Lutheran Colleges in Pennsylvania

Pennsylvania is home to a few Lutheran colleges that aim to help students succeed academically and grow spiritually. Here we discuss these schools in detail, including their tuition rates, sizes and spiritual growth opportunities.

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There are at least three private colleges in Pennsylvania that are associated with the Lutheran denomination. These schools offer students various degree programs, student population sizes and other stand-out features. Explore these schools in more depth here.

School Comparison

The Lutheran colleges in Pennsylvania are spread amongst three different cities and vary in tuition rates. Compare the schools and their tuition rates in the table below.

School Name Institution Type Location Tuition (2017-2018)*
Muhlenberg College 4-year, private not-for-profit Allentown, PA $50,830
Susquehanna University 4-year, private not-for-profit Selinsgrove, PA $45,470
Thiel College 4-year, private not-for-profit Greenville, PA $30,830

Source: *National Center for Education Statistics (NCES)

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Description of Lutheran Colleges in Pennsylvania

Students wishing to attend a Lutheran college in Pennsylvania can earn undergraduate degree in a range of fields while also investing in their spiritual lives. These schools also offer students an array of extracurricular activities to match their personal interests. Find out more about each school and what makes it unique.

Muhlenberg College

Muhlenberg College is an undergraduate institution that had close to 2,370 students in 2017, per the NCES, and a student-to-faculty ratio of 11 to 1, according to the school's website. The school's website states that about one third of the student population graduates with a double major and students have more than 40 majors to choose from, including anthropology, environmental science, film studies, international studies, neuroscience, Russian studies and dance. Students on campus can invest in their spiritual lives through chapel services, prayer events, interfaith dialogues and groups like Rejoice (gospel choir) and Disciplemakers (Christian fellowship). Students may also choose to pursue their personal interests by joining a variety of clubs and organizations on campus, such as Biology Club, AfroPop Dance Club, Ciarla Yearbook, Community Garden Club, Global Medical Brigades, Pre-Vet Club and honor societies.

Susquehanna University

According to the school's website, in the last 6 years, Susquehanna University has had 7 Fulbright winners and the school offers more than 100 majors, including business data science, chemical physics, global management, graphic design, creative writing, public policy and ecology. The undergraduate institution supports students' spiritual lives through weekly chapel service and religious clubs on campus, like Young Life (high school outreach), Better Together (interfaith group) and InterVarsity Christian Fellowship. The school also offers a variety of student organizations and groups on campus, such as club sports, Greek life, honor societies, Photography Club, Shakespeare Club, Hip Hop Club, Boxing Club and Beekeeping Club. As of 2017, the university had around 2,350 students and a student-to-faculty ratio of 13 to 1, per the NCES.

Thiel College

Thiel College is another undergraduate school that helps students grow spiritually through weekly worship services, Bible studies, Interfaith Series and spiritual groups, like Fellowship of Christian Athletes, Thiel Christian Fellowship and Interfaith Student Group. Students can also pursue their personal interests through organizations on campus such as Book Club, Dart Club, Equestrian Club, Outdoors Club, Habitat for Humanity, Sailing Club, English Club and History Club. In 2017, the college had close to 770 students and a student-to-faculty ratio of 11 to 1, according to the NCES. The college offers a variety of cooperative programs, pre-professional programs and study abroad experiences, as well as more than 60 majors, including forensic accounting, secondary education, religion, biochemistry, medical technology, cytotechnology and political science.

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