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 2,300 students.

A SAT or ACT exam may be required before applying to this institution. Scores in the range of 1150 (25th percentile) - 1340 (75th percentile) for the SAT exam and within the range of 26 (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. 66% of all students that apply are granted admission to Muhlenberg College, from which 19 percent choose to attend. You can get more information from the admissions office website at

Overall Muhlenberg College Acceptance Rate - Fall 2020


The overall acceptance rate for Muhlenberg College was reported as 66.2% in Fall 2020 with over 4,220 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

  • ACT Scores: 26 - 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 2022 Projection

The historical trend chart shows acceptance rates from the previous years, from which we have projected the acceptance rate for the 2022-2023 school year. The overall acceptance rate trend for Muhlenberg College has been getting much higher in the past few years.

Acceptance Rate By Year

  • 2016-2017: 48.3%
  • 2017-2018: 48.4%
  • 2018-2019: 61.8%
  • 2019-2020: 66.2%
  • Projected Acceptance Rate 2022-2023: 55.2%

How Does Muhlenberg College Compare?

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National Avg

The acceptance rate for Muhlenberg College is seventeen percent higher than the national average of all colleges which is around 56.7%.

Nearby Similar College Acceptance Rates

SchoolAcceptance Rate
Cedar Crest College60.9%
Moravian College and Moravian Theological Seminary75.2%
DeSales University78.8%
Lafayette College31.5%
Albright College85.2%

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 2020)


Average ACT/SAT Scores of Applicants to Muhlenberg College (Fall 2020)

SAT® SectionScore Range
Critical Reading580 - 680
Math570 - 660
Total Score1150 - 1340
ACT®Score Range
English26 - 34
Math25 - 28
Composite Score26 - 31
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