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Moravian College Attracts Diverse Freshman Class

Class of 2014 includes second largest number of students from historically under-represented groups

Fall CampusBethlehem, Pa., August 13, 2010—The Admissions Office of Moravian College is reporting another successful year as 375 freshmen are scheduled to enroll making the Class of 2014 the sixth-largest in Moravian’s 268-year history.

Fifteen percent of the Class of 2014 are from historically under-represented groups, making it the second most diverse in the College’s history. The Class of 2013 hit the 20% mark.

Other notable characteristics of the Class of 2014 include:

  • More than 46% ranked in the top fifth of their high school class
  • More than 41% identified Moravian as their first choice college and enrolled under the Early Decision option
  • 28 percent of the class are members of the National Honor Society
  • 18 percent were athletic team captains in high school
  • Over one-third of the class are first generation college-bound
  • Entering Freshman completed 221 community service projects
  • 39 percent of the class are expected to choose a major in the natural sciences

“The Class of 2014 is outstanding,” said Bernard Story, vice president for enrollment and dean of admissions. “We are so pleased that we once again have surpassed our goals for enrolling students from historically under-represented groups, first-generation students, and prospective science majors. This is an excellent class and we believe it will leave its mark on the Moravian College community.”

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.