Website: www.moravian.edu/

Private
Co-ed
2,033
Undergraduate
Students
(59.3%) 1,205 Women
(40.7%) 828 Men
430
Graduate
Students

Admission

Entrance Difficulty
Moderately difficult
Overall Admission Rate
76% of 3,059 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered
No
Early Decision Offered
No
Regular Admission Deadline
March 1

Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

Average GPA
3.54
SAT Math
546 average
500-600 range of middle 50%
SAT EBRW
554 average
510-610 range of middle 50%
ACT Composite
24 average
21-27 range of middle 50%
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Money Matters

Cost of Attendance
$60,664
Tuition and Fees
$43,636
Room and Board
$13,378
Average Percent of Need Met
76%
Average Freshman Award
$32,824
Average Indebtedness of 2016 Graduates
$33,096
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Academics

Academic Calendar System
Semester
General Education/Core Curriculum
Required
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates
141
Regular Class Size
2-9 students: 22% of classes
10-19 students: 38% of classes
20-29 students: 30% of classes
30-39 students: 7% of classes
40-49 students: 2% of classes
50-99 students: 1% of classes
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Campus Life

Bethlehem Population
75,103
Nearest Metropolitan Area
Philadelphia
Freshman Housing Guarantee
Freshmen are guaranteed housing
Students in College Housing
65% of all students
Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division III
Mascot
Greyhound
Sororities
13% of women participate
Fraternities
11% of men participate
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Students

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
0.2% American Indian/Alaskan Native
1.8% Asian
4.8% Black/African-American
11.2% Hispanic/Latino
2.3% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.0% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
74.4% White
5.3% Unknown
International Students
5.9% from 16 countries
First-Year Students Returning
82.4%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
59.1%
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
57%
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
20.2%
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Freshman Admission Requirements


Entrance Difficulty

Moderately Difficult: More than 75% of freshmen were in the top 50% of their high school class and scored over 1010 on the SAT I or over 18 on the ACT; about 85% or fewer of all applicants accepted.

High School Preparation

High School Graduation
High school diploma required and GED is accepted
High School Program
College preparatory program is recommended

High School Units Required or Recommended

High School Units Required or Recommended
Subject Required Units Recommended Units
English 4  
Mathematics 3 4
Science 3  
Foreign Language 2  
Social Studies 4  
History    
Academic Electives    

Examinations

Examinations
Exam Required Units Scores Due in Admissions Office
SAT or ACT Required March 1
SAT Only    
ACT Only    
SAT and SAT Subject Tests, or ACT    
SAT Subject Tests Only  
SAT Essay Component Policy Not Reported
ACT Writing Test Policy Accepted with or without writing component
ACT Writing Test Policy SAT: Not used
ACT: Not used

Applying for Admission


Admissions Office

Address
1200 Main Street
City, State, Zip
Bethlehem, PA 18018-6650
Phone
(610) 861-1320
Fax
(610) 861-3956
E-mail
admission@moravian.edu

Application Dates and Fees

Regular Admisson Deadline
March 1
Application Fee
No fee required
Application Fee Waiver
Not reported
Regular Admission Notification
Rolling, notification begins November 15
Accept Offer of Admission
By May 1 or within 2 weeks if notified after May 1
Waiting List Used
No
Defer Admission
Student can defer admission
Transfer Admission
Transfer applications accepted

Early Admission

Early Decision Offered
No
Early Decision Deadline
November 15
Early Decision Notification
 
Early Action Offered
No
Early Action Deadline
 
Early Action Notification
 

Application Form

Common Application
Accepted
Universal College Application
Not accepted
Electronic Application
Available

Other Application Requirements

Interview
Not Required
Essay or Personal Statement
Required for all freshmen
Letters of Recommendation
1 required for all freshmen
Other
Portfolio for art majors; audition for music majors; 3.3 high school GPA, minimum SAT combined score of 1500 (with no section less than 500) or ACT score of 23 for nursing recommended for some freshmen
Financial Need
Financial need is not a consideration in the admissions process

