Muhlenberg College

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Muhlenberg College, a liberal arts school, provides students a well rounded foundation in education by having a curriculum with a diverse range of subjects. This college is located in Allentown, PA, a predominately urban area. Muhlenberg College has an enrollment of around 2,600 students.

A SAT or ACT exam may be required before applying to this institution. Scores in the range of 1710 (25th percentile) - 2010 (75th percentile) for the SAT exam and within the range of 25 (25th percentile) - 31 (75th percentile) on the ACT is usually submitted among applicants accepted to Muhlenberg College. Based on sampled GPA data collected and applied, it is estimated that the Muhlenberg College average GPA range for accepted students is around 3.48 - 3.71. 46% of all students that apply are granted admission to Muhlenberg College, from which 24 percent choose to attend. You can get more information from the admissions office website at

Overall Muhlenberg College Acceptance Rate - Fall 2013


The overall acceptance rate for Muhlenberg College was reported as 46.2% in Fall 2013 with over 5,150 applications submitted to this school. Both in state and out of state applicants are included in these figures. We do not have data on transfer acceptance rates currently.

Accepted Applicants Profile

  • SAT Scores: 1710 - 2010
  • ACT Scores: 25 - 31
  • Average GPA: 3.48 - 3.71

How Hard Is It to Get into Muhlenberg College?

Applicant Selectivity: High

The selectivity of applicants for undergraduate admissions to Muhlenberg College is considered high, with many applicants scoring in the top percentiles on the SAT or ACT exam, as well as having an excellent high school GPA.

Historical Trend and Acceptance Rate 2021 Projection

The historical trend chart shows acceptance rates from the previous years, from which we have projected the acceptance rate for the 2021-2022 school year. The overall acceptance rate trend for Muhlenberg College has been staying about the same from year to year.

Acceptance Rate By Year

  • 2009-2010: 45.4%
  • 2010-2011: 48.7%
  • 2011-2012: 43.2%
  • 2012-2013: 46.1%
  • 2013-2014: 46.2%
  • Projected Acceptance Rate 2021-2022: 45.9%

How Does Muhlenberg College Compare?

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National Avg

The acceptance rate for Muhlenberg College is twenty percent lower than the national average of all colleges which is around 55.5%.

Nearby Similar College Acceptance Rates

SchoolAcceptance Rate
Cedar Crest College58.8%
Pennsylvania State University-Penn State Lehigh Valley85.5%
Moravian College and Moravian Theological Seminary80.0%
DeSales University75.8%
Lafayette College34.1%

Admissions Rates & Enrollment Rates - Details

General Recommendations & Requirements for Admissions

  • High School GPA Scores are Required
  • School Records are Required
  • College Prep Classes are Required
  • Submit Recommendation Letters are Required
  • TOEFL Exam (Foreign Language Students) are Required

Number of Applicants, Percent Accepted, and Enrolled Students (Fall 2013)


Average ACT/SAT Scores of Applicants to Muhlenberg College (Fall 2013)

SAT® SectionScore Range
Critical Reading570 - 670
Math570 - 670
Writing570 - 670
Total Score1710 - 2010
ACT®Score Range
English0 - 0
Math0 - 0
Composite Score25 - 31
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