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Moravian College Attracts Another Quality Freshmen Class

Class of 2017 has strong record of leadership and community service

Freshmen ClassBethlehem, Pa., September 5, 2013 –With the new academic year off to a good start, the Admissions Office at Moravian College is reporting another solid year as 356 freshmen and 84 transfer students arrived for the fall 2013 semester. A large percentage (29%) of the Class of 2017 are ‘first-generation” college students which exemplifies the College’s commitment to making a Moravian education accessible to quality students of all backgrounds.

Notable characteristics of the Class of 2017 include:

  • 23 percent ranked in the top fifth of their high school class
  • Average GPA was a 3.35 utilizing a 4.0 scale 
  • 220 held a leadership position in a school club or activity
  • 26.8 percent were athletic team captains in high school
  • 29 percent are “first-generation” college students
  • 61 percent of the incoming class participated in community service before arriving at Moravian

“We are impressed with the leadership and community service profile of our incoming class,” said Carole Reese, interim vice president for enrollment. “Whether in the classrooms, on athletic fields, or out in the community, the Class of 2017 has demonstrated strong leadership and engagement that will serve them well as they pursue their passions 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 website at www.moravian.edu.