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Colleges / Moravian University

Moravian University

Bethlehem, PA 4-Year Private
Acceptance Rate67%

Moravian Admissions

Moravian College is moderately difficult to get into. Around 67% of applicants get into Moravian College each year. Last year, 3,284 students applied to Moravian College and 2,201 were admitted.

If you want to apply to Moravian College, there is no application fee, which means it is free to apply.

Students who submit their applications to Moravian College for the fall semester should anticipate a decision by November 15.

Moravian College Admissions Stats at a Glance

The following is an overiew of some of Moravian College's admissions stats.

Moravian College 2023 Admissions Statistics
Mean Unweighted GPA 3.6
Admitted Students in Top 10% of Graduating Class 21%
Admissions Test Policy Not optional
Waitlist Yes

Moravian College Application Deadlines

These are the application deadlines for Moravian College.

Application Type Offered Application Deadline Notification Deadline
Early Decision I Yes Info Not Available
Early Decision II
Early Action No

Want to Apply Early to Moravian College?

Moravian College offers early decision but not early action. Early decision is binding, meaning you must attend if you are admitted, while early action allows you to apply early without committing.

The early decision acceptance rate at Moravian College is 76%, compared to an overall acceptance rate of 67%. In 2022, Moravian College admitted 26 of the 34 students who applied early decision.

Some students apply to college early to help their chances of getting in. When you apply early, your application is considered before all the regular decision applicants apply. Applying early may increase your chance of acceptance, since it is a way to show that you are very interested in a school.

➡️ Explore a list of some top colleges that accept significantly more applicants during early decision or early action than during regular admission.

More on Moravian College Admissions

For applicants who are not residents of Pennsylvania, getting into Moravian College is moderately difficult.

Transferring to Moravian College

It is moderately difficult to be admitted as a transfer student.

For Students Waitlisted to Moravian College

Moravian College has not reported data for waitlisted and admitted students.

What's Most Important for Getting Into Moravian College?

Colleges consider a range of factors when choosing who to admit for their next incoming class. Each college determines which factors are they consider most important when choose which applicants to admit, and which to deny. When creating your list of schools to apply to, you may want to consider your strengths and any possible weaknesses in your application, and apply to colleges that put the most emphasis on the areas where you stand out.

Admissions Factors at Moravian College

Wondering what factors are considered by Moravian College during the admissions process? Take a look at the list below to see which factors are most important during the admissions process.

Admissions Factor Level
Character/Personal Qualities Very Important
Extracurricular Activities Very Important
Rigor of Secondary School Record Very Important
Class Rank Important
Application Essay Important
Interview Important
Recommendation(s) Important
Talent/Ability Important
Volunteer Work Important
Level of Applicant's Interest Important
Academic GPA Important
Alumni/ae Relations Considered
Standardized Test Scores Considered
Work Experience Considered
First Generation Considered

Make sure to check with Moravian College for more information on admission factors.

Moravian College 2022-2023 Application Requirements

To apply to Moravian College, all applicants must submit the following items. Double check with Moravian College's admissions department to confirm all application materials and requirements.

Area Required Recommended Required for Some Details (If Any)
Other Requirements portfolio for art majors; audition for music majors; 3.3 high school GPA, minimum SAT combined score of 1500 (with no section less than 500) or ACT score of 23 for nursing
Letter(s) of Recommendation 1
Written Essay or Personal Statement
Transcript of High School Record

GPA and Testing

What GPA Do I Need To Get Into Moravian College?

Students admitted to Moravian College have an average unweighted GPA of 3.6.

Out of all students that were admitted, 56% submitted a class rank. At Moravian College 21% of students ranked in the top 10% of their graduating class in high school, 48% were in the top 25% and 83% were in the top 50%.

GPAs of Admitted Students

At Moravian College, student GPAs fall in the following ranges.

GPA Percent of Students
4.0 GPA 26%
3.75 and 3.99 15%
3.50 and 3.74 20%
3.25 and 3.49 13%
3.00 and 3.24 9%
2.50 and 2.9 13%
2.00 and 2.49 4%

This chart depicts the percentage of all enrolled, degree-seeking, first-time, first year (freshmen) students who had high school grade point average within the given ranges.

Note: Some schools choose not release this information. If you have any questions regarding missing numbers, be sure to reach out to Moravian College directly.

About GPAs

Your high school grade point average (GPA) is a number that reflects your high school academic performance. A weighted GPA or an unweighted GPA are the two possible GPA scores considered by colleges.

An unweighted GPA is an average of your scores from each class on a four-point scale. Unweighted GPAs range from 4.0 to under 1.0. A weighted GPA considers your average grade and the difficulty of your classes. A weighted GPA boosts your average by adding extra points for honors or Advanced Placement courses.

Standardized Test Scores

Moravian College does not have a test optional admissions policy. Test optional schools allow students to choose if they want to submit ACT or SAT scores with their applications or not.

More Information on Transferring to Moravian College

For transfer students, it is moderately difficult to get admitted to Moravian College.

For transfer students wishing to start in the fall, the deadline to apply is May 1.

Transfer students can enroll in Moravian College during the following terms:

• Fall Term

• Winter Term

• Spring Term

• Winter Term

• Summer Term

Moravian College Admissions FAQs

Can I defer my acceptance to Moravian College?

✅ Yes, admitted students can defer their admission to Moravian College.

Does Moravian College accept transfer credits?

✅ Moravian College accepts eligible transfer credits from accredited institutions. Moravian College accepts:

• CLEP subject tests • DSST/DANTES

Does Moravian College accept Advanced Placement (AP) or International Baccalaureate (IB) credits?

✅ Moravian College accepts International Baccalaureate credits (IB) credits.

Do I have to submit test scores to Moravian College?

✅ Moravian College is not test optional.

What is Moravian College's acceptance rate?

✅ Moravian College's acceptance rate is 67%.

What is the early decision acceptance rate at Moravian College?

✅ Moravian College's early decision acceptance rate was 76% in 2021.

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Moravian Admissions Requirements

Admission Difficulty

Somewhat Selective


How hard is it to get into Moravian? Moravian is a somewhat selective institution. The Moravian acceptance rate is 67%. This means that the institution accepts 67 out of every 100 applicants.


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 SAT Scores


Composite SAT Range

Not available


Math SAT Range

Not available


Reading SAT Range

Not available

Moravian GPA

Avg. High School GPA (non-weighted)


GPA Needed to Get Accepted

At Moravian, the average unweighted high-school GPA for admitted students is 3.57. This is the average, which means that some applicants submit GPAs lower than this and some applicants submit GPAs above this level. If your GPA falls below the average, strong test scores or other qualifications may help you make you a more competitive applicant.

Data Source: IPEDs and Peterson's Databases © 2022 Peterson's LLC All rights reserved

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