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Moravian College Attracts Another Quality Freshmen Class

Class of 2016 includes largest number of incoming students since 2008

HoundfestBethlehem, Pa., August 31, 2012 –The Admissions Office of Moravian College is reporting another successful year as 380 freshmen and 80 transfer students arrived for the fall 2012 semester, making the Class of 2016 among the largest classes in Moravian’s 270-year history. Sixteen percent of the Class of 2016 are from historically under-represented groups, making it among the most diverse in the College’s history. The Class of 2013 was the highest with 20 percent.

Other notable characteristics of the Class of 2016 include:

  • 37 percent ranked in the top fifth of their high school class 
  • Average GPA was a 3.3 utilizing a 4.0 scale 
  • 107 held a leadership position in a school club or activity
  • 15 percent were athletic team captains in high school
  • 31 percent are “first-generation” college students
  • 60 percent of the incoming class participated in community service before arriving at Moravian

“We enrolled a strong class in a very tough economic environment,” said Ken Huus, vice president for enrollment. “I’m really excited about the students who have chosen to enroll at Moravian and continue their academic careers here. They’re a great group of involved, motivated students and we know they’re going to do great things at Moravian.”

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. Moravian partners with students to build a strong foundation for their future. Visit the College’s Web site at www.moravian.edu.