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Muhlenberg College Overview

Located in Allentown, Pennsylvania, Muhlenberg College is a private not-for-profit institution. Allentown is a great location for students who prefer city over country life.

What Is Muhlenberg College Known For?

690 Undergraduate Awards
$43,709 Avg Cost After Aid
62% Acceptance Rate
  • Students at Muhlenberg may have an easier time interacting with their teachers since the student to faculty ratio at the school is 9 to 1.
  • The student loan default rate at Muhlenberg is 4%, which is significantly lower than the national rate of 10.1%. That's great news for students who are worrying about paying off their student loans.
  • Although it may not be available for every major, the master's degree is the highest award a student can attain at Muhlenberg.
  • In 2017-2018, 59% of the faculty were full-time.
  • Students who graduate from Muhlenberg with a bachelor's degree make about $59,400 a year. That's 46% more than those who graduate from other schools.
  • The average Muhlenberg student graduates in 4.1 years. That's better than the national average of 4.4 years.

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Muhlenberg College Rankings

Muhlenberg is ranked #234 out of 2,587 schools in the nation for overall quality on our 2022 Best Colleges list. This puts it in the top 10% of all schools in the nation. Out of the 134 colleges in Pennsylvania, it is ranked at #18.

These rankings may look different from those published by other outlets, because we use an outcomes-based approach rather than a subjective one. We get our data from a number of places, including the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) and the College Scorecard. For more information, check out our rankings and methodology page.

Muhlenberg has also been awarded the following overall awards by our latest rankings.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#62 Best Undergraduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#234 Best Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

Program Level Awards

These are highlights of some of the most noteworthy awards granted to specific programs at Muhlenberg.

Rank Ranking Name Share
#6 Best Dance Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#8 Best Business Administration & Management Undergraduate Certificate Schools Tweet It - Post It
#50 Best Drama & Theater Arts Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#63 Best Finance & Financial Management Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#66 Best Visual & Performing Arts Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#67 Best General Psychology Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#78 Best Accounting Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#83 Best Fine & Studio Arts Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#89 Best Psychology Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It
#150 Best Business, Management & Marketing Bachelor’s Degree Schools Tweet It - Post It

Awards From Around the Web

The following table lists some notable awards Muhlenberg has earned from around the web.

Rank Ranking Name Source
#13 Best Dance Schools College Factual
#75 Best Visual & Performing Arts Schools College Factual
#104 Best Accounting Schools College Factual
#119 Best Business Administration & Management Schools College Factual
#162 Best Business, Management & Marketing Schools College Factual
#185 Best Business Schools Business Degree Central

Where Is Muhlenberg College?


Contact details for Muhlenberg are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 2400 Chew Street, Allentown, PA 18104
Phone: 484-664-3100

How Do I Get Into Muhlenberg?

You can apply to Muhlenberg online at:

Admission Requirements for Muhlenberg

Submission Required?
High School GPA required
High School Rank considered but not required
High School Transcript required
College Prep Program required
Recommendations required
SAT or ACT Scores considered but not required
TOEFL considered but not required

How Hard Is It To Get Into Muhlenberg?

62% Acceptance Rate
62% Of Accepted Are Women
60% Submit SAT Scores
With an acceptance rate of 62%, Muhlenberg does not let just anybody through their doors! Make sure you spend enough time polishing up your application so you will make a great impression.

Approximately 38% of accepted students are men and 62% are women. The acceptance rate for men is 60%, and the acceptance rate for women is 64%.

Average Test Scores

About 60% of students accepted to Muhlenberg submitted their SAT scores. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing scores ranged between 600 and 680. Math scores were between 570 and 670.

SAT Reading and Writing Scores for Muhlenberg College  ( 600 to 680 )

SAT Math Scores for Muhlenberg College  ( 570 to 670 )
Muhlenberg received ACT scores from 23% of accepted students. When looking at the 25th through the 75th percentile, ACT English scores ranged between 24 and 34. Math scores were between 24 and 28. Composite scores were between 26 and 31.

