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Moravian University

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

Moravian Admissions

If you are thinking about applying to Moravian, there is no application fee, which means it is free to apply.

Students who apply to Moravian for fall semester should anticipate a decision by November 15.

Moravian Admissions Stats at a Glance

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

Moravian 2022 Admissions Statistics
Mean Unweighted GPA 3.6
Admitted Students in Top 10% of Graduating Class 14%
Mean SAT Score 1151
Admissions Test Policy Test Optional
Applicants Who Submit SATs 30%
Applicants Who Submit ACTs 3%
Waitlist Yes

Moravian College Application Deadlines

These are the application deadlines for Moravian College.

Application Type Offered Application Deadline Notification Deadline
Early Decision I No –– ––
Early Decision II –– –– ––
Early Action No –– ––

Considering Applying Early to Moravian?

Moravian does not offer early decision or early action.

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

More on Moravian College Admissions

Is Moravian Challenging To Get Into?

Moravian is a moderately difficult school to get into. Moravian evaluates applicants carefully based on multiple criteria to decide who to admit, and who to deny or waitlist.

In 2021, Moravian accepted 78% of students, approximately 2,178 from the 2,789 applicants.

Schools that are moderately difficult to get into, like Moravian, accept fewer than 85% of all applicants. At least 75% of all admitted students have GPAs in the top 50% of their high school class and scored over 1010 on the SAT or over 18 on the ACT. Admissions to nursing program is program very difficult.

Transferring to Moravian College

Transfer student admissions is moderately difficult.

For Students Waitlisted to Moravian

Moravian has not reported data for waitlisted and admitted students.

What Does Moravian Look For in an Applicant?

Colleges consider a range of factors when deciding who to admit for their next incoming class. Each college decides which factors are they consider most important when choose which applicants to admit, and which to deny. When assembling 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 prioritize the admissions factors where you're strong.

Admissions Factors at Moravian

What does Moravian consider 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
Academic GPA Important
Class Rank Important
Level of Applicant's Interest Important
Application Essay Important
Interview Important
Recommendation(s) Important
Talent/Ability Important
Volunteer Work Important
Alumni/ae Relations Considered
Work Experience Considered
First Generation Considered
Standardized Test Scores Considered

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

Moravian Application Requirements

To apply to Moravian, all applicants must submit the following items. Check with Moravian'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?

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

Out of all students that were admitted, 58% submitted a class rank. At Moravian 14% of students ranked in the top 10% of their graduating class in high school, 42% were in the top 25% and 82% 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 22%
3.75 and 3.99 17%
3.50 and 3.74 16%
3.25 and 3.49 15%
3.00 and 3.24 14%
2.50 and 2.9 14%
2.00 and 2.49 2%

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 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 considers standardized tests scores during the admissions process.

Moravian is test optional. Test optional schools allow students to choose if they want to submit ACT or SAT scores with their applications or not.

In 2022, 30% of Moravian's first-year students submitted their SAT scores with their application. 3% of admitted applicants sent ACT scores.

What is a Good SAT Score for Moravian?

To be competitive with other Moravian applicants, you should strive to score between 1080 and 1220 (or higher!) on the SAT. At Moravian 25% of admitted students scored higher than 1220 and 25% of scored lower than 1080, but the majority of students scored somewhere in between these two numbers.The mean composite SAT score for a Moravian student is 1151.

On the SAT Math Section, 25% of Moravian students scored 610 or higher and 75% of students scored 550 or higher. On the SAT Critical Reading section (formerly called the Verbal section), 25% of Moravian students scored 660 or higher, and 75% scored a 550 or higher.

What is a Good ACT Score for Moravian?

To be most competitive at Moravian, you should strive to earn between 22 and 29 on the ACT.

An ACT score of 29 means you fall in the 75th percentile for Moravian's admitted students. One out of every four students scored above a 29, and three out of four students scored lower than 29 on the ACT.

A 22 on the ACT is the 25th percentile for Moravian students. Only one out of every four students scored below 22.

Want To Bring Up Your ACT Score? Access ACT practice tests and study tips and see upcoming ACT test dates.

More Information on Transferring to Moravian College

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

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

Transfer students can enroll in Moravian during the following terms:

• Fall Term

• Spring Term

Moravian Admissions FAQs

Can I defer my acceptance to Moravian?

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

Does Moravian accept transfer credits?

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

• CLEP subject tests • DSST/DANTES

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

✅ Moravian accepts International Baccalaureate credits (IB) credits and Advanced Placement (AP) credits.

Do I have to submit test scores to Moravian?

❌ No, Moravian is test optional, so it's up to you if you want to submit test scores or not. If you have higher than average scores, you probably want to include them. If you scored lower than a school's average, you it might make sense to leave them out of your application.

What is Moravian's acceptance rate?

✅ The acceptance rate for Moravian is 78%.

What is the early decision acceptance rate at Moravian?

❌ Moravian does not offer early decision.

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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 78%. This means that the institution accepts 78 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 ACT Scores


ACT Range

22 - 29

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

ACT Score

Estimated Chance

29 and Above


22 to 29


22 and Less


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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 GPA

Avg. High School GPA (non-weighted)


GPA Needed to Get Accepted

At Moravian, the average unweighted high-school GPA for admitted students is 3.55. 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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