Student Selectivity

Muhlenberg’s admissions profile is bright. Applications have more than doubled over the past 20 years, rising 50 percent in the past decade alone. This growth in applications has brought a corresponding decrease in the acceptance rate – the number of students we admit – and a rise in the yield rate – the number of admitted students who choose to attend Muhlenberg. The academic profile of each entering class is also increasingly strong: the average SAT score of first-year students continues to rise – from 1147 in 1997 to 1214 in 2007 – as does the percentage of first-year students who graduate in the top 10 percent of their high school class.


Number of Applications 1988–2007
Top 10% of High School Class 1997–2007