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ABOUT THE COLLEGE
Muhlenberg College is an independent, undergraduate institution affiliated with the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America. Founded in 1848 to provide a liberal arts education in the Christian humanistic tradition, Muhlenberg is committed to high standards of academic integrity and excellence. Muhlenberg College took its present name in 1867 from Henry Melchior Muhlenberg, patriarch of the Lutheran Church in the American Colonies.
Muhlenberg's primary purpose is to help students develop imaginative and critical thinking. The Muhlenberg experience is characterized by a limited enrollment, small classes, close student-faculty relationships and a high degree of student responsibility in academic and social affairs. In all areas, the College attempts to sustain an environment in which students can pursue their education, vocation, social and spiritual goals in the context of our moral and intellectual tradition.