Selection of Students


Selection of Students
Factor Very Important Important Considered Not Considered
Rigor of Secondary School Record X
Academic GPA X
Standardized Tests X
Class Rank X
Recommendations X
Essay X
Interview X
Level of Applicant's Interest X
Extracurricular Activities X
Volunteer Work X
Particular Talent/Ability X
Character/Personal Qualities X
First Generation to Attend College X
State Residency X
Geographic Residence X
Relation with Alumnus X
Religious Affiliation/Commitment X
Ethnicity X
Work Experience X

Profile of Fall Admission


Overall Admission Rate
76% of 3,059 applicants were admitted
Women
78% of 1,754 applicants were admitted
Men
73% of 1,305 applicants were admitted
Students Enrolled
560 (24%) of 2,324 admitted students enrolled
Women
342 (25%) of 1,365 admitted students enrolled
Men
218 (23%) of 959 admitted students enrolled
Early Decision Admission Rate
 
Early Action Admission Rate
 
Students Offered Wait List
 
Students Accepting Wait List Position
 
Students Admitted From Wait List
 

Grade Point Average of Enrolled Freshmen (4.0 scale)

Average GPA
3.54
3.75 and Above
33%
3.50 - 3.74
17%
3.25 - 3.49
15%
3.00 - 3.24
14%
2.50 - 2.99
20%
2.00 - 2.49
1%

SAT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen

SAT Math
546 average
500-600 range of middle 50%
Score of 700 - 800
2%
Score of 600 - 700
24%
Score of 500 - 600
53%
Score of 400 - 500
21%
Score of 300 - 400
1%
Score of 200 - 300
0%
SAT EBRW
554 average
510-610 range of middle 50%
Score of 700 - 800
3%
Score of 600 - 700
23%
Score of 500 - 600
56%
Score of 400 - 500
18%
Score of 300 - 400
0%
Score of 200 - 300
0%

ACT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen

ACT Composite
24 average
21-27 range of middle 50%
Score of 30 - 36
5%
Score of 24 - 29
45%
Score of 18 - 23
42%
Score of 12 - 17
8%
Score of 6 - 11
0%
Score of 5 or Below
0%

Other Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

High School Class Rank
Top tenth: 18%
Top quarter: 48%
Top half: 85%
National Merit Scholar
0%
Valedictorian
0%
Class President
0%
Student Government Officer
0%

Tuition and Expenses


Cost of Attendance
$60,664
Tuition and Fees
$43,636
Room and Board
$13,378
Books and Supplies
$1,200
Other Expenses
$1,950
Payment Plans
Installment plan

Applying for Financial Aid


Financial Aid Office

Email
Web Site
Financial Aid Web Site
Net Price Calculator URL
Net Price Calculator URL

Application Process

Application Deadline
Not reported
Award Notification
On a rolling basis beginning November 20
Methodology for Awarding Institutional Aid
Federal Methodology
Forms Required Cost to File
FAFSA
Code is 003301
Free

Profile of 2017 - 18 Financial Aid


Freshman

Financial Aid Applicants
483 (89.0%) of freshmen
Found to Have Financial Need
444 (91.9%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
444 (100.0%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
71 (16.0%) of aid recipients
Average Percent of Need Met
76%
Average Award
$32,824
Need-Based Gift
Received by 444 (100.0%) of aid recipients, average amount $27,562
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 397 (89.4%) of aid recipients, average amount $5,884
Merit-Based Gift
Received by 54 (12.2%) of aid recipients
Merit-Based Gift
77 (14.2%) of freshmen had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $20,297

All Undergraduates

Financial Aid Applicants
1,585 (85.2%) of undergraduates
Found to Have Financial Need
1,482 (93.5%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
1,482 (100.0%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
216 (14.6%) of aid recipients
Average Percent of Need Met
73%
Average Award
$30,834
Need-Based Gift
Received by 1,476 (99.6%) of aid recipients, average amount $25,346
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 1,341 (90.5%) of aid recipients, average amount $6,177
Merit-Based Gift
Received by 150 (10.1%) of aid recipients
Merit-Based Gift
339 (18.2%) of undergraduates had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $14,331

Borrowing

2016 Graduates Who Took Out Loans
86%
Average Indebtedness of 2016 Graduates
$33,096
Parents of Students Receiving Aid
Not reported
Parents of Students Not Receiving Aid
Not reported

