Messiah College

Mechanicsburg, PA

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Messiah College

Messiah College

Messiah College Student Essentials

Messiah College Student Essentials
Region: Mid-Atlantic
Setting: Large Town Setting
Type: Private
Affiliation: Interdenominational
Size: Medium (2,000 to 5,000 Undergrad)
Mascot: Falcons
Website: www.messiah.edu
On-Campus Housing Available: Yes
Selectivity: Selective
In-State Tuition: $ 29,460
Out-of-State Tuition: $ 29,460
Retention Rate: 86%
Enrollment: 3,135
Year Established: 1909

About Messiah College

As a Christian school, Messiah College seeks to educate its students not just in the liberal arts, but also in the Christian faith. In many ways, student life and spiritual life at Messiah are synonymous. There are many on-campus opportunities to help grow your faith, including service learning programs and a variety of ministries.

Messiah College offers more than 80 undergraduate majors, including new programs like Chinese Business, Dance, Sustainability Studies, and Peace and Conflict Studies. There are several ways to complete your degree, including accelerated three-year tracks, an honors program and the option to take on a senior capstone project.

Messiah offers financial aid to all students who demonstrate need. However, need-based aid is not the only kind of financial assistance available at Messiah. The college offers a variety of scholarships based on academic achievement, artistic talent or multiculturalism.

Admissions requirements for Messiah include a high school transcript, SAT or ACT scores, and a personal statement.

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Ratings & Reviews

Overall School Rating:

Rated 4.5 of 5 Stars 22 Reviews

50% of students gave Messiah College 5 stars overall.

Student Ratings

Student at This School - Grad Year 2016

Overall Rating

Messiah college is an awesome college to receive a christian education from where professors care personally about each individual student. Academics were important to me when looking for a school to attend and now after being at Messiah I am definitely pleased with the teachers here and the rigorous academic courses. When first considering Messiah I was concerned that it might be too small for me but I have found that Messiah is the perfect size. I am constantly meeting new people and don't feel closed in here. I love the teachers and the students here more than I could have ever imagined. The teachers pray before classes and take a personal interest in each student. I have made unbelievably great friends here so far and can't wait to continue to make more! Although in a more remote area, there is plenty to do on and around campus. Messiah's Student Activities Board (SAB) is great with putting together fun off campus activities such as trips to New York for Broadway shows or trips to Washington DC for sports games. Make sure to get involved on campus and don't let wasted time slip by!


Student at This School - Grad Year 2016

Overall Rating

I love the atmosphere of Messiah College! People are friendly, faculty are wonderful, and I love it here. There are tons of activities and clubs and volunteer opportunities. If you take advantage of what's available, you'll do well here. But they don't search you out- you have to find them.


Messiah College Map & Location

Messiah College
One College Ave
Mechanicsburg, PA 17055


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Getting Around Messiah College

Walkability

Excellent walkability. You do not need a car for this area.

9/10
walk

Weather

Seasonal average temperatures for Mechanicsburg, PA

Winter
Dec
42
27
Jan
38
23
Feb
41
25
Spring
Mar
51
32
Apr
63
42
May
72
51
Summer
Jun
81
61
Jul
85
66
Aug
84
64
Fall
Sep
76
56
Oct
64
44
Nov
53
36

Students

Full-Time Undergrad Students 2,888
Freshman Class 761
Total Students (Undergrads & Graduate Students) 3,135

Ethnic Diversity:

  • Latino: 2%
  • African American: 2%
  • Caucasian: 87%
  • Asian: 1%
  • Unknown and Other: 6%
Latino 2%
African American 2%
Caucasian 87%
Asian 1%
Unknown and Other 6%

Undergraduate 92%
Graduate 8%
Full-Time 93%
Part-Time 7%
Women 64%
Men 36%
International 2%
Domestic 98%

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