Messiah College

Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania

Messiah College Overview

Student population

AddressOne College Ave
Mechanicsburg, PA
School Websitewww.messiah.edu
School TypePrivate not-for-profit, 4-year or above
Size

Large

StatusPrivate not-for-profit
On Campus HousingYes
Level of StudyUndergraduate/Graduate

Messiah College is a small private not-for-profit, 4-year college based in Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania that offers both undergraduate and graduate programs to its students. The highest level of offerings is doctor's degree. In the 2019 academic year, 2,530 students applied to Messiah College. Of those students, 1,996 were granted admission into the school.

In the 2019 academic year, the in-state tuition for enrolling in Messiah College was $34,320, in addition to fees of $840. This number excludes room and board. The school does provide on-campus housing, which you may want to factor into your cost analysis when planning to attend Messiah College.

Messiah College has a 78% graduation rate within six years of enrolling.

Messiah College Requirements

Academic standards

Very High

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Applicants admitted

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The Messiah College acceptance rate is 79%. To put this into perspective, 1,996 of the 2,530 students who applied to Messiah College in the 2019 academic year were admitted. It’s clear that enrolling in Messiah College is not out of reach. You simply need the right credentials.

Most students who have been accepted into Messiah College had an SAT score between the range of 1,080 and 1,310. If you want a good shot of getting in, you'll also want to have strong ACT scores. The ACT range for Messiah College was between 23 and 29 in the last academic year.

In addition, applicants are required to submit their GPA to Messiah College as part of their application.

Messiah College Cost

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Cost is a crucial factor to consider when deciding what college to attend. At Messiah College, the tuition for in-state residents is $34,320. Combined with fees of $840, room and board costs of $10,520, other expenses of $2,320 and the $1,280 cost of books and supplies.

Out-of-state students can expect to pay more. While the costs for room, board, and other expenses are the same, out-of-state tuition is significantly higher. Out-of-state students must pay $35,160 in tuition.

Students at Messiah College are eligible for federal financial aid. The average federal aid awarded to students at Messiah College was $4,311 last year, with 26% of students being awarded federal aid.

Messiah College Student Life

Full-Time Undergrad Enrollment
Part-Time Undergrad Enrollment
Student-to-Faculty Ratio12:1

Student composition is an important deciding factor for most students applying to Messiah College.

Messiah College has a good gender split, with 61% of undergraduates being female and 39% of undergraduates being male.

At the school, most students are Pennsylvania residents; in fact, 59% of all students reside in Pennsylvania. However, 38% of students come from out-of-state and 3% of students are international. This means you’ll be able to interact with people from all backgrounds.

The student to faculty ratio at Messiah College is 12:1. This means that you should have no trouble getting the academic support you need to thrive in your studies.

Messiah College Popular Majors and Programs

HEALTH PROFESSIONS AND RELATED PROGRAMS
EDUCATION
BUSINESS, MANAGEMENT, MARKETING, AND RELATED SUPPORT SERVICES
ENGINEERING
VISUAL AND PERFORMING ARTS
COMMUNICATION, JOURNALISM, AND RELATED PROGRAMS
FAMILY AND CONSUMER SCIENCES/HUMAN SCIENCES
PSYCHOLOGY
BIOLOGICAL AND BIOMEDICAL SCIENCES
PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION AND SOCIAL SERVICE PROFESSIONS

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