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- Party SceneC-
- Campus FoodB+
- Student LifeB-
Messiah is an above-average private, non-denominational university located in Upper Allen Township, Pennsylvania. It is a small institution with an enrollment of 2,598 undergraduate students. Admissions is somewhat competitive as the Messiah acceptance rate is 79%. Popular majors include Engineering, Business, and Nursing. Graduating 78% of students, Messiah alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $37,000.
NCAA Division III (without football)
Middle Atlantic Conferences
Messiah University Rankings
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- of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.82 responses
- of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.87 responses
- of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.87 responses
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Undergrads Over 25
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Freshmen Live On-Campus
- of students say they don't have Greek life.73 responses
- of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.107 responses
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Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
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- of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.45 responses
Messiah University Reviews
I love this school! The Christian environment is incredibly welcoming to everyone. I also love how academically rigorous the classes are and the fact that there is a faith component built into every single one. There is a great sense of community, and I cannot see myself going to school anywhere else.
Not a good school. Limited worldviews, bad use of funding. As soon as you become a student, they treat you like trash. They constantly make financial/billing mistakes, most of the administrative staff is rude and unhelpful, and the dorms are low quality. They repeatedly made mistakes with our degree audits and credits. I worked on Messiah's fundraising team for a bit and they claim to fund raise for student scholarships but then they actually use the money for entirely unrelated things (like paying administration a cushy salary). How about improving the dorms Messiah? Or lowering costs and only hiring staff that are actually helpful and care for students? Don't fall for their charms when they try to get you to commit, they are not worth your time and will treat you as if YOU are not worth THEIR time.
I had a very good experience at Messiah College. I had a hard time adjusting at first, but the staff there are so nice. My Resident Director, Resident Asssistant, and Professors were so caring and genuinely always wanted to help. There were a lot of fun activities, clubs, and sporting events to go too. I have met so many amazing people!