Muhlenberg College, Pennsylvania, Allentown

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    Muhlenberg College: Rankings, Courses, Admissions, Tuition Fee, Cost of Attendance & Scholarships

    Muhlenberg College is a private institution established in 1848 by Frederick A. Mulenber. The college is of the American Lutheran Church. In 2020 Muhlenberg College has been recognized by the Carnegie Foundation for having a diverse and inclusive community. Muhlenberg College is also accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education and the accreditation was reaffirmed in June 2016.

    Muhlenberg College is located in Allentown, Pennsylvania. Allentown is the fastest growing city in Pennsylvania. The city is part of the famous metropolitan region called the Lehigh Valley which is home to many of the country’s famous museums, theaters, and Universities.

    Muhlenberg is a liberal arts college. The college provides traditional liberal art studies as well as pre-professional courses. 

    Muhlenberg College offers admission in more than 50 undergraduate programs and its newly introduced 2 graduate programs. The total enrollment of the university is 2340 for fall 2018. The total full-time faculty of the university is 185. The acceptance rate of the university for fall 2018 is 61.8%. 

    Muhlenberg has prepared a thorough education system as well as a diversified campus for the students to grow and become future intellectual leaders.


    Ranked #72 in National Liberal Arts Colleges by US News in the year 2020

    Ranked #60 in Best Undergraduate Teaching by US News in the year 2020.

    Ranked #93 in Best Value Schools by US News in the year 2020.

    Ranked #210 in Top Performers on Social Mobility by US News in the year 2020

    Ranked #23th Best Christian College in America by Niche in the year 2020.

    Ranked #24th Best Colleges for Performing Arts in America by Niche in the year 2020.

    Ranked #27th Best College Food in America by Niche in the year 2020.


    Type of University Private
    Total Undergraduate enrollment 2340
    Annual Acceptance rate 62%
    Basic tuition fee for international undergraduate students 54,600 USD
    Student-Teacher Ratio 10:1
    Test Scores Accepted SAT/ACT/IELTS/TOEFL
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    Programmes offered at Muhlenberg College 

    Muhlenberg college offers a variety of undergraduate programmes and newly introduced graduate programs. In February 2020, the college had introduced it’s 2 new graduate programs in Master’s of Organizational Leadership and Master’s in Applied Analytics. Along with traditional liberal arts colleges, they also offer pre professional courses. Most popular majors include:

    • Theatre,
    • Business administration,
    • Chemistry,
    • Media and communication,
    • Psychology.
    • Finance

    Residence Facility at Muhlenberg College

    Muhlenberg college requires all its students to live on campus. Only 3rd year and fourth year students are eligible to apply for off-campus housing but these students are not guaranteed approval. Around 91% of the student population live on campus.

    The dormitories are available on each side of the campus. The dorms situated on the west side of the campus are called ‘west squad’ and it is mostly resided by 1rst year students. The ‘east squad’ and ‘south squad’ are resided by upperclassmen. All these dormitories have a kitchen with stove and oven on each floor, study launches, recreational rooms. Some dorms also have vending machines and also a laundry room with coin operated machines.

    There is ‘Muhlenberg Independence Living Experience (MILE)’ which offers students to stay in suites, apartments and houses. To give everyone a fair chance, Muhlenberg has kept MILE lotteries where in order to reside in the MILE housing, the students need to submit both individual and a group application to take part in the lottery.

    There is also a general lottery where both the roommates have to submit an application to take part in the lottery for the rest on-campus residences. Students with any sort of disability need to submit a separate application given on a website so that they can get a suitable living experience on campus.


    Muhlenberg College Campus

    Muhlenberg colleges is located in Allentown, Pennsylvania. Allentown is the 3rd largest city in Pennsylvania. The campus is situated 60 minutes away from Philadelphia and 90 minutes away from New York. The campus size of the university is 75 acres. The college only has 1 campus.

    Muhlenberg college provides a lot of services to the students such as health, security, counselling and transportation. There is 24 hr health service on campus.and also full time nurses and doctors are available on campus. 

    There are student led organisations such as Peer Health advocates where students work together to make a healthy living environment by promoting awareness and leading activities and programmes on healthy lifestyle for the students. 

    Campus has a Security department which helps in ensuring a complete safe environment to all campus citizens. Students can also volunteer to work under this department.College has provided counselling services such as groups, therapy sessions and workshops to help students from academic stress, homesickness, anxieties or any sort mental illness.

