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Academics

Students who attend Muhlenberg College in Allentown, Pennsylvania are welcomed into a “close-knit” community and are privy to “a well-rounded liberal arts education.” And while the academics are certainly “rigorous,” undergraduates here love the fact it’s “[not] a cutthroat atmosphere.” Importantly, students have their pick of many terrific disciplines, from the “amazing theater department” to the “extremely strong” business and science programs. Undergrads are also happy to champion their “dedicated” professors who understand how to create and foster “engaging courses.” They also value the fact that Muhlenberg instructors “really take the time to get to know you and answer your questions.” As one satisfied student interjects, “My professors so far have all been amazing and truly want me to succeed.” Finally, as an international studies and Spanish double major sums up, “Muhlenberg is a place where someone can pursue theater AND chemistry, play a varsity sport AND lead a volunteer organization, work individually with a professor AND befriend a dining services worker.”

Student Body

Strolling around the Muhlenberg campus, you’ll probably pass by a number of students who are “white, upper-middle class [and] from New Jersey.” Thankfully, though that might seem to define the typical undergrad here, there’s much more to these students. Indeed, many individuals assert that their peers are extremely “hardworking” and “friendly.” A French and education double-major explains, “Most people are involved with many different aspects of campus life, and these aspects tend not to be ‘cliquey’ because of the crossover. For example, there are many football players who are members of a cappella groups or who take dance.” Importantly, we’re also told that “being nice is kind of important” at Muhlenberg. An English major somewhat sarcastically qualifies, “If someone doesn’t hold the door open for the person behind them, they’re basically made to wear a scarlet letter and deemed a pariah.” And, finally, a biology major sums up his peers by stating, “There is a place for everyone on campus. We have a huge theater program, yet almost 30 percent of our school participates in athletics, so you can see there are all extremes and everything in between.”

Campus Life

It’s quite easy to lead a full and fulfilling life at Muhlenberg. To begin with, the “school offers tons of free activities over the weekends, from movie showings to Stuff-A-Plush.” Undergrads here also love to take advantage of the college’s strong performing arts scene. Indeed, “a cappella groups are very popular at Muhlenberg.” Additionally, given “the large theater department,” it’s virtually guaranteed that “there’s always a show in production.” Sports are equally popular and we’re told that “football and basketball games have good attendance records.” While there’s a modest amount of drinking, the college doesn’t have a crazy party scene. As a biology major shares, “There’s a few bars and clubs in the area that offer college nights on Thursdays which is fun. Every now and then the fraternities will host parties. A lot of people frequent the sports houses’ parties on the weekends. But a lot of people also just chill and watch a movie.” From time to time, the school hosts theme parties “like flapper-era zombies or a speakeasy (with a live jazz band!)” as well. Lastly, undergrads enjoy Allentown’s public parks which provide “great areas to hike, explore, bird-watch, read or take a jog.” And they periodically capitalize on Muhlenberg’s relatively close proximity to both Philadelphia and New York.

Contact & Visit

Campus Visits Contact

Contact
Melissa Falk
Dean of Admission and Financial Aid

Address
Office of Admissions
2400 West Chew Street
Allentown, PA 18104-5596

Phone
4846643200


Experience College Life

Most Popular Places On Campus
Seegers Union by fireplace & Java Joe's
The Life Sports Center-Athletic Facility
Parents Plaza-Outdoor Courtyard
The Wood Dining Common & GQ, Seegers Union
Trexler Pavilion for Threatre & Dance

Most Popular Places Off Campus
Promenade Shops/ CarmikeMovie Theatre
Allentown Farmers Market
19th St. District- Films & Coffee House
Dorney Park & Wildwater Kindom
The Allentown Rose Garden & Trexler Park
Downtown Allentown is experience a boom with the construction of the new PPL Center (houses the Philadelphia Flyers top minor league hockey team-the Phantoms), and many new restaurants and clubs near the center.

