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Moravian Ranks Among National Liberal Arts Colleges

Best Colleges 2003(Bethlehem, Pennsylvania) – Moravian College again ranked among the nation’s National Liberal Arts Colleges in the U.S. News and World Report 2003 ranking of best colleges. For the fifth year, Moravian was ranked in the third tier of national liberal arts colleges. Moravian broke into the National category in 1997.

Moravian continued to score high marks in freshman retention and graduation rates in the survey of college admission deans, academic deans, and presidents. Due in large part to an expanded recruitment base, increased selectivity, and wider recognition, Moravian has remained in the National Liberal Arts College category, considered the premier group of liberal arts colleges.

There are 218 colleges in the United State that rank in the national liberal arts college category. Moravian ranks as one of these schools that emphasize undergraduate education and award at least 50 percent of their degrees in liberal arts disciplines, such as foreign languages, life sciences, philosophy, and psychology. The national liberal arts schools tend to require higher college entrance test scores than those in the regional category.

Moravian College is a private, coeducational, selective liberal arts college located in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. Tracing its founding to 1742, it is recognized as America's sixth-oldest college.