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MORAVIAN COLLEGE, BETHLEHEM, PENNSYLVANIA

Bethlehem, PennsylvaniaLOCATION
CollegeSCHOOL TYPE
Estd 1742Established Year
  2377Enrollment

Moravian College: Rankings, Courses, Admissions, Tuition Fee, Cost of Attendance & Scholarships

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Located in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, Moravian College is a private liberal arts college that was one of the first colleges to educate women and Native Americans in their language. Founded in 1742, this prestigious institute is the sixth-oldest college of the US Education System renowned for offering an array of diverse courses at undergraduate and graduate levels.

The college’s areas of excellence include health sciences, business, nursing, sociology, psychology, and biological sciences. It provides balanced education with 11:1 as its Student is to Faculty Ratio which ensures quality and credibility of education for its students.

Moravian College offers admissions in the 2 seasonal intakes of Fall and Spring and requires that its aspirants deposit a non-refundable application fee of 35 USD. Each year, over 3,000 applications are received by the institute. The institute offers admissions to all its candidates at an acceptance rate of around 73% which makes it a lightly selective institute while looking for studying in the USA.

Rankings

  • The institute ranks at #136 in the category of National Liberal Arts Colleges by the survey rankings conducted by US News 2020.
  • Moravian College also ranks 60 in Top Performers on Social Mobility.
  • The institute is also honored as the top 700 most liberal colleges in America by Niche Rankings 2020.

Highlights

Typeprivate
Campus SettingSuburban
EndowmentUSD 116 million
Campus Housing Capacity65%
Application Fee35 USD
Acceptance rate73%
Season of IntakeFall and Spring
English language proficiency scoreTOEFL or equivalent
Financial AidAvailable as Scholarships and Awards
Admission Helpdesk(610) 861-1320,
admissions@moravian.edu

Programs, Campus and Accommodation

Campus

  1. Moravian College was established in 1742 and has been founded by Moravians, who were the descendants of followers of the Bohemian Reformation.
  2. The campus stretches at four locations namely, the Main Street Campus (North Campus), the Steel Field Complex, the Priscilla Payne Hurd Campus (South Campus), and the Sports Medicine and Rehabilitation Center.
  3. In the Priscilla Payne Hurd Campus, many of the buildings were constructed during the colonial period, this included the Brethren's House, which was built in 1748, and provided as a hospital during the well known Revolutionary War. It is currently home to the Music Department.
  4. The Main Street Campus is home to the Reeves Library, the Moravian Archives, Borhek Chapel, Collier Hall of Science, the Timothy M. Breidegam Athletic and Recreation Center, Memorial Hall, Johnston Hall (capacity 1,600 for athletics, 3,000 for events), the Arena Theatre, and most of the college's student housing, including dorms, townhouses, and apartments.
  5. The Bethlehem campus is of 85 acres in size and is home to the Moravian Theological Seminary.

Housing Facilities/Residence

Almost all the undergraduate students and nearly 65% of graduate students opt for on-campus accommodation. The full-time undergraduate students are freshmen or sophomores, or even those who live outside of commutable distance are recommended to live on campus.

Junior or Senior year students can opt for off-campus living. The housing options offered by the institute for residence on campus are as tabulated below.

On-Campus HousingRemarks
Bernhardt-Wilhelmthe largest residence hall on campus which houses first-year students in traditional double rooms.
Main HallOffering 19th-century architecture to single women with spacious rooms with high ceilings and large windows.
Anna Nitschmann HouseIs a residence that resides six 5-person, and some five 4-person suites. In each of these suites lies a common hallway and a private bath for all.
Beck & deSchweinitztwo separate buildings, consisting of four, 6-person apartments. Each apartment has three double rooms.

Courses

  • The institute offers an array of diverse courses for international students at undergraduate and graduate levels.
  • Four baccalaureate degrees, i.e., Bachelor of Arts, Bachelor of Science, Bachelor of Music, Bachelor of Science in Nursing are offered in more than 65 subject areas.
  • Moravian College offers graduate degrees in Master of Business Administration, Master of Human Resource Management, Master of Education, and six Master of Science programs in nursing.
  • The college also provides seminary grants in Master of Divinity, Master of Arts in Pastoral Counseling, and Master of Arts in Theological Studies degrees.
  • Moravian College currently enrolls about 1,700 full-time undergraduate students who wish to pursue studies in liberal arts tradition.

Moravian College Application Process

How to Apply?

Application Portal: Moravian College online application or the Common Application

Application Deadline: Fall- November 1; Spring- February 1

Application Fee: 35 USD

Basic Admission Requirements

  • Academic transcripts
  • High school/college GPA of entering students of 3.35 and 3.39 out of a scale of 4.0 for undergraduate and graduate students, respectively.
  • Test scores like SAT/ACT with the minimum average score of SAT Math Section: 720-800; SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing: 700-770; ACT Composite: 32-35 or equivalent.
  • 1 letter of recommendation
  • Statement of Purpose
  • Resume for the ones with job experience/prior experience
  • Visa/passport

Moravian College Cost of Attendance

If you are a prospective applicant of the college hoping to enroll in the coming sessional year, an estimated budget for international students looking to study in the US is as mentioned below.

