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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 1,800 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.”

Student Body

Moravian College students hail from twenty-four states and nineteen 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.”

Campus Life

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 100 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, upto-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.

Overview

Applicants
3,059
Acceptance Rate
76%
Average HS GPA
3.54

GPA Breakdown

36%
Over 3.75
20%
3.50 - 3.74
15%
3.25 - 3.49
13%
3.00 - 3.24
15%
2.50 - 2.99
1%
2.00 - 2.49

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Test Scores

SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing
25th-75th percentile
(enrolled students)
510 - 610
SAT Math
25th-75th percentile
(enrolled students)
500 - 600
ACT Composite
25th-75th percentile (enrolled students)
21 - 26.5

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
294
with Terminal Degree
176

165
Women
129
Men
29
Minority

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


Graduation Rates

Graduate in 4 years
59%
Graduate in 5 years
63%
Graduate in 6 years
63%

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, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing, Other.
  • 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
President of Aetna Operations for Pennsylvania, Delaware and West Virginia

Hillary Wandall '93
Chief Privacy Officer and Global Privacy Leader for Merck & Co.

Frank Conforti '98
Chief Financial Officer, Urban Outfitters

John A. Andretti '85
Professional Race Car driver

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

Patrick Patenty '80
President of L'Oreal U.S. Brands Professional Products

Academic Rating

Graduation Rates

Graduate in 4 years
59%
Graduate in 5 years
63%
Graduate in 6 years
63%

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 20

Required Forms

FAFSA

Financial Aid Statistics

Average Freshman Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$27,562

Average Undergraduate Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$25,346

Average Need-Based Loan
$4,433

Undergraduates who have borrowed through any loan program
86%

Average amount of loan debt per graduate
$33,096

Average amount of each freshman scholarship/grant package
$27,056

Financial aid provided to international students
Yes

Expenses per Academic Year

Tuition
$41,905
Required Fees
$1,731
Average Cost for Books and Supplies
$1,200

Tuition / Fees Vary by Year of Study
No
Board for Commuters
$2,300
Transportation for Commuters
$2,800

On-Campus Room and Board
$13,378
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 Nursing Scholarships
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 Nursing Loans
Federal Perkins Loans
State Loans

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

Direct Lender
No

Financial Aid Rating

Overall


Student Body Profile

Total Undergraduate Enrollment
2,033
Foreign Countries Represented
19

Demographics

1.65%
Asian
4.54%
African-American
10.48%
Hispanic
69.95%
Caucasian
4.99%
Unknown
5.99%
International

59% female
41% male
31% are out of state
91% are full time
9% are part time

Overview


Campus Life

Undergrads living on campus
65%
Help finding off-campus housing
Yes

First-Year Students living on campus
77%

Campus Environment
Small Urban

Housing Options

Apartment Single
Disabled Student
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

11% join a fraternity
13% join a sorority

Sports

Athletic Division
Division III

14% participate in intramural sports
21% 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. https://www.moravian.edu/diversity/spectrum

Minority Support Groups: The overall goal of the Office of Intercultural Advancement & Global Inclusion is to fulfill the Moravian College mission of bringing together men and women of all ages, races, and convictions or religious faiths in a climate that cherishes equality, fosters diversity, promotes mutual respect, rewards personal achievement, and develops individual character and potential. 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.

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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
Kaitlyn Globosits
Campus Visit Coordinator

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 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
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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