Muhlenberg College: Statistics

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#2386 of 14,160 In the World
#700 of 2,624 In North America
#643 of 2,523 In the United States
#38 of 155 In Pennsylvania
#1 of 2 In Allentown
#619 of 1,004 For Media Studies

Quick Review

Religion
Evangelical Lutheran Church
Acceptance rate
66%
Average SAT
1245
Average ACT
29
Avg. cost to attend
$33,603 /y
Aid receiving
95%
Undergraduates
2,251
Male:Female Ratio
39:61
Control
Private
not-for-profit
Highest Degree
Bachelor's degree
Website
muhlenberg.edu

Muhlenberg College Acceptance rate and Admissions statistics

Total Men Women
Acceptance Rate 66% 62% 69%
Applicants 4,224 1,748 2,476
Admissions 2,798 1,083 1,715
Freshmen enrolled full time 538 209 329

56 students enrolled in some distance education courses.

2 enrolled exclusively in distance education.

SAT scores

Among admitted applicants
353 or 66%
submitted SAT

25% of them
had 1150
or below

75% of them
had 1340
or below

Typical SAT scores of first-years in Muhlenberg College are 1150-1340 (middle 50% range).

ACT scores

Among admitted applicants
146 or 27%
submitted ACT

25% of them
had 26
or below

75% of them
had 31
or below

Typical ACT scores of first-years in Muhlenberg College are 26-31 (middle 50% range).

Admissions requirements

College-preparatory program Required
Recommendations Required
Secondary school GPA Required
Secondary school record Required
TOEFL Required
SAT/ACT Considered but not required
Secondary school rank Considered but not required
Formal demonstration of competencies Neither required nor recommended
Other Tests Neither required nor recommended

Enrollment by race or ethnicity

White 1653 (73%)
Hispanic 206 (9%)
Race or Ethnicity unknown 108 (5%)
Black or African American 96 (4%)
Asian 79 (4%)
Nonresident Alien 58 (3%)
Two or more races 49 (2%)

Costs per year: Tuition, Housing, Fees

Net average cost to attend
$33,603/year
Average aid awarded
$33,530
Students receiving aid
95%

Average costs by household income

<$30K $14,567
$30-48K $16,160
$48-75K $24,785
$75-110K $28,153
$110K+ $33,994

Tuition and fees

Undergraduates
Tuition in-district $53,865
Tuition in-state $53,865
Tuition out-of-state $53,865
Fee in-district $735
Fee in-state $735
Fee out-of-state $735

Room and board price

Dormitory capacity 1,922
Combined charge for room and board $12,165
Room charge $6,615
Meal charge $5,550

Muhlenberg College Majors

Major Associate's degree Bachelor's
Drama and Dramatics & Theatre Arts, General 70
Business Administration and Management, General 65
Mass Communication & Media Studies 54
Psychology, General 50
Biology & Biological Sciences, General 43
Neuroscience 35
Finance, General 35
Dance, General 18
Public Health, General 17
Accounting 16
English Language and Literature, General 16
History, General 13
Political Science and Government, General 13
Music, General 12
Mathematics, General 12
Biochemistry 10
Economics, General 10
Computer and Information Sciences, General 9
Chemistry, General 1 7
International Relations and Affairs 8
Sociology 6
Fine & Studio Arts, General 5
Physics, General 5
Film & Cinema & Video Studies 5
Environmental Science 5
Jewish & Judaic Studies 4
Religion & Religious Studies 3
Spanish Language and Literature 3
Anthropology 3
Physical Sciences 3
Art History, Criticism and Conservation 2
Political Science and Government, Other 2
Area Studies, Other 2
Philosophy 2
American & United States Studies & Civilization 1
African-American & Black Studies 1
Environmental Studies 1
Management Information Systems, General 1
Visual and Performing Arts, Other 1
Grand Total 1 568
Total Men Women
Graduation rate 84% 81% 86%
  • Full-time retention rate - 90%

