Muhlenberg opens doors to new ideas, discoveries, friendships and opportunities. It’s who we are and what we do. In fact, spend any time on our campus and you’ll find that students, faculty and staff hold open doors for each other, and for visitors, long beyond normal considerateness. This simple act is both a symbol of our learning community and an expression of our values. At Muhlenberg, through attention to each student, we open doors to self-understanding, to knowledge and deep learning, and to a lifetime of personal and intellectual growth.
An Intellectual Community
Muhlenberg is a top-tier liberal arts college that offers a more comprehensive array of pre-professional programs than almost any institution our size. Here, students don’t have to choose between theory and practice or between ideas and their application. They are all integrated into what we simply call a Muhlenberg education.
Our wide-ranging and rigorous curriculum features 40 majors across the arts, business, humanities, sciences and social sciences as well as programs in accounting, business, education, entrepreneurship, finance, public health and, of course, pre-medicine, pre-health and pre-law.
This exceptional curriculum is driven by professors known for their commitment as teachers. Our faculty love teaching, challenging students with bold ideas and bringing to the classroom their scholarly expertise in today’s most pressing matters. These teacher-scholars are the heart of an intellectual community proud of its spirit of inquiry, focus on impact and deep caring for one another.
From this rewarding learning experience our graduates go on to excel in fields of every kind, building great careers, serving and shaping their communities, and enjoying lives of fulfillment and discovery.
Classes with fewer than 20 students
Average financial aid package
Students who graduate with a double major
Outside of class, students find countless opportunities for learning, enrichment and connection, all oriented around the intellectual core.
Division III Sports
Study Abroad Options
Minutes to New York City
Performances throughout the year
Life in Allentown
Located less than 90 miles west of New York City and 50 miles north of Philadelphia, Muhlenberg’s campus in Allentown, Pa., is beautiful and convenient. Allentown is Pennsylvania’s third-largest, and fastest-growing, city. It is home to three historic districts and one of the best park systems in the United States—and thanks to more than $1 billion in recent downtown investments, was recently honored as a finalist for a global award for excellence. It has also become a magnet for entrepreneurs and new businesses ranging from tech and design to logistics, finance, medicine and biotechnology. These businesses offer internships and full-time employment opportunities to Muhlenberg students and alumni.
A Location That Counts
Here’s another advantage of our location: Few states are painted a deeper purple on an election map than Pennsylvania. Because of the state’s extraordinary diversity of people, cultures and political persuasions, Muhlenberg is at the center of the national political conversation. For Muhlenberg students, this means opportunities to see national candidates in action—and to make a big difference in political campaigns.
For example, students play a central role in Muhlenberg's polling center, the Institute of Public Opinion, which FiveThirtyEight's Nate Silver rated as the #1 college polling service in the country, and the #10 overall in the country—ahead of many national news and network polling services. All of the polls are put into the field by Muhlenberg students.
Muhlenberg’s commitment to intellectual and personal growth dates to its founding in 1848. Frederick A. Muhlenberg, who in 1867 became the College's first president, led the College with two purposes in mind: the education of the conscience and the cultivation of the heart. The College’s name honors his great-grandfather, Henry Melchior Muhlenberg, founder of the Lutheran Church in America.
Muhlenberg prepares students for a lifetime of learning, service, leadership and success. Our graduates—more than 20,000 strong—are leading professionals and sought-after lifetime learners who contribute to society and to their communities worldwide.