“Beyond the Guidebook”  College Representative Questionnaire


10/4/18 @ 10:15 AM

Name of College:

Muhlenberg College

Name of Representative:

RaeVaughn Gardner-Williams

Email Address:


Phone Number:

Office: 484-664-3202

College Web Page:


Please give some examples of high profile events held on campus last year  (i.e. concerts. speakers, political debates, etc.):        

James Baldwin was on campus last night (10/3/17).

Fall Festival.

Tim Kaine came to visit last fall.

Fall Open House 10/13/18

JoJo performed at our Spring Concert

Frankie Grande ‘05, brother of Ariana Grande starred in our Summer Musical “How To Succeed in Business”. Ariana came to watch his performance.

What percentage of students stay on campus during the weekends?

I would estimate anywhere between 90-95%.

New initiatives on campus and/or institutional goals?

New Co-Op Program.

American University. MBA - Temple / Penn State

What is something you might find at the school that may not exist at any other school?

Our Bright Red Doors & Great Food ranked #1 in PA

and #17 nationally.

If located outside of New England, what New England area schools is your institution similar to?

What is the distance to the nearest big city? And what is that city?

1 hr. away from Philly.

1.5 away from NYC.

What is the approximate distance from Westborough, driving and/or flying?

5 to 6 hr drive.

What are your most popular majors?

  1. Theatre & Dance.
  2. Psychology
  3. Pre-Med
  4. Computer Science/Economics        

What are your newest and/or most unique majors?

Neuroscience one of our newer majors.

What majors are you hoping to grow?


Will applying “undecided” for a major affect a student’s chances for acceptance?

No, not at all.

Is there a statistical advantage to applying early decision or early action?

ED Acceptance Rate: 80% deadlines.

RD Acceptance Rate: 48%

ED I Deadline: 11/15 Decisions December 15

ED II Deadline: 2/1 Decisions Mid-Late Feb.

RD Deadline: 2/1 Decisions Mid-March

If interviews are required or recommended, where and by whom are they conducted?

Area interviews, phone, skype.

In-person interviews someone on Admissions Staff.

Are students automatically considered for merit scholarships with the application to the school?

Yes, as long as they submit test scores.

What percentage of demonstrated financial aid do you meet?


Is there anything else a student should know that they will not easily find in a guidebook or online?

Demonstrated interest goes a long way in the application review.

Notes 2018:

New ED deadline.