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| It's difficult to decode whether or not I like this school. The kosher cookies are delicious, the facilities are up to par and then some, my dorm is massive (huge), and the faculty is usually more than willing to help out when prompted to do so. It should be good, but then again?it really isn?t. Here's the thing: Muhlenberg is advertised as this college that fosters and accepts diversity, creating a student body that is friendly and understanding. |
That being said, I have never felt so alone and uncomfortable in my life. Maybe it's because I'm not a theatre major- sometimes it seems as though 90% of the students here are. Maybe it is because I'm not part of the religious majority-there is so much emphasis placed on being religious [Jewish] here that it can be a little overwhelming/intimidating. But what bothers me the most about this place is how fake and devoid of depth the kids here really are. I've never been so afraid to speak out because, despite the description given during tours, the students here aren?t accepting of diversity of thought. In fact, they are more close-minded than most. The Mules resemble scared high-schoolers in both appearance and personality, and they can only be described as awkward socially. They are ostensibly friendly, but that doesn?t discount the blanket of awkwardness and tacit rage that is flopped over the entire campus. The unspoken arrogance (or spoken- I had a girl tell me that she used to be the one who set the curve in all her high school classes...she looks like a squirrel) only grants seemingly passive debate over who took the most AP classes in high school or who spent the most hours studying . Honestly. I could care less, and frankly, it makes me want to take a pencil, gouge out my eye and then eat it.
I expected to grow as person upon coming to college, but this place is more constraining than high school; I have never felt so confined and I have to work to keep myself from losing stamina. Add this to the fact that leaving campus isn?t smart, not only because Allentown is boring but also dangerous (yes, we had three armed robberies on and nearby campus in one night). I?ve been considering transferring to another college next year just so I can finally get out of this high school lifestyle and feel like an independent adult
|Oct 26 2010|| 1st Year Female --
Class 2014 |
| Muhlenberg is a phenomenal college. Students are approachable and making friends is a breeze. They offer a wide variety of very good programs. Professors encourage you to think rather than to to simply spew out information. |
|Jul 10 2010|| 1st Year Female --
Class 2013 |
Overall, Muhlenberg is a great school. It has wonderful academic programs, the faculty and staff are all on your side and offer tons of programs to help you succeed in any area of your life you in which you may need help. The campus is gorgeous, extremely safe (guy or girl can walk alone at night without worrying), the food is unusuaually good compared to other schools (and I have been to a LOT of universities and colleges), the students are friendly, and the dorms are generally nice. The downfalls: there is very little night life..you have to be careful if you want to find a good party, internet service is not free even though they say it is (you get charged cash to netowrk your computer as soon as you get to campus and it is mandatory), and the squirrel population is obnoxious.|
As for student body population, you can generally say that Muhlenberg is a "rich, white, Jewish school." For the most part, it turns out to be true. You will come across very very few non-whites and a lot of the students have a fair deal of money. This does not mean that they are snotty or rude, however. While there is very little diversity in race, there is great diversity in personality, sexuality, and interests here. Most of the kids are from PA, NJ, NY, and New England.
The sports are not particularly great here and there are no sports scholarships.
The Psychology and Business departments are the largest, but Theatre/Dance and English are extremely popular. It is a very artsy school with a huge focus on drama and other arts.
The choir program is average, if that.
The study abroad program is amazing and offers study in almost an almost unlimited amount of countries covering every continent except Antarctica. Study abroad costs no extra tuition other than your plane ticket.
|Feb 04 2004|| 1st Year Male --
Class 2006 |