Muhlenberg College

402 reviews
  1. Allentown, PA
  2. 4 Year
A-
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    A
  2. Value
    A
  3. Diversity
    A-
  4. Campus
    A-
  5. Athletics
    B-
  6. Party Scene
    B+
  7. Professors
    B+
  8. Location
    C+
  9. Dorms
    B+
  10. Campus Food
    A+
  11. Student Life
    B+
  12. Safety
    B-
Muhlenberg College is ...
Private not-for-profit, Lutheran
Athletic Division
NCAA Division III (with football)
Athletic Conference
Centennial Conference
Address
2400 Chew Street
Allentown, PA 18104

Muhlenberg College Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
53%
SAT Range
1140-1340
ACT Range
23-31
Application Fee
$50
SAT/ACT
Neither required nor recommended
High School GPA
Required

Cost

Net Price
$35,610/ year
National
$15,431

Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.

Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $18,765/ year
  • $30-48k
    $18,285/ year
  • $49-75k
    $22,140/ year
  • $76-110k
    $24,652/ year
  • $110k+
    $37,500/ year

Academics

Professors
B+
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
11:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
89%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.27 responses
63%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.27 responses
56%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.27 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
2,299Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
5%
Pell Grant
9%
Varsity Athletes
21%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 18 responses
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  • Nice
    28%
  • Nice But Weird.
    28%
  • Openly geeky in their own way
    22%
  • Partier
    11%
  • Boisterous
    6%
  • Weird
    6%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
98%
Poll
66%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.35 responses
Poll
70%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.37 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 15 responses
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  • Has amazing people
    67%
  • Welcome Youth of New Jersey!
    20%
  • Awful
    7%
  • Sheltered
    7%

After Muhlenberg College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$56,000/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
86%
National
47%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
96%
National
83%
59%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.17 responses

Reviews

402 reviews
  • Excellent
    64
  • Very Good
    136
  • Average
    144
  • Poor
    27
  • Terrible
    31
GQ

Good selection of snacks and drinks. Everything is overpriced, and often one or both cashiers leaves the checkout counter, causing a delay.

KOSHER

Muhlenberg's Noshery has the best kosher food available at an American college campus. Many non-Jewish students choose to get food from them, too. Noshery North is for dairy food (sometimes vegan!) and Noshery South is for meat.

On Friday nights, students go to Hillel for Shabbat dinner. Unfortunately, the Saturday options are mediocre (there is a selection of cold foods for the whole day instead of separate lunch & dinner options, and it's pretty much the same every week).

At GQ, there are rarely kosher meal options. Sometimes they have a couple of refrigerated sandwiches, but these are even more absurdly expensive than the rest of their food. However, no need to panic! There are plenty of kosher snacks and drinks (also overpriced).

In general, Muhlenberg dining is great. They just have to tweak a few things.
  • College Sophomore
  • Apr 30 2015
The English department is brilliant. The Theatre & Dance department is well-funded, to say the least—just be careful to take classes with a professor who suits you. One of the theatre professors is the worst teacher I've had in my life; I retook the same class with a different professor (Larry Singer), and he's one of the best I've had in my life. Take risks! If something looks interesting, give it a shot—I signed up for a film class on a whim; it fulfilled one of my graduation requirements, and it was my favorite class of the semester. The professor (Tom Cartelli) also was extremely supportive when I was going through personal stuff. I took dance classes and hated it, but I took Movement Workshop for Dancers & Actors, and it changed my life! However, if you're not doing well in a class, you should withdraw right away. I tried to push through, and because I put so much effort into it, my coursework for my other classes suffered as well—NOT worth it. The classes are small, which is great, although the downside is that you will be heavily penalized for missing class, which can be a problem if (e.g.) you get sick.
  • College Junior
  • 11 months ago
I love the campus dining! I only eat kosher food, and we definitely have better options than any other school I've visited. Unlike most colleges, we actual have two kosher stations side-by-side (one dairy-free, one vegetarian, because the laws of kosher prohibit mixing dairy and meat). Every day, they have a variety of options — sometimes they'll have kosher Indian, Asian, or Mexican cuisine, which is really nice. Also, a lot of colleges segregate their dining halls, so students who can keep kosher often don't get to eat with their friends. Thankfully, our kosher stations are in the same cafeteria as all the other food stations.

On a separate, and equally important, note: Everyone who works in the dining hall is super nice. They always say hi, ask how you're doing, etc.
  • College Freshman
  • Nov 4 2013