Still a little revolutionary
As America’s sixth-oldest college, Moravian College (MC) has been a little revolutionary from the start. The College has been pushing boundaries in small ways that have big (lasting) impacts since 1742. That’s when a 16-year-old girl founded MC as the nation’s first school to educate women. Almost 275 years later, Moravian College gives 1,850 undergraduates eye-opening, heart-racing ways to discover their own little revolutionary spirits.
Moravian College believes in the liberating power of the liberal arts. Which means students have the freedom to own their education. Choose from more than 55 academic programs. Get hands-on, in-the-field experience, like interning with NASA. Work one-on-one with professors on SOAR (Student Opportunities for Academic Research) projects. Study abroad in nearly 20 countries, including Argentina, Germany, Thailand, and Japan. And participate in programs like Add-Venture, which allows freshmen with a clear focus to accelerate past first-year requirements to explore multiple interests.
MC won’t stop students from dreaming a little bolder, thinking a little different, and doing something a little out there. That’s why MC annually awards $30 million in financial aid to students—with more than 90% receiving institutional grants and/or merit scholarships on average. Why it gives every freshman a MacBook Pro and iPad to get ready for the tech-savvy, ever-connected world. And why the College is always growing (with two new majors and ground broken on a state-of-the-art medical and learning center for the new athletic training program).
Moravian College has a million ways for students to unleash their inner go-getters outside of class, from 20 NCAA Division III teams to 80+ clubs and organizations. Greyhounds participate in service, Greek life, performing arts, and campus communications. They can serve on United Student Government, host a radio show on WRMC, join the Greyhound Marching Band, and see a show in New York City with IMPACT. They can even start their own clubs. Plus, most students are involved in sports; about one-third play varsity athletics, while two-thirds participate in intramural and club sports.
Student life and location
And because living on campus is required for all four years, Greyhounds get to be front and center for campus traditions (like Vespers, MC’s Christmas ceremony) and enjoy amenities such as the always-buzzing student union and the new fitness center. A bonus: Moravian College’s hometown—Bethlehem, Pennsylvania (and the Lehigh Valley)—is the perfect college town for students to explore, with its student-friendly restaurants, quirky shops, and a growing arts scene.
Results and rankings
Being a little revolutionary has taken Moravian College (and its students) a long way. Ninety-five percent of the College’s graduates finish in four years. Even better? Newly minted alumni land jobs or head to grad school at places like IBM, Johns Hopkins Hospital, Georgetown, and University of Pennsylvania. So it’s not surprising that Bloomberg Businessweek ranked the College among the top 25% of U.S. schools for high return on investment, and Educate to Career, Inc. ranked MC 35th out of 1,182 colleges and universities nationwide for “graduate outcomes” in its annual California-based college ranking index.
For centuries Moravian College has been unleashing the kind of out-of-the-box dreamers, doers, and go-getters—revolutionary-thinking Greyhounds—the world needs. And that’s just the beginning.
• Art Education
• Art History and Criticism
• Behavioral Neuroscience
• Cellular Neurobiology
• Cognitive Neuroscience
• Computer Science
• Early Childhood Education (PreK–Grade 4)
• Earth Science
• Economic Theory and Policy
• Environmental Policy and Economics
• Environmental Science
• Foreign Language Education (K–12)
• French and Francophone Studies
• German Studies
• Graphic and Interactive Design
• Health Sciences
• Historical Studies
• International Management
• Law and Society
• Middle Level Education (Grades 4–8)
• Music Composition
• Music Education
• Music Industry
• Music Performance (Instrumental, Jazz, Vocal)
• Organizational Leadership
• Political Science
• Pre-athletic Training
• Pre-music Therapy
• Pre-occupational Therapy
• Pre-physical Therapy
• Pre-veterinary Medicine
• Public Health
• Sacred Music
• Secondary Education (Grades 7–12)
• Sports Management
• Studio Art
• Medical Technology
• Natural Resource Management
• Pre-diagnostic Imaging
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For a complete list of minors and more information about our academic programs, visit moravian.edu/academics.