Location: Allentown, Pennsylvania
Known for: Performing Arts, Pre-med
What makes Muhlenberg College special?
Galin counselors are always learning about more schools, and recently we connected with an admissions representative from Muhlenberg College! Located in midsized Allentown, Pennsylvania within one hour of Philadelphia, this small liberal arts college offers programs from performing arts to pre-med. Muhlenberg’s sense of community and care, strong student outcomes, and highly ranked dining halls are all points of pride on campus.
Muhlenberg is known for its strong performing arts programs, even ranking second on Princeton Review’s Best College Theater list. The theater, dance, and music departments offer opportunities for study and performance to majors and non-majors alike. Muhlenberg considers itself a place where students can pursue all parts of themselves–29% of students double major, and many pair the arts with other campus involvement.
On the other hand, Muhlenberg also offers a variety of pre-professional undergraduate programs including pre-health paths and business degrees. Students can enjoy the advantages of a liberal arts college while setting themselves up for in-demand career paths. Without graduate science programs, undergraduates are able to participate in research and build relationships with faculty mentors. As a result, the school has great outcomes for pre-medical students, 92% of whom are accepted to medical and dental school.
Muhlenberg students want to get involved, and the college provides robust support from faculty and staff to help them to pursue these goals! An 8:1 student to faculty ratio allows students to get to know professors and create personal connections. Every Muhlenberg student is assigned a coaching team of an academic advisor, a career coach, and a student life coach, working together to help students navigate all elements of campus from freshman year and beyond.
All students are automatically considered for merit scholarships with their application, ranging from $18,000 to $35,000 per year. Beyond that, students can receive additional scholarships for arts talents or being accepted to one of Muhlenberg’s four distinct honors colleges.
Open and welcoming:
Muhlenberg College was founded as a Lutheran institution, but is by no means a religiously exclusive program. In fact, about 1/3 of students are Jewish and the Muslim student population is one of the fastest-growing on campus. Muhlenberg greatly values its welcoming environment and diversity of perspectives.
If these elements of community and academics appeal to you, research Muhlenberg College today!
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