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What the Guidebooks Say About Moravian

Moravian College is recognized for the great value it provides to its students and alumni. This value is recognized by a wide variety of entities that evaluate and rate colleges for the experience and outcomes they provide.

Bloomberg BusinessWeekBloomberg Business Week

In a new in-depth report on the value of a college degree, Bloomberg BusinessWeek places Moravian College in the top 25% of 1,248 schools with the highest return on investment. The analysis was done by PayScale, the Seattle-based compensation data company. For each school in the listing, PayScale collected, on average, about 1,000 pay reports from alumni who graduated with a bachelor’s degree over the past 30 years.

The Princeton ReviewThe Princeton Review

Moravian College offers students an outstanding undergraduate education, according to The Princeton Review’s "Best 376 Colleges." Only about 15% of America's 2,500 four-year colleges receive the recognition. Moravian College was also included in Princeton Review's "Best Northeastern Colleges: 220 Select Schools to Consider" and "The Complete Book of Colleges," both of which were published in 2011 editions.

Barron'sBarron’s Best Buys in College Education

Moravian College has been consistently included in Barron’s Best Buys in College Education, a prestigious college guide publication. Barron’s Best Buys in College Education provides tool for students and parents seeking a first-rate education at an affordable price. 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 280 colleges chosen represent the best combination
of sound data and student satisfaction.


Moravian College is ranked as the 146th best college in America by Forbes' annual ranking of the 650 best undergraduate institutions that focuses on the things Forbes believes matters the most to students: quality of teaching, great career prospects, graduation rates and low levels of debt.

Washington MonthlyWashington Monthly Magazine

Moravian College ranks among the top liberal arts colleges nationwide in the Washington Monthly's 2011 ranking, which is based on contributions to the public good in three broad categories: Social Mobility (recruiting and graduating low-income students), Research (producing cutting-edge scholarship and PhDs), and Service (encouraging students to give something back to their country).

Colleges of DistinctionColleges of Distinction

Moravian is one of 170 colleges recognized by Colleges of Distinction for being nationally recognized by education professionals as an excellent school; strongly focused on teaching undergraduates; providing a wide variety of innovative learning experiences; an active campus with many opportunities for personal development; and highly valued by graduate schools and employers for its outstanding preparation.

Peterson'sOther Guide Books

Over the years, Moravian College has been 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, and is rated among the national liberal arts colleges in U.S News and World Report’s America’s Best Colleges.