    Muhlenberg College Application Process

    Muhlenberg College makes their application process for both undergraduate programmes relatively simple and easy to follow through.

    How to apply: Students can apply for undergraduate programs via the Common Application. For Graduate admissions students can apply through the Graduate application.

    Application fee: Non-refundable application fee of 50 USD and 75 USD for graduate courses is to be paid along with the application form.

    Application deadline: There are three deadlines given for undergraduate applications and they are as follows:

    Early Decision I November 15
    Early Decision II February 1
    Regular Decision February 1

    The following deadlines are for Graduate applications:

    Organization Leadership

    Fall semester July 15
    Spring semester December 1
    Summer Semester April 15

    Applied Analytics: Deadline is July 15 for fall semester.

    Undergraduate Application Requirements: The following mentioned below are the general requirements for an applicant to submit:

    • Common ­Application
    • Official secondary school transcript/exam scores
    • School report with a counselor recommendation
    • Teacher recommendation from a core academic subject
    • Scores of Standardized exams to study in the USA
    • A copy of your passport photo page
    • Certification of Finances form

    Graduate Application Requirement:

    • Application
    • US Bachelor's Degree or equivalent foreign degree
    • Letter of Recommendation
    • Personal Statement
    • Official and unofficial transcripts
    • Professional Resume
    • Interview

    Language Proficiency Requirements

    International applicants need to submit scores of Language Proficiency tests to be eligible to apply to the university. The college accepts the scores of SAT/ACT/TOEFL/IELTS as proof of English Proficiency. 

    Cost of attendance

    The estimated cost of attendance for undergraduate and graduate courses are mentioned-below:

    Undergraduate Cost of attendance

    Category Expense (in USD)
    Tuition 53,865 USD
    Activity fee – Student Council 195 USD
    Activity Fee – College 90 USD
    Technology Fee 250 USD
    Health and Wellness Fee $200
    Total Fee $54,600

    Fee for dorms range from 8,800 USD - 6,615 USD per year. These prices depend on the kind of dorm life you opt for, for instance, MILE housing is the most expensive and the least expensive is the standard double occupancy dorm room.

    College offers boarding where there are numerous meal plans you can choose from. There are a range of meal plans available unlimited meal plan costing 5,550 USD per year to the cheapest meal plan which is 1,435 USD per year.

    Graduate Cost of attendance

    The tuition fee for the newly introduced graduate programs at the university are mentioned below. The tuition amount mentioned below is inclusive of books and certain other fees.

    • Applied Analytics – 3200 USD
    • Organizational Leadership – 3200 USD

    Scholarships and Financial Aids

    Mulenberg college offers international students scholarships to afford their study in the USA. The college provides scholarships and grants to almost 91% of its student population. College provides need-based aid to all students.

    The various scholarships available for international students at the Muhlenberg College is mentioned below:

    • Merit Scholarship
    • Talent Scholarship
    • SHE-CAN
    • The Next Genius

    International students who need to avail financial aid need to mention this while filling out an admission application. Students once accepted into the university cannot apply for financial aid. Students need to fill up the International Student Financial Aid Application and submit it along with a copy of a bank statement before the prescribed deadline.

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    Muhlenberg College Overview

    Insitution type
    Private (Not for Profit)
    Student Population
    FAFSA Code
    Application Cost
    Average Cost of Attendance
    $54,065 / Year
    Student : Faculty Ratio
    1 : 1

    Admission & dates

    Early Action Deadlines

    November 1

    Application deadline

    April 1

    Application results

    Regular Decision Deadlines

    January 15

    Application deadline

    April 1

    Application results

    Test Scores For International Applicants

    ExamsAvg. ScoreMin ScoreMax. Score%Submitted
    SAT Check Detailed Score12401140134051
    Evidence-Based Reading and Writing630580680-
    ACT Check Detailed Score28253039

    Muhlenberg College Acceptance Rate

    48.4 %

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    The table shows average yearly cost of attendance for international students. Amount may vary with the course opted, nature of accommodation, and personal spending habits of a candidate. Check Program wise Fees

    Tuition fees
    Undergraduate Programs
    $54,065 / Year
    On Campus
    Books & Supplies
    $1,300 / Year
    On campus, Room & Board
    $11,420 / Year
    On Campus, Other Expenses
    $1,780 / Year
    Off Campus
    Off campus (not with family), Room & Board
    $11,420 / Year
    Off campus (not with family), Other Expenses
    $1,780 / Year
    Off campus (with family), Room & Board
    $2,060 / Year
    Off campus (with family), Other Expenses
    $2,060 / Year

    Top Accreditations [Institutional & Program Wise]

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    Ranked #179

    Overall (National)

    College Rating

    Based on 4 Students Rating

    8.4 out of 10
    8.5/10Social Life


    7.7 /10

    The College believes that these moments are productive opportunities for teaching and learning; they are consistent with Muhlenberg's dedication to providing living, learning and working spaces that are safe and welcoming. After securing a GPA of 9, I had applied through a common application.

