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Messiah University Stats, Info and Facts

Quick Facts

2,932 Students

77% Admitted

  • 3,331 full time
  • 134 part time
  • 1,059 men full time
  • 1,739 women full time
  • 3,154 applied
  • 2,032 admitted
  • 694 enrolled

2,759 Undergraduates

$32,350 Tuition/Year

  • 124 Graduates
  • 51 Non-Degree
  • $32,350 in state
  • $830 fees
  • $10,520 room & board
  • $1,280 books and supplies

At a Glance

Religious affiliation: Interdenominational
Institution Type: Private not-for-profit
Campus Setting: Mid East Large suburb
Highest Degree Offered: Doctor's degree - professional practice
Level of Institution: Four or more years
Calendar: Semester
School Colors: Navy and white
Reviews in 3 Sentences
  • Ezequiel from Grantham, PA
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  • I would give this college an 9.5 from a scale of 10. This is because Messiah truly cares for the students here, in they support us educationally, emotionally, and even…

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  • Anonymous
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  • i really like messiah college, it has the rules in place where i can focus on my classes and things i need to do and not all the co-ed issues…

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  • Junior from Grantham, PA
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  • An amazing, academically challenging college that values community, discipline, and appreciates diversity with the growing population of multicultural students. Messiah College does not reject different Christian beliefs.…

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  • Kalann from Harrisburg, PA
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  • To be completely honest I love it here at Messiah: Generally speaking, the people are warm, and the atmosphere is great. My biggest problem however is the cost of tuition,…

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  • Rachel from Collegeville, PA
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  • It's a great school for Christians wanting to explore the intersection of faith and education. There are tons of service and leadership opportunities as well as fun stuff to do.…

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Messiah University
  • Located in Mechanicsburg, PA
  • Private not-for-profit
  • 2,932 students enrolled
  • 77% admitted
  • $32,350 annual cost to attend


Student Responses to Review Topic: Am I Enjoying Being Here
  • 3
  • Music Major
  • I am a current student here

    I personally find it difficult to make substantial friendships here. Sure, it's easy to make an acquaintance or two from your classes, but it's hard to make those acquaintances grow into something more when all you can go to hang out is the Union, Fishbowl, or Southside Cafe. Because of the lack of hang-out areas, restrictive visitation hours, and a not-so-booming off-campus life, it's difficult to build those long-lasting friendships that everyone gains in their college years.

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  • 5
  • Leanna from Montoursville, PA
  • I am a current student here

    The teachers are wonderful. There are multiple activities here on campus, and people don't look at you funny when you say your a Christian.

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  • 5
  • Caitlin from West Chester, PA
  • I am a current student here

    Outside of the classroom, Messiah is a blast. Everything from our amazing sports teams, to BSIDES free concerts every Wednesday nights and the ever ridiculous karaoke nights in Lottie Nelson Dining hall. This place is really fun. There is definitely a group of people for everyone. The student body is extremely diverse and I don't think it's possible not to fit in somewhere. It's a very friendly environment and everywhere you go you see smiling faces.

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  • 5
  • Kelly from Derwood, MD
  • I am a current student here

    Some may say that the environment is too small because there are no sororities or fraternities, but I love the small school environment. I have gotten involved in a lot of activities that I would have never expected when I entered. For example, I am now playing the bari sax in the band for the first time and also one of the DJs for the college radio station. I have also found many friends who share similar interests and we do weekend movie/game nights together. The professors are very supportive if you are having any trouble and everyone is genuinely friendly. It is a beautiful campus and I love taking runs around to explore the nature. I feel that I am accepted no matter who I am and I can truly be myself. I was so worried about leaving home when I entered college and am truly looking forward to going back in the fall.

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  • 5
  • Brianna from Oak Hill, VA
  • I am a current student here

    My roommates were awesome this last year! We got along so well together. My hall mates and classmates were so much fun to be around. My Resident Assistant was the best. I couldn't have asked for a better mentor.

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