School Spotlight: Muhlenberg College

There are over 4,000 colleges and universities in the U.S. And while the media tends to focus on just a handful of schools, we at College Coach encourage students to think outside the box during their college selection process and explore a wide range of colleges. As such, we are highlighting a new college each week in our School Spotlight series. Check out the college below, along with the other posts in our series, and you may just stumble upon your dream school!

School Spotlight: Muhlenberg College
Allentown, PA

Muhlenberg College, or ‘Berg, as it’s more affectionately called, has earned a stellar reputation for delivering a top-notch liberal arts education to a passionate, engaged, and intellectual student body. The states of NJ, PA, and NY are well-represented among the College’s 2,200 students (all of whom are undergraduates), but students from nearly all 50 states call this Lehigh Valley school home. Although Muhlenberg is affiliated with the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, students celebrate a wide range of faith traditions. In fact, with approximately 30 percent of students identifying as Jewish, Hillel is the College’s largest student organization. What are students studying at ‘Berg? While many true liberal arts colleges don’t offer a major in business, at Muhlenberg, it’s one of the most popular academic programs. The theatre program, too, is a major draw for prospective students. With six mainstage productions each year (one of which is a musical), the theatre program allows students to focus on acting & directing, design & technology, performance studies, or minor in dance and/or music to pursue musical theatre training. If the college’s 110 clubs aren’t enough to keep you busy (including 6 a cappella groups, 15 academic honor societies, and 1 knitting club), Philadelphia is just an hour’s drive away.

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Written by Elyse Krantz
Elyse Krantz is a member of College Coach’s team of college admissions experts. Elyse received her BA in linguistics from Dartmouth College and her MA from Teachers College, Columbia University. Prior to joining College Coach, Elyse worked as an admissions officer at Barnard College and Bennington College.