ACT English Scores for Muhlenberg College  ( 24 to 34 )
ACT Math Scores for Muhlenberg College  ( 24 to 28 )
ACT Composite Scores for Muhlenberg College  ( 26 to 31 )

Can I Afford Muhlenberg College?

$43,709 Net Price
62% Take Out Loans
3.5% Loan Default Rate
The overall average net price of Muhlenberg is $43,709. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group.

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.

Student Loan Debt

It's not uncommon for college students to take out loans to pay for school. In fact, almost 66% of students nationwide depend at least partially on loans. At Muhlenberg, approximately 62% of students took out student loans averaging $9,516 a year. That adds up to $38,064 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Muhlenberg is 3.5%. This is significantly lower than the national default rate of 10.1%, which is a good sign that you'll be able to pay back your student loans.

Muhlenberg College Undergraduate Student Diversity

2,016 Full-Time Undergraduates
61% Women
19% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
There are 2,046 undergraduate students at Muhlenberg, with 2,016 being full-time and 30 being part-time.


There are also 21 graduate students at the school.

Gender Diversity

Of the 2,016 full-time undergraduates at Muhlenberg, 39% are male and 61% are female.


Racial-Ethnic Diversity

The racial-ethnic breakdown of Muhlenberg College students is as follows.

Race/Ethnicity Number of Grads
Asian 69
Black or African American 82
Hispanic or Latino 171
White 1,502
International Students 45
Other Races/Ethnicities 147

Geographic Diversity

Pennsylvania students aren't the only ones who study at Muhlenberg College. At this time, 29 states are represented by the student population at the school.

Over 21 countries are represented at Muhlenberg. The most popular countries sending students to the school are China, Vietnam, and Rwanda.

Online Learning at Muhlenberg College

1,193 Took All Classes Online
1,810 Took At Least One Class Online
14,912.5% Avg Growth Over 4 Years
In 2019-2020, 1,810 students took at least one online class at the school.

The following chart shows how the online learning population at Muhlenberg has changed over the last few years.


Online Growth Rankings of Muhlenberg

The average growth rate over the last four years of online students at Muhlenberg College was 14,912.5%. This is the #25 largest growth rate of all schools that are mostly online. This refers to all students at Muhlenberg regardless of major.

When we speak of partially online, we are referring to schools whose online population is less than 50% of its total student body. Mostly online refers to those with online populations greater than or equal to 50%.

Muhlenberg College Undergraduate Concentrations

The table below shows the number of awards for each concentration.

Major Undergraduate Certificate Bachelor’s TOTAL
Business Administration & Management 2 82 84
Drama & Theater Arts 0 75 75
Finance & Financial Management 0 63 63
General Psychology 0 55 55
Communication & Media Studies 0 50 50
General Biology 0 31 31
Neurobiology & Neurosciences 0 29 29
Public Health 0 29 29
Political Science & Government 0 26 26
General English Literature 0 25 25
Accounting 0 24 24
Economics 0 19 19
Mathematics 0 16 16
Dance 0 15 15
Film, Video & Photographic Arts 0 15 15
Computer Science 0 13 13
History 0 13 13
Area Studies 0 11 11
International Relations & National Security 0 11 11
Fine & Studio Arts 0 11 11
Music 0 10 10
Biochemistry, Biophysics & Molecular Biology 0 9 9
Romance Languages 0 9 9
Data Analytics 9 0 9
Other Education 0 6 6
Natural Resources Conservation 0 6 6
Philosophy 0 5 5
Sociology 0 5 5
Religious Studies 0 4 4
Physics 0 4 4
Chemistry 0 3 3
General Physical Sciences 0 2 2
Anthropology 0 2 2
Sustainability Science 0 1 1
Management Sciences & Quantitative Methods 0 0 0
Health & Medical Administrative Services 0 0 0
TOTAL 11 679 690


*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.

More about our data sources and methodologies.

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