Muhlenberg College

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Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above
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Baccalaureate Colleges: Arts & Sciences Focus
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Evangelical Lutheran Church

Muhlenberg College, a private 4-year college is located in Allentown, PA – the historical heart of the iron industry and other industrial manufacturing activity. Founded in 1848 and named for Henry Melchior Muhlenberg, the German patriarch of the Lutheran Church in America, the school is affiliated with the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America. The compact campus sits on 81 acres in the western part of town and includes a distinctive dome and tower, the Miller Tower, which was inspired by the Christopher Wren-designed Tom Tower at Oxford University. The campus buildings are a blend of traditional collegiate architecture and contemporary designs. Among notable alumni is David Fricke, senior editor for Rolling Stone magazine.

Academic Programs

Muhlenberg College is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education and offers Bachelor’s Degrees in over 40 majors. The college is made up of four primary departments: Arts, Humanities, Social Sciences and Interdisciplinary as well as sponsoring Cooperative programs with Drexel University and Temple University in Philadelphia. The largest programs on campus are Business, Visual & Performing Arts and Biology/BioMedical fields. Per the Mission statement, “Muhlenberg College aims to develop independent critical thinkers who are intellectually agile, characterized by a zest for reasoned and civil debate, committed to understanding the diversity of the human experience, 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… All members of our community are committed to educating the whole person through experiences within and beyond the classroom. Honoring its historical heritage from the Lutheran Church and its continuing connection with the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, Muhlenberg encourages, welcomes, and celebrates a variety of faith traditions and spiritual perspectives.

Student Life

Muhlenberg College enrolls over 2400 undergraduate students, many of whom live on campus. The school sponsors over 100 clubs and student organizations, including club sports and intramurals. For the varsity athlete, the cardinal red and gray Mules field teams in 12 sports and participate in NCAA Division III competition. Muhlenberg College’s Core Values include Commitment to the Life of the Mind, Commitment to Spirit and Character and Commitment to the Life of the Community – on campus and beyond. The specific vision for each graduate includes: Intellectual Practices (Communicate clearly and cogently and reason effectively. Create and interpret ideas and seek intellectual risks and grapple with ambiguity and uncertainty); Exploration, Discovery and Integration (Cultivate curiosity, explore and experience various modes of creative expression and understand that knowledge is embedded in multiple contexts) and Engagement and Social Responsibility (Understand the multiple contexts that shape our construction of human differences, make principled decisions and develop a capacity to act on the basis of one’s own reasoned beliefs.

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