Situated in Allentown, Pennsylvania, Muhlenberg College is a private liberal arts college affiliated with the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America. It was establised in 1848 originally as Allentown Seminary. Currently, the college sits on an 81-acre campus in a residential area of Allentown, and the average yearly enrollment is around 2,000 students.
Muhlenberg College is unique in its combination of academic freedom and promotion of community and connection. The College was ranked by U.S. News and World Report at the #70 spot among liberal arts colleges, while Forbes Magazine listed Muhlenberg College at #112 among the best colleges in the U.S. In 2011, the theatre program at Muhlenberg College was ranked as #1 nationwide.
There are 40 majors offered at Muhlenberg College, including American Studies, Art, Chemistry, Dance, Economics, Film Studies, Jewish Studies, Media and Communication, Natural Science, Philosophy, Political Economy and Public Policy, Religion Studies, Sociology, Theatre, and other areas of study.
Minors offered at Muhlenberg College include Latin American and Carribean Studies, Public Health, Sustainability Studies, Women's and Gender Studies, Africana Studies, Creative Writing, and others.
Student life at Muhlenberg College provides a special and enriching experience. The Office of Residential Services oversees campus housing and residential life, making sure that students enjoy their home away from home.
At Muhlenberg College, community service and civic engagement opportunities are always available and encouraged. The Office of Community Service and Civic Engagement has many partnerships with Allentown communities and organizations to provide meaningful experiences for students to servce through community service, educational and volunteer opportunities.
Diversity is practiced in all forms and aspects of life at Muhlenberg College. The Multicultural Center is a place where students, faculty and staff can engage in discussions and foster learning and understanding of cultures and backgrounds. It is home to several student organizations, including Asian Student Association, Black Student Association, Students for Queer Advocacy, Feminist Collective, and Comunidad Latina.
Aside from these groups, there are over 110 student clubs and organizations in which students can participate in. Student organizations at Muhlenberg College include ACS-Colleges Against Cancer, Best Buddies, Acafellas, Berg Organization of Music, The Dynamics, Business and Economics Club, Muhlenberg College Communication Assocation, Education Society, Le Cercle Francais, and other groups.
While Muhlenberg College is affiliated with the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America, all faith traditions and religions are welcomed and celebrated on campus. Weekly Chapel worship services are held each Sunday, and are interdenominational in spirit. The Muhlenberg Chapel is a part of the Reconciling in Christ organization, open to all sexual orientations and gender identities. Roman Catholic and Jewish religious services are also held on campus.
Muhlenberg College maintains several athletic facilities, such as the Scotty Wood Stadium (for Field Hockey, Football, Lacrosse, Track and Field), Memorial Hall (for Basketball, Volleyball, and Wrestling), John Deitrich Field House (for Tennis and Track and Field, Lehigh Country Club (golf), Kern Field Courts (for tennis) and the newly-renovated Life Sports Center. The Life Sports Center has a spacious free weights facility, cardio-fitness area, training rooms, health services and counseling rooms, locker rooms, and offices.