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Colleges / Moravian College

Moravian College

Bethlehem, PA 4-Year Private

About Moravian

Moravian College is a private, religous school located in the suburban setting of Bethlehem, PA, less than an hour from Philadelphia.

Founded in 1742, Moravian currently enrolls around 2,604 students a year, including 1,997 undergrads. The institution runs on a semester academic calendar.

As of 2021, the total market value of the school endowment was $114,415,453. For each full-time student, Moravian spends about $13,881.

Admissions Facts About Moravian

Acceptance rate: 80%

Average GPA: 3.55

Mean ACT score: 23

Mean SAT score: 1110

Early Decision or Early Action: No/No

2022 Regular Decision Notification Date: November 15

Moravian Acceptance Rate

Moravian is a moderately difficult school to get accepted to. Around 80 percent of all applicants are admitted to Moravian each year.

Admitted students have an average high school GPA of 3.55 out of 4.0. The mean SAT scores for students who get into Moravian is 1110. The mean ACT scores is 23.

In 2021, 0 applicants were waitlisted and 0 students were ultimating offered a spot off the waitlist.

Is Moravian a good school?

The definition of a "good school" is different for different people. Acceptance rate and average GPA are good indicators of how competitive an institution is, but they don't tell you how happy or successful students are. However, there are a few good ways to get a better sense how satisfied students are and how well a school supports its student body.

Retention and graduation rates

About 83 percent of students who start at Moravian come back for their second year of college. Out of the 384 students who started at Moravian as first-time freshman, 251 graduate within four years.

Moravian's six-year graduation for undergrads is 69 percent. Compare this to the average six-year graduation rate for colleges and universities in the U.S., which is around 61 percent for public schools and 67 percent for private.

Job outcomes and student debt

Job placement and student debt statistics for recent graduates can give you a sense of the return on investment a school offers. Within six months of graduating, 69 percent of graduates receive at least one full-time job offer.

In 2020, students graduated with an average of $34,155 in student loans for each student with debt. For context, compare this number with the average national debt, which is around $36,000 per borrower.

Based on this information, how does Moravian sound? Remember, the best school for one person may be a terrible fit for another! So the real question to ask yourself: is Moravian a good school for YOU?

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All applicants will receive an admissions decision by November 15.

Read on to find out more about the admissions requirements and deadlines, student life, academics and majors and more. Or, visit the College Confidential forums to join the conversation about Moravian and get personalized recommendations for more schools that might be a good fit for you.

College Info

1200 Main Street Bethlehem, PA 18018-6650

Campus Setting: Suburban

Moravian Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Mar 1

Transfer Applications are Due

May 1

The deadline for Fall first-year applications to Moravian is Mar 1.

The deadline for Fall transfer applications to Moravian is May 1.

Check the school website for more information about deadlines for specific programs or special admissions programs

Moravian ACT Scores


ACT Range

21 - 26

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

ACT Score

Estimated Chance

26 and Above


21 to 26


21 and Less


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ACT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

The median ACT score of an admitted student to Moravian is 24. Students with an ACT score of 26 and above have a good chance of getting into Moravian. Students with an ACT score that falls between 21 and 26 have an average chance of getting admitted, and students with an ACT score of 21 or below have a low chance of being offered admission.

Moravian SAT Scores


Composite SAT Range

1040 - 1210


Math SAT Range

510 - 600


Reading SAT Range

530 - 610

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

SAT Score

Estimated Chance

1210 and Above


1040 to 1210


1040 and Less


SAT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

The median SAT score for Moravian students is 1128. Applicants with SAT scores of 1210 and above have a good chance of being admitted to Moravian, while applicants with SAT scores between 1040 to 1210 have an average chance of admittance, and prospective students with an SAT score below 1040 have a low chance of being offered a spot at Moravian.

Moravian Tuition & Fees

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Student Life

Wondering what life at Moravian is like? There are approximately 2,595 students enrolled at Moravian, including 2,073 undergraduate students and 522 graduate students. 92% percent of students attend school full-time, 75% percent are from PA and 25% percent of students are from other states.


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