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Messiah College Campus Life

Campus Size

Small Campus
Total Undergrads
Including 69 Part-time
Degree-Seeking Freshmen

Gender Breakdown:

62% Women
38% Men


NCAA Division III (without football)

Middle Atlantic States Athletic Corporation

  • Basketball
  • Baseball
  • Cross Country/Track

Total Varsity Sports


Men's sports coaches (Average salary: $44,712)
Women's sports coaches (Average salary: $49,663)
Athletics Details
Sport Varsity Men Varsity Women Club Intramural
Baseball 26 - - -
Basketball 13 14 - Yes
Field Hockey - 25 - Yes
Golf 5 - - -
Lacrosse 39 22 - -
Soccer 27 24 Yes Yes
Softball - 19 - Yes
Swimming 16 19 - -
Tennis 12 10 - Yes
Track and Field, Indoor 38 37 - -
Track and Field, Outdoor 38 37 - -
Track and Field, X-Country 19 22 - -
Volleyball - 13 Yes Yes
Wrestling 31 - - -
Court Sports - - - Yes
Flag Football - - - Yes
Frisbee/Disc Sports - - Yes Yes
Ice Hockey - - Yes -
Table Tennis - - - Yes


Student Total
American Indian/Alaskan Native 0.2%
Asian/Pacific Islander 1.5%
Black/non-Hispanic 2.1%
Hispanic 1.6%
Non-resident alien 2.5%
Race/Ethnicity unknown 6.1%
Two or more races 2.0%
White/non-Hispanic 84.0%
Percent of students with disability 4%

Services & Housing

Services Offered
  • Remedial services for students with learning disabilities
  • Academic/Career counseling
  • Employment services for current students to find part-time positions
  • Job placement for graduates to find full-time employment
  • Daycare on campus for children of students
  • Library on campus
  • On-Campus Housing
  • Meal plan offered, meals per week can vary

Clubs & Organizations

Musical Groups
  • Choral Groups
  • Concert Band
  • Jazz Band
  • Music Ensemble
  • Pep Band
  • Symphony Orchestra
Performance Arts
  • Dance
  • Drama Theater
  • Musical Theater
Journalism & Publications
  • Literary Magazine
  • Student Newspaper
  • Yearbook
  • Radio Station
  • International Student Organization
  • Student Government
  • Campus Ministries

Safety Statistics

Arrests On Campus
Illegal Weapons Possession 0
Drug Law Violation 5
Liquor Law Violation 5
Criminal Offenses On Campus
Personal Crime 1
Property Crime 1
Reviews Dorm Life
  • Ezequiel from Grantham, PA
  • 5
  • Each dorm has a number of students helping us get settled in college and are with us throughout the year it self. Our room assistants are there for each student…

  • Mar-17-2012 Read More
  • Kalann from Harrisburg, PA
  • 4
  • It has a very community oriented atmosphere throughout. People have a lot of fun together, and it can be herd all-throughout the halls. There are a good amount of events…

  • Apr-11-2012 Read More


Student Responses to Review Topic: Food And Dining
  • 5
  • Amanda from Union Bridge, MD
  • Jul-14-2013 I am a current student here

    Award-winning Lottie Nelson Dining Hall provides a large variety of options each day for students. With each day, they have many opportunities for healthy eating. Additionally, the food is prepared by the chefs at Messiah College and are always extremely appetizing. The other food places on campus, Larsen Student Union and The Falcon Cafe, provide excellent food at reasonable prices. The food at both places is excellent and well-balanced.

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  • 3
  • Sarah from Sunbury, PA
  • Jun-21-2013 I am a current student here

    the food has its ups and downs. Lottie Nelson dining hall has better food than most schools, but when it attempts ethnic food it tends to be sketchy. the union caf���© has great food, and even better hours for late night cram sessions. the falcon is a great place for lunch, or coffee before chapel.

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  • 2
  • Bo from Shoemakersville, PA
  • Jun-12-2013 I am a current student here

    Eat at The Falcon and The Union if you can. Lottie may look good on days when prospective students are visiting, but it is pretty nasty (and exceedingly unhealthy) most other days.

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  • 5
  • Andrea from Peru
  • May-31-2013 I am a current student here

    Many people complain about Lottie (our dining hall) but it really has good options. There is a lot to get creative with including sandwich, stir-fry, pasta, and burrito bars. Also, they're very environmentally friendly in their purchasing and composting of products. Besides the dining hall, I really like The Falcon. It has great paninis!

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  • 4
  • Jordan from Mechanicsburg, PA
  • Apr-30-2013 I am a current student here

    There are three places to chow down on campus: Lottie Nelson, the main dining hall, The Falcon, a cafe located below Lottie, and The Union, a combination between a cafe and a grocery store. They all have great food and good prices.

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  • 3
  • Andrew
  • Apr-03-2013 I am a current student here

    Lottie Nelson dining hall is fickle. On student preview days where there are lots of tours and prospective students, they will put out the best food in the strangest arrangement, essentially tricking the newcomer into thinking that's how it usually is. WRONG. The hours that food is served are somewhat narrow during breakfast and lunch, but the quality of the food isn't terrible too often.

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  • 5
  • Jacquelyn from Mount Vernon, WA
  • Mar-14-2013 I am a current student here

    There are many options for on-campus dining, including two cafes, three espresso stands, and the main dining hall. Food is available all day long in various locations and caters to a variety of personal flares, diets, and food allergies.

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Student Responses to Review Topic: Greek Life
  • 0
  • Sarah from Sunbury, PA
  • Jun-21-2013 I am a current student here

    there are no fraternities or sororities, but there is special interest housing. there is the sojo house, which stands for social justice. and the restoration house which is a mens special interest house which stands to help out those in the Harrisburg area.

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  • 0
  • Andrew
  • Apr-03-2013 I am a current student here

    Nonexistent. However noble some Fraternities/Sororities cause may be, the stigma they have is something Messiah will never allow into their holy bubble.

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  • 0
  • Rachel
  • Dec-13-2012 I am a current student here

    There are no sororities or fraternities on campus.

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