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Moravian among “Best Colleges” in Princeton Review’s 2005 guide

College included with nation’s top 10% of institutions for undergraduate education

Bethlehem, Pa.—Moravian College is one of the nation’s best institutions for undergraduate education, according to The Princeton Review, the New York-based company known for its test-prep and education services. The college is one of 357 schools featured in the just-published 2005 edition of The Princeton Review annual college guide, The Best 357 Colleges.

“All of the schools in the guide are academically outstanding,” says Princeton Review's Robert Franek, the book's lead author. “We report ranking lists in many categories to help college applicants and their parents decide which of these very different, but all great colleges is best for them. We select schools for the guide based on our knowledge of and visits to them, on data we review about them, and on the opinions of independent college counselors, students and parents we talk to and survey. We also work to have a wide representation of colleges in the guide, by region, size, selectivity and character. It includes public and private schools, traditional and non-traditional colleges, historically black colleges and universities, and science and technology-focused institutions.”

Considered a leading publication for selecting colleges, The Princeton Review's "Best Colleges" includes a two-page overview on each college that examines the institution's culture, academics, social life, composition of the student body, and admissions information. Sidebars of each page supply information in a tabular form, rating campus life, academics, and difficulty of admission along with supplying a freshman profile and financial facts.

Two years ago, Moravian was named by the Princeton Review to its guide of the best 346 colleges and last year the College was named to its guide of the best 351 colleges. “While it is important that prospective students and their parents learn first-hand about the quality of our programs, faculty, and facilities, we recognize that this college guide is widely read. And we are certainly pleased to be recognized as one of the best colleges in the country again this year.” said Bernie Story, vice-president for enrollment at Moravian College.

Moravian College is one of four Lehigh Valley institutions included in the best colleges guide—others include Lehigh University, Lafayette College, and Muhlenberg College.