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Moravian College named to Barron’s Best Buys in College Education

Bethlehem, Pa., February 1, 2007—Moravian College has been chosen to appear in the current Barron’s Best Buys in College Education, a prestigious college guide publication.

Colleges are selected based on various criteria, including tuition rates, as well as the results of a questionnaire that is filled out by students and the dean of students. The final 247 colleges chosen represent the best combination of sound data and student satisfaction. Each profile is organized around the same basic components: student body, academics, facilities, special programs, campus life, cost cutters, rate of return, payoff, and bottom line.

The two main features of the 9th edition of the guide provide data capsules and profiles that highlight information concerning campus setting, student/faculty ratio, freshman profile, faculty profile, tuition and fees, and room and board expense.

Barron’s Best Buys in College Education provides tool for students and parents seeking a first-rate education at an affordable price. Schools covered in the book range from publicly supported schools that are virtually tuition-free to moderately-priced ones that provide high-quality education at bargain prices. “We are pleased to be recognized as a Barron’s best buy again this year,” said Bernie Story, vice-president for enrollment at Moravian College. “Moravian’s inclusion in this guide recognizes our continuing effort to provide a high quality education while keeping the costs of attendance as manageable as possible for our students.” 

In addition to being a Barron’s Best Buy for a number of years, Moravian College is included in a number of other influential guidebooks including Peterson's Competitive Colleges (440 Colleges for Top Students), Kaplan’s Unofficial, Unbiased Guide to the 331 Most Interesting Colleges, The Princeton Review’s Best 361 Colleges,  and the U.S News and World Report’s America’s Best Colleges.

 In the 2007 edition of  America’s Best Colleges, Moravian College is recognized among the top 100 liberal arts colleges in a number of important categories including lowest acceptance rates of applicants, highest proportion of classes with under 20 students, and highest graduation rates. In addition, Moravian is one of 79 liberal arts colleges nationwide to be listed as an “A+ Option for B Students.”

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. Visit the Web site at www.moravian.edu.