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Muhlenberg College

Overview
Type of school: Private institution
Year founded: 1848
Affiliation: Lutheran
Academic calendar: Semester
Undergraduate student body: 2,500
Environment: Suburban
Endowment: $114,243,000
Admissions Address

2400 W. Chew Street
Allentown, PA 18104

Website

http://www.muhlenberg.edu

Admissions E-mail

admissions@muhlenberg.edu


 

QuickFacts
Selectivity: More Selective
Average high school GPA: 3.4
Send application by: February 15
Admissions Contact Information
Admissions director: Christopher Hooker-Haring
Admissions office telephone: (484) 664-3200
Fall 2008 Admissions Deadlines Regular decision
Send application by: February 15
Decision sent by: Accept offer by: May 1
Early decision
Send application by: February 1
 
Decision sent by: December 1
Early action
Not offered Application fee: $50
Is the fee refundable? No
Can fee be waived for students with financial need? Yes
Does school have a waiting list? Yes
Can admission be deferred? Yes
Accepted application formats:
Applications on floppy disks: No
Applications via E-mail: Yes
Tuition deposit: $400 (Refundable by May 1)
Room deposit: $400 (Refundable)
Admissions Requirements
High school completion requirement: High school diploma is required and GED is accepted
General college-preparatory program: Required
Distribution of high school units required and/or recommended*
  Units Required Units Recommended
English 4 0
Mathematics 3 4
Science 2 3
Lab 2 3
Foreign language 2 4
Social studies 0 0
History 2 0
Academic electives 3 0
Total academic units 16 20

*One unit equals one year of study or its equivalent.
 
Campus visit: Recommended
Admissions interview: Recommended
Off-campus interview: May be arranged
 
Does the college use SAT or ACT scores in admissions decisions for first-time, first-year applicants? Yes
SAT/ACT requirements: Neither SAT nor ACT required.
SAT/ACT scores must be received by: February 15
Tests accepted for Fall 2008 entering class: ACT with writing
SAT Subject Test scores must be received by: February 15
 
Open admission policy? No
What is the relative importance of specific academic factors in admission decisions?
Rigor of secondary school record: Very important
 
Class rank: Important
Academic GPA: Very important
Standardized test scores: Important
Application essay: Important
Recommendation: Important
What is the relative importance of specific nonacademic factors in admission decisions?
Interview: Important
Extracurricular activities: Important
Talent/ability: Important
Character/personal qualities: Important
First generation: Considered
Alumni/ae relation: Considered
Geographical residence: Considered
State residency: Not considered
Religious affiliation/commitment: Not considered
Racial/ethnic status: Considered
Volunteer work: Considered
Work experience: Considered
Level of applicant's interest: Considered
2006-2007 Admissions Statistics
Selectivity: More Selective
Overall acceptance rate: 44%
Early-decision acceptance rate: 67%
Early-action acceptance rate: N/A
Acceptance rate (excluding early-action and early-decision students): 41%
Total applicants: 4,347
Total acceptances: 1,903
Total freshman enrollment: 615
 
Proportion of freshman enrolled from early action and early decision: 49%
Male applicants: 1,786
Male acceptances: 730
Male freshman enrollment: 239
 
Female applicants: 2,561
Female acceptances: 1,173
Female freshman enrollment: 376
Out-of-state freshmen: 75%
 
Qualified applicants offered a place on waiting list: 1,490
Applicants accepting a place on waiting list: 477
Students enrolled from waiting list: 7

 2006-2007 Freshman Class Profile
Top 10 percent of high school class: 45%
Top 25 percent of high school class: 81%
Top 50 percent of high school class: 98%
 
First-year students submitting high school class standing: 42%
Average high school GPA: 3.4
 
First-year students submitting GPA: 99%
 
First-year students submitting SAT scores: 89%
SAT scores (25/75 percentile):
Critical Reading: 560 – 660
Math: 560 – 660
Combined: 1120 – 1320

 Percent of first-time, first-year students enrolled in Fall 2006 with scores in each range:
  SAT Critical Reading SAT Math
700-800 9.5% 10.2%
600-699 50.8% 49.9%
500-599 35.8% 36.4%
400-499 3.9% 3.5%
300-399 0.0% 0.0%
200-299 0.0% 0.0%

 
First-year students submitting ACT scores: 7%
ACT scores (25/75 percentile):
English: N/A
Math: N/A
Composite: 26 – 29

 Percent of first-time, first-year students enrolled in Fall 2006 with scores in each range:
  ACT Composite ACT English ACT Math
30-36 17.4% 0.0% 0.0%
24-29 76.1% 0.0% 0.0%
18-23 6.5% 0.0% 0.0%
12-17 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
6-11 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Below 6 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%

 



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