Messiah College Rankings

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Rank Ranking
#3041 of 14,160 In the World
#893 of 2,624 In North America
#825 of 2,523 In the United States
#51 of 155 In Pennsylvania
#661 of 1,003 For Theology / Divinity / Religious studies
#1072 of 1,252 For History
#1986 of 2,540 For Sociology
#2796 of 5,152 For Liberal Arts & Social Sciences

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
Website
www.messiah.edu

Messiah College Acceptance rate and Admissions statistics

Total Men Women
Acceptance Rate 76% 78% 75%
Applicants 2,640 963 1,677
Admissions 2,003 749 1,254
Freshmen enrolled full time 606 246 360

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

White 2731 (81%)
Hispanic 183 (5%)
Nonresident Alien 120 (4%)
Black or African American 118 (3%)
Two or more races 107 (3%)
Asian 89 (3%)
Race or Ethnicity unknown 23 (0.7%)
American Indian or Alaska Native 2 (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 capacity 2,403
Combined charge for room and board $10,580
Room charge $5,630
Meal charge $4,950

Messiah College Majors

Major Bachelor's Master's
Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences, Other 63
Business Administration and Management, General 37 17
Engineering, General 50
Registered Nursing & Registered Nurse 39
Music Performance, General 4 27
Occupational Therapy & Therapist 31
Psychology, General 26
Health Services & Allied Health & Health Sciences, General 25
Family and Community Services 24
Elementary Education and Teaching 20
Biology & Biological Sciences, General 20
Education, General 20
Computer Science 19
Accounting 18
Early Childhood Education and Teaching 16
Religious Education 15
Music Teacher Education 14
Athletic Training & Trainer 14
Marketing & Marketing Management, General 14
Social Work 13
Political Science and Government, General 13
English Language and Literature, General 12
Fine & Studio Arts, General 11
Biopsychology 11
Cinematography and Film & Video Production 11
International Business & Trade & Commerce 10
Digital Communication and Media & Multimedia 10
Higher Education & Higher Education Administration 9
Speech Communication and Rhetoric 8
Music, General 8
Public Relations, Advertising, and Applied Communication 8
Junior High & Intermediate & Middle School Education and Teaching 8
Dietetics & Dietitian 8
Criminal Justice & Safety Studies 8
Biochemistry 7
History, General 7
Sustainability Studies 7
Sport and Fitness Administration & Management 6
Physical Education Teaching and Coaching 6
Peace Studies and Conflict Resolution 6
Art Teacher Education 6
Organizational Leadership 6
English & Language Arts Teacher Education 5
Chemistry, General 5
Nursing Practice 5
Social Studies Teacher Education 4
Economics, General 4
Parks, Recreation and Leisure Studies 4
Drama and Dramatics & Theatre Arts, General 4
Mathematics, General 4
Philosophy 4
Environmental Science 4
Sociology 4
Musical Theatre 4
Physics, General 2
Music, Other 2
Molecular Biology 2
Dance, General 2
Journalism 2
Spanish Language Teacher Education 2
Bible & Biblical Studies 2
Communications Technology & Technician 2
Multi- & Interdisciplinary Studies, Other 1
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services, Other 1
Spanish Language and Literature 1
Biology Teacher Education 1
German Language Teacher Education 1
Family and Consumer Sciences & Home Economics Teacher Education 1
French Language and Literature 1
Ethnic Studies 1
Chinese Language and Literature 1
Grand Total 610 178
Total Men Women
Graduation rate 79% 80% 79%
  • Full-time retention rate - 89%

Publications & Citations

Publications
464
Citations
8,063

Publication / Citation count by topic

Liberal Arts & Social Sciences
241 / 1,668
Psychology
97 / 1,953
Medicine
93 / 2,970
Sociology
66 / 265
Theology / Divinity / Religious studies
62 / 43
History
58 / 64
Education Majors
38 / 521
Art & Design
33 / 168
Social Psychology
31 / 661
Biology
31 / 1,123
Business
30 / 644
Political Science
29 / 211
Engineering
25 / 84
Economics
25 / 187
Chemistry
23 / 397
Classics and Ancient History
22 / 43
Philosophy
22 / 51
Physics
21 / 66
Environmental Science
20 / 296
Gender Studies
17 / 37
Mathematics
17 / 1,222
Computer Science
16 / 482
Math Teachers
14 / 1,114
Health Science
14 / 391
Media Studies
13 / 14
Child Psychology
13 / 504
Political Economy
11 / 78
Nursing
11 / 389
Communications and Public Relations
11 / 94
Creative Writing
11 / 132
Development Studies
11 / 95
Inorganic Chemistry
10 / 260
Physical Therapy
10 / 672
Materials Science
10 / 44
Organizational / Business / IO Psychology
9 / 296
Geography and Cartography
9 / 194
Clinical Psychology
8 / 137
Archaeology
8 / 187
Anthropology
8 / 10
Entertainment Industry Business
7 / 2

Annual publication & citation counts

Year Publications Citations
1990 3 19
1991 4 32
1992 5 38
1993 2 19
1994 5 13
1995 6 21
1996 5 10
1997 6 27
1998 7 34
1999 8 37
2000 6 81
2001 11 53
2002 6 63
2003 13 57
2004 13 84
2005 10 105
2006 10 152
2007 6 182
2008 17 227
2009 18 267
2010 14 314
2011 20 335
2012 33 440
2013 27 456
2014 31 462
2015 21 509
2016 18 474
2017 20 443
2018 32 476
2019 18 622
2020 26 864

Notable alumni

  1. Gregory Alan Thornbury

    Gregory Alan Thornbury
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1970-.. (age 52)
    Biography

    Gregory Alan Thornbury serves as Vice President of Development at the New York Academy of Art in New York City. He is former President of The King's College in New York City and is no longer a member of the college's executive leadership. In November 2017, the College announced it was restructuring its leadership and appointing Tim Gibson as acting president The restructuring came in the middle of the academic year and before Thornbury had completed his fourth academic year. Before King's, he was previously Professor of Philosophy, Dean of the School of Theology & Missions, and Vice President for Spiritual Life at Union University in Jackson, Tennessee.

General info

Founded 1909
Motto Christ Preeminent
Colors navy, white
Academic Calendar Semesters
Total FTE staff 719
Carnegie Classification Baccalaureate Colleges: Diverse Fields

Location and Contacts

Address One University Ave
Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania, 17055
United States
City population 9,000
Phone 7177662511
Fax +1 (717) 691 2307

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