Messiah College

Mechanicsburg, PA, USA
4.10 Average Rating

Messiah College is a private liberal arts and sciences institution based in Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania. It was founded by the Brethren in Christ Church and has a “more selective” admissions process. Students are required to sign a Community Covenant upon admittance to the school that states that the student is Christian and will show academic integrity and make responsible decisions. Messiah offers 3-year degree programs, online summer courses, and 90% of students study abroad.

Admissions

Key Admissions Stats

Institution Type
Private
  • Not for Profit
  • Interdenominational
  • Coed
Level of Institution 4 Year
Campus Setting Suburb
In-State Students
62%
Out-Of-State Students
34%
0
100
79%
Acceptance Rate
Average ACT Composite: 26
0
36
Average SAT Composite: 1196
0
1600

Key Deadlines

Rolling Admissions

The college has rolling admissions, which means applications are accepted any time throughout the year.

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Academics

Key Academic Stats

Highest Degree Offered
Doctorate
Total Number of Students
3,375
Total Number of Undergrads
2,734
Academic Calendar

Semester

Non Traditional Learning
  • Online Classes
  • Summer Sessions
  • Combined Institution Double Degree Programs
  • Some Programs Requires Co-Op/Internship
Learning Options
  • Study Abroad
  • Honors Program
  • Teacher Certification Offered
0
100
74%
Graduate in 4 Years US National: 28%
0
100
78%
Graduate in 6 Years US National: 52%
Student:Faculty Ratio
12:1
US National: 21:1
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Tuition, Cost & Aid

Key Financial Stats

Average Net Price
$27,821
Tuition
In-State Tuition
$35,160
Out-of-State Tuition
$35,160
0
100
72%
Need Met
Students Receiving Financial Aid
100%
Average Aid Per Year
$19,479
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Campus Life

Key Campus Stats

Gender
Male
Female
39%
61%
Student Organizations
69
Size of Town
Suburb: Large
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After Graduation

Post Grad Stats

Top 5 Cities
Harrisburg
Philadelphia
Lancaster
New York
Washington
Employed
6 mos. after graduation
83%
Average Salary
6 years after graduation
$45,100
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What Students Are Saying

4.10 Average Rating
I love Messiah college! It is a fantastic school focused on building relationships and academics. You are free to express your views as a Christian on campus, allowing your faith to grow.
Carly from Mechanicsburg, PA
i really like messiah college, it has the rules in place where i can focus on my classes and things i need to do and not all the co-ed issues that can arise without the visitation rules. i was concerned that it would be a strict college.. it's strict but not to strict that i can't be the person that i really am!

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