Students Say

Located in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania in the Lehigh Valley, a short drive from both Philadelphia and New York City, Moravian College is the sixth oldest college in the United States. Bethlehem is “a beautiful town,” and students like the “small atmosphere” at this campus of 1,600 and the “old time and historic feel [of] the college,” as well as Moravian College’s “warm community, and small classes.” In particular, students praise the “fabulous” nursing and music programs here. Students love that the class sizes, which are most frequently under twenty students, “allow you to get to know your professors one-on-one and on a first name basis.”

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
25th-75th percentile (enrolled students)
450 - 560
SAT Math
25th-75th percentile (enrolled students)
460 - 570
SAT Writing
25th-75th percentile (enrolled students)
450 - 560
ACT Composite
25th-75th percentile (enrolled students)
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

Selectivity Rating

Overall

Students Say

Located in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania in the Lehigh Valley, a short drive from both Philadelphia and New York City, Moravian College is the sixth oldest college in the United States. Bethlehem is “a beautiful town,” and students like the “small atmosphere” at this campus of 1,600 and the “old time and historic feel [of] the college,” as well as Moravian College’s “warm community, and small classes.” In particular, students praise the “fabulous” nursing and music programs here. Students love that the class sizes, which are most frequently under twenty students, “allow you to get to know your professors one-on-one and on a first name basis.” Moravian College feels like ‘a family’ of students “pursuing their passions together,” says a music education major. “The professors are fantastic,” a biology major attests. They are “extremely good at taking complex topics and making them understandable for students of any major or background” and “they are always willing to talk to students and help them out.” My “professors are passionate about the subject they teach,” notes a transfer student, and “they are always willing to help if I don’t understand the material.” They “make learning hands on and entertaining,” says another. Students come to “class every day ready and excited to learn.” “The community we have here,” says a chemistry major, “is pretty unbelievable.”

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
66%
Graduate in 5 years
69%
Graduate in 6 years

Majors

  • Area, Ethnic, Cultural, and Gender Studies

  • French Studies
  • German Studies

  • Biological and Biomedical Sciences

  • Biochemistry
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
  • Neuroscience

  • Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services

  • Accounting
  • Business Administration and Management, General
  • International Business/Trade/Commerce
  • Non-Profit/Public/Organizational Management

  • Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services

  • Computer Science

  • English Language and Literature/Letters

  • English Language and Literature, General

  • Foreign languages, literatures, and Linguistics

  • French Language and Literature
  • German Language and Literature
  • Spanish Language and Literature

  • Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences

  • Community Health and Preventive Medicine
  • Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing
  • Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse

  • History

  • History, General

  • Mathematics and Statistics

  • Mathematics, General

  • Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies

  • Biological and Physical Sciences

  • Natural Resources and Conservation

  • Environmental Science
  • Environmental Studies

  • Philosophy and Religious Studies

  • Philosophy
  • Religion/Religious Studies

  • Physical Sciences

  • Chemistry, General
  • Geology/Earth Science, General
  • Physics, General

  • Psychology

  • Psychology, General

  • Security and Protective Services

  • Criminal Justice/Safety Studies

  • Social Sciences

  • Economics, General
  • Political Science and Government, General
  • Sociology

  • Visual and Performing Arts

  • Art/Art Studies, General
  • Music, General


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
Jabil Society Corporate, Microsoft, Compliance and Ethics

A. Reed Raymond '74
VP Bank Supervision and Regulation, 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

Academic Rating

Career overview


Graduation Rates

Graduate in 4 years
66%
Graduate in 5 years
69%
Graduate in 6 years

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

ROI & Outcomes

Dates

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
$37,251
Required Fees
$881
Average Cost for Books and Supplies
$1,200

Tuition / Fees Vary by Year of Study
Yes
Board for Commuters
$286
Transportation for Commuters
$2,092

Available Aid

Financial Aid Methodology
Federal and Institutional

Scholarships and Grants

Need-Based
 

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

Non-Need-Based
Institutional non-need-based scholarship or grant aid is available

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

Financial Aid Rating

Overall

Students Say

Moravian College students hail from twenty-four states and fourteen countries. The typical student here is “friendly” and “spends their weekdays in the libraries and their weekends on the town.” Students are involved “in something, whether that’s a sport, fraternity/sorority, or general club.” They are “active,” “self-reliant,” “outgoing,” “helpful, and encouraging of others.” “The majority of students are white guys or girls from middle class backgrounds,” but “students mix and fit in together regardless of religion/race/gender.” Many students “are athletes” and those who aren’t “are extremely involved in activities such as student government, music, art or community service.” A computer science major notes the “wide variety of students. Some religious, some not, some involved with alternative lifestyles, some not” and says “there is a group for almost everyone” at Moravian College. “The large majority of students here are very diverse and involved in many different clubs, teams, and organizations and therefore have friends in all of these places,” says a public health major. At Moravian College “the football team isn’t just friends with the football team and members of Greek life aren’t just friends with members of their chapter, the friend groups here are very diverse.” And students, a psychology major notes, have a “love for the school through the thick and thin.

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

Campus life is described as “welcoming and friendly.” For “a small school” Moravian College has “many opportunities to be involved in groups on campus.” “We have everything from Greek life to student government to the German club,” notes a biology major. There are more than eighty clubs and organizations focusing on everything from the environment to politics to performing arts. “There is a club or organization for everyone on campus,” says one student. There are also a variety of campus events, including new movies that “run every week, club meetings, intramural sports teams, and bingo.” Moravian College also offers “great food with many healthy options” as well as “a large, clean, up-to-date gym” for health-conscious and athletic students. Moravian College students live in “suite-style” dorms “where students have the option to live in a single room while being part of a small group that shares a kitchen,” which allows for some “independence.” Many students “enjoy going to parties on Thursdays and Saturdays at the fraternities on campus.” And “there are many accessible places off campus to eat, drink, bowl, swim, take a nice walk, etc.” Bethlehem was also named by Money magazine as one of the country’s “Best Places to Live,” and there is plenty to do in the historic city, which has a thriving music and arts scene, as well as restaurants, bars, and shops.

Campus Life

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

First-Year Students living on campus
83%

Campus Environment
Small Urban

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.

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

Bike Share
No

Car Sharing Program
No

Carpool/Vanpool Matching Program
No

Cash-Out Parking
No

Condensed Work Week Option For Employees
No

Free Or Reduced Price Transit Passes And/Or Free Campus Shuttle
Yes

Incentives Or Programs To Encourage Employees To Live Close To Campus
No

Indoor And Secure Bike Storage, Shower Facilities, And Lockers For Bicycle Commuters
No

Reduced Parking Fees For Car And Van Poolers
No

School Adopted A Policy Prohibiting Idling
No

School Developed Bicycle Plan
Yes

School Offers A Telecommute Program For Employees
No

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

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