Publications & Citations

Publications
981
Citations
18,853

Publication / Citation count by topic

Liberal Arts & Social Sciences
395 / 4,196
Psychology
161 / 4,816
Art & Design
111 / 640
Sociology
99 / 1,369
Business
99 / 1,122
Physics
98 / 6,413
Medicine
95 / 1,965
Environmental Science
89 / 1,866
Computer Science
85 / 982
Nuclear Physics
77 / 5,794
Biology
71 / 2,099
History
68 / 62
Political Science
65 / 878
Economics
59 / 1,179
Mathematics
56 / 778
Social Psychology
51 / 2,736
Engineering
50 / 745
Quantum and Particle physics
49 / 3,754
Chemistry
43 / 1,080
Child Psychology
38 / 1,464
Media Studies
38 / 407
Ecology
37 / 626
Theology / Divinity / Religious studies
35 / 16
Philosophy
35 / 20
Art History
35 / 4
Math Teachers
34 / 521
Geography and Cartography
32 / 355
Law
31 / 276
Communications and Public Relations
31 / 432
Education Majors
30 / 160
Environmental Management
29 / 549
Classics and Ancient History
28 / 22
Gender Studies
26 / 963
Literature
24 / 59
Clinical Psychology
24 / 781
Creative Writing
23 / 243
Political Economy
22 / 460
Demography
20 / 303
Sexology
19 / 173
Atomic and Molecular physics
18 / 1,184

Annual publication & citation counts

Year Publications Citations
1990 8 30
1991 7 21
1992 3 42
1993 9 29
1994 8 29
1995 6 29
1996 5 44
1997 6 41
1998 7 42
1999 10 45
2000 11 65
2001 17 123
2002 13 87
2003 22 108
2004 21 127
2005 28 157
2006 29 263
2007 30 349
2008 36 367
2009 32 518
2010 46 596
2011 54 889
2012 47 1048
2013 40 1363
2014 49 1502
2015 59 1647
2016 56 1780
2017 56 1541
2018 38 1468
2019 62 1455
2020 40 1763

Muhlenberg College alumni

  1. Frankie Grande

    Frankie Grande
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1983-.. (age 39)
    Enrolled in Muhlenberg College
    In 2005 studied biology, theatre, and dance
    Occupations
    actor
    Biography

    Frank James Michael Grande Marchione is an American dancer, actor, singer, producer, television host and YouTube personality. He is the older half-brother of singer and actress Ariana Grande.

  2. Richard Ben-Veniste

    Richard Ben-Veniste
    Years
    1943-.. (age 79)
    Occupations
    lawyer
    Biography

    Richard Ben-Veniste is an American lawyer. He first rose to prominence as a special prosecutor during the Watergate scandal. He has also been a member of the 9/11 Commission. He is known for his pointed questions and criticisms of members of both the Clinton and George W. Bush administrations. In 2017, he became a CNN Legal Analyst.

  3. Frank Buchman

    Frank Buchman
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1878-1961 (aged 83)
    Occupations
    theologian
    Biography

    Franklin Nathaniel Daniel Buchman, best known as Frank Buchman, was an American Lutheran who founded the First Century Christian Fellowship in 1921, named after 1928 the Oxford Group, that was transformed under his leadership in 1938 into the Moral Re-Armament and became Initiatives of Change in 2001. As a leader of the Moral Re-Armament, he was decorated by the French and German governments for his contributions to Franco-German reconciliation after World War II.

  4. Al Downing

    Al Downing
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1941-.. (age 81)
    Enrolled in Muhlenberg College
    Studied in 1963
    Occupations
    baseball playerbroadcaster
    Biography

    Alphonso Erwin Downing is an American former professional baseball pitcher. He played in Major League Baseball for the New York Yankees, Oakland Athletics, Milwaukee Brewers, and Los Angeles Dodgers from 1961 through 1977. Downing was an All Star in 1967 and the National League's Comeback Player of the Year in 1971. Downing allowed Hank Aaron's record breaking 715th home run on April 8, 1974.

General info

Alternative names 'Berg
Founded 1848
Colors cardinal red, gray
Academic Calendar Semesters
Total FTE staff 632
Carnegie Classification Baccalaureate Colleges: Arts & Sciences Focus

Location and Contacts

Address 2400 Chew Street
Allentown, Pennsylvania, 18104
United States
City population 118,000
Phone 4846643100
Fax +1 (484) 664 3477

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