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Reviews 531 total reviews with an average rating of 3.4

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3 College Freshman

Greek Life: Not very strong, yet we're still pretty dependent on them for parties

2 College Freshman

Nightlife: Unless there's a frat party, you're condemned to the sport houses. They all suck, football is the worst. Frisbee, however, is actually okay--just mad crowded.

3 College Freshman

Overall Experience: Professors and food are good, but the people are cliquey and isolate people easily. Very uptight student population, lots of judgmental straight edge kids.

3 College Freshman

Transportation: There are buses before breaks to take people places, also there's an airport nearby. Though, taxi services suck.

4 College Freshman

Academics: I've had one bad class, but it was an intro and the teacher was dealing with some annoying kids so it was understandable.

4 College Freshman

Campus Strictness: The campus police are really relaxed about things for the most part, RA's as well. As long as you aren't puking/in need of serious help, they are okay with most things.

1 College Freshman

Diversity: Huge Jewish population. The School made a large effort to recruit Jewish students--that being said, there are very few students of any ethnic background. Trans students and gay students are "supported" but not really. Any ethnic students are underrepresented and the school is very backward as far as diversity goes. The students are generally "liberal."

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2 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: A diner and a bar/grill. Good luck finding anywhere nice to eat. Limited to the late night GQ visits for food (the on campus fast food joint).

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1 College Freshman

Local Atmosphere: There is very little to do off campus. You are trapped on campus and can only do the things offered by the school for the first year. Then you can get a car but there still isn't much to do. Don't come here from a big city.

3 Recent Alumnus

Off-Campus Dining: There are alot of chains and then afew gems like CaliBurrito, Brewwerks, and The Stoned Crab, but most of the best restaurants are a couple towns over in Easton and Bethlehem and you need a car to get to them.

3 Recent Alumnus

Campus Housing: All depends on which dorm youre in. Prosser is bad.

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2 Recent Alumnus

Weather: It's bad Pennsylvania weather. Winter is long and unforgiving. The 3 weeks at the end of the year when spring finally hits is phenomenal, though.

3 Recent Alumnus

Campus Strictness: If you're not an idiot, you wont get caught. Just don't throw up in the communal dorm bathroom because if the RA find you he will send you to the hospital no exceptions.

4 Recent Alumnus

Off-Campus Housing: Great houses and affordable prices. They help you find them.

3 Recent Alumnus

Greek Life: The frats and sororities are small. I think I only went to 5 parties in my 4 years on campus and 3 of them were in the first semester freshman year. Mostly they just offer parties for freshmen to drink at when they don't have friends yet. ALSO watch the "Frat House" documentary by Todd Phillips. The last frat in the movie is on our campus and the hazing is pretty screwed up.

4 Recent Alumnus

Drug Safety: No peer pressure but a lot of people drink and smoke weed. The campus police really aren't that on top of it so you don't have to worry. People smoke weed in the quad at night all the time. It's there if you want it. HOWEVER, if you are caught throwing up in your dorm bathroom by your RA you will be sent to the hospital on your dime which is ridiculous. Don't be an idiot and you'll have a good time.

4 Recent Alumnus

Parking: Get a permit for your dorm lot or you will get a lot of tickets.

2 Recent Alumnus

Local Atmosphere: Allentown is a bad town. It used to be a steel town and vibrant (so I'm told) but now its mostly run down. On one side of campus is a rich suburban area and on the other side is a very poor urban area. All in All, it's kind of a cultural desert outside of the campus confines.

3 Recent Alumnus

Health & Safety: During the first week of school, don't walk alone off campus. You will most likely be mugged.

3 Recent Alumnus

Guys & Girls: There are a lot of crazies. Beautiful and Handsome crazies, but crazies nonetheless.

3 Recent Alumnus

Majors: Great for Acting if you are going to NYC to do broadway. Their On-Camera stuff is pretty limited and their film department is small and there are only 2 good teachers out of the 6.

3 Recent Alumnus

Majors: Great for Acting if you are going to NYC to do broadway theatre. Their ON-Camera options are very limited and their film department is small with only 2 good teachers out of the 6.

3 College Freshman

Weather: I'm from New York so the weather is basically the same. It doesn't affect me. It's your typical northeast weather.

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3 College Freshman

Health & Safety: I feel safe walking in campus, but I would never walk alone in Allentown at night by myself.

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Sarah Weber
Hometown
Pound Ridge, NY
Major
Theatre
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The student body is notorious for its overwhelming praise for Muhlenberg. Despite whatever complaints you may hear about the housing lottery or parking, the majority of students graduates with nothing short of adoration for their 'Berg experience. The professors make classes rewarding and challenging, and the overall community is supportive; these two things together help students find their ideal home-away-from-home. There are some students who dislike the school's small size, saying that with a limited party scene, the weekends become uneventful. Others say they believe the community is warm, close-knit, and active because of the small size. Students are as dedicated to their clubs as they are to friends and schoolwork, so there is always some student-run activity on campus. If you look in the right places, there is always something to do.

The majority of the student body does love Muhlenberg, but that does not mean the school is for everyone. Muhlenberg is a small campus and is not exactly in the most metropolitan location. Just remember that an eventful world exists outside of Muhlenberg—so explore it! On the flip side, do not forget that the same professors who welcome friendly conversation also expect students to engage whole-heartedly in challenging assignments. There will not always be time to come to the beck and call of every party and distraction. Thankfully, many of the students who come to Muhlenberg expect to be challenged. So, even when you feel drowned with work, your friends and peers will be trudging along with you.

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