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Messiah University
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  • 4 Year
  • MECHANICSBURG, PA

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Report Card

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+

About

ONE UNIVERSITY AVENUE
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 471-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
78%
SAT Range
1080-1310
ACT Range
23-29
Application Fee
$50
SAT/ACT
Considered but not required
High School GPA
Required
Accepts Common App
Yes

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Cost

Net Price
$27,641 / 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
$22,222 / 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. 90 responses
58%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage. 90 responses

Majors

Visit Messiah this summer!

Falcon Fridays are a great way to get a first look at Messiah University! This fun, informative summer visit will provide you the opportunity to tour campus, eat in Lottie Dining Hall (yum!), and experience our vibrant, faith-based community while you learn about academic programs and the admissions process. Plus, we’ll end the day with an ice cream social as we share the inside scoop on Messiah!

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
  • Mix of Online and on Campus
    29%
  • On Campus
    70%
  • Online
    1%

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
2,424 Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
190
Undergrads Over 25
2%
Pell Grant
25%
Varsity Athletes
17%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 41 responses
  • Community-oriented.
    29%
  • Friendly
    29%
  • Christian
    27%
  • Judgemental
    10%
  • Cliquey and Judgemental
    2%
  • Stressed
    2%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
95%
Poll
95%
of students say they don't have Greek life. 76 responses
Poll
66%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life. 110 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 51 responses
  • Christian
    71%
  • Opportunistic
    12%
  • Loving
    6%
  • Close knit
    4%
  • Mediocre
    4%
  • Home away from home
    2%
  • Wholistic and Enriching
    2%

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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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