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MUHLENBERG COLLEGE, ALLENTOWN, PENNSYLVANIA

Allentown, PennsylvaniaLOCATION
CollegeSCHOOL TYPE
Estd 1848Established Year
  2200Enrollment

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.

Ranking

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.

Highlights

Type of UniversityPrivate
Total Undergraduate enrollment2340
Annual Acceptance rate62%
Basic tuition fee for international undergraduate students54,600 USD
Student-Teacher Ratio10:1
Test Scores AcceptedSAT/ACT/IELTS/TOEFL
Official Websiteudc.edu

Programmes offered at Muhlenberg College 

Muhlenberg college offers a variety of undergraduate programmesand 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.

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 INovember 15
Early Decision IIFebruary 1
Regular DecisionFebruary 1

The following deadlines are for Graduate applications:

Organization Leadership

Fall semesterJuly 15
Spring semesterDecember 1
Summer SemesterApril 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
  • IELTS OR TOEFL
  • 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

CategoryExpense (in USD)
Tuition53,865 USD
Activity fee – Student Council195 USD
Activity Fee – College90 USD
Technology Fee250 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

Institution TypePrivate (Not for Profit)
Student Population2535
FAFSA Code003304
Application Cost$50
Accreditation MSCHE
Average Cost of Attendance$51,860 / Year
Student : Faculty Ratio1 : 1

Admission & Dates

Early action Deadlines

November 01

Application Deadline

April 01

Application Results

Regular decision Deadlines

January 15

Application Deadline

April 01

Application Results

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Test Scores for International Applicants

ExamsAvg. ScoreMin. ScoreMax. Score% Submitted
Undergraduate
SATCheck Detailed Score124011401340 51%
Evidence-Based Reading and Writing630580680-
Mathematics610560660-
ACTCheck Detailed Score282530 39%
English292532-
Mathematics262428-

Muhlenberg College Acceptance Rate

48.4%

Acceptance Rate

4636

Total Applicants

2535

Total Enrolled

Male
Female

40.0%

Male

60.0%

Female

Undergraduate
Undergraduate Program48.4%
Total Applicants5242
Total Enrolled2535

Muhlenberg College Enrollment

Enrollment
Muhlenberg College Enrollment2535
Undergraduate Enrollment2535
Graduation Rate
Average Graduation Rate88.0%

Attendance Cost

$51,860

Attendance Cost

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$51,860 / Year
On Campus Accomodation
Books & Supplies$1,300 / Year
On campus, Room & Board$11,420 / Year
On Campus, Other Expenses$1,780 / Year
Off Campus Accomodation
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
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Top Accreditations [Institutional & Program Wise]

Institutional Accreditations
Middle States Commission on Higher Education

Faculty

Total FacultyFull TimePart timeGraduate Assistants
461224682144-
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