Messiah College Rankings

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In the World#2684 of 14178
In North America#826 of 2629
In the United States#759 of 2528
In Pennsylvania#40 of 155
In Mechanicsburg#1 of 1

Quick Review

Religion
Interdenominational
Acceptance rate
76%
Average SAT
1200
Average ACT
27
Avg. cost to attend
$28,867 /y
Aid receiving
100%
Undergraduates
2,709
Graduates
665
Male:Female Ratio
36:64
Control
Private
not-for-profit
Highest Degree
Doctor's degree

Messiah College Acceptance rate and Admissions statistics

TotalMenWomen
Acceptance Rate76%78%75%
Applicants2,6409631,677
Admissions2,0037491,254
Freshmen enrolled full time606246360

72 students enrolled in some distance education courses.

445 enrolled exclusively in distance education.

SAT scores

Among admitted applicants
557 or 92%
submitted SAT

25% of them
had 1090
or below

75% of them
had 1310
or below

Typical SAT scores of first-years in Messiah College are 1090-1310 (middle 50% range).

ACT scores

Among admitted applicants
138 or 23%
submitted ACT

25% of them
had 23
or below

75% of them
had 30
or below

Typical ACT scores of first-years in Messiah College are 23-30 (middle 50% range).

Admissions requirements

SAT/ACT Required
Secondary school GPA Required
Secondary school record Required
TOEFL Required
College-preparatory program Recommended
Secondary school rank Recommended
Formal demonstration of competencies Neither required nor recommended
Other Tests Neither required nor recommended
Recommendations Neither required nor recommended

Enrollment by race or ethnicity

White2731 (81%)
Hispanic183 (5%)
Nonresident Alien120 (4%)
Black or African American118 (3%)
Two or more races107 (3%)
Asian89 (3%)
Race or Ethnicity unknown23 (0.7%)
American Indian or Alaska Native2 (0.1%)

Costs per year: Tuition, Housing, Fees

Net average cost to attend
$28,867/year
Average aid awarded
$19,932
Students receiving aid
100%

Average costs by household income

<$30K$20,824
$30-48K$21,802
$48-75K$22,999
$75-110K$27,267
$110K+$32,643

Tuition and fees

UndergraduatesGraduates
Tuition in-district$35,280$12,420
Tuition in-state$35,280$12,420
Tuition out-of-state$35,280$12,420
Fee in-district$840
Fee in-state$840
Fee out-of-state$840

Room and board price

Dormitory capacity2,403
Combined charge for room and board$10,580
Room charge$5,630
Meal charge$4,950

Messiah College Majors

MajorBachelor'sMaster's
Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences, Other63
Business Administration and Management, General3717
Engineering, General50
Registered Nursing & Registered Nurse39
Music Performance, General427
Occupational Therapy & Therapist31
Psychology, General26
Health Services & Allied Health & Health Sciences, General25
Family and Community Services24
Elementary Education and Teaching20
Biology & Biological Sciences, General20
Education, General20
Computer Science19
Accounting18
Early Childhood Education and Teaching16
Religious Education15
Music Teacher Education14
Athletic Training & Trainer14
Marketing & Marketing Management, General14
Social Work13
Political Science and Government, General13
English Language and Literature, General12
Fine & Studio Arts, General11
Biopsychology11
Cinematography and Film & Video Production11
International Business & Trade & Commerce10
Digital Communication and Media & Multimedia10
Higher Education & Higher Education Administration9
Speech Communication and Rhetoric8
Music, General8
Public Relations, Advertising, and Applied Communication8
Junior High & Intermediate & Middle School Education and Teaching8
Dietetics & Dietitian8
Criminal Justice & Safety Studies8
Biochemistry7
History, General7
Sustainability Studies7
Sport and Fitness Administration & Management6
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching6
Peace Studies and Conflict Resolution6
Art Teacher Education6
Organizational Leadership6
English & Language Arts Teacher Education5
Chemistry, General5
Nursing Practice5
Social Studies Teacher Education4
Economics, General4
Parks, Recreation and Leisure Studies4
Drama and Dramatics & Theatre Arts, General4
Mathematics, General4
Philosophy4
Environmental Science4
Sociology4
Musical Theatre4
Physics, General2
Music, Other2
Molecular Biology2
Dance, General2
Journalism2
Spanish Language Teacher Education2
Bible & Biblical Studies2
Communications Technology & Technician2
Multi- & Interdisciplinary Studies, Other1
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services, Other1
Spanish Language and Literature1
Biology Teacher Education1
German Language Teacher Education1
Family and Consumer Sciences & Home Economics Teacher Education1
French Language and Literature1
Ethnic Studies1
Chinese Language and Literature1
Grand Total610178
TotalMenWomen
Graduation rate79%80%79%
  • Full-time retention rate - 89%

Publications & Citations

Publications
434
Citations
7,031

Publication count by topic

Psychology
88
Sociology
61
History
57
Medicine
45
Political science
28
Philosophy
24
Art
20
Biology
20
Chemistry
19
Computer science
14
Mathematics
10
Physics
9
Geography
8
Materials science
6
Engineering
5
Economics
4
Business
4
Environmental science
2

Topical rankings by citation count

DisciplineWorld RankCitations
Philosophy135545
History148338
Political science1971176
Psychology20682,033
Art20969
Sociology2230230
Medicine25891,608
Geography2625178
Biology31951,244
Computer science3715341
Physics373774
Chemistry3966449
Economics410823
Business441825
Mathematics495331
Materials science507124
Environmental science51945
Engineering56574

Annual publication & citation counts

YearPublicationsCitations
1990319
1991433
1992537
1993222
1994513
1995620
1996410
1997627
1998733
1999836
2000654
20011138
2002558
20031147
20041266
20051091
20068136
20075153
200816201
200917225
201014267
201120295
201233385
201326383
201430409
201521457
201618418
201720398
201831415
201918523
202018680

General info

Founded1909
WikipediaMessiah University
MottoChrist Preeminent
Colorsnavy, white
Academic CalendarSemesters
Total FTE staff719
Carnegie ClassificationBaccalaureate Colleges: Diverse Fields

Location and Contacts

AddressOne University Ave
Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania, 17055
United States
City population9,000
Phone7177662511
Fax+1 (717) 691 2307

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