When I first looked at Moravian, I thought it would be a great school. I was looking for a bigger school at first, but the quaint college and town of bethlehem seemed ideal. I was also going to be a collegiate athlete at Moravian so it seemed perfect-at first. The longer I stayed, the sooner I realized how unhappy I was with my college decision. Here's why:
I feel like I was not challenged enough academically. I was a straight a student in high school, and easily obtained a 3.68 during my first semester while being a college athlete. I feel like I did not gain enough knowledge to be paying 40,000+ a year to attend this school.
Dorms: The dorms are flat out depressing. I was a very active member at the college and could not stand my living space. After I visited other friends at other colleges and universities, I realized just how bad the housing is here. I could not stand being in there for more than an hour.
Food: Very unhealthy. You hacve salad bar as a choice, that's about it,
Students: Very friendly. Most of the students in my class were very social. I've met a lot of nice people. However, it is indeed a suitcase school. No one is to be found on weekends. It's amazing how many cars you see dropping off students at school on a Sunday which makes the college atmosphere very boring.
Depending on the night, they can be fun. Either fraternities or upper class housing will have them. They are nothing wild though-usually get busted by the moravian police.
I did feel safe for a majority of my stay. However, I recieved two tickets for parking. One 75 and one 300 dollars. I could not even confront the Moravian Police or Campus Safety as the why I recieved the tickets. I never paid them.
Bottom line, if you're a hard core athlete, this school is perfect for you.
I regret my decision to be a student-athlete at this school. The academics were not challenging, there are no activites on campus, it's a suitcase school, parties are average, but the people are friendly. It's nothing like my friends schools who attend universities and other colleges. There are not a lot of things to do at Moravian. It's boring and I cannot wait to leave after this year to attend a large university.