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Academics

One of the standout features of Moravian College isn’t just that it’s a “close knit community” filled with those who “support each other and give back to the community in many ways,” but that it puts its money where its mouth is. Here, it’s “one of the few schools in the nation [that] allow students and faculty [to] have a full vote on their Board of Trustees,” which makes appreciative students feel as if they actually have a voice. Consequently, undergrads agree that the school “really does look after its students and makes sure that they succeed here.”

A handful of students specifically note that, among the many great academic departments, the “nursing and education programs are what stand out to students when applying.” But regardless of your major, the college “really strives for all academic courses to integrate critical thinking in order to better prepare students for their future careers.” The incorporation of technology is also praised, with undergrads observing that “it is amazing that each incoming student is provided with a laptop and iPad so that everyone coming in is on the same level.” Further backing up both the structure and accessories are Moravian’s best aspect—”It’s a small school so you get close with your professors and build connections easily.” This especially true at the higher academic levels, where professors are uniformly cited as being “stellar,” though most are described as “extremely friendly” and as having “lots of passion for their subject, and they’re happy to explain things to you when you have difficulty understanding the material.”

Student Body

Those fearing a difficult transition from high school to college, worry not. Everyone at Moravian is reported to be “approachable and friendly,” so much so that “All the upperclassmen helped the freshmen learn the campus and made them feel welcomed. It’s like one big family.” The overall composition of the student body leans towards being “predominantly white,” but there is “a significant international student population. Many share a common denominator, too, when it comes to their activity levels: “Nearly every student is in multiple clubs, organizations, or sports teams.” This helps to explain why one undergrad notes that “athletes, nerds, and theater kids mix together and do not isolate,” and why overall almost everyone maintains “a strong amount of respect for each other.” As one student puts it, “Whenever I want to eat, I can always find someone to chat with at whatever dining spot I’m in on campus,” and another notes that “We’re always smiling or saying hello to one another when we pass each other on campus.”

Campus Life

Moravian students lead fairly busy lives both academically and socially and they wouldn’t have it any other way. There’s a wide variety of clubs, which “people are really passionate about.” For example, “One of my favorite activities on campus is Board Game Club, where we meet every week and play board and card games.” Things can get very niche, as with the Brain Club, which is always “reaching out to the Lehigh Valley to educate the public on neuroscience.” There’s plenty of broad appeal as well when it comes to the “many sporting events that students can get into and go support their friends.” And when it comes to events, Moravian once again allows its students more involvement than usual, thanks to the Moravian Activities Council (MAC), which promotes extracurriculars “programmed by a handful of our very own students,” and which include numerous free activities “like movie nights, trivia nights, painting, scavenger hunts, and bingo nights” as well as off-campus trips to “Broadway [shows], rock-climbing, ice skating, goat yoga, top golf, and much more.” Additionally, “Greek life is pretty big on campus and is very involved.” Speaking of fraternities and sororities, students note that there’s “a good party culture on campus: present and safe enough to enjoy, but easy enough to avoid if you’d prefer.” Lastly, should anyone tire of dining on campus, hometown Bethlehem has “lots of great restaurants” right on Main Street.

Overview

Applicants
2,127
Acceptance Rate
75%
Average HS GPA
3.55

GPA Breakdown

17%
Over 3.75
20%
3.50 - 3.74
13%
3.25 - 3.49
14%
3.00 - 3.24
10%
2.50 - 2.99

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SAT & ACT Test Scores

SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing
25th-75th percentile
(enrolled students)
530 - 610
SAT Math
25th-75th percentile
(enrolled students)
510 - 600
ACT Composite Scores
25th-75th percentile (enrolled students)
21 - 26

Testing Policies


ACT Writing Policy
ACT with or without Writing accepted

SAT Essay Policy
SAT with or without Writing accepted

Deadlines

Regular — March 1


Other Admission Factors

Academic

Rigor of Secondary School Record
Non-Academic

Extracurricular Activities
Character / Personal Qualities

Selectivity Rating


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Faculty and Class Information

Student/Faculty
11:1
Total Faculty
339
with Terminal Degree
192

198
Women
141
Men
39
Minority
4
International

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


Graduation Rates

Graduate in 4 years
64%
Graduate in 5 years
67%
Graduate in 6 years
68%

Majors

  • AREA, ETHNIC, CULTURAL, GENDER, AND GROUP STUDIES.

  • French Studies.
  • German Studies.

  • BIOLOGICAL AND BIOMEDICAL SCIENCES.

  • Biochemistry.
  • Biology, General.
  • 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 PROGRAMS.

  • Community Health and Preventive Medicine.
  • Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences, General.
  • 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.

  • SOCIAL SCIENCES.

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

  • VISUAL AND PERFORMING ARTS.

  • Art/Art Studies, General.
  • Music, General.


Degrees

Bachelor's
Doctoral/Professional
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

Notable Faculty


Prominent Alumni


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

Laurie Brubaker '82
SVP, Aetna

Hillary Wandall '93
SVP and General Counsel, TrustArc

Frank Conforti '98
Chief Financial Officer, Urban Outfitters

John A. Andretti '85
Professional Race Car driver

Andy Hart, '90
SVP, Tiffany & Co.

