Muhlenberg College

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.

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Contacting Muhlenberg College

Muhlenberg College
2400 Chew Street
Allentown , PA 18104
General Phone: (484) 664-3100

Muhlenberg College Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Liberal Arts144American studies, Russian studies, German studies, area studies, minority and gender studies, German language, French language, Spanish language, English, ...
Business and Management142business management, business administration, accounting, finance, human resources, MIS
Therapy and Counseling70psychology, cognitive psychology, psychology courses
Science68biology, biochemistry, biological and physical sciences, biopsychology, natural sciences, physical sciences, chemistry, physics
Drama and Performing Arts54dance, drama, stagecraft, various performing arts
Media54communication studies, communication and journalism
Art Studies14art studies, arts management
Religion and Philosophy6philosophy, religion, Jewish studies, philosophy and religious studies
Conservation and Resource Management3environmental studies, environmental science
Computer Science and Engineering2computer and info science, information science
Photography and Commercial Art1film studies
Medical Administration1health care administration, international public health

Number of programs and degrees for Muhlenberg College in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Bachelor's degree56059
Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years168
Associate's degree44
Award of less than 1 academic year11

Muhlenberg College Student Body

In 2007-2008, Muhlenberg College had a total enrollment of 2,457 students (2,742 full-time equivalent).

Students in the Freshman Class:

Group Percent
Men 42%
Women 58%
Full-Time 100%

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 100%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 84%
Black 2%
Hispanic 4%
Asian 2%
American Indian 0%
Unknown 8%
(Foreign Students) 0%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 0%
18-19 40%
20-21 43%
22-24 8%
25-29 2%
30-34 2%
35-39 2%
40-49 3%
50-64 1%
65+ 0%

Incoming (Freshman) Students by Place of Residence:
(From available data sampling)

New Jersey34%
New York21%
New Hampshire1%

Muhlenberg College Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 92 %

Muhlenberg College Room and Board (2007)

Muhlenberg College offers campus housing for 2,029 of its 2,742 (full-time) students. Freshmen are required to live on campus.

(Please refer to our profile of Allentown, Pennsylvania for details about the area surrounding the campus. Also see our list of other Pennsylvania Colleges).

The school offers students a meal plan with 19 meals per week.

Muhlenberg College Admissions and Selectivity


EnrolledPercent of
Accepted Enrolled

Standardized Test Scores:

Test25th Percentile75th Percetile
SAT Verbal560660
SAT Math560660
SAT Writing560660
ACT Composite2629

Application Requirements:

Class Ranknot required
High School Recordrequired
College Prep Programrequired
Formal Demonstration of Competencenot required
Standardized Tests (SAT and/or ACT)not required
Percent of Applicants Submitting SAT80%
Percent of Applicants Submitting ACT15%
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)required
Other Standardized Testsnot required

Muhlenberg College Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 35,375
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 35,375
Room and board $ 8,060
Room charge $ 4,700
Board (meal plan) charge $ 3,360
Books and supplies $ 1,000
Other expenses $ 1,565

Financial Aid:
Muhlenberg College participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 330400)

Muhlenberg College Faculty

Muhlenberg College has a tenure system for faculty.

Tenure Status of Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelMenWomen
Non-tenured, but on tenure track1521
Non-tenured and not on tenure track1129

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professorcalendar year32$91,52914$87,304
Associate professorcalendar year27$73,52122$69,318
Assistant professorcalendar year21$55,85728$54,457
Instructorcalendar year2*0*
Lecturercalendar year3$40,33422$46,608
No academic rankcalendar year1*0*
All faculty totalcalendar year86$73,65186$61,598

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

Muhlenberg College Athletics

Athletic Conferences:

Football Centennial Conference
Basketball Centennial Conference
Baseball Centennial Conference
Track Centennial Conference

Muhlenberg College Degree Programs (2007)

Art Studies
Art/Art Studies, General
Arts Management

Business And Management
Business Administration and Management, General
Business Administration, Management and Operations, Other
Finance, General
Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration, General
Management Information Systems, General

Computer Science And Engineering
Computer and Information Sciences, General
Information Science/Studies

Conservation And Resource Management
Environmental Science
Environmental Studies

Drama And Performing Arts
Dance, General
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
Dramatic/Theatre Arts and Stagecraft, Other
Visual and Performing Arts, Other

Liberal Arts
American/United States Studies/Civilization
Area Studies, Other
Economics, General
Economics, Other
English Language and Literature, General
English Language and Literature/Letters, Other
Ethnic, Cultural Minority, and Gender Studies, Other
French Language and Literature
German Language and Literature
German Studies
History, General
History, Other
International Relations and Affairs
Political Science and Government, General
Political Science and Government, Other
Russian Studies
Social Sciences, Other
Spanish Language and Literature

Mathematics, General

Communication Studies/Speech Communication and Rhetoric
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs, Other

Medical Administration
Health/Health Care Administration/Management
International Public Health/International Health


Music, General

Photography And Commercial Art
Film/Cinema Studies

Religion And Philosophy
Jewish/Judaic Studies
Philosophy and Religious Studies, Other
Religion/Religious Studies

Biological and Physical Sciences
Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Chemistry, General
Natural Sciences
Physical Sciences
Physics, General

Therapy And Counseling
Cognitive Psychology and Psycholinguistics
Psychology, General
Psychology, Other

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