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Study at Muhlenberg College

Muhlenberg College, also referred to as 'Berg, is located in Allentown, Pennsylvania, United States. It was founded in 1848 by Reverend Samuel K. Brobst as the Allentown Seminary. The college adopted its present name in 1867. It was named after Henry Melchior Muhlenberg. Muhlenberg College enrolls more than 2, 000 students annually. The campus encompasses over 80 acres in Allentown. The college offers an array of degrees and certificate programs and is organized into various academic departments.

'Berg is a member of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) Division III. They participate in the Eastern College Athletic Conference and also in the Centennial Conference. The sports teams are nicknamed The Mules and they compete in golf, track and field, basketball, football, tennis, softball, cross country, lacrosse, volleyball, field hockey, wrestling, and soccer.

Profile of Muhlenberg College

The main campus of Muhlenberg College is in Allentown, PA (a medium-sized city). The school is a Evangelical Lutheran Church institution. Muhlenberg College is a private, not-for-profit school. The school offers degrees up to the Bachelor's degree.

Course Topics

Muhlenberg College offers a wide array of programs of study, compared to other schools of its size. The school students most commonly major in a field related to science, music, mathematics, media, art studies, and drama and performing arts.

Muhlenberg College Selectivity

Muhlenberg College does not accept everyone who applies. In 2007, 37% of people who applied to the school were accepted. In 2007, SAT verbal scores of half of students were 550 to 650. Three-fourths of students accepted in 2007 had SAT math scores of 560 or more.


The school's faculty/student ratio compares favorably with most colleges. Muhlenberg College offers tenure to reward and retain some professors. Salaries for full-time faculty at the school are higher than most, allowing the school to afford quality teaching.

Student Enrolment

In 2007, Muhlenberg College had 2, 457 enrolled students.

Student Life

Many students at the school live in campus housing. Muhlenberg College makes available a lot of student housing. Student athletes at the school belong to the Centennial Conference for major sports.

Muhlenberg College Programs and Degrees
General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors
Liberal Arts154English, political science, history, economics, Spanish language, American studies, international relations, sociology, . . .
Business and Management153business management, accounting, MIS, human resources, finance, business administration
Science71biology, chemistry, biochemistry, natural sciences, physics, physical sciences, biological and physical sciences, biopsychology
Therapy and Counselling68psychology, cognitive psychology, psychology courses
Media51communication studies, communication and journalism
Drama and Performing Arts43drama, dance, stagecraft, various performing arts
Art Studies11art studies, arts management
Computer Science and Engineering3computer and info science, information science
Photography and Commercial Art3film studies
Religion and Philosophy3philosophy, philosophy and religious studies, Jewish studies, religion
Conservation and Resource Management2environmental science, environmental studies
Medical administration0international public health, health care administration

Contact: Muhlenberg College

Muhlenberg College

2400 Chew Street

Allentown, PA 18104

General Phone: (484) 664-3100


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