Muhlenberg College, founded in 1848, is a private, church-affiliated, liberal arts college. It values and seeks to nurture a strong sense of community. Professors routinely give students their home phone numbers, for example, and student-faculty relationships are close. The college has a long history of success with premedical and prelaw school placement, as well as very strong English and writing traditions. In recent years, the theatre arts program has won numerous awards and is extremely popular with students as well. The college's 38-acre environmental field station and 40-acre arboretum provide research opportunities for students in field biology and environmental science. Its 75-acre campus, including among its buildings a neo-Gothic chapel, is located in Allentown, 55 miles north of Philadelphia.

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collegeType
Private
studentType
Coed
2,187
Undergraduates
888
Men - 40.6%
1,300
Women - 59.4%
11
Graduate Students
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Entrance Difficulty
Very difficult
Overall Admission Rate
62% of 4,543 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered
No
Early Decision Offered
Yes
Regular Admission Deadline
February 1
Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen
Average GPA
3.41
SAT Math
570-670 range of middle 50%
SAT EBRW
600-680 range of middle 50%
ACT Composite
26-31 range of middle 50%
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Cost of Attendance
$62,830
Tuition and Fees
$54,600
Room and Board
Not reported
Average Percent of Need Met
84%
Average Freshman Award
$41,711
Average Indebtedness of 2018 Graduates
$29,957
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Academic Calendar System
Semester
General Education/Core Curriculum
Required for most or all students
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates
197
Regular Class Size (Students)
2-9
18%
10-19
48%
20-29
31%
30-39
2%
50-99
1%
Over 100
0%
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Allentown Population
121,470
Nearest Metropolitan Area
Philadelphia
Freshman Housing Guarantee
College offers housing to students
Students in College Housing
30% of all students
Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division III
Mascot
Mule
Sororities
21% of women participate
Fraternities
17% of men participate
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Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
American Indian/Alaskan Native
0.1%
Asian
3.2%
Black/African-American
4.5%
Hispanic/Latino
9.7%
Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
2.3%
Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
0%
White
75.9%
Unknown
4.4%
International Students
2.7% from 18 countries
First-Year Students Returning
86.2%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
79.6%
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
69%
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
Not reported
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