Muhlenberg College

Allentown, PA

School Background

2022 Undergraduate Enrollment: 2,052
Graduate Enrollment: 21
Baccalaureate Colleges: Arts & Sciences Focus
Highest degree awarded: Bachelor's
Religious Affiliation: Evangelical Lutheran Church

Campus Details

Medium City (100k-250k)
Four-year, small, highly residential // full-time, more selective, lower transfer-in

Applicant and Admittance Traits

2022 Admission Rate: 67.75%

Male/Female: 42% / 58% (2017)

First generation college students: 15.8% (2017)
Percentage of students who are married when enrolled: 4.6% (2017)
Percentage of students who are veterans: 2.1% (2008)

Test scores for admission: Considered but not required
2022 Median Admit SAT: 1,306
SAT 25th Percentile - 75th: 1200 - 1370

2022 Median Admit ACT: 30
ACT 25th Percentile - 75th: 27 - 32

Appliants applying to 2+ schools: 65.4% (2017)
Appliants applying to 3+ schools: 59.0% (2017)
Appliants applying to 4+ schools: 54.8% (2017)
Appliants applying to 5+ schools: 50.4% (2017)

Ethnicity Information

White: 73.4%
Black: 4.5%
Hispanic: 10.2%
Asian: 3.3%
American Indian/Alaska Native: 0.0%
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander: 0.2%
2+ races: 3.2%
Non-resident alien: 1.4%
Unknown race: 3.9%

Costs & Fees

2022 Average Tuition & Fees (Room/Board/Books): $67,048
In-State tuition: $55,830
Out-of-State tuition: $55,830

Estimated books and supplies: $1,400 (2022)
Estimated on-campus room & board: $12,800 (2022)
Estimated on-campus other fees: $1,850 (2022)

Estimated off-campus room & board: $12,800 (2022)
Estimated off-campus other fees: $1,850 (2022)

Average Family Income: $137,263 (2017)
Median Family Income: $105,406 (2017)

Scholarships & Financial Aid

Percentage of students receiving Pell Grant: 19.0%
Percentage of students with Federal Loans: 56.1%

Median federal loan debt at graduation: $25,455 (2021)
Median federal loan payment: $270 (2021)

Household Income Net Cost
0-$30k $12,756
$30k-48k $14,819
$48k-75k $18,668
$75k-110k $23,916
$110k+ $34,928

Graduate Outcomes & Job Placements

4-year graduation rate: 77%
6-year graduation rate: 82%

1 year post-graduation workforce participation: 94.2% (2020)

Loans

Median federal debt for graduates: $25,455 (2021)
Median federal debt for non-graduates: $6,755 (2021)

Median federal debt for first-generation graduates: $23,000 (2021)
Median federal debt for Pell grant recipient graduates: $23,025 (2021)

Ability to Repay Loans

Graduates, % of Loans in Repayment
(Non-delinquent/default)
Percentage
@1 Year 87.5% (2015)
@3 year 86.7% (2017)
@5 year 90.4% (2017)


1-year Graduate % of Loans being Repaid (Non-delinquent/default) - Pell Grant Recipients: 66.2% (2015)
1-year Graduate % of Loans being Repaid - 1st Generation Attendees: 61.3% (2015)

Earnings Power

Median earnings, 1 year post graduation: $32,282 (2020)
Median earnings, 4 years post graduation: $58,124 (2020)

Popular Majors

Type of Degree Major 2022 Graduates Median Federal Debt Median Monthly Payment 1yr Median Earnings (monthly gross) 4yr Median Earnings (monthly gross)
Bachelor's Degree Natural Resources Conservation and Research. 7
Bachelor's Degree Computer and Information Sciences, General. 9
Bachelor's Degree Romance Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics. 5
Bachelor's Degree English Language and Literature, General. 28 $27,000 $286 $19,772 ($1,648) $49,364 ($4,114)
Bachelor's Degree Biology, General. 43 $24,388 $259 $23,350 ($1,946)
Bachelor's Degree Biochemistry, Biophysics and Molecular Biology. 10
Bachelor's Degree Neurobiology and Neurosciences. 35 $27,000 $279 $25,796 ($2,150)
Bachelor's Degree Mathematics. 15 $25,394 $259 $71,531 ($5,961)
Bachelor's Degree Philosophy. 5
Bachelor's Degree Religion/Religious Studies. 12
Bachelor's Degree Physical Sciences. 3
Associate's Degree Chemistry. 1
Bachelor's Degree Chemistry. 7
Bachelor's Degree Physics. 6
Bachelor's Degree Psychology, General. 60 $26,312 $274 $31,772 ($2,648) $51,597 ($4,300)
Bachelor's Degree Anthropology. 3
Bachelor's Degree Economics. 16 $25,298 $258 $60,208 ($5,017) $70,089 ($5,841)
Bachelor's Degree International Relations and National Security Studies. 11
Bachelor's Degree Political Science and Government. 23 $26,950 $285 $24,352 ($2,029) $67,973 ($5,664)
Bachelor's Degree Sociology. 7
Bachelor's Degree Dance. 27 $27,000 $286 $23,230 ($1,936) $50,178 ($4,182)
Bachelor's Degree Drama/Theatre Arts and Stagecraft. 86 $27,000 $286 $13,790 ($1,149) $30,759 ($2,563)
Bachelor's Degree Film/Video and Photographic Arts. 9
Bachelor's Degree Fine and Studio Arts. 12
Bachelor's Degree Music. 13 $25,020 ($2,085)
Bachelor's Degree Visual and Performing Arts, Other. 1
Bachelor's Degree Public Health. 20 $26,038 $260
Bachelor's Degree Business Administration, Management and Operations. 80 $27,000 $251 $51,542 ($4,295) $70,160 ($5,847)
Bachelor's Degree Accounting and Related Services. 22 $27,000 $286 $64,294 ($5,358) $77,150 ($6,429)
Bachelor's Degree Finance and Financial Management Services. 59 $27,000 $283 $61,458 ($5,122) $91,304 ($7,609)
Bachelor's Degree Management Information Systems and Services. 1
Bachelor's Degree History. 16
Bachelor's Degree Area Studies. 4
Bachelor's Degree Ethnic, Cultural Minority, Gender, and Group Studies. 1
Bachelor's Degree Communication and Media Studies. 77 $24,250 $253 $32,631 ($2,719) $54,667 ($4,556)


Campus Resources

Average faculty salary: $78,705
Full time faculty: 56%

Undergraduate student-to-faculty ratio: 9.0

School's endowment start of year: $286,188,841 (2022)
School's endowment end of year: $341,456,000 (2022)