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.
|Endowment||USD 116 million|
|Campus Housing Capacity||65%|
|Application Fee||35 USD|
|Season of Intake||Fall and Spring|
|English language proficiency score||TOEFL or equivalent|
|Financial Aid||Available as Scholarships and Awards|
|Admission Helpdesk||(610) 861-1320,|
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.
|Bernhardt-Wilhelm||the largest residence hall on campus which houses first-year students in traditional double rooms.|
|Main Hall||Offering 19th-century architecture to single women with spacious rooms with high ceilings and large windows.|
|Anna Nitschmann House||Is 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 & deSchweinitz||two separate buildings, consisting of four, 6-person apartments. Each apartment has three double rooms.|
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
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.
|Fees||Per Year (in USD)|
|Full-Time Comprehensive Fee||45,312|
|Tuition Rate Part-Time||4,842.33 per unit|
|Winter/Summer 2020 Tuition||1,658.00 per unit|
|Room and Board||8,912|
|Books and Supplies||2,500|
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.
|The James Madison Fellowship||USD 24,000||Students wishing to teach secondary school level the concepts of the American Constitution.||March 1|
|Truman Scholarship||USD 30,000||College students who want to make a difference in the field of public service||February|
|The Barry Goldwater Scholarship||USD 7,500||college sophomores and juniors who are interested in pursuing careers in the natural sciences, mathematics, and engineering.||January 25|
|Microsoft Scholarship||Partial tuition for one academic year||Students 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 Scholarship||USD 1,000-7,500||Undergraduate nursing students||January|
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.
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.
|Institution Type||Private (Not for Profit)|
|Average Cost of Attendance||$43,636 / Year|
|Student : Faculty Ratio||2 : 1|
|Moravian College Enrollment||2781|
|Average Graduation Rate||54.5%|
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
|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|
|Middle States Commission on Higher Education|
|Program Wise Accreditations|
|Music Programs||National Association of Schools of Music|
|Nursing Programs||Commission on Collegiate Nursing Education|
|Theology Programs||Commission on Accrediting of the Association of Theological Schools|
|Total Faculty||Full Time||Part time||Graduate Assistants|
Rank (Out of Colleges)
#440 [Out of 650]
*All distance are measured radially. Actual distance may vary