Moravian College: Acceptance Rate and Admissions Statistics

Moravian College

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Moravian College is a private liberal arts college with an acceptance rate of 73%. Founded in 1742 and located in the historic district of Bethlehem, Pennsylvania, Moravian College has the distinction of being the sixth oldest college in the country. Academics at Moravian are supported by a strong 11-to-1 student / faculty ratio. Moravian offers students many study abroad opportunities, and students can participate in ROTC through nearby Lehigh University. In athletics, the Moravian Greyhounds compete in the NCAA Division III, within the Landmark Conference.

Considering applying to Moravian College? Here are the admissions statistics you should know, including average SAT/ACT scores and GPAs of admitted students.

Acceptance Rate

During the 2017-18 admissions cycle, Moravian College had an acceptance rate of 73%. This means that for every 100 students who applied, 73 students were admitted, making Moravian College's admissions process somewhat competitive.

Admissions Statistics (2017-18)
Number of Applicants 2,443
Percent Admitted 73%
Percent Admitted Who Enrolled (Yield) 25%

SAT Scores and Requirements

Moravian College became test optional at the end of 2019. Applicants to Moravian College may submit SAT or ACT scores to the school, but they are not required for most applicants. Note that nursing program applicants and international students are required to submit standardized test scores. During the 2017-18 admissions cycle, 89% of admitted students submitted SAT scores.

SAT Range (Admitted Students)
Section 25th Percentile 75th Percentile
ERW 530 610
Math 520 590
ERW=Evidence-Based Reading and Writing

This admissions data tells us that most of Moravian College's admitted students fall within the top 35% nationally on the SAT. For the evidence-based reading and writing section, 50% of students admitted to Moravian scored between 530 and 610, while 25% scored below 530 and 25% scored above 610. On the math section, 50% of admitted students scored between 520 and 590, while 25% scored below 520 and 25% scored above 590. Applicants with a composite SAT score of 1200 or higher will have particularly competitive chances at Moravian College

Requirements

Moravian College does not require SAT scores for admission. For students who choose to submit scores, note that Moravian participates in the scorechoice program, meaning that the admissions office will consider your highest score from each individual section across all SAT test dates. Moravian does not require the optional essay section of the SAT.

ACT Scores and Requirements

Moravian College became test optional at the end of 2019. Applicants to Moravian College may submit SAT or ACT scores to the school, but they are not required for most applicants. Note that nursing program applicants and international students are required to submit standardized test scores. During the 2017-18 admissions cycle, 15% of admitted students submitted ACT scores.

ACT Range (Admitted Students)
Section 25th Percentile 75th Percentile
English 20 25
Math 20 25
Composite 21 25

This admissions data tells us that most of Moravian College's admitted students fall within the top 42% nationally on the ACT. The middle 50% of students admitted to Moravian received a composite ACT score between 21 and 25, while 25% scored above 25 and 25% scored below 21.

Requirements

Note that Moravian does not require ACT scores for admission. For students who choose to submit scores, Moravian College does not superscore ACT results; your highest composite ACT score will be considered. The optional ACT writing section is not required by the Moravian College.

GPA

In 2018, the average high school GPA of Moravian College's incoming freshmen class was 3.52, and 55% of incoming students had average GPAs of 3.5 and above. These results suggest that most successful applicants to Moravian College have primarily high B grades.

Admissions Chances

Moravian College, which accepts fewer than three-quarters of applicants, has a somewhat competitive admissions pool. However, Moravian also has a holistic admissions process and is test-optional, and admissions decisions are based on much more than numbers. A strong application essay and glowing letters of recommendation can strengthen your application, as can participation in meaningful extracurricular activities and a rigorous course schedule. The college is looking for students who will contribute to the campus community in meaningful ways, not just students who show promise in the classroom. While not required, Moravian recommends interviews for interested applicants. Students with particularly compelling stories or achievements can still receive serious consideration even if their grades and scores are outside of Moravian College's average range.

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All admissions data has been sourced from the National Center for Education Statistics and Moravian College Undergraduate Admissions Office.