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Reviews 330 total reviews with an average rating of 3.4

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4 College Senior

Overall Experience: It is a friendly environment, and I have access to lots of resources on campus.

I have made many friends. I was led to Christ by the Christian Fellowhip/Ministry on campus.

I am learning what I want to do after school. I feel I have learned who I really am on this campus.

4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: I absolutely love my school. The creative environment and amazingly friendly people make me a big fan of the Berg.

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4 College Junior

Overall Experience: The main factor in choosing Muhlenberg was the Theatre department. They have a great program, and I've been involved in several projects as an actor, singer, and stage manager during my two years here. The campus has a very friendly atmosphere, as well. The dining hall is known for its high quality food. It needs to work on increasing diversity and representation of historically marginalized communities on campus. The small student body makes it easy to form relationships with faculty and staff members. Students can receive individual attention in class. It is very common to pursue multiple majors, minors, and/or concentrations.

1 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: In every on-campus sexual assault I know of, (1) the process was drawn-out and painful, (2) the school ultimately did nothing for the victims, and (3) the assailants received no consequences.

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2 College Sophomore

Scholarships: I am still dealing with it now... fingers crossed.

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4 College Sophomore

Campus Food: 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.

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4 College Freshman

Scholarships: My family has had a hard time getting everything processed because we aren't that organized with taxes, but the FinAid office has been very accommodating and helpful.

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3 College Freshman

Party Scene: I'm not much of a partier but when I do go out I have a good time. Sticking with a group of friends is a good idea.

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4 College Freshman

Campus Food: GQ is super expensive but overall the food is great.

5 College Freshman

Campus Housing: I live in Brown and the RAs are great and the girls are very easy to live with.

4 College Sophomore

Campus Food: The food available on campus is great. Compared to the options that other college students receive we are quite fortunate to have the variety and style of cooking that we have. Our dining hall is definitely among one of the best in the country. It fails however to provide a better variety of food vendors that other bigger colleges have. It would be extremely pleasurable to have close places to walk to during the later hours of the night for food other than GQ.

4 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: Muhlenberg College dorms are like an average dorm living space. Although there are better quality dorms the ones available for underclassmen are not in the most pristine condition. Further renovation is required for certain halls. Other than simple renovation the housing on campus is pretty good. It provides a great social atmosphere and the right amenities. As with most private colleges however, the cost is extreme and unless there are available scholarships or financial aid can be quite hard to afford.

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3 College Senior

Guys & Girls: I would say that the students here dress nicely, care about how they present themselves, and are open to meeting new people.

4 College Senior

Health & Safety: Campus safety is present on campus and have the students' best interest in mind. They're very willing to help students out whether it's driving them back to their dorms from the library at 1am or dealing with a sexual assault case.

4 College Senior

Scholarships: I don't receive financial aid, but I got an academic scholarship from the college. From what I've heard from my friends who receive financial aid, the college is helpful and generous.

3 College Senior

Local Area: Students don't really go out to in the area, especially not in downtown Allentown. Some people go to Dorney Park, nearby restaurants, and the movies, but that's pretty much it.

3 College Senior

Off-Campus Dining: There aren't many off campus places to eat within walking distance, however, the places that you can walk to are good and they have student discounts.

4 College Senior

Majors: My program is intense, but good. The workload can be heavy at times, but the professors and fellow students are always willing to help. The job opportunities are really good in my program. Almost everyone has a job lined up by the middle of senior year.

3 College Senior

Party Scene: There are parties every weekend. Most students party in the dorms, a frat house, or a sports house.

3 College Senior

Off-Campus Housing: There is a good amount of off-campus houses, however, I would say most students live on campus. Depending on how good your landlord is a con about living in an off-campus house is things might not get fixed as quickly as they would if you lived on campus.

4 Recent Alumnus

Academics: Student-to-faculty ratio is great here--it's easy to get to know your professors, and office hours are very convenient. Classes are small and many of them are discussion-based, which is more engaging than a huge lecture. Most classes take attendance, though--so don't skip!

4 Recent Alumnus

Off-Campus Dining: There are a number of off-campus restaurants--mostly chains, but also a few individually owned places. Students frequent Cali Burrito, Trivet Diner, Manhattan Bagel, and for late-night food, Wawa. Check out Brewworks or Bamboo for a sit-down, date appropriate dinner spot. You need a car to get to all of these places, though.

3 Recent Alumnus

Party Scene: The school has cracked down on Muhlenberg's party scene in recent years--sports teams and fraternities have fewer parties than they used to. The party scene revolves around sports, Greek life, or theater--if you aren't involved with any of these groups (or friends with people who are), you won't have much of a social life.

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3 Recent Alumnus

Local Area: Student's don't wander off-campus too much--some parts of downtown Allentown are run-down, so many students stay in the "Muhlenbubble." That said, there are some nearby activities like the annual Allentown Fair, the farmer's market, and the rose garden, all within walking distance. For off-campus food, students love Cali Burrito (a quick drive) and Brewworks (not too far but more expensive). In terms of nightlife, the school occasionally provides shuttles to Roosevelts or Maingate (nearby spots with bars and dancing).

3 Recent Alumnus

Athletics: We're at DIII school, so campus culture isn't very sports-centric--Games are attended but not packed. Sports teams seem very close-knit and some of them throw off-campus parties, too...but overall, unless a team is doing very well, the attitude is pretty apathetic. Facilities are pretty good.

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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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