Messiah College: Ranking & Review

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Mechanicsburg
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United States
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18503010
Top 18%

Messiah College Acceptance rate and Admissions statistics

TotalMenWomen
Acceptance Rate77%74%79%
Applicants2,5589971,561
Admissions1,9707411,229
Enrolled undergraduates665266399
Enrolled total (including graduate students)3,3311,2462,085

535 students enrolled in some distance education courses.

491 enrolled exclusively in distance education.

Male-Female Ratio

Enrollment by race or ethnicity

Typical SAT scores

Number of students submitting SAT scores603
Percent of students submitting SAT scores91%
Evidence-Based Reading and Writing
610
Math
595

Typical ACT scores

Number of students submitting ACT scores190
Percent of students submitting ACT scores29%
ACT Composite
25
ACT English
26
ACT Math
24

Admission requirements

Application fee for undergraduates - $50. Application fee for graduates - $30.

Secondary school GPARequired
Secondary school rankRecommended
Secondary school recordRequired
Completion of the college-preparatory programRecommended
RecommendationsNeither required nor recommended
Formal demonstration of competenciesNeither required nor recommended
Admission test scoresRequired
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)Neither required nor recommended
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)Required

Messiah College Tuition

Total cost for students livingIn-stateOut-of-state
On-campus$47,930$47,930
Off-campus$49,020$49,020
The total cost includes tuition and fees, books, supplies, on-campus room and board payment of $10,220 and other expenses per full academic year.

Messiah College provides on-campus housing with total dormitory capacity of 2,383 students.

Average Tuition and fees for academic year programs
In-stateOut-of-state
Tuition for Full-time undergraduates$33,320$33,320
Fees for full-time undergraduates$840$840
Per credit hour charge for part-time undergraduates$1,390$1,390
Tuition for Full-time graduates$11,610$11,610
Fees for full-time graduates$180$180
Per credit hour charge for part-time graduates$645$645

Programs and Degrees

ProgramsBachelor'sMaster'sTotal
Health Professions and Related Programs9178169
Education8232114
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services781492
Engineering6767
Visual and Performing Arts362763
Family and Consumer Sciences & Human Sciences3131
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs3131
Biological and Biomedical Sciences3030
Multi & Interdisciplinary Studies2424
Psychology2323
Social Sciences2323
Theology and Religious Vocations2020
Public Administration and Social Service Professions1414
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services1111
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting, and Related Protective Service1010
English Language and Literature & Letters88
Parks, Recreation, Leisure and Fitness Studies66
Mathematics and Statistics66
History55
Physical Sciences44
Philosophy and Religious Studies33
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics22
Communications Technologies & Technicians and Support Services11
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender, and Group Studies
Natural Resources and Conservation
Grand Total606151757

A total of 606 4-year bachelor's degrees conferred across undergraduate programs at Messiah College.

At the master's level 151 degrees were conferred in the graduate programs.

TotalMenWomen
Graduation rate81%80%81%
  • Full-time retention rate - 88%

General info

Founded1909
MottoChrist Preeminent
Religious affiliationInterdenominational
Colorsnavy, white
Academic CalendarSemester
Total FTE staff738
Instructional FTE253
Sector of institutionPrivate not-for-profit, 4-year or above
Control of institutionPrivate not-for-profit
Carnegie ClassificationBaccalaureate Colleges: Diverse Fields

Location and Contacts

Official Websitewww.messiah.edu
AddressOne College Ave
Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania, 17055
United States
Urbanization levelSuburb: Large
City populationless than 2,500
Phone7177662511
Fax+1 (717) 691 2307

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