FeesPer Year (in USD)
Full-Time Comprehensive Fee45,312
Tuition Rate Part-Time 4,842.33 per unit
Winter/Summer 2020 Tuition1,658.00 per unit
Room and Board8,912
Technology Fees1,366
Health Center50
Meals6,000
Books and Supplies2,500
Personal Expenses3,000

Scholarships/Financial Aid

The Institute offers diverse kinds of financial support in the form of awards and scholarships for international students to study in the USA. 99% of the students at Moravian College receive some form of financial aid. The college invests nearly USD 40 million annually in merit and need-based grants and scholarships.

25% of students studying in four-year private colleges pass out with no debt; however, those who do have some debt, the difference in the amount is less than USD 5,000.

The college offers its students with Student Opportunities for Academic Research (SOAR). A program that arranges stipends, travel allowances, and expenses for students engaged in research or creative activities. The program assists Moravian students to have a better chance of understanding the scholarship in their field of study. The stipends given can be as high as USD 3,000 for summer work.

Moravian College offers academic scholarships that range between USD 18,000-USD 28,000 to students maintaining a regular, full-time enrollment and satisfactory academic progress. Some of the studentships available for the students are as tabulated below.

ScholarshipAmountEligibilityDeadline
The James Madison FellowshipUSD 24,000Students wishing to teach secondary school level the concepts of the American Constitution.March 1
Truman ScholarshipUSD 30,000College students who want to make a difference in the field of public serviceFebruary
The Barry Goldwater Scholarship USD 7,500college sophomores and juniors who are interested in pursuing careers in the natural sciences, mathematics, and engineering.January 25
Microsoft ScholarshipPartial tuition for one academic yearStudents who are pursuing a four-year college and studying in fields like Computer Science, Computer Engineering, or a related STEM degree.February
Tompkins National Student Nurses Association ScholarshipUSD 1,000-7,500Undergraduate nursing studentsJanuary

Alumni Network

Alumni of Moravian College are offered benefits like access to Alumni Rewards and high-yield Certificates, GEICO auto insurance at discounted rates, alumni career service, free access to library and health & fitness services.

A few notable alumni: J. Neil Alexander, who was the Bishop of the Episcopal Diocese of Atlanta; the New Jersey State Assemblyman- Louis Greenwald; the well renowned American jazz saxophonist- Bobby "Lips" Levine; Grammy-award winning radio producer- Denny Somach, and many more.

Placements

97% of the students who graduate from the institute are hired in the workforce or get into a graduate school within 6 months of graduation. The U.S. Department of Education's College Scorecard reported that graduates of Moravian College earn USD14,100 more annually than the national average.

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Moravian College Overview

Institution TypePrivate (Not for Profit)
Student Population2781
FAFSA Code003301
Accreditation MSCHE
Average Cost of Attendance$43,636 / Year
Student : Faculty Ratio2 : 1

Admission & Dates

Early action Deadlines

November 01

Application Deadline

April 01

Application Results

Regular decision Deadlines

January 15

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April 01

Application Results

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Test Scores for International Applicants

ExamsAvg. ScoreMin. ScoreMax. Score% Submitted
Undergraduate
SATCheck Detailed Score111010101210 88%
Evidence-Based Reading and Writing560510610-
Mathematics550500600-
ACTCheck Detailed Score242127 16%
English232026-
Mathematics221826-

Moravian College Acceptance Rate

76.0%

Acceptance Rate

3059

Total Applicants

2781

Total Enrolled

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Female

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Female

Undergraduate
Undergraduate Program76.0%
Total Applicants2890
Total Enrolled2195
Graduate
Graduate Programs75.9%
Total Applicants772
Total Enrolled586

Moravian College Enrollment

Enrollment
Moravian College Enrollment2781
Undergraduate Enrollment2195
Graduate Enrollment586
Graduation Rate
Average Graduation Rate54.5%

Attendance Cost

$43,636

Attendance Cost

The table shows average yearly cost of attendance for international students. Amount may vary with the course opted, nature of accommodation, and personal spending habits of a candidate. Check Program wise Fees

Tuition Fees
Undergraduate Programs$43,636 / Year
Post Graduate Program$32,688 / Year
On Campus Accomodation
Books & Supplies$1,200 / Year
On campus, Room & Board$12,694 / Year
On Campus, Other Expenses$1,950 / Year
Off Campus Accomodation
Off campus (not with family), Room & Board$9,700 / Year
Off campus (not with family), Other Expenses$2,800 / Year
Off campus (with family), Room & Board$5,099 / Year
Off campus (with family), Other Expenses$5,100 / Year
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Top Accreditations [Institutional & Program Wise]

Institutional Accreditations
Middle States Commission on Higher Education
Program Wise Accreditations
Music ProgramsNational Association of Schools of Music
Nursing ProgramsCommission on Collegiate Nursing Education
Theology ProgramsCommission on Accrediting of the Association of Theological Schools

Faculty

Total FacultyFull TimePart timeGraduate Assistants
17871727603
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    Wind Creek Bethlehem2.93 Km
    Lehigh Shopping Center3 Km
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