Messiah University
Mechanicsburg, PA, USA


Key Admission Stats

Institution Type
  • Coed

Need Blind

This school does not consider an applicant’s financial situation when deciding admission

Level of Institution
4 Year
Campus Setting
Suburb or town
Acceptance Rate
Students Applied
Transfer Acceptance Rate
Transfer Students Admitted

Admissions Requirements

SAT Subject Tests
AP Course Credit
Dual Enrollment

Important Deadlines

Rolling Admissions

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

Test Optional
Application Fee
Fee waivers available
Applications Accepted
Rolling Admissions

Admitted Student Stats

In-State Students
Out-Of-State Students
US States Represented
Countries Represented
Submitting ACT
Submitting SAT
Average ACT Composite: 26
Average SAT Composite: 1207
SAT Percentiles

Average GPA
Students Enrolled By GPA

3.50 - 3.74
3.25 - 3.49
3.00 - 3.24
2.50 - 2.99
Students Enrolled By Class Rank

Top 10%
Top 25%
Top 50%

Admissions Resources

Admissions: visit page
Admissions Email: [email protected]
Admissions Telephone: 800-233-4220
For International Student Services: visit page
For Students with Disabilities: visit page
For Veteran Services: visit page

What Students Are Saying

4.10 Average Rating
You don't need as much stuff as you think you do. Think about all the activities you want to join and plan to bring the stuff you need to do them (unless it is stuff that a school usually provides). And, classes ARE challenging, so plan time to study and time to rest. Don't get over-committed, but do get involved! Messiah offers SO many clubs and opportunities that it would be a waste not to try them. Try something new! You already payed for it, so you might as well try it. Go on that white-water-rafting trip and join the volunteer program! Get to know some upperclassmen too. They can be a great help, great fun, and a great resource as you work through college. Finally, do not be afraid of your future roommates. Only check the willing to room with cross-cultural student if you are flexible, patient, and really do want to. Roommates may or may not work out exactly as you planned, but you don't need to be best friends to be great roommates. God will make sure that you will be fine.
Messiah Student, Health and Exercise Science Major
I actually had some prospective students visit me, and as host I have told them the many benefits one receives attending Messiah college. The friends you make are lifetime, and the best part, is being able to follow your Christian faith while learning in classes.
Ezequiel from Grantham, PA
Try to get as much financial help you can as well as scholarships! Don't wait till your senior year to start looking for help! Start now!!! Another tip would be to start practicing writing papers with real meat in them. Professors can spot a poorly written paper a mile away. If you can get this down you'll be fine in writing those 5-10 page papers about a topic you can't stand. Another thing is that if you're a nursing or engineering major get in your application early because those are the first two majors to get filled! One final thing would be that if you find out you're bored on campus get involved in a club! There's plenty of clubs around campus to keep you busy with stuff you love to do!
Messiah Student, Business Administrative major
Keep on task because Messiah is so nice that you can get caught up in hanging out with friends rather than doing the school work. but if you keep up on your work everything will be wonderful at this college. It's clean, fun, christian oriented, and very intense.
Victor from Delta, PA
Definitely get involved in some sort of club or activity. The easiest way to build new relationships is through the activities on campus that meet on a weekly basis. Don't be afraid to try new things and explore your interests. And definitely take the time to explore your faith in powerhouse, chapel, small groups bible studies, in the class, or wherever else. Messiah College offers many resources to explore your faith and there is nothing better than getting to know God better.
Cassy from Columbia, PA
I would strongly suggest to tour the campus (preferably not on open house days; one-on-one tours are the best). When you tour the campus, be prepared with questions to ask your tour guide! They'll be honest with you. Try to tour a dorm or two and sit in on a class related to your major. Maybe even meet with the advisor you'll be assigned to if you do decide to attend Messiah. Talk to the students you see around campus too!
Music Major
I'd say, first of all, pray! This is obviously a Christian school, so I know you all are seeking the Lord's guidance in this monumental decision. Don't go to a school your parents choose for you. Even if that school is Messiah. This is your life, and you want to do what's right FOR YOU. Not anyone else. Also, don't be afraid to get involved. Be proactive and don't wait for opportunities to just fall in your lap. I am the president of the hip hop dance team. I've done field hockey, floor hockey, rec sports, outreach teams, volunteering and more all the while working my butt off for a nursing degree. You can do it, and I promise it will be the most rewarding experience of your life.
Caitlin from West Chester, PA
--apply early with the rolling admissions
--stay overnight for free in one of the dorms with a current student
----meet with a professor in your department of interest
--visit the campus more than once to get a true view of what's going on
--look up class pages on Facebook such as Messiah College Class of 2015 to get to know others
--explore the surrounding area on campus visits
--come prepared with a list of questions, especially on open house days when there are group tours
Kelly from Derwood, MD
Apply early, visit many colleges (even take notes! so you remember your visit/impressions), get those applications in fast! In personal essays, be yourself and don't try to sound intelligent, seriously.
Messiah College student, Freshman, Journalism major
Spend time looking for scholarships. Messiah has very generous merit-based scholarships that most students get, but it is good to have some back-up scholarships. Attend open house or preview days! I did not decide to come here until I actually set foot on campus. Visits are the best way to see which school is best for you.
Erin from Akron, PA

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