Muhlenberg College

Founded in 1848, Muhlenberg is a highly selective, private, four-year liberal arts college located in the beautiful Lehigh Valley of eastern Pennsylvania. The College took its present name in 1867 from Henry Melchior Muhlenberg, patriarch of the Lutheran Church in the American Colonies.

Muhlenberg aims to help students become independent critical thinkers who are intellectually agile, characterized by a zest for reasoned and civil debate, knowledgeable about the achievements and traditions of diverse civilizations and cultures, able to express ideas with clarity and grace, committed to life-long learning, equipped with ethical and civic values and prepared for lives of leadership and service. The College offers 40 majors in the humanities, fine arts, social sciences and natural sciences, in addition to strong pre-professional programs in such areas as pre-health, pre-law, pre-theology, business and education.

Muhlenberg affords its students an unusual degree of freedom and responsibility, both within the academic program and in campus life. The Muhlenberg experience is characterized by a deep sense of community and connection, intense student-faculty relationships and collaboration; small classes; passionate teaching and active learning; and powerful outcomes in terms of graduate school and entry-level career placement.


Undergraduate Programs (Bachelors)

  • Accounting
  • Africana Studies (minor)
  • American Studies
  • Anthropology
  • Art
  • Asian Traditions (minor)
  • Biochemistry
  • Biology
  • Business Administration
  • Chemistry
  • Computer Science
  • Creative Writing (minor)
  • Dance
  • Economics
  • Education (certification)
  • English
  • Environmental Science
  • Film Studies
  • Finance
  • French
  • German
  • German Studies
  • History
  • International Studies


  • Jewish Studies
  • Languages, Literatures, & Cultures
  • Latin American & Caribbean Studies (minor)
  • Mathematics
  • Media & Communication
  • Music
  • Natural Science
  • Neuroscience
  • Philosophy
  • Philosophy/Political Thought
  • Physical Science
  • Physics
  • Political Economy and Public Policy
  • Political Science
  • Psychology
  • Public Health (minor)
  • Religion Studies
  • Russian Studies
  • Sociology
  • Spanish
  • Sustainability Studies (minor)
  • Theatre
  • Women’s and Gender Studies (minor)


Key Facts

Founded: 1848
Affiliation: Evangelical Lutheran Church in America
Enrollment: 2,200 students (42% men, 58% women)
Campus: 82 acres; Residential
Academics: Liberal Arts and pre-professional studies
Financial Aid: Approximately 80% of students receive some form of financial aid
(Both need-based and merit aid available)
Faculty: 171 full-time/123 part-time (85% hold Ph.D. or other terminal degree)
Student/Faculty Ratio: 12:1
Location: Allentown, Pennsylvania, USA


64th in National Liberal Arts Colleges (US News & World Report)
#56 in the Northeast (Forbes)


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