Students Say

Moravian College “challenges students academically” in a “small environment,” where “professors know their students on a personal level.” The college is known for its “strong faculty and academic programs,” and students say, “Moravian College bends over backward to accommodate its students.” Students are exposed to “a good education” through “Learning in Common, which is a set of courses in multidisciplinary categories that interconnect different fields of study.” Students boast about “personal attention and genuine enthusiasm from professors,” and say, “Moravian College is dedicated to the education of its students as well as building a community between students and faculty.”

Overview

Applicants
1,536
Acceptance Rate
86%
Average HS GPA
3.39

GPA Breakdown

30%
Over 3.75
17%
3.50 - 3.74
13%
3.25 - 3.49
17%
3.00 - 3.24
17%
2.50 - 2.99
6%
2.00 - 2.49

Test Scores

SAT Reading
450 - 560
SAT Math
460 - 570
ACT Composite
18 - 26

Deadlines

Early Decision
January 15

Regular
March 1

Other Admission Factors

Academic

Rigor of Secondary School Record
Class Rank
Academic GPA
Non-Academic

Character / Personal Qualities
Alumni/ AE Relation
Level of applicant's interest

Overall

Students Say

Moravian College “challenges students academically” in a “small environment,” where “professors know their students on a personal level.” The college is known for its “strong faculty and academic programs,” and students say, “Moravian College bends over backward to accommodate its students.” Students are exposed to “a good education” through “Learning in Common, which is a set of courses in multidisciplinary categories that interconnect different fields of study.” Students boast about “personal attention and genuine enthusiasm from professors,” and say, “Moravian College is dedicated to the education of its students as well as building a community between students and faculty.” Professors are “accessible, approachable, helpful, and always willing to spend that extra time making sure you understand the material,” and students attribute this to “the small student population” and the “mentoring relationship” that develops as a result. A chemistry major says, “The student-professor interactions improve the speed with which students understand course materials.” However, a freshman says, “Like any school, there are the great professors and there are the not so great,” adding, “You take the bad with the excellent, and it makes you a better student.”

Faculty and Class Information

Student/Faculty
12:1
Total Faculty
172
with Terminal Degree
118

90
Women
82
Men
13
Minority
4
International

Most frequent class size
10 - 19
Most frequent lab / sub section size
10 - 19

Graduation Rates

Graduate in 4 years
96%
Graduate in 5 years
99%
Graduate in 6 years
100%


Degrees

Bachelor's
Master's
Post-Bachelor's certificate
Post-Master's certificate

Career Services

On-Campus Job Interviews Available
Yes

Career Services

Alumni Network
Alumni Services
Classes
Interest Inventory
Internships
Regional Alumni
Opportunities at School

Coop
Experiential
Internship

Prominent Alumni


David A. Zinczenko '91
President & CEO, Galvanized Brands; Author

John Andretti '85
NASCAR race car driver

Sally Breidegam Miksiewicz '80
Chief Executive Officer, East Penn Manufacturing

Odell Guyton '77
VP, Jabil Circuit

A. Reed Raymond '74
VP & Chief Administrative Officer, Federal Reserve Bank of Philadelphia

Andy Hart, '90
Senior VP, Tiffany & Co.

Myron Genel, M.D. '57
Professor of Pediatrics and Associate Dean, Yale University

Dates

Financial Aid Rating
78
Application Deadlines
Notification Date
Mar 15

Required Forms

FAFSA
School

Financial Aid Statistics

Average Freshman Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$23,499

Average Undergraduate Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$21,958

Average Need-Based Loan
$4,793

Undergraduates who have borrowed through any loan program
82%

Average amount of each freshman scholarship/grant package
$18,751

Financial aid provided to international students
Yes

Expenses per Academic Year

Tuition
Required Fees
Average Cost for Books and Supplies

Tuition / Fees Vary by Year of Study
No
Board for Commuters
Transportation for Commuters

Available Aid

Financial Aid Methodoloy
Federal and Institutional

Scholarships and Grants
Need-Based College/University Scholarship or Grant Aid from Institutional Funds
Need-Based Federal Pell
Need-Based Private Scholarships
Need-Based SEOG
Need-Based State Scholarships
Need-Based United Negro College Fund

Federal Direct Student Loan Programs
Direct PLUS Loans
Direct Subsidized Stafford Loans
Direct Unsubsidized Stafford Loans

