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Messiah College

One College Ave, Mechanicsburg, PA

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Messiah College is a four year Christian college dedicated to providing a faith based education to its students. The school is rooted in the Anabaptist, Wesleyan and Pietist traditions of Christianity. Messiah College was founded in 1909 in Grantham, Pennsylvania. The school has expanded over the last hundred years, offering more programs and opportunities. The school aims to educate young men and women and turn them into good Christians and model citizens.

Academics

Messiah College offers bachelor's degrees in the liberal arts and sciences for over 55 programs. The academic curriculum is provided in a Christian context and is augmented through off campus study, internships, individualized majors and research opportunities. Messiah College is nationally ranked, providing a top quality education for its students.

Programs offered include:

Admissions and Financial Aid

Admissions decisions are based on a candidates preparation for college, the relative strength of the student's academic program, SAT or ACT test scores, the application essay and the program of study desired. Applications are approved based on a first come first serve basis, with a review pending once all materials are received.

Financial aid opportunities are available to eligible students. Individuals should complete the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) and consult the financial aid office to discuss eligibility, availability and opportunities.

Athletics

The Messiah College Falcons participate in the NCAA division III mid-Atlantic conference:

Sports programs:

  • Baseball/Softball
  • Basketball
  • Cross Country
  • Golf
  • Lacrosse
  • Soccer
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Wrestling
  • Volleyball
  • Track & Field

Admission Requirements & Details

The admissions information below may provide a better idea of the applicants Messiah College accepts. The details may include admissions application requirements and recommendations, as well as any AP or college credits that may be transferred.

College Credits Accepted

  • Dual Credits
  • AP Course Credits

Student Enrollment

The total student enrollment at Messiah College is about 3,300. The enrollment breakdown by academic level is 21% enrolling as graduate students and 85% as undergraduate students.

Estimated Costs & Financial Aid

The items listed below are for informational purposes only and may not represent current tuition, fees, and expenses.

Tuition & Fees Information

  • Annual tuition is estimated to range between $31,000-$38,000 for both in-state and out-of-state students
  • Per unit charges are around $1,400 for part time students

Financial Aid Details

The table listed below helps break down the types of financial aid students receive and the percent receiving aid, as well as the average amount of aid per student per year.

 Percent of StudentsAverage Amount
Any Financial Aid100%-
Receiving Grants & Scholarships100%$17,454
Receiving Student Loans70%$9,318
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Academics & Student Services

Student Services

To help support students, Messiah College may offer services like those listed below:

  • Online course work available
  • Remedial instructional courses
  • Career path counseling
  • Work study style employment
  • Assisting students to find work

Graduation Rates

With a high graduation rate of around 76%, Messiah College is among the most successful schools in the area.

Number of Year to GraduatePercent of Entering Class
Students Graduating in 4 Years71%
Graduating in 5 Years4%
Graduating in 6 Years0.7%

Specialized Programs & Accreditations

  • Art and Design Program
  • Dietetics Program
  • Music Program
  • Bachelor's Degree in Nursing (BSN) Program
  • Nursing (MSN, DSN) Program
  • Theatre Program

Intercollegiate Athletics

Messiah College is a Member of National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA), with many of the sports belonging to the NCAA Division III (without football) classification. The most popular sports played are listed below:

  • Baseball (Middle Atlantic States Athletic Corporation)
  • Basketball (Middle Atlantic States Athletic Corporation)
  • Field Hockey
  • Golf
  • Lacrosse
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Track and Field, Indoor
  • Track and Field, Outdoor
  • Track and Field, X-Country
  • Volleyball
  • Wrestling
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Programs Offered

The program list below is organized by areas of study. The programs that have a link will direct you to the program's profile page where you can learn more about education requirements and career pathways.

Get more information about the programs offered by Messiah College by clicking the request information to the right.

(C) Certificate or Award | (A) Associate's | (B) Bachelor's | (M) Master's Degree | (D) Doctorate (PhD,...)

Biological and Biomedical Sciences

Business and Marketing Studies

Communication Technology

Communications and Journalism

Computer and Information Sciences

Education

Engineering

English Language and Literature

Ethnic Cultural and Gender Studies

Family and Consumer Sciences

Foreign Languages and Literature

Health and Clinical Professions

History

Interdisciplinary Studies

Liberal Arts and Sciences

Mathematics and Statistics

Natural Resources and Conservation

Philosophy and Religious Studies

Physical Sciences

Psychology

Public Administration and Social Services

Recreation and Fitness Studies

Security and Protective Services

Social Sciences

Theology and Religious Vocations

Visual and Performing Arts

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Data Disclaimer

Information displayed on this page has been obtained from Institution, State, and Federal data sources, including the US Dept. of Education's Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) Survey 2010-2016. Information should be solely used for informational purposes only and may not be accurate for the current year. Contact Messiah College for official up-to-date information.

Contact Information

General Contact

Admissions Office

Financial Aid Office

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ACCEPTANCE RATE
78.98%

FINANCIAL AID RATE
100%

STUDENT:TEACHER RATIO
12:1

DEGREES OFFERED ONLINE
8

FINANCIAL AID AWARD AVG.
$16,171