Campus Tours

Campus Visiting Center
Monday-Friday & select Saturday
weekdays 8:30-4:30 Saturdays 9-12
4846643200

Campus Tours
Appointment Required: Yes
Dates: Year-round
Times: 10, 10:30, 11:30, 12:00, 1:30, 2:30 and 3:30
Average Length: 1 hour

On Campus Interview

Campus Interviews
Yes

Information Sessions
Available

Times
varies, please call for information

Faculty and Coach Visits

Dates/Times Available
Year-round

Arrangements
Contact Coach Directly

Advance Notice
1 week

Contact Email Address for Visit
http://muhlenbergsports.com/#

Class Visits

Dates/Times Available
Academic Year

Arrangements
Contact Admissions Office

Overnight Dorm Stays

Overnight Dorm Stays
Available

Arrangements
Other

Limitations
Sunday evening - Thursday evening only; not during final exam periods

Transportation

Types of Transportation Available to Campus
Lehigh Valley International Airport is an international airport located only 15 minutes by car from the Muhlenberg campus. The airport is served by Allegiant Air Continental, Delta, Northwest, United, and U.S. Airways, as well as their express extensions. Bieber and Trans-Bridge bus lines have regular service to New York City. Susquehanna Trailways has regular service to Philadelphia.

Driving Instructions to Campus
From I-78 (and Route 309, which merges with I-78 near Allentown): Take the Cedar Crest Boulevard exit (also marked as Route 29). Follow Cedar Crest Boulevard north (towards Allentown - approximately two miles) to the sixth traffic light. Do not count any of the lights as you come off the ramp or in the I-78 intersection.) Turn right onto Chew Street and bear right at the fork. Follow Chew Street one mile to the campus. From New York and Northern New Jersey: Take the New Jersey Turnpike or Route 287 to I-78. Follow I-78 west into Pennsylvania and follow directions from I-78 to the campus (above). From Philadelphia and Southern New Jersey: Entering Pennsylvania, take either the Walt Whitman or Ben Franklin bridge to the Schuylkill Expressway (I-76). Follow the Schuylkill Expressway east to the Northeast Extension of the Pennylvania Turnpike (Route 476 -- north). Take the Northeast Extension, formerly Route 9, also known as the Blue Route) north to the Lehigh Valley exit (Exit 56). Take Route 22 east and follow directions from Route 22 to the campus. From Scranton and North: Take the Northeast Extension of the Pennsylvania Turnpike south to the Lehigh Valley exit (Exit 56). Take Route 22 east and follow directions from Route 22 to the campus. (From Route 22 to campus: Take the Cedar Crest Blvd. to exit and go south (left) off the exit ramp. At the third traffic light, turn left onto Chew Street and bear right at the fork. Follow Chew Street one mile to campus.) From Harrisburg: Take Route 81 North to Route 78 East; this is shortly joined by Route 22. When I-78 and Route 22 diverge near Allentown, take Route 22 East and follow direction from Route 22 (above) to campus. From Cleveland or Chicago: Take I-80 to its intersection with the Northeast Extension of the Pennsylvania Turnpike south of Scranton. Take the Northeast Extension south to the Lehigh Valley exit 56. Take Route 22 east and follow directions from Route 22 to campus. From Baltimore or Washington: Take I-95 to Philadelphia or I-83 to Harrisburg and follow directions from there.

Local Accommodations
Just five minutes from campus is the Comfort Suites of Allentown (3712 Hamilton Boulevard, I-78/Route 309, Exit 16, 610-437-9100). It offers a 10% discount when you identify yourself as a guest of the College, and it's based on availability. Holiday Inn Express (3620 Hamilton Boulevard, I-78/Route 309, Exit 16, 610-437-9255); Howard Johnson Inn and Suites (3220 Hamilton Boulevard, I-78/Route 309, Exit 16, 610-439-4000). The Wingate Inn 4325 Hamilton Boulevard, Allentown PA 18103, 610-366-1600. All four are located in Allentown. Within 15 minutes driving distance to campus: Courtyard by Marriott, 2160 Motel Drive, Fairfield Inn by Marriott, 2140 Motel Drive Bethlehem PA 18018 and the Hilton Garden Inn 1787-B Airport Road, Bethlehem PA 18018.

Admissions

Applicants: 4,224
Acceptance Rate: 66%
Average HS GPA: 3.36







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