Federal Family Education Loan Programs (FFEL)
Federal Perkins Loans

Is Institutional Employment Available (other than Federal Work Study)
Yes

Direct Lender
No

Overall

Students Say

The typical Moravian student is “fun and hardworking,” “very laid-back and sociable,” and “dedicated to their education during the weekday, but able to relax and have fun on the weekends.” A sophomore says, “The greatest quality is the school’s diversity and acceptance of all backgrounds, religions, lifestyles,” and another student adds, “You not only meet students who are like you, but students who are different in a positive way.” However, others feel there’s still much to be desired in terms of diversity and say most students are “middle-class [and] white,” although they note, “There are [more] students of color, especially in recent years” and say generally “these individuals are not at all excluded from any aspects of campus life.” When “the weekend comes, students tend to let loose and enjoy themselves while they spend time with friends,” and “much of the campus population attends some sort of party over the weekend.” However, because “off campus housing was taken away…it makes it easier for campus safety to bust the parties on campus during the weekends.” A music education major says, “There is also a large part of the school that does not party and participates in many school events,” and another student adds, “Moravian always has something to do. On weekends they offer alternatives to drinking such as movies and bingo.” The small town of Bethlehem also “offers many places to eat, take a stroll, shop, or hang out.”

Student Body Profile

Total Undergraduate Enrollment
1,612
Out of State
33%

International
Foreign Countries Represented
11

Demographics

59% female
41% male
33% are out of state
92% are full time
8% are part time

Overview

Students Say

Moravian College is known for being a “small school with a friendly atmosphere” that fosters a “supportive environment” for “students to learn and grow.” A sophomore says, “I love the atmosphere of the campus,” and another student adds, “I love the kindness and genuine concern that people have for others.” Students say, “The campus itself is beautiful,” and “you always run into someone you know,” which creates a “sense of community and pride.” A psychology major says, “Even though it’s a relatively small school, there are so many things to do,” and another student concurs that Moravian is “all about engaging students in real life experiences outside of the classroom using campus speakers, internships, and field study experiences.” Students participate in “clubs, organizations, Greek life, and sports teams,” and say, “Moravian College provides many opportunities to exceed above and beyond,” noting being small allows “opportunities to get involved in different organizations and take leadership roles.” Students speak highly of the staff, saying it’s “a very personal experience overall” and that the “maintenance of facilities is outstanding.” However, some gripe, “Communication between administration and students” could be improved in regards to “decisions [about the] use of funds.” There are complaints about the requirement that students live on campus all four years, particularly because many feel “housing could be greatly improved upon.”

Campus Life

Undergrads living on campus
70%
Help finding off-campus housing
No

Quality of life rating
78
First-Year Students living on campus
83%

Campus Environment
Small Urban
Fire safety rating
92

Housing Options

Apartment Single
Disabled Student
Dorms Coed
Dorms Female
Dorms Male
Frat Sorority
International Student
Theme Housing

Special Needs Admissions


College Entrance Tests Required
No

Interview Required
No

Special Need Services Offered


Student Activities

Registered Student Organizations
100
Number of Honor Societies
19

Number of Social Sororities
4
Number of Religious Organizations
6

19% join a fraternity
27% join a sorority

Sports

Athletic Division
Division III

23% participate in intercollegiate sports

Men's Sports (Greyhounds)
10 Sports

Baseball
Basketball
Cross Country
Football
Golf
Lacrosse
Soccer
Tennis
Track Field Indoor
Track Field Outdoor
Women's Sports (Greyhounds)
10 Sports

Basketball
Cross Country
Field Hockey
Lacrosse
Soccer
Softball
Tennis
Track Field Indoor
Track Field Outdoor
Volleyball

Student Services

Health
LGBT Support Groups: Spectrum: Gay-Straight Alliance Provides information about sexual-orientation issues, sponsors programs for the College community, and works to combat homophobia and increase awareness of lesbian/gay/bisexual/transgender issues.

Minority Support Groups
Army ROTC Offered at cooperating institutions: Lehigh University

Sustainability

For evidence of Moravian College’s impressive sustainability efforts, one needs to look no further than the school’s cafeterias. Dining services has made great strides in reducing campus waste by installing new napkin dispensers, replacing plastic bags with reusable bags and doing away with trays. Moreover, pre-consumer food waste is now composted and delivered to the Rodale Institute Experimental Farm. The campus employs a sustainability chef who runs the “sustainable table” of local, often organic, food prepared from scratch. Starting in September 2014 the Farm Fresh Market gives students, faculty, staff and the community a chance to buy fruits, vegetables, and locally produced wares every Friday during the semester. Moravian’s maintenance staff is also jumping on the sustainability bandwagon. All campus athletic fields are now fertilized using organic products. Additionally, wood chips and dye free mulch are used on landscape beds to allow for quicker decomposition. And, in an effort to encourage bike use, Moravian has outfitted residence halls with indoor storage space. Outdoor bike racks are also available throughout the campus. Further, to limit and/or curb the use of personal vehicles, the college offers a free campus shuttle to local malls and shopping complexes. There are also intercampus shuttles available for students looking to travel between North and South campus. Of course, Moravian’s undergrads are also at the forefront of this environmental movement. Led by student members of the Environmental Coalition (ECO), freshmen dorms were encouraged to participate in an energy conservation competition. The group has initiated a battery recycling program as well and endeavors to collect all of the cardboard and Styrofoam from freshmen move-in each fall. Finally, ECO has also conducted several waste audits in an effort to educate their peers.

