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With an innovative campus in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, a penchant for revolutionary thinking, and more than 275 years of history, Moravian College is made for those who want to forge their own path. 

Under the leadership of Bryon L. Grigsby ’90, the College and Seminary’s 16th president, Moravian is a member of The New American Colleges and Universities (NAC&U), a national consortium of selective, small to mid-size independent colleges and universities dedicated to the purposeful integration of liberal education, professional studies, and civic engagement. 

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Key Facts 

Founded in 1742, Moravian College is a private, coeducational institution located in Pennsylvania. Students can choose from more than 55 undergraduate programs of study, and more than 25 advanced degrees and certifications. Each undergraduate student is equipped with an Apple MacBook Pro and iPad upon enrollment. 

Founded 1742
Accreditation Middle States Commission on Higher Education
Colors Blue and Grey
Mascot Amos the Greyhound
Motto Via Lucis: The way of light

Is Moravian College a private or public school?

Moravian College is a small private institution known for offering undergraduate and graduate degrees that blend a leadership focus, career development, and global experiences with liberal arts programs. Moravian College is committed to making our private education affordable to as many students as possible. In fact, 99% of students receive some form of financial aid and we invest more than $42 million annually in merit and need-based grants and scholarships.

Where is Moravian College located?

Moravian College’s 85-acre campus is located in historic Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, right in the heart of the Lehigh Valley. Our two campuses sit just one mile apart, connected by Bethlehem’s Main Street. Philadelphia, New York City, and Washington, D.C. are each a short drive away, making Moravian College the perfect central location for east coast exploration. 

Is Moravian College a religious school?

Moravian College is not a religious institution. While the college does have an ongoing relationship with the Moravian Church, dating back to our founding in 1742, students are not required to participate in any faith-based activities or academics. Moravian College and the Office of Spirituality and Inclusion welcome students of all faiths and backgrounds. 

Moravian Theological Seminary offers graduate and continuing education programs that prepare students for vocations in ministry, chaplaincy, counseling, spiritual direction, and other settings. 


Academics

Moravian College offers more than 55 programs of study leading to four baccalaureate degrees—bachelor of arts, bachelor of science, bachelor of music, and bachelor of science in nursing. Our most popular undergraduate areas of study include: 

  • Nursing 
  • Biological Sciences
  • English
  • Education
  • Economics and Business
  • Music

Moravian Graduate offers more than 25 graduate and certificate programs in the areas of business, education, nursing, rehabilitation sciences, and the arts.


Reputation

Moravian College is a historic and history-making college known for its promise of global experiences for all, commitment to career development and services, and focus on leadership competencies.  

Latest Rankings

Ranked by numerous national media outlets among the best schools in the country, Moravian College offers a world-class and affordable education in a picturesque college town. 

  • Top Performers on Social Mobility, U.S. News 
  • Best 386 Colleges, 2021 Edition, Princeton Review
  • Best Colleges for Nursing in Pennsylvania, Niche
  • Beth College Locations in Pennsylvania, Niche
  • Best U.S. Colleges, Wall Street Journal
  • Top Colleges 2019, Forbes 
  • Top Private Colleges, Forbes 
  • Top Colleges in the Northeast, Forbes 
  • 2020 Best Bang for the Buck: Northeast, Washington Monthly
  • Best Colleges in America, MONEY Magazine
  • Ranked #140 among National Liberal Arts Colleges by U.S. News and World Report

Moravian Community

Enrollment and Demographics

Moravian’s total enrollment for fall 2019 was 2,595, including both full- and part-time students in undergraduate and graduate programs. The student population represents 13 states and 7countries. 

  Total Students Male Female
Undergraduate 2,073 808 1,265
Graduate 522 137 385
Total 2,595 945 1,650

For further details on race, ethnicity, pell status, and graduation rates, visit the Office of Institutional Research

Faculty and Staff

Moravian’s average class size is 17 students, allowing for one-on-one mentoring and hands-on learning experiences. 

Full-time faculty 139
Part-time faculty 155
Student-to-faculty ratio 11:1
Staff 358

Alumni

Moravian College has more than 18,000 alumni in 50 states and 29 countries. The Greyhound Pack is always ready to show their support with internships, networking events, career mentoring, and more.  


Tuition and Financial Aid

During the 2018-2019 academic year, 99% of Moravian College undergraduate students received some form of financial support, totaling more than $42 million, including assistance from institutional, federal, state, and private sources. Plus, 98% of the Class of 2019 graduates landed a job or started graduate school within 10 months of graduation—talk about return on investment! 


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