Tracing its founding to 1742, it is recognized as America's sixth-oldest college, after Harvard (1636), William and Mary (1693), St. John's in Annapolis (1696), Yale (1701), and the University of Pennsylvania (1740).
Its mission is the integration of a liberal arts education with preparation for life. Moravian aims to give its students a foundation for careers or graduate/professional school, for continued lifelong learning, and for a values-oriented approach to society.
Founded by the Moravian Church, the College today educates a socially and religiously diverse group of students. Its enrollment is 1329: 536 men and 793 women. Students come from a variety of socioeconomic, religious, racial, and ethnic backgrounds, and from about 25 states and 10 foreign countries.
Moravian College has a hundred-and-seven full-time faculty members. More than 91 percent hold an earned doctorate or terminal degree. The faculty is teaching-oriented, with a significant record of professional activity and recognition.