Muhlenberg College

Muhlenberg College is a private liberal arts college located in Allentown, Pennsylvania, United States. Founded in 1848, Muhlenberg is affiliated with the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America and is named for Henry Melchior Muhlenberg, the German patriarch of the Lutheran Church in America.

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Muhlenberg College was initially established in 1848 as the Allentown Seminary by Reverend Samuel K. Brobst, a Reformed Lutheran minister. Reverend Christian Rudolph Kessler was the school's first teacher and administrator. 


Muhlenberg College aims to develop independent critical thinkers who are intellectually agile, characterized by a zest for reasoned and civil debate, committed to understanding the diversity of the human experience, able to express ideas with clarity and grace, committed to life-long learning, equipped with ethical and civic values, and prepared for lives of leadership and service. The College is committed to providing an intellectually rigorous undergraduate education within the context of an inclusive and diverse campus; we strongly believe that diversity is essential to learning and to our success as a pluralistic community


Faculty in the Biology Department direct active research labs. Many students elect to carry out independent research alongside a faculty member. Research may be carried out during the academic year, during the summer, or both. Both on and off-campus research opportunities are available and may be interdisciplinary.

The results of student-faculty collaborations are presented in on-campus poster sessions, the Departmental seminar series, and at annual professional meetings. Many students have co-authored and published research articles with faculty mentors.


Muhlenberg's Career Center assists students in exploring careers, finding jobs and seeking admission to graduate school. Students are encouraged to begin using the office as early as their first year.

The Career Resource Library houses an extensive collection of books, directories and job-related information. Programs like "Where the Jobs Are," "Interview Like A Pro" and "Writing Awesome Cover Letters" help students enhance job-seeking skills. Students interested in continuing their education will appreciate the Career Center's comprehensive graduate/professional school tips and resources.

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Student services

The Office of Community Engagement engages students, employees and local communities through partnerships intended to catalyze personal, institutional, and community change.

The Office of Community Engagement strives to:

  • Connect Muhlenberg and Allentown communities in meaningful, deep partnerships aimed at creating change
  • Facilitate individual understanding of social identities, civic engagement and communities
  • Enhance our communities’ ability and desire to critically analyze, learn, and dialogue about important social justice issues

Housing services

The Office of Residential Services at Muhlenberg College provides a variety of safe, healthy, comfortable, well maintained living learning environments. We work with students to promote communities that are civil, appreciative of differences, and conducive to academic success and personal growth.

Library services

Trexler Library is the place on campus to meet colleagues, check out books, DVDs and laptop computers, study, and get help with your research projects and other information needs. Whether you are visiting us in person or logging in from home, we can help you find what you need, when you need it.

Medical services

The Health Services mission is to promote the health and well-being of the students, thereby enhancing their lives as members of the Muhlenberg College Community.  In striving to consistently fulfill our mission, it is essential to have a collegial, pluralistic working environment for the staff of Health Services, recognizing the contributions of each individual.

Student Life

Campus life

Muhlenberg's current 81-acre (33 ha) campus is located in a residential neighborhood in Allentown's West End. The campus includes numerous buildings with distinctive red doors in traditional European/Protestant style. The Library Building, now the Haas College Center, was built between 1926 and 1929. The Miller Tower, the distinctive dome and tower which sits on top of the Haas College Center, was inspired by Oxford University's Christopher Wren-designed Tom Tower. 

Sports facilities

Scotty Wood Stadium, Frank Marino Field The multipurpose stadium includes a playing field resurfaced with AstroTurf GameDay Grass 3D in 2008, an eight-lane all-weather track resurfaced in 2014, bleacher seating for 3,000, lighting and a scoreboard and press box. The facility, the first of its kind in the Lehigh Valley, is home to the Mule field hockey, football, lacrosse and outdoor track teams. 


Muhlenberg College is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education.

Student Reviews

Great school!
Anonymous rated 5 out of 5 stars

The professors were Ivy League quality. With that in mind, I was offered an excellent education but it came with challenging exams. I had the privilege to be inspired by my peers and mentors who were ambitious, humble, and creative.

Allentown, Pennsylvania, United States


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