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grade B
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    grade B+
  2. Value
    grade A minus
  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 B

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Messiah is an above-average private, non-denominational university located in Upper Allen Township, Pennsylvania. It is a small institution with an enrollment of 2,545 undergraduate students. Admissions is somewhat competitive as the Messiah acceptance rate is 76%. Popular majors include Engineering, Nursing, and Business. Graduating 79% of students, Messiah alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $37,000.

About

One University Ave
Mechanicsburg, PA 17055
Athletic Division
NCAA Division III (without football)
Athletic Conference
Middle Atlantic Conferences

Messiah University Rankings

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Messiah Admissions

Acceptance Rate
76%
Application Deadline
Rolling Admissions
SAT Range
1090-1310
ACT Range
23-30
Application Fee
$50
SAT/ACT
Recommended
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action
No

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Cost

Net Price
$28,867 / 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
$19,932 / 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
12:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
90%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes. 82 responses
66%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want. 88 responses
59%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage. 88 responses

Majors

Online

Online Programs Offered
0
Offers Online Courses
Yes
Online Certificate Programs
0
Online Associates Programs
0
Online Bachelor's Programs
0
How Students Learn
  • All
    0%
  • None
    100%
  • Some
    0%

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
2,545 Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
164
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 39 responses
  • Friendly
    31%
  • Christian
    28%
  • Community-oriented.
    28%
  • Judgemental
    10%
  • Cliquey and Judgemental
    3%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
95%
Poll
95%
of students say they don't have Greek life. 74 responses
Poll
68%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life. 108 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 49 responses
  • Christian
    71%
  • Opportunistic
    10%
  • Loving
    6%
  • Close knit
    4%
  • Mediocre
    4%
  • 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
79%
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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