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Undergrad Profile

Moravian College is America’s sixth-oldest college and the first school to educate women. 

Moravian’s 1,600 undergraduate students benefit from strong academic majors, opportunities for internships, undergraduate research and scholarship, and programs that foster a deeper enjoyment of life. The 12:1 student-faculty ratio means students get personal attention from a scholarly and dedicated faculty who help ensure their success. The proof is in the results: 97% of students who earn a bachelor’s degree at MC do so in four years.

MC issues a MacBook Pro laptop and iPad to all incoming freshmen to enhance the learning environment both in and out of the classroom and help students gain 21st-century knowledge and skills that will be transferrable over numerous careers.

In a recent survey of graduates, more than 91% felt their MC education fully prepared them for work and/or graduate school, which is supported by the fact that 90% are either employed full time or attending graduate school within 10 months of graduation.

Two picturesque campuses
MC is located in historic Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. Its two campuses—the Main Street campus and the Priscilla Payne Hurd campus—are both historic and modern. MC recently added a 10,000-sq. ft. modern fitness/wellness facility. The student union was renovated to provide for new student dining and meeting space. A residence hall called the HILL, containing only single rooms in suite-style living, opened in 2009. MC completed renovation of the Collier Hall of Science in 2014, with new biology, chemistry, GIS, and computational modeling labs.

Bethlehem offers students an environment rich in history, culture, recreation, and nightlife. Students take frequent trips to Philadelphia, New York City, and the Pocono Mountains, all located within 75minutes of campus.

Top rankings
Moravian College’s value and accomplishments have been recognized by many sources. Bloomberg Businessweek has named the College among the top 25% of schools for high return on investment. MC is consistently recognized among the top 15% of colleges in the nation by The Princeton Review’s “America’s Best Colleges.” In 2014 Moravian College was named one of the 332 most environmentally responsible institutions by The Princeton Review’s Guide to 332 Green Colleges. MC is among the top national liberal arts colleges in U.S.News & World Report and has consistently been included in Barron’s Best Buys in College Education.

Multidisciplinary and practical degree programs
MC offers over 50 programs of study. The Learning in Common component of the general education curriculum presents students with sets of courses in multidisciplinary clusters designed to complement each other and build connections among fields. Faculty and staff members provide personal attention and mentorship to help each student identify and prepare for the most appropriate career or post-graduate path.

Real hands-on learning such as field studies and internships help students develop professional skills and build a network of professional contacts while still in school. Students have completed field study placements at such organizations as AT&T Microelectronics, Merrill Lynch, Philadelphia Zoo, Tiffany & Co., Merck, and St. Luke’s University Hospital.

In addition to studying in other countries, Moravian College undergraduates are eligible to take courses at five neighboring schools, including Lafayette College, Lehigh University, Cedar Crest College, DeSales University, and Muhlenberg College—the members of LVAIC, a consortium of local institutions.

Student life
Moravian College prides itself on its close-knit community. Activities and campus cultural events provide opportunities to explore new interests and broaden students’ experiences. The campus is home to more than 80 student-led programs and Greek organizations, including the equestrian team, Beta Beta Beta, MC Community Orchestra, and WRMC radio station. Long-held traditions like Christmas Vespers enliven the student experience. On-campus housing, including that for fraternities and sororities, is guaranteed for all four years of study.

Student Opportunities for Academic Research

Student Opportunities for Academic Research (SOAR) provides an undergraduate student research experience in collaboration with a faculty mentor. Students receive travel allowances and research expenses to support their work in a variety of areas. Independent study and honors programs allow students to delve deeply into areas of personal interest and work closely with senior faculty members on research projects.

The mighty Greyhounds
The Greyhounds compete in NCAA Division III in 18 intercollegiate sports. For women, there’s basketball, cross-country, field hockey, soccer, softball, tennis, indoor and outdoor track & field, and volleyball; and for men, there’s baseball, basketball, cross-country, football, golf, soccer, tennis, and indoor and outdoor track & field. MC will be bringing men’s and women’s lacrosse back to varsity status in 2015–2016 to bring the total to 20 sports.

MC has averaged four Landmark Conference championships per academic year, with at least 10 teams reaching the postseason. One-quarter of MC’s student body participates in intercollegiate athletics every year, and many more compete in club sports and intramurals. The College has had more than 70 student-athletes earn spots on the conference Academic Honor Rolls yearly.




Programs of Study

• Accounting
• Art Education
• Art History and Criticism
• Behavioral Neuroscience
• Biochemistry
• Biology
• Business Management
• Cellular Neurobiology
• Chemistry
• Classics
• Cognitive Neuroscience
• Computer Science
• Early Childhood Education (Birth–Grade 4)
• Economic Theory and Policy
• English
• Environmental Policy and Economics
• Environmental Studies and Sciences
• Financial Economics
• Foreign Languages Education
• French
• French and Francophone Studies
• German
• German Studies
• Graphic and Information Design
• Historical Studies
• History
• International Management
• Law and Society
• Marketing
• Mathematics
• Middle Level Education (Grades 4–8)
• Music
• Music Composition
• Music Education
• Music Industry
• Music Performance
• Nursing
• Organizational Leadership
• Philosophy
• Physics
• Political Science
• Pre-athletic Training
• Pre-law
• Pre-medicine
• Pre-music Therapy
• Pre-veterinary Medicine
• Psychology
• Religion
• Sacred Music
• Secondary Education
• Sociology
• Spanish
• Sports Management
• Studio Art

Cooperative Programs
• Allied Health
• Dentistry
• Engineering
• Geology
• Natural Resource Management
• Pre-occupational Therapy
• Pre-physical Therapy
• Public Health