B
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B+
  2. Value
    A-
  3. Diversity
    B-
  4. Campus
    B
  5. Athletics
    B
  6. Party Scene
    D
  7. Professors
    B
  8. Location
    C-
  9. Dorms
    B
  10. Campus Food
    B
  11. Student Life
    C+
  12. Safety
    A
Messiah College is ...
Private not-for-profit, Inter-/Non-denominational
Athletic Division
NCAA Division III (without football)
Athletic Conference
Middle Atlantic States Athletic Corporation
Address
One College Ave
Mechanicsburg, PA 17055

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
80%
SAT Scores Range
1010-1240
ACT Scores Range
22-27
Application Fee
$20
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Will You Get In?

Test Scores and GPA for Messiah College

Cost

Net Price
$26,106/ year
National
$15,431

Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.

Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $19,738/ year
  • $30-48k
    $21,097/ year
  • $49-75k
    $23,294/ year
  • $76-110k
    $25,754/ year
  • $110k+
    $29,239/ year

Academics

Professors
B
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
13:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
90%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.82 responses
65%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.80 responses
61%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.80 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
2,680Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
1%
Pell Grant
21%
Varsity Athletes
17%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 34 responses
Report
  • Community-oriented.
    29%
  • Christian
    26%
  • Friendly
    26%
  • Boring and not that bright. Sorry.
    9%
  • Judgemental
    6%
  • Cliquey and Judgemental
    3%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
95%
Poll
97%
of students say they don't have Greek life.66 responses
Poll
70%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.100 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 41 responses
Report
  • Christian
    76%
  • Opportunistic
    12%
  • Mediocre
    5%
  • Close knit
    2%
  • Loving
    2%
  • Wholistic and Enriching
    2%

After Messiah College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$41,400/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
80%
National
47%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
95%
National
83%
87%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.45 responses
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Messiah College Reviews

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At Messiah, you'll have a blast at all times! There is always something going on, as well as something to get involved with. The academics and professors are second to none, and they truly care about every student. Another great part of Messiah is the lack of the party scene. This means that the students have a great experience, educationally and socially, without having the downfalls and temptations of drugs and alcohol. Overall, Messiah is a great school with less than what anyone would expect from a great college.
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It was a very nice and friendly atmosphere. Everyone is very kind and there is a small-college atmosphere. You will get to know more people because it is so small. It's a good size, a little bigger than a high school. Overall, it was great, just needs some updated dorms, which they are working on! It's a beautiful campus and has great trails, too, and the town it is in and surrounds are wonderful!
Before Messiah College, I was a "college is what you make of it" type of person. I am only writing this review because I remember looking up the reviews before decided on this school and I wish I someone would have warned me. If you love upper middle class white people and watching movies every weekend of your life, this school may be for you. However if you value independence and any type of diversity (don't let them fool you), seriously consider going somewhere else. The college will force you to sign a contract limiting all your rights as an adult, including visiting your friends past 1 am. Then they will force you to live on campus in tiny rooms for an outrageous amount of money. The Nursing Program is astounding to me. They boast a high passing rate of the NCLEX but that is because they have kicked out any person with a small chance of failing it. Instead of tailoring their teaching, they create unrealistic qualifications that will send you into an academia version of survivor.