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Moravian University offers students a private education they will not find anywhere else: personal attention and preparation for life with a record of success longer than our nation’s history.

With small class sizes and expansive academics, Moravian University is both selective and accessible, rooted in an education-for-all inclusiveness that we pioneered. The first school to open its doors to women, Moravian has constantly evolved over 280 years and now carries university recognition, reflecting the richness of our undergraduate, graduate, and research offerings.

Under the leadership of Bryon L. Grigsby ’90, the University 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 University is a private, coeducational institution located in Pennsylvania. Students can choose from more than 70 undergraduate programs of study, and more than 45 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 University a private or public school?

Moravian University 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 University is committed to making our private education affordable to as many students as possible. In fact, 100% 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 University located?

Moravian University’s 100-acre campus is located in historic Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. Set on the north side of the Lehigh River, the University is actually two campuses, famously linked by the Moravian Mile of Main Street that runs right through the historic downtown. The iconic Moravian star is engraved in our history and present everywhere you turn. Moravian University’s feel is entwined with that of Bethlehem’s, carrying both the resilience of its steel-town lore and the lightness of the window candles that glow each night in Moravian tradition.

Bethlehem pulses with concerts, restaurants, arts and all the local appeal of a college town. Yet it also sits in just the right spot for an easy drive to New York City, Washington, D.C., and Philadelphia.

Is Moravian University a religious school?

Moravian University is not a religious institution. Open to students of every background and faith, we celebrate our historic roots in the Moravian Church and continue our founders' legacy of crossing borders and overcoming barriers. Students are not required to participate in any faith-based activities or academics, however Moravian's  Office of Spirituality and Inclusion provides opportunities for worship, discussion, fellowship, education, and personal growth. 

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 University offers more than 70 areas of study leading to five baccalaureate degrees—bachelor of arts, bachelor of fine 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's Graduate and Continuing Studies offers more than 45 graduate and certificate programs in the areas of art, behavorial health, business, education, nursing, and rehabilitation sciences.


Reputation

Routinely ranked as one of the finest schools in the nation, Moravian College is now Moravian University, a momentous turning point in 2021 that honors how we have grown since 1742.

Latest Rankings

Ranked by numerous national media outlets among the best schools in the country, Moravian University 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 7 countries. 

  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 University has more than 20,000 alumni in 50 states and 29 countries. The Greyhound Pack is always ready to show its support with internships, networking events, career mentoring, and more.  


Tuition and Financial Aid

During the 2019-2020 academic year, 100% of Moravian University undergraduate students received some form of financial support, totaling more than $42 million, including assistance from institutional, federal, state, and private sources. Plus, 97.8% of the Class of 2020 graduates landed a job or started graduate school within 10 months of graduation—talk about return on investment! 


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