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Moravian is the sixth-oldest college in the nation, founded in 1742. MC was also the first coed college in the Lehigh Valley. From its earliest days, the College has been committed to the philosophy of Moravian Bishop John Amos Comenius (1592-1670) who believed that “not the children of the rich or of the powerful only, but of all alike, boys and girls, both noble and ignoble, rich and poor, in all cities and towns, villages and hamlets, should be sent to school.”
Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, is our home. Named by Money magazine as one of the country’s “Best Places to Live,” the historic city boasts a thriving music and arts scene, and plenty of student-friendly restaurants and shops. Bethlehem is just an hour’s drive from Philadelphia and 90 minutes from New York City.
We have two! North campus features include academic buildings, residences, the HUB student center, athletic facilities, and the library. South campus is home to the HILL living and learning community, art and music studios, and more. They’re connected by the “Moravian Mile,” an easy eight blocks through the historic district (campus buses make getting back and forth even easier).
About 1,600 students from 24 states and 14 countries are happily pursuing their passions at Moravian.
120 full-time faculty who’ve earned Ph.D.s at institutions including Harvard, Princeton, Yale, Stanford, Oxford, MIT, Penn, Juilliard, and Columbia. With an 11:1 student-faculty ratio, our professors are fully committed to challenging and supporting their students.
Moravian offers more than 50 majors and courses of study. Our liberal arts program provides students with a strong foundation for success in their chosen fields.
Add-Venture (for students who wish to concentrate in two or three academic areas or who already have a significant background in the liberal arts); Living and Learning Communities; SOAR (Student Opportunities for Academic Research); study abroad; internships and field studies.
More than 80 clubs and organizations to keep you busy in everything from performing arts, service, and athletics to environmental interests, faith, and politics to academic interests to Greek life. (And, if you don’t see a club for your interest, you can always start one!)
The Greyhounds compete in NCAA Division III and field teams in 18 sports: (men’s) baseball, basketball, cross country, football, golf, soccer, tennis, and indoor and outdoor track and field; (women’s) basketball, cross country, field hockey, soccer, softball, tennis, indoor and outdoor track and field, and volleyball. About one-third of students play varsity sports. Two-thirds are involved in intramurals or club sports, such as ice hockey, lacrosse, and riding.
All students live on campus throughout their time at Moravian, and housing is guaranteed for all four years. There are a variety of options, including traditional residence halls, suites, apartments, townhouses, and fraternity and sorority housing.
Moravian’s Career Center assists students in their pursuit of internships, summer opportunities, graduate school, and employment after graduation. The Center offers career guidance, networking opportunities, résumé writing and interviewing workshops, and more, available to all students. More than 90 percent of Moravian graduates are employed or enrolled in graduate school within six months of graduation.
Moravian is more affordable than you might think. In 2011-2012, more than 90 percent of students received scholarships, grants, and other aid totaling more than $23 million.
Visit moravian.edu for information about visiting campus, applying for admission, and the latest campus news.
Moravian College is a welcoming community that embraces and values the diversity of all members of the campus community. We acknowledge the uniqueness of all individuals, and we seek to cultivate an environment that respects, affirms, and defends the dignity of each member of the community. Moravian College complies with all federal and state laws regarding nondiscrimination in recruitment, admission, and employment of students, faculty, and staff. Inquiries concerning this policy may be directed to Mr. Mark F. Reed, Vice President for Finance and Administration, Moravian College, Bethlehem, Pennsylvania 18018 (610 861-1360).