Financial Aid Programs


Loans

Federal Loans
Direct subsidized Stafford loans, direct unsubsidized Stafford loans, direct PLUS loans, Federal Perkins loans, Federal Nursing loans
State Loans
Available
Other Loans
 

Scholarships and Grants

Need-Based Available
Federal Pell grants, SEOG, State scholarships, Institutional scholarships, Private scholarships
Non-Need–Based Available
None

Non-Need Awards

Academic Interest/Achievement Award Areas
Area/Ethnic Studies, Biological Sciences, Business, Communication, Computer Science, Education, Engineering/Technologies, English, Foreign Languages, Home Economics, Humanities, International Studies, Library Science, Mathematics, Military Science, Physical Sciences, Premedicine, Religion/Biblical Studies, Social Sciences
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Creative Arts/Performance Award Areas
Art/Fine Arts, Music
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Special Achievements/Activities Award Areas
Community Service, Leadership, Religious Involvement
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Special Characteristics Award Areas
Adult Students, Children and Siblings of Alumni, Children of Educators, Children of Faculty/Staff, Children of Union Members/Company Employees, First-Generation College Students, International Students, Out-of-State Students, Relatives of Clergy, Religious Affiliation, Siblings of Current Students, Veterans, Veterans' Children
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 

Employment

Work-Study Programs
Federal work study available, other work study available
Average Earnings from On-Campus Employment
Not reported
Academic Calendar System
Semester
Summer Session
Offered
General Catalog/Bulletin
Online Catalog

Undergraduate Education


Undergraduate Majors

  • Accounting
  • Art History, Criticism and Conservation
  • Art/Art Studies, General
  • Biochemistry
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
  • Business Administration and Management, General
  • Chemistry, General
  • Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General
  • Community Health and Preventive Medicine
  • Computer Science
  • Creative Writing
  • Criminal Justice/Safety Studies
  • Economics, General
  • English Language and Literature, General
  • Environmental Science
  • Environmental Studies
  • Fine/Studio Arts, General
  • French Language and Literature
  • Geology/Earth Science, General
  • German Language and Literature
  • German Studies
  • Graphic Design
  • History, General
  • Human Resources Management and Services, Other
  • International Business/Trade/Commerce
  • Mathematics, General
  • Music, General
  • Neuroscience
  • Non-Profit/Public/Organizational Management
  • Philosophy
  • Physics, General
  • Political Science and Government, General
  • Psychology, General
  • Registered Nursing, Nursing Administration, Nursing Research and Clinical Nursing, Other
  • Religion/Religious Studies
  • Sociology
  • Spanish Language and Literature
  • Theatre Literature, History and Criticism
Most Popular Disciplines
Health professions and related sciences, Business/marketing, Social sciences
Combined Liberal Arts/Professional Degree Programs
Engineering
Special Programs
Accelerated program, Cooperative work study program, Student-designed major, Distance learning, Double major, Honors program, Independent study, Internships, Study abroad, Summer session
Study Abroad
Offered
Online Degrees
No online degree programs

Curriculum and Graduation Requirements


General Education/Core Curriculum
Required
Computer
Students required to own/lease a computer
Foreign Language
Required
Math/Science
Required for all students

Faculty and Instruction


Full-Time Faculty
141
Part-Time Faculty
153
Full-Time Faculty with Ph.D./Terminal Degree
44%
Regular Class Size
2-9 students: 22% of classes
10-19 students: 38% of classes
20-29 students: 30% of classes
30-39 students: 7% of classes
40-49 students: 2% of classes
50-99 students: 1% of classes
Discussion Section/Lab Class Size
2-9 students: 8% of discussion sections/labs
10-19 students: 47% of discussion sections/labs
20-29 students: 36% of discussion sections/labs
30-39 students: 4% of discussion sections/labs
40-49 students: 4% of discussion sections/labs

Advanced Placement


International Baccalaureate
Accepted
Advanced Placement (AP) Examinations
Accepted for placement and credit
Sophomore Standing
Available through AP examinations

Academic Resources


Library Available on Campus
Yes
Holdings
369,733
Computer Ownership
Students required to own/lease a computer
Computers Available on Campus
230
Internet/E-mail Access
Not reported

