Muhlenberg College is a private, four-year liberal arts college affiliated with the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America. It was founded in 1848 but adapted its present name in 1867 in honor of the patriarch of the Lutheran Church in the American colonies – Henry Melchior Muhlenberg. It is located at 2400 Chew Street, Allentown, Pennsylvania.
Total student population is 2,180 students. The faculty is comprised of 161 full-time and 109 part-time members, 85% of whom hold Ph.D. or equivalent terminal degrees. Student/faculty ratio is 12:1.
Estimated educational cost for an academic year is $ 45,585.00 inclusive of tuition, fees, room and board. Muhlenberg College occupies an 86-acre campus which is complemented by a 60-acre arboretum and a 40-acre environmental field station/wildlife sanctuary. The campus is nestled in Pennsylvania’s Lehigh Valley which is about an hour north of Philadelphia.
Found in the campus are several centers and institutes including the Center for Ethics which fosters campus-wide discussion of ethical issues, the Faculty Center for Teaching which is designed to assist and support faculty members as they seek to find new approaches to teaching, and the Institute for Jewish-Christian Understanding which serves as the college’s expression of commitment to interfaith relations. Also housed in the campus is the Institute of Public Opinion, a public opinion research center which conducts scientific-based survey research projects of public policy and political issues.
Several cooperative programs offered by Muhlenberg College in partnership with other institutions link undergraduate and graduate study together. The Semester in Washington Program provides educational opportunities in every field of study. Over 100 student activities and organizations cater to the different student interests.