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Moravian University

Bethlehem, PA 4-Year Private
Acceptance Rate78%
Acceptance Rate78%

About Moravian

Moravian College Overview

Moravian College is a private, religious school in the urban setting of Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. Moravian was founded in 1742 and the school currently enrolls around 2,560 students a year, including 1,928 undergrads. Moravian ensures housing for up to 1,227 students. Most students live in off campus housing, and 90% of students spend their weekends on campus.Regular decision applicants for Fall 2023 should find out if they have been admitted by November 15.

Student Involvement at Moravian

Interested in music or performing? At Moravian you can join a campus band, sing in a chorus, or perform with one of the school's theater groups.

Interested in journalism or communications? Moravian students can write for the campus newspaper, host a radio show or be a producer for the student-run television channel.

Thinking of pledging? Moravian has fraternities and sororities.

Planning to play sports? Moravian has many options for athletes. See them all and learn more about life at Moravian on the Student Life page.

2022 Moravian Facts At-A-Glance
Academic Calendar Semester
Overall Acceptance Rate 78%
Early Decision Acceptance Rate ED not offered
Early Action Acceptance Rate EA not offered
Average GPA 3.6
Applicants Submitting SAT scores 30%
Tuition $48,569
Percent of Need Met 79%
Average First-Year Financial Aid Package $37,950

Is Moravian a Good School?

There is no one way to define a "good" college or university. Admissions criteria, acceptance rate and average GPA are good indicators of how selective an institution is.

Let's take a look at these factors to get a better idea of what Moravian offers and if the school could be a good fit for you.

Moravian Acceptance Rate 2022

Moravian is moderately difficult to get into. The university admitted 78% of all applicants in 2022. Last year, 2,789 students applied to Moravian and 2,178 were admitted.

Retention and Graduation Rates at Moravian

Retention refers to the number of students that stay enrolled at a school over time. Retention measures how satisfied students are with their school experience, and if they have the support necessary to succeed in college.

Approximately 79% of students who start at Moravian return for their second year of college. Around 68% of students who started at Moravian earn their Bachelor's degrees within six years. Compare this to the average six-year graduation rate for colleges and universities in the U.S., which is around 61% for public schools and 67% for private.

Job Outcomes for Moravian Grads

Job placement statistics for recent graduates can give you a sense of the return on investment a school offers. 62% of graduates from Moravian recieve at least one full-time job offer within six months of graduating.

Check with Moravian directly, for information on any information on starting salaries for recent grads.

Moravian's Endowment

An endowment is the total value of a school's investments, donations, and assets. Endowment is not necessarily an indicator of the quality of a school, but it can give you a sense of how much money a college can afford to invest in expanding programs, improving facilities, and support students.

Moravian's endowment was valued at $146.3 million in 2022, compared to a national average of $905 million. For each full-time student, Moravian spends about $13,779 a year.

Tuition and Financial Aid at Moravian

Tuition cost is another important factor when choose a college. Some colleges may have high tuition, but do a better job at meeting students' financial need.

Moravian meets 79% of the demonstrated financial need for undergraduates. The average financial aid package for a full-time, first-year student is around $37,950 a year.

Students in the class of 2022 who had taken out student loans graduated with an average of $49,748 of debt. For context, compare this number with the average national debt, which is around $36,000 per borrower.

The 2023-2024 FAFSA Opened on October 1st, 2022

Some aid is awarded on a first-come, first-served basis, so fill out the FAFSA early. Visit the FAFSA website to apply for student aid. Remember, the first F in FAFSA stands for FREE! No one should ever pay to fill out the FREE Application for Federal Student Aid, (FAFSA), so be very wary of anyone asking you for money.

Learn more about Tuition and Financial Aid at Moravian.

Based on this information, does Moravian seem like a good fit? Remember, a school that is perfect for one person may be a terrible fit for another! So ask yourself: Is Moravian a good school for you?

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Where is Moravian College Located?

Moravian is located in the urban setting of Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, in the suburbs of Philadelphia.

If you want to see Moravian for yourself, be sure to plan a visit! The best way to reach campus is to take Interstate 78 to Bethlehem, or book a flight to the nearest airport, Lehigh Valley International.

You can also take a virtual campus tour to get a sense of what Moravian and Bethlehem are like without leaving home.

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College Info

1200 Main Street Bethlehem, PA 18018-6650

Campus Setting: Urban

Moravian Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Not available

Transfer Applications are Due

May 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

22 - 29

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

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ACT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

The median ACT score of an admitted student to Moravian is 25. Students with an ACT score of 29 and above have a good chance of getting into Moravian. Students with an ACT score that falls between 22 and 29 have an average chance of getting admitted, and students with an ACT score of 22 or below have a low chance of being offered admission.

Moravian SAT Scores


Composite SAT Range

1080 - 1220


Math SAT Range

520 - 610


Reading SAT Range

550 - 660

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

SAT Score

Estimated Chance

1220 and Above


1080 to 1220


1080 and Less


SAT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

The median SAT score for Moravian students is 1151. Applicants with SAT scores of 1220 and above have a good chance of being admitted to Moravian, while applicants with SAT scores between 1080 to 1220 have an average chance of admittance, and prospective students with an SAT score below 1080 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 2,560 students enrolled at Moravian, including 1,928 undergraduate students and 632 graduate students. 93% percent of students attend school full-time, 71% percent are from PA and 29% percent of students are from other states.


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