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Messiah University
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  • 4 Year
  • MECHANICSBURG, PA

Report Card

grade B
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    grade B
  2. Value
    grade B
  3. Diversity
    grade B
  4. Campus
    grade B
  5. Athletics
    grade B
  6. Party Scene
    grade C minus
  7. Professors
    grade B minus
  8. Location
    grade C+
  9. Dorms
    grade B
  10. Campus Food
    grade B+
  11. Student Life
    grade B minus
  12. Safety
    grade A minus

About

ONE UNIVERSITY AVE
MECHANICSBURG, PA 17055
Athletic Division
NCAA Division III (without football)
Athletic Conference
Middle Atlantic Conferences
From Messiah University

Messiah University is a top-ranked private university of the liberal and applied arts and sciences in the northeastern U.S. With a reputation for successfully integrating rigorous academics and Christian faith into all of our academic programs, we offer 150+ undergraduate and pre-professional degree options and 20+ graduate degree and certificate programs.

Our scenic 375-acre suburban campus is located in Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania, just 12 miles from the state capital, Harrisburg, and just a short drive from Philadelphia, Baltimore and Washington, D.C.

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Messiah University Rankings

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

Admissions

Application Deadline
Rolling Admissions
Acceptance Rate
77%
SAT Range
1100-1340
ACT Range
23-31
Application Fee
$50
SAT/ACT
Considered but not required
High School GPA
Required
Accepts Common App
Yes

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Cost

Net Price
$23,895 / 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
$26,620 / year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
100%

Scholarship

Academics

Professors
grade B minus
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
10:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
90%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes. 86 responses
64%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want. 98 responses
57%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage. 98 responses

Majors

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Attending an Open House is a great way to discover if Messiah is the right fit for you! Spend the day with us to discover all possibilities Messiah offers. Explore diverse academic offerings with faculty, tour campus with a current student, and immerse yourself in our tight-knit community.

Online

Programs Offered Entirely Online
0
Offers Online Courses
Yes
Online Certificate Programs
0
Online Associates Programs
0
Online Bachelor's Programs
0
How Students Learn
  • Mix of Online and on Campus
    6%
  • On Campus
    90%
  • Online
    4%

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
2,304 Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
191
Undergrads Over 25
2%
Pell Grant
21%
Varsity Athletes
20%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 49 responses
  • Friendly
    35%
  • Community-oriented.
    29%
  • Christian
    22%
  • Judgemental
    8%
  • Stressed
    4%
  • Cliquey and Judgemental
    2%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
71%
Poll
93%
of students say they don't have Greek life. 84 responses
Poll
66%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life. 118 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 59 responses
  • Christian
    68%
  • Opportunistic
    12%
  • Home away from home
    5%
  • Loving
    5%
  • Mediocre
    5%
  • Close knit
    3%
  • Wholistic and Enriching
    2%

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After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$45,100 / year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
77%
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

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