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Location
Allentown, PA
Undergrads
2,301
Tuition
$41,510
Admission Difficulty
Average
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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.

5 College Freshman

Academics: Biochemistry is very hard at this school, but it will definitely prepare me for med school. There are so many research opportunities and the professors definitely want you to succeed.

5 College Freshman

Academics: Classes are amazing and stimulating. School allows students to choose classes that interest them and match them with equally interested professors. The professors actually make you want to learn.

5 College Freshman

Academics: Academics can be pretty grueling depending on how much you challenge yourself. Most people stretch their limits to get as much out of college as they can.

3 College Junior

Academics: some majors like theatre are very hard to get courses; too many theatre majors for the theatre courses offered.

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Rankings View more rankings . . .

  • 253rd
    Most Caring Professors
  • 272nd
    Best Course Variety
  • 292nd
    Professors Most Interested in Classes
  • 547th
    Smartest Professors
  • 564th
    Best Academic Advisers

Student Author OverviewWhat's This?

Sarah Weber
Hometown
Pound Ridge, NY
Major
Theatre
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If you are looking for a school with small classes and professors who give students individualized attention, you are in luck—Muhlenberg's enthusiastic and friendly faculty is considered one of the College's hallmarks. Sure, students will encounter the occasional exception, but, for the most part, professors are always eager to help and to get to know their students. On the first day of class, many professors will hand out a syllabus that includes their office hours and phone number. And, since many live close to campus, some professors may invite your class to their house for study parties or other miscellaneous events. Also, if a student shows special interest or talent in a subject, professors take the initiative to offer research or internship opportunities, which allow students to hone in on their interests. Keeping this in mind, professors will notice and care if you skip or fall asleep in class. Professors want their students to succeed, and they don't like to see any of their students fall behind.

Muhlenberg offers a wide variety of interesting courses. But the fact that the school is most well known for its pre-med, theater, and dance programs is a testament to Muhlenberg's academic diversity. The purpose of a liberal arts education is to teach students how to think about and appreciate various subjects. Many students would agree that Muhlenberg accomplishes this task.

Facts & Statistics

Student-Faculty Ratio
12:1
Full-Time Instructional Faculty
173
Part-Time Instructional Faculty
118
Total FT Faculty
173
Faculty with Terminal Degree
87%
Average Faculty Salary
$73,991
Full-Time Retention Rate
94%
Graduation Rate
87%
Programs/Majors Offered
58
Academic/Career Counseling?
Yes
Remedial Services?
No
Class Sizes
  • Fewer than 20 students: 64%
  • 20 to 49 students: 35%
  • 50 or more students: 1%
Instructional Programs
Occupational: No
Academic: Yes
Continuing Professional: No
Recreational/Avocational: No
Adult Basic Remedial: No
Secondary (High School): No
Special Credit Opportunities
Advanced Placement (AP) Credits: Yes
Dual Credit: Yes
Life Experience Credits: Yes
Degrees Awarded
  • Associate degree
  • Bachelor's degree
  • Certificate
Most Popular Majors
  • Business Administration and Management: 8%
  • Drama and Theatre Production: 3%
  • Psychology: 5%
  • Speech Communication and Rhetoric: 4%
Graduation Requirements
  • Arts/fine arts
  • English (including composition)
  • Foreign languages
  • History
  • Mathematics
  • Philosophy
  • Religion studies
  • Sciences (biological or physical)
  • Social science
Special Study Options
  • Study abroad
  • Teacher certification (below the postsecondary level)
  • Weekend/evening college
Other Academic Offerings
  • Accelerated program
  • Cross registration
  • Double major
  • Exchange student program (domestic)
  • Honors program
  • Independent study
  • Internships
  • Student-designed major
Best Places to Study
  • Martin Luther - Underground
  • Red Door
  • Seegers Union lounge
  • Trexler Library
Tips to Succeed
  • Actually go to class because professors will notice.
  • Check your e-mail multiple times each day.
  • Don't be afraid to ask questions.
  • Get involved with activities.
  • Learn how to manage your time.
  • Make an effort to get to know your professors.
  • Take classes that are taught by professors you like.
Did You Know?
  • Between 250 and 300 students study abroad every year. Muhlenberg has college affiliates in 60 countries, including Argentina, Australia, China, Czech Republic, Denmark, Ecuador, England, France, Germany, Ireland, Italy, Japan, Netherlands, Scotland, and Spain. A semester in Washington DC is also an option.
  • Want to study something that is not designated as a major? Students do have the option of proposing a self-designed major.
  • When coming to Muhlenberg, you may be invited to apply to one of three scholar programs on campus: Dana Associates, Muhlenberg Scholars, and RJ Fellows. Each program offers a unique experience for some of Muhlenberg's brightest and most-talented students.
  • Muhlenberg's Office of Academic Support offers many helpful services to students-the most popular being the peer tutoring program. More than 200 trained peer tutors offer individual and small group tutoring, available on a weekly basis at no cost.
  • Muhlenberg's Writing Center is also one of the school's best resources. Students can get second opinions on their papers from talented, well-trained peer writing assistants.

Student Polls

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  • Academic advisers
  • Class availability
  • Consistency in grading
  • Course subject variety
  • Curriculum flexibility
  • Gen-Ed requirements
  • Manageability of workload
  • Online course options
  • Quality of teaching assistants (TAs)
  • Scheduling/registration process
  • Technology in the classroom

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  • General knowledge
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  • Interest in students
  • Time spent in classroom
  • Use of teaching assistants

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