Green Rating
84
School Has Formal Sustainability Committee
Yes

Sustainability-focused degree available
Yes

School employs a sustainability officer
Yes

Public GHG inventory plan
No

% food budget spent on local/organic food
65%

Available Transportation Alternatives

Incentives Or Programs To Encourage Employees To Live Close To Campus
Yes

School Developed Bicycle Plan
Yes
Data provided by Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE), STARS®, as of February, 2014.

Campus Security Report

Campus Security Report

The Jeanne Clery Act requires colleges and universities to disclose their security policies, keep a public crime log, publish an annual crime report and provide timely warnings to students and campus employees about a crime posing an immediate or ongoing threat to students and campus employees.

Please visit The Princeton Review’s page on campus safety for additional resources: http://www.princetonreview.com/safety

The Princeton Review publishes links directly to each school's Campus Security Reports where available. Applicants can also access all school-specific campus safety information using the Campus Safety and Security Data Analysis Cutting Tool provided by the Office of Postsecondary Education of the U.S. Department of Education: http://ope.ed.gov/security


Other Information

Campus-wide Internet Network
Yes

Email and Web Access Available
Yes

% of Classrooms with Wireless Internet
100

Number of Computer Labs / Classrooms
14

Average Number of PC's per Lab
18

Network Access in Dorm Rooms
Yes

Network Access in Dorm Lounges
Yes

Fee for Network Use
No

Student Web Pages Permitted
Yes

Student Web Pages Provided
Yes

Partnerships with Technology Companies
Yes

Online Class Registration Available
Yes

Personal computer included in tuition for each student
Yes

Require Undergraduates to Own Computers
No

Undergraduates that Own Computers
99%

Discounts Available with Hardware Vendors
Yes

Description
Dell, Apple, Microsoft, Aprompt, CDW

Webcasting, Digital Audio or Video-Streaming of Courses
Yes

Webcasting, Digital Audio or Video-Streaming of Campus Radio / TV Stations
Yes

Campus Visits Contact

Contact
Monique Haney
Campus Visit Coordinator

Address
Office of Admission
1200 Main Street
Bethlehem, PA 18018

Phone
800-441-3191

Email
admissions@moravian.edu

Experience College Life

Most Popular Places On Campus
Haupert Union Building
Priscilla Payne Hurd Academic Complex
Afterwords Cafe (Library Coffee Shop)
Fitness Center
The Quad

Most Popular Places Off Campus
Historic Downtown Bethlehem
Downtown Bethlehem, South Side
Lehigh Valley Mall
Poconos (skiing, hiking)
Artsquest and SteelStacks in Bethlehem

Campus Tours

Campus Visiting Center
M-F , Sat (academic year)
8-4:30 M-F, 9-1pm Sat academic year
800-441-3191

Campus Tours
Appointment Required: Yes
Dates: Year-round
Times: M-F 10, 12, & 2 and Saturdays during the academic year
Average Length: 1 hour

On Campus Interview

Campus Interviews
Yes

Information Sessions
Available

Times
varies

Faculty and Coach Visits

Dates/Times Available
Year-round

Arrangements
Contact Admissions Office

Advance Notice
1 week

Contact Email Address for Visit
coach's direct email or admissions@moravian.edu

Class Visits

Dates/Times Available
Academic Year

Arrangements
Contact Visiting Center

Overnight Dorm Stays

Overnight Dorm Stays
Available

Arrangements
Contact Visiting Center

Limitations
Available Sunday through Thursday night

Transportation

Types of Transportation Available to Campus
Taxis are available. There is public bus service in the area. The College provides a shuttle between our two campuses. Lehigh Valley International Airport is less than ten miles away.

Driving Instructions to Campus
Traveling either direction on Rte. 22: Take the Center St./512 exit. Turn left off the ramp and follow Center St. to Elizabeth Avenue. Turn right on Elizabeth and travel two blocks to the intersection with Main St. Welcome to Moravian!

Local Accommodations
Gateway Conference Center: Holiday Inn and Hampton Inn, Bethlehem (close to Rte 22, less than five miles from campus--Moravian's preferred accommodations for guests) The Radisson, Main St., Bethlehem (less than a mile from campus) Fairfield Inn and Suites, Bethlehem (close to airport, less than five miles from campus)
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Key Stats

1,536
Applicants
1,612
Size
86%
Acceptance Rate
1020
SAT Scores

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