Academic Support Services


Remedial Instruction
Not Offered
Tutoring
Available
Services for Learning Disabled Students
Available
Services for Physically Disabled Students
Hearing impaired services, speech disorders services, visually impaired services, wheelchair access

Graduate/Professional School Education


Master's Degrees Offered

Master of Arts in Teaching, Master of Healthcare Administration, Master of Science in Human Resource Management, Master of Science, Master of Business Administration, Master of Education

Master's Programs of Study

  • Accounting
  • Allied Health--General
  • Business Administration and Management--General
  • Curriculum and Instruction
  • Education--General
  • Health Services Management and Hospital Administration
  • Human Resources Development
  • Human Resources Management
  • Nursing Education
  • Nursing and Healthcare Administration
  • Nursing--General
  • Supply Chain Management

Doctoral Degrees Offered

Doctorate of Athletic Training

Doctoral Programs of Study

  • Not reported

Location and Setting


Bethlehem Population
75,103
Nearest Metropolitan Area
Philadelphia
Campus Size
85 acres

Weather

Temperature
18.5 average low in January, 78.9 average high in September
Rain
125 rainy days per year

Getting Around

Campus Map
Map
Nearest Bus Station
5 mile(s) from campus in Bethlehem
Nearest Train Station
55 mile(s) from campus in Philadelphia

Housing


College Housing
College offers housing to students
Types of Housing
Men only housing, women only housing, coed housing, disabled student housing
Students in College Housing
65% of all students
Housing Requirements
Students required to live on campus through senior year
Freshman Housing Guarantee
Freshmen are guaranteed housing
Students Living Off Campus/Commuting
35%
Off-Campus Housing Assistance
 

Security


24-Hour Emergency Phone/Alarm Devices
Available
24-Hour Security Patrols
Available
Late-Night Transport/Escort Services
Available
Electronically Operated Housing Entrances
Available
Other
 

Personal Support Services


Health Service
Offered
Personal Counseling
Offered
Child Care
Not offered

Sports and Recreation


Intercollegiate Athletics

Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division III
Mascot
Greyhound
School Colors
Navy blue and gray

Intercollegiate Sports Offered

Sports Women Men
Offered Scholarships Offered Scholarships
Baseball     x  
Basketball x   x  
Cross-Country Running x   x  
Field Hockey x      
Football     x  
Golf     x  
Soccer x   x  
Softball x      
Tennis x   x  
Track And Field x   x  
Volleyball x      
Women's Sports Offered Scholarships
Baseball    
Basketball x  
Cross-Country Running x  
Field Hockey x  
Football    
Golf    
Soccer x  
Softball x  
Tennis x  
Track And Field x  
Volleyball x  
Mens's Sports Offered Scholarships
Baseball x  
Basketball x  
Cross-Country Running x  
Field Hockey    
Football x  
Golf x  
Soccer x  
Softball    
Tennis x  
Track And Field x  
Volleyball    
Women's Club Sports
cheerleading, equestrian sports
Men's Club Sports
ice hockey, rugby

Recreational Sports

Intramural Sports
basketball, football, soccer, softball, table tennis, tennis, volleyball

Student Activities


Activities and Organizations
choral groups, marching band, drama theatre, radio station, student newspaper, national fraternities, national sororities, moravian activities council, black student union, habitat for humanity, commuter student union, american association of university women
Sororities
13% of women participate
Fraternities
11% of men participate
ROTC
Army ROTC is offered off campus

Student Body


Coeducational
Yes
All Undergraduates
2,033
Women
1,205 (59.3%)
Men
828 (40.7%)
Full-Time Undergraduates
1,840
Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
0.2% American Indian/Alaskan Native
1.8% Asian
4.8% Black/African-American
11.2% Hispanic/Latino
2.3% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.0% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
74.4% White
5.3% Unknown
International Students.
5.9% from 16 countries
Average Age
21
All Graduate Students
430

Undergraduate Retention and Graduation


First-Year Students Returning
82.4%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
59.1%
Students Graduating Within 5 Years
63.1%
Students Graduating Within 6 Years
63.1%

After Graduation


Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
57%
Average Starting Salary
57%
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
20.2%
Disciplines Pursued
Business 2%
Law 2%
Dentistry 0.5%
Arts and Sciences 18%
Medicine 0.25%
Veterinary Medicine 0.25%

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