

For transfer students wishing to start in the fall, the deadline to apply is June 15. Transfer applications are processed on a on a rolling basis as they are received.

Transfer students can enroll in Muhlenberg College during the following terms:

• Fall Term

• Spring Term

Muhlenberg College Admissions FAQs

Can I defer my acceptance to Muhlenberg College?

✅ Yes, admitted students can defer their admission to Muhlenberg College.

Does Muhlenberg College accept transfer credits?

✅ Muhlenberg College accepts eligible transfer credits from accredited institutions. Muhlenberg College accepts:

• CLEP subject tests • DSST/DANTES

Does Muhlenberg College accept Advanced Placement (AP) or International Baccalaureate (IB) credits?

✅ Muhlenberg College accepts International Baccalaureate credits (IB) credits and Advanced Placement (AP) credits.

Do I have to submit test scores to Muhlenberg College?

✅ Muhlenberg College is not test optional. You must submit test scores as part of the application.

What is Muhlenberg College's acceptance rate?

✅ Muhlenberg College's acceptance rate is 68%.

What is the early decision acceptance rate at Muhlenberg College?

🟨 Muhlenberg College may or may not offer early decision. The school has not provided any information on early decision including ED acceptance rates.

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Muhlenberg College Admissions Requirements

Admission Difficulty

Very Selective


How hard is it to get into Muhlenberg College? Muhlenberg College is a very selective institution. The Muhlenberg College acceptance rate is 68%. This means that the institution accepts 67 out of every 100 applicants.


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

Muhlenberg College ACT Scores


ACT Range

27 - 32

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

ACT Score

Estimated Chance

32 and Above


27 to 32


27 and Less


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Muhlenberg College SAT Scores


Composite SAT Range

1200 - 1370


Math SAT Range

590 - 680


Reading SAT Range

610 - 690

Muhlenberg College GPA

Avg. High School GPA (non-weighted)


GPA Needed to Get Accepted

At Muhlenberg College, the average unweighted high-school GPA for admitted students is 3.44. This is the average, which means that some applicants submit GPAs lower than this and some applicants submit GPAs above this level. If your GPA falls below the average, strong test scores or other qualifications may help you make you a more competitive applicant.

Data Source: IPEDs and Peterson's Databases © 2022 Peterson's LLC All rights reserved

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