2400 Chew Street, Allentown, Pennsylvania 18104-5586
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Founded in 1848, Muhlenberg College sits on 81 picturesque acres in the west end of Allentown, 55 miles north of Philadelphia and 90 miles west of New York City. The college adopted the name Muhlenberg College in 1867, 19 years after it was founded — in honor of Henry Melchior Muhlenberg, patriarch of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America. The Muhlenberg family remains one of the most prominent families in Pennsylvania and American history.
As a liberal arts college, Muhlenberg offers programs in the humanities, natural and social sciences and in professional areas including business, education, pre-health, pre-law and pre-theological studies. The College keeps its curriculum current and vital. Powerful outcomes, active learning and a caring student-focused environment remain a hallmark of the Muhlenberg education. The College has been recognized by Phi Beta Kappa and more than a dozen other national honorary societies, which have established chapters at the College. Theatre, dance, psychology, science and other academic programs continue to gain national recognition.
In additional to a rigorous academic curriculum, Muhlenberg remains committed to co-curricular and extra-curricular programs. The College has a particular niche in service learning and community service, while spiritual life remains a strong student focus. The College remains committed to a lifetime of service and a commitment to lifelong learning.