Founded in 1848, Muhlenberg is a selective, private, four-year liberal arts college located in the beautiful Lehigh Valley of eastern Pennsylvania. With over 1900 students, 39 majors, 36 minors and an 9:1 student to faculty ratio, students experience a top-tier liberal arts education that leads to strong outcomes. There are over 118 student clubs and organizations, 23 NCAA Division III varsity teams and 130+ study abroad programs in more than 50 countries.
At Muhlenberg you will find a combination of outstanding academic programs, top faculty who are remarkable scholars and mentors and opportunities with impact like internships, research and study abroad. Muhlenberg is also committed to cultivating a diverse and inclusive experience and supporting vibrant campus life and meaningful community engagement.
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The people at Muhlenberg open doors for you, literally and figuratively. I've never been in a class with a professor that I feel didn't care about me as a person, and I'm not the type to go to office hours every chance I get. It may be a small school in a less-than-exciting town, but there are so many hole-in-the-wall places to explore.
Jamee from Silver Spring, MD
Muhlenberg College is known as the Caring College, and rightly so - the students that attend college here are some of the kindest and genuinely nice people you'll meet. Muhlenberg takes academics seriously, and also focuses on engaging with the surrounding Allentown community.
It is academically rigorous and perfect for Theatre and Biology majors. It has a good variety of majors but definitely specializes in the aforementioned. Competition in the theatre and everyone is very driven in their lives.
Erin from Blue Bell, PA
Muhlenberg is such an amazing school in every aspect of student life. The accommodations are amazing and they're enhanced by all the students who fill them. You can always find something to smile about while you're on campus.
Anna from Scarborough, ME
Muhlenberg is a fantastic place for a budding scholar. Faculty encourage you and connect you with local internships and research and job opportunities. People are very nice here and have a wide range of interests.
Joseph from Paramus, NJ
Muhlenberg has a small campus and student body, but it provides a caring and intimate environment for students. Students are encouraged to customize their experience by becoming involved in the many clubs and activities offered on campus.
Laura from Massapequa, NY
I spent the day at Muhlenberg for an open house and everyone was extremely friendly. The professors get to know their students very well. There are so many activities going on so it seems impossible to be bored.