    Course Curriculum :

    The MOL features a core series of organizational and leadership courses that prepare graduates to lead, inspire and guide organizations and colleagues in current and future professional work and personal development. Grounded in Muhlenberg's expertise in interdisciplinary study and adult education, the program integrates the practice of leadership with academic study to build the skills that leaders need in leadership disciplines.

    9 /10 academic/food
    7 /10 faculty
    7 /10 infrastructure
    8 /10 accomodation
    8 /10 placement
    7 /10 extracurricular
    8.0 /10

    My College believes that deeply engaging with the multiple concerns, forms and expressions of diversity enriches the liberal arts education of all our students, prepares our graduates for lives of leadership and global citizenship, and enhances the quality of life on campus for all of our community members. My GPA was around 8, and I was required to submit a common application form.

    Course Curriculum :

    The MAA is designed for the professional seeking to develop the skills to go beyond data management and governance to fill crucial roles that analyze data and find more efficient ways to operate. Graduates develop a foundation in data analytics techniques, learn how to find critical patterns within datasets; create descriptive data summaries and visualizations and communicate results; and employ their skills and knowledge in problem-solving contexts and team projects.

    8 /10 academic/food
    8 /10 faculty
    9 /10 infrastructure
    8 /10 accomodation
    6 /10 placement
    9 /10 extracurricular
    7.8 /10

    My elder sister who was also studying in the USA had suggested me to pursue my bachelor's from this college. I had applied only at Muhlenberg College for admission. My good score in the 12th really helped me a lot in the admission process. I had filled an online application form, with an application fee of around $50.

    Course Curriculum :

    My critical thinking, scientific, problem-solving, and communication skills are strengthened through this course. I had studied the interaction between the human system and the natural system. My program was an interdisciplinary program that included biology, geology, chemistry, and ecology.

    8 /10 academic/food
    8 /10 faculty
    7 /10 infrastructure
    7 /10 accomodation
    9 /10 placement
    8 /10 extracurricular
    10.0 /10

    Top rankings for classroom experiences, internships, alumni networks, studios, lab facilities, and beautiful campus made me select Muhlenberg College. Although it takes longer for me to reach the college but somehow I manage to do so. I applied to the college through a common application form.

    Course Curriculum :

    We get access to an unparalleled range of film and media expertise. It is one of a few liberal arts colleges with a production program. The theory and practice of cinema are seamlessly integrated. While studying the course I will get access to equipment and filmmaking, with the small classes and personalized attention of a liberal arts college.

    10 /10 academic/food
    10 /10 faculty
    10 /10 infrastructure
    10 /10 accomodation
    10 /10 placement
    10 /10 extracurricular
    2400 Chew Street, Allentown, PA 18104-5586

    Nearby This Campus

    • Bus Station
    • Book Store
    • Shopping Mall
    • Pharmacy
    • Airport
    • Super Market

    Bus Station

    Muhlenbergcheww0.13 km
    Muhlenbergchewe0.32 km
    Tlghmn&ottw0.37 km
    Ottparkwaye0.38 km
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    Shopping Mall

    Ag Hall1.04 km
    Village West1.08 km
    hamilton commons1.25 km
    Allen Street Shopping Center2.06 km
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    Go Helistop1.38 km
    A.h. Butz Downtown Allentown Heliport3.16 km
    Allentown Queen City Municipal Airport3.36 km
    WSAN Heliport4.91 km
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    Book Store

    'Berg Bookshop0.14 km
    Bishop's Olde and Rare Books1.37 km
    Beachead Comics2.24 km
    Mecca Books3.88 km
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    GIANT Pharmacy1.08 km
    Americus Pharmacy1.31 km
    Home Star Pharmacy - St. Luke's Hospital - Allentown Campus1.62 km
    Weis Pharmacy1.69 km
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    Super Market

    Heresh's Market1.85 km
    Family Dollar2.06 km
    Allentown Market Inc2.06 km
    Ahart's Market2.09 km
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    *All distance are measured radially. Actual distance may vary

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