Allentown, PA
Muhlenberg College


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Kendra
What is your overall opinion of this school?

Muhlenberg is a largely liberal environment in every sense of the word. While more than half of the student body is dedicated...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

Muhlenberg is a largely liberal environment in every sense of the word. While more than half of the student body is dedicated to creating fantastic and creative works of art (whether that be in the form of theatre performances, art exhibits, or dance productions), we also politically reflect that "echo-chamber"stereotype that comes from an almost entirely politically liberal school.

Emma
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I truly hated my time at Muhlenberg College. For one thing, Allentown is a terrible college town. One side of the campus is s...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

I truly hated my time at Muhlenberg College. For one thing, Allentown is a terrible college town. One side of the campus is surrounded by suburbs and the other half is surrounded by a graveyard and then a low-income urban-esque setting. There is maybe one or two clubs you can take a shuttle to but other than that the most fun thing to do is hit up the nearby wegmans. The campus itself is incredibly small too, and there is only one building for the students to hang out in, so you can never get away from anyone. Parties are never that fun and to go to a good one you really have to know people. Academics are good and teachers are nice but it's not super challenging. The cafeteria is also really bad with food allergies and to get food you can eat you have to go through an incredibly long process. Additionally, disabilities and the mental health services are CRAZY overworked and understaffed. I had a lot of problems and was never given the help I needed. You'll love it if you're looking for a super super small arts school, with a very lowkey party scene and a cliquey, not very diverse student body. I'm absolutely transferring.

Mia
What is your overall opinion of this school?

The community at Muhlenberg has cultivated a friendly environment where both staff and students are welcome and appreciated. ...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

The community at Muhlenberg has cultivated a friendly environment where both staff and students are welcome and appreciated. The dining hall and other food options are excellent and the staff is always open to student input. While the housing options could be better, the school is going through a development process that will strive to upgrade current housing options and provide new ones as well. If you are looking for a school with a small campus, a tight-knit community, access to a city, and small class sizes, then Muhlenberg is the school for you!

Jamee
What is your overall opinion of this school?

It took me a little while to warm-up to Muhlenberg, but my experience has been overall positive. If you're looking for small...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

It took me a little while to warm-up to Muhlenberg, but my experience has been overall positive. If you're looking for small liberal arts, this is it. Professors go the extra mile to help you out (whether in class or looking for internships/jobs/research) if you ask and class sizes are excellent. I've never had a class over 30 people (however, if you plan to take intro biology or chem you'll experience the largest classes at berg which are around 100. Still not bad). Social life is probably the hardest thing to latch on to here if you don't find your place fairly soon, but there are so many clubs and fun events to find friends at. And the food is A+.

Emily
What is your overall opinion of this school?

Love it here! Best decision I made yet in my short life. Far enough away from home yet close to go home on weekends if neces...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

Love it here! Best decision I made yet in my short life. Far enough away from home yet close to go home on weekends if necessary. Great small private school, beautiful campus. My FYS class was so much better than I anticipated. The food is fabulous-the freshman 15 is REAL!

Austin
What is your overall opinion of this school?

It's a great school. There is no town nearby so most of the activities revolve around the campus. If you need necessities and...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

It's a great school. There is no town nearby so most of the activities revolve around the campus. If you need necessities and have a car (which is easy to keep off campus) you can easily get to a drug store or local Target. I am very happy here and really like all the people I have met. The professors are excellent and always willing to help.

Christina
What is your overall opinion of this school?

Literally amazing. I have attended a few other schools for differing reasons, but nothing even comes close to here. Theatre...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

Literally amazing. I have attended a few other schools for differing reasons, but nothing even comes close to here. Theatre is amazing and there is always some on campus activity happening. I would absolutely recommend Muhlenberg to anyone looking

Jordan
What is your overall opinion of this school?

If there is one thing I should say about Muhlenberg, it is NOT the "perfect" school. Especially as a both a student of color ...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

If there is one thing I should say about Muhlenberg, it is NOT the "perfect" school. Especially as a both a student of color and an LGBT student, there are a lot of things I wish I could change about the school. HOWEVER, I absolutely LOVE it here. Muhlenberg is probably one of THE BEST, if not the best, schools for people who want to gain development as both an artist and an intellectual. There are soooo many amazing classes you can take from all departments; Muhlenberg really caters to those who want to be the jacks of all trades. Here, you can be a business major and still develop yourself as an actor or dancer and gain the training you need to enter both the performance and business world.

Georgia
Describe your favorite campus traditions.

My school is best known for the theatre and dance department. They are also well known for their strong science and pre-medic...

Describe your favorite campus traditions.

My school is best known for the theatre and dance department. They are also well known for their strong science and pre-medical majors.

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

If I were to talk to myself as a high school senior, I would have a lot of advice to give. I would tell myself that as time passes, school only gets harder so enjoy the moments in the present while it isn't as challenging. At the same time, although school becomes more difficult, that doesn't mean you should give up. Being resilient and perservering through hardships will only make you stronger for the future. Another important idea is that you know yourself better than others know you. If you have a strong feeling you want to major in something, pursue it rather than testing the waters first. Don't be afraid to take risks because sometimes you will surprise yourself. Being a senior in high school is one of the best times in your life. You are young, have so much potential ahead of you, and have accomplished so much. Take time to live in the moment because life is too hard when you are constantly planning ahead and judging your past. The most important thing to remember is that you are capable of doing anything and when you feel like giving up, remember why you started.

What do you consider the worst thing about your school? Why?

The worst thing about my school is the competitive nature of the science and pre-medical programs. It seems as if the school is attempting to limit the number of students in these fields of study rather than encouraging them to continue. It is difficult psychologically especially if a student was used to receiving high grades all the time in high school. This is an intimidating factor for a new student at such a young age but it does prepare them for the heavy coarse load ahead if they decide to pursue medicine or another healthcare profession.

Zachary
Describe how your school looks to someone who's never seen it.

A gorgeous liberal-arts college that embraces rigourous intellectualism and collaborative, cross-disciplinary thinking.

Describe how your school looks to someone who's never seen it.

A gorgeous liberal-arts college that embraces rigourous intellectualism and collaborative, cross-disciplinary thinking.

Here's your chance: Say anything about your college!

The small class size and intimate relationship with faculty allow for a powerful and impactufl learning environment.

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

Trust that you already are the truest and most honest version of you that you can possibly be and remain steadfast in your committment to your own thoughts, opinions, and actions. You're going to learn more than you could possible conceive about yourself. Through this learning process, you will mature, you will become independent, and you will blossom. You'll come to achieve many great things. But the you then is the you now, and the you now is the you then. There's no need to fear your future because you're living it now. Trust in yourself. Trust you'll make the right choices at the right times and know that if you don't make the right choice, the point of living is to collect experiences. You're bound for the biggest and best experience of your life. Relax and enjoy the ride.

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  • $42,755
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