Moravian College And Moravian Theological Seminary

Moravian College And Moravian Theological Seminary

Moravian College and Theological Seminary was established as the Bethlehem Female Seminary by Benigna, Countess von Zinzendorf, in 1742. In 1913, it became the Moravian Seminary and College for Women. The men's Moravian College & Theological Seminary, which was originally founded as two separate boy's schools in the 1740s, merged with the women's institute in 1954 to form the coeducational Moravian College and Theological Seminary. This liberal arts institute is currently located in Bethlehem, Pennsylvania. Moravian College's recent enrollments have been over 1,500 undergraduates every year.

Moravian College and Theological Seminary offers undergraduate programs of study in the fields of art, biology, biochemistry, economics and business, education, environmental studies, international studies, mathematics and computer science, music, neuroscience, nursing, and women's studies, among others.

The sports teams of Moravian College and Theological Seminary are known as the Greyhounds. The teams are members of NCAA Division III, and they participate in baseball, basketball, cross country, football, golf, lacrosse, soccer, tennis, track and field, field hockey, softball, and volleyball.

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Contacting Moravian

Moravian College and Moravian Theological Seminary
1200 Main St
Bethlehem , PA 18018-6650
General Phone: (610) 861-1360

Moravian Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Liberal Arts131German studies, German language, French language, Spanish language, Classical languages, English, interdisciplinary studies, economics, political science, ...
Business and Management101business management, non-profit management, accounting, human resources management, international business
Science41biology, biochemistry, biological and physical sciences, chemistry, geology, physics
Therapy and Counseling37psychology, experimental psychology
Religion and Philosophy32philosophy, religion, theology, ministry, pastoral counseling
Art Studies25art studies
Nursing and Emergency Medicine22registered nursing
Education and Teaching10curriculum and instruction
Computer Science and Engineering4computer science
Medical Support and Technology0clinical lab tech
Conservation and Resource Management0environmental studies, environmental science

Number of programs and degrees for Moravian in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Bachelor's degree38336
Master's degree394
Postbaccalaureate certificate21
First-professional degree131

Moravian Student Body

In 2007-2008, Moravian had a total enrollment of 1,989 students (1,937 full-time equivalent).

Students in the Freshman Class:

Group Percent
Men 42%
Women 58%
Full-Time 100%

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 86%
Graduate 12%
First Professional 2%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 89%
Black 2%
Hispanic 3%
Asian 2%
American Indian 0%
Unknown 3%
(Foreign Students) 1%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 2%
18-19 36%
20-21 34%
22-24 8%
25-29 6%
30-34 3%
35-39 2%
40-49 5%
50-64 3%
65+ 0%

Moravian Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 86 %

Moravian Room and Board (2007)

Moravian offers campus housing for 1,105 of its 1,937 (full-time) students.

(Please refer to our profile of Bethlehem, Pennsylvania for details about the area surrounding the campus. Also see our list of other Pennsylvania Colleges).

The school does not offer students a meal plan.

Moravian Admissions and Selectivity


EnrolledPercent of
Accepted Enrolled

Standardized Test Scores:

Test25th Percentile75th Percetile
SAT Verbal500600
SAT Math510610
SAT Writing500600
ACT Composite1923

Application Requirements:

Class Rankrequired
High School Recordrequired
College Prep Programrequired
Formal Demonstration of Competencerequired
Standardized Tests (SAT and/or ACT)required
Percent of Applicants Submitting SAT88%
Percent of Applicants Submitting ACT8%
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)required
Other Standardized Testsnot required

Moravian Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 30,062
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 30,062
Room and board $ 8,312
Room charge $ 4,670
Board (meal plan) charge $ 3,642
Books and supplies $ 900
Other expenses $ 1,824

Financial Aid:
Moravian participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 330100)

Moravian Faculty

Moravian has a tenure system for faculty.

Tenure Status of Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelMenWomen
Non-tenured, but on tenure track1113
Non-tenured and not on tenure track1210

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professoracademic year29$84,0289$82,127
Associate professoracademic year14$66,47418$61,566
Assistant professoracademic year19$52,15820$53,906
Instructoracademic year2*5$46,479
All faculty totalacademic year64$69,69052$60,728

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

Moravian Athletics

Athletic Conferences:

Football Centennial Conference

Moravian Degree Programs (2007)

Art Studies
Art/Art Studies, General

Business And Management
Business Administration and Management, General
Human Resources Management and Services, Other
International Business/Trade/Commerce
Non-Profit/Public/Organizational Management

Computer Science And Engineering
Computer Science

Conservation And Resource Management
Environmental Science
Environmental Studies

Education And Teaching
Curriculum and Instruction

Engineering, General

Liberal Arts
Classics/Classical Languages, Lit & Linguistics, General
Economics, General
English Language and Literature, General
French Language and Literature
German Language and Literature
German Studies
History, General
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other
Political Science and Government, General
Spanish Language and Literature

Mathematics, General

Medical Support And Technology
Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist


Music, General

Nursing And Emergency Medicine
Nursing/Registered Nurse (RN, ASN, BSN, MSN)

Religion And Philosophy
Divinity/Ministry (BD, MDiv)
Pastoral Studies/Counseling
Religion/Religious Studies
Theology/Theological Studies

Biological and Physical Sciences
Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Chemistry, General
Geology/Earth Science, General
Physics, General

Therapy And Counseling
Experimental Psychology
Psychology, General

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% of degrees in therapy and counseling
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