G. Bruce Boyer, '63
Men's Fashion Writer

Academic Rating

Graduation Rates

Graduate in 4 years
64%
Graduate in 5 years
67%
Graduate in 6 years
68%

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
Nov 15

Required Forms

FAFSA

Financial Aid Statistics

Average Freshman Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$29,847

Average Undergraduate Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$27,678

Average Need-Based Loan
$4,210

Undergraduates who have borrowed through any loan program
80%

Average amount of loan debt per graduate
$38,514

Average amount of each freshman scholarship/grant package
$28,988

Financial aid provided to international students
Yes

Expenses per Academic Year

Tuition
$45,321
Required Fees
$2,046
Average Cost for Books and Supplies
$1,200

Tuition / Fees Vary by Year of Study
No
Board for Commuters
$1,200
Transportation for Commuters
$2,370

On-Campus Room and Board
$14,471
Comprehensive Fee

Available Aid

Financial Aid Methodology
Federal

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

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 Nursing Loans

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

Direct Lender
No

Financial Aid Rating

Overall


Student Body Profile

Total Undergraduate Enrollment
2,073
Foreign Countries Represented
12

Demographics

2.43%
Asian
2.58%
African-American
11.82%
Hispanic
70.26%
Caucasian
5.31%
Unknown
4.92%
International

61% female
39% male
25% are out of state
92% are full time
8% are part time

Overview


Campus Life

Undergrads living on campus
52%
Help finding off-campus housing
Yes

First-Year Students living on campus
69%

Campus Environment
Small Urban

Housing Options

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

Special Needs Admissions

Program / Service Name
Academic & Accessibility Support Center

Type of Program
For all students with disabilities

Director
Barbara Ryan Hausman

College Entrance Tests Required
No

Interview Required
No

Documentation Required for LD

IEP and most recent psychoeducational reports.

Documentation Required for ADHD

Comprehensive letter from diagnosing professional.

Special Need Services Offered

Calculator allowed in exams
Yes

Dictionary allowed in exams
No

Computer allowed in exams
Yes

Spellchecker allowed in exams
Yes

Extended test time
Yes

Scribes
Yes

Proctors
Yes

Oral exams
Yes

Notetakers
Yes

Distraction-free environment
Yes

Accommodation for students with ADHD
Yes

Reading machine
Yes

Other assistive technology
Yes

Student Activities

Registered Student Organizations
84
Number of Honor Societies
21

Number of Social Sororities
4
Number of Religious Organizations
4

13% join a fraternity
17% join a sorority

Sports

Athletic Division
Division III

16% participate in intramural sports
20% 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 Ensuring that people of all sexual orientations and gender identities feel heard, valued and respected. Creating a community at Moravian College where all people feel safe and encouraged to express their authentic selves. Educating everyone about LGBT+ issues. Creating a safe space for LGBT+ community at Moravian. Outreach/activism within the community. https://www.moravian.edu/diversity/spectrum

Minority Support Groups: The Office for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion The Office for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion (DEI) serves as the primary campus resource charged with the creation of an inclusive and intercultural community at Moravian College. We provide cultural programming and support services for students from traditionally minoritized identities, empowerment for allies, and partnerships with student organizations whose missions are similar to the Office. https://www.moravian.edu/diversity

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.

75/99

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

% of Classrooms with Wireless Internet
100

Fee for Network Use
No

Partnerships with Technology Companies
Yes

Personal computer included in tuition for each student
Yes

Discounts Available with Hardware Vendors
Yes

Description
CDW-G, Dell, Apple, and Journey Ed.

Campus Visits Contact

Contact
Kimberly Shank
Director of Campus Visit Experience & Community Relations

Address
Office of Admission
1200 Main Street
Bethlehem, PA 18018

Phone
800-441-3191

Email
admission@moravian.edu

Experience College Life

Most Popular Places On Campus
Haupert Union Building
Priscilla Payne Hurd Academic Complex
Breidegam Miksiewicz Center for Health Sciences/DeLight's Cafe
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
8-4:30
800-441-3191

Campus Tours
Appointment Required: Yes
Dates: Year-round
Times: M-F 10, 12, & 2
Average Length: 1 hour

On Campus Interview

Campus Interviews
Yes

Information Sessions
Available

Times
Pre-planned dates; review http://www.moravian.edu/visit

Faculty and Coach Visits

Dates/Times Available
Year-round

Arrangements
Contact Admissions Office

Advance Notice
1 week

Contact Email Address for Visit
admission@moravian.edu

Class Visits

Dates/Times Available
Academic Year

Arrangements
Contact Visiting Center

Overnight Dorm Stays

Overnight Dorm Stays
Not Available

Transportation

Types of Transportation Available to Campus
Moravian provides a shuttle between our two campuses. Taxis are available. There is public bus service in the area. Lehigh Valley International Airport is less than five 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
Historic Hotel Bethlehem 437 Main Street, Bethlehem 610 625-5000 Historic Hotel Bethlehem is nestled in the center of Moravian's Campus, in the heart of our Historic Moravian Bethlehem, a National Historic Landmark District. Mention Moravian Friends & Family to receive 10% off of our Best Available Rate


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