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
    B
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
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Messiah College Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
80%
Application Deadline
Rolling Admissions
SAT Range
1020-1270
ACT Range
22-29
Application Fee
$50
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action
No
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Cost

Net Price
$27,029/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $20,875/ year
  • $30-48k
    $21,739/ year
  • $49-75k
    $23,514/ year
  • $76-110k
    $26,053/ year
  • $110k+
    $29,966/ 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.81 responses
62%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.81 responses
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Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
2,648Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
1%
Pell Grant
23%
Varsity Athletes
17%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 35 responses
Report
  • Community-oriented.
    29%
  • Friendly
    29%
  • Christian
    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.67 responses
Poll
69%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.101 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 42 responses
Report
  • Christian
    74%
  • Opportunistic
    12%
  • Loving
    5%
  • Mediocre
    5%
  • Close knit
    2%
  • Wholistic and Enriching
    2%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$43,200/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
76%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
94%
National
83%
87%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.45 responses
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My first visit here was warm and welcoming. Now that I am a current student, I know that it was genuine. I absolutely LOVE the emphasis on diverse community. This institution is individually focused, wanting each student to excel not only in academics, but overall as a person. There are so many extracurriculars to get involved in, as well as outlets to let go of any struggles. The student body is relatively small, but large enough to meet new people if one so chooses.
The curriculum is rigorous, but the faculty provides additional resources so that success is reachable! Weekly tutoring sessions and supplemental teachings are optional.
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I love Messiah! Since coming to Messiah, I've been encouraged to think critically, work hard in my classes, and to really think why I believe what I do. I really appreciate the diversity of denominations on campus. I go to school with Catholics, United Methodists, charismatics, and Greek Orthodox Christians, just to name a few. It's really showing me the diversity of beliefs in God's kingdom. It's not really a party school, so it's great if you want to focus on your studies and your relationships with your peers.
I love Messiah! You hear people say all the time "we are a community" but it really is true. We support one another and welcome anyone and everyone. You create friendships that will last forever and you bond over your journey in faith, or having no faith. Everyone's view on life and thereafter is cherished and accepted. I have never experienced such an empowering community of people who are all truly there for the same reason.