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Moravian College Attracts Most Diverse Freshman Class

Class of 2013 includes largest number of students from historically under-represented groups

Bethlehem, Pa., August 27, 2009—The Admissions Office of Moravian College is reporting another successful year as 379 freshmen are scheduled to enroll making the Class of 2013 the fifth-largest in Moravian’s 267-year history.  Over twenty percent of the Class of 2013 are from historically under-represented groups, making it the most diverse in the College’s history.

Other notable characteristics of the Class of 2013 include:

  • Over 250 community service projects were conducted by members of the class over the course of their high school career
  • 32 percent of the class are expected to choose a major in the natural sciences
  • Nearly one-third of the class are members of the National Honor Society
  • Over one-third of the class are first generation college-bound

“The Class of 2013 is quite astonishing” said Bernard Story, vice president for enrollment. “The fact that so many of our incoming students come from historically under-represented groups, and that so many first-generation students are included, means that Moravian is accessible to quality students of all backgrounds.”

“We’re delighted to present this class to the faculty of Moravian College” said James Mackin, director of admissions, “this class was chosen from one of our largest applicant pools, and it is distinguished by the individual accomplishments of its members.”

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.