Skip to Main Content
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
    B-
  12. Safety
    A-
Messiah is an above-average private, non-denominational college located in Upper Allen Township, Pennsylvania. It is a small institution with an enrollment of 2,637 undergraduate students. Admissions is somewhat competitive as the Messiah acceptance rate is 77%. Popular majors include Engineering, Health Service Preparatory Studies, and Business. Graduating 81% of students, Messiah alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $37,000.
About Messiah College...
Athletic Division
NCAA Division III (without football)
Athletic Conference
Middle Atlantic Conferences
Address
One College Ave
Mechanicsburg, PA 17055

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
77%
Application Deadline
Rolling Admissions
SAT Range
1100-1310
ACT Range
22-29
Application Fee
$50
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action
No

Test Prep

SAT and ACT Prep Options
Learn More
  • Affordable, effective, and enjoyable online test prep
  • Guaranteed score improvement with smart feedback and progress tracking

Cost

Net Price
$27,821/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Average Total Aid Awarded
$18,110/ year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
100%

Academics

Professors
B-
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
12:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
90%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.82 responses
67%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.85 responses
61%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.85 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
2,637Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
122
Undergrads Over 25
1%
Pell Grant
19%
Varsity Athletes
17%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 36 responses
Report
  • Friendly
    31%
  • Christian
    28%
  • Community-oriented.
    28%
  • Judgemental
    11%
  • Cliquey and Judgemental
    3%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
93%
Poll
96%
of students say they don't have Greek life.71 responses
Poll
69%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.105 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 46 responses
Report
  • Christian
    74%
  • Opportunistic
    11%
  • Loving
    4%
  • Mediocre
    4%
  • Close knit
    2%
  • Home away from home
    2%
  • Wholistic and Enriching
    2%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$45,100/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
81%
National
49%
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
Colleges like Messiah College
More

Messiah College Reviews

1,175 reviews
All Categories
Since I began my education at Messiah College, I have been challenged, encouraged, and guided. An immense theme on Messiah's campus is community and I felt that from the moment I stepped on campus. From freshman move-in day, where employees and upper-class students helped all freshmen move in, to my classes, where my professors' passion and investment in my education is evident. I enjoy everything that Messiah College has to offer me. I am appreciative of all the benefits a small school provides. I highly recommend Messiah College for any dedicated student who is looking for a school that is passionate not only about their academic success, but their spiritual growth as well. The community at Messiah College is welcoming and seeks to provide an uplifting learning environment.
Start Your Review of Messiah College
Rate It!
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.
I absolutely LOVE Messiah College! From the moment I arrived here it has felt like home. Everyone is so courteous and polite, and each student upholds a code of conduct that makes me proud to attend school here. I look forward to my next three years at this college. There are so many amazing opportunities that await!