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MESSIAH COLLEGE, MECHANICSBURG, PENNSYLVANIA

Mechanicsburg, PennsylvaniaLOCATION
CollegeSCHOOL TYPE
Estd 1909Established Year
  3331Enrollment

Messiah College: Rankings, Courses, Admissions, Tuition Fee, Cost of Attendance & Scholarships

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Messiah College is a private Christian institution situated in Pennsylvania which is home to students from 30 states and 38 countries from different parts of the world and is one of the pioneer colleges in Pennsylvania. Founded in 1909, the college offers undergraduate and graduate degrees; 85+ undergraduate majors and 35+ graduate degrees, diplomas, and certificates.

Messiah College Campus

Messiah takes pride in its mission to educate men and women toward maturity of intellect, character and Christian faith in preparation for lives of service, leadership and reconciliation in church and society.

Messiah College Rankings

  • Ranked no 1 Christian College and University (2017).
  • Named the Best College in Pennsylvania (2018) by College Consensus
  • Best Value Schools in the North (2020): #13
  • Awarded Best College in the Region (2018-19) by Money Magazine

Highlights

Year of foundation1909
LocationPennsylvania
TypePrivate
Campus SettingRural
Campus Housing Capacity87%
Student Faculty Ratio12: 1
International Student population38+
Official Websitemessiah.edu

Messiah College Programs

  • Messiah offers 150+ academic programs in total for both graduate and undergraduate degrees
  • Various accelerated options allow students to complete their degrees in less time than usual – dual enrollment, 3+ partner programs, accelerated degrees, 3-year degree.
  • Messiah has divided its programs into 6 schools – Schools of Arts, School of Business, Education & Social Sciences, School of Graduate Studies, School of the Humanities, School of Science, Engineering & Health, and Interdisciplinary Areas.
  • Business degrees are conducted completely online without any requirement of on-campus sessions
  • MBA at Messiah’s is ranked as the Best Online Master’s in Management Degree programs by The Best Schools.

Messiah College Campus

  • Messiah only has one main campus in Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania
  • It has a student body of about 3370 with an average class size of 20
  • The campus houses 7 academic buildings and 12 resident halls/apartments
  • Everything is merely 15-20 minutes away – restaurants, museums, sports venues, and the so-called ‘sweetest place on Earth’, Hershey too, is 25 minutes far from the campus

Messiah College Housing

  • 85% of Messiah’s students live in campus provided housing facilities
  • Residential facilities are divided into three – traditional residential halls, campus apartments, and special interest houses.
  • Resident halls house one to three students in each room; campus residents accommodate 3 to 5 students who share a kitchen and a living area
  • There are meal plans for students living on-campus as well as commuters; dining dollars meal plan and Ala Carte meal plan respectively.
  • The college has 5 cafes/dining halls inside its premises – Lottie Nelson Dining Hall, The Union Café, The falcon, Café Diem, Café @ winding hill.
  • There are some more options ( off campus) in which a student can reside.

Messiah College Admission Process

The following is the information regarding the admission to the college.

Application Portal: Official Web Portal and Common App

Application Fee: 50 USD.

Deadlines: November 15: Application fee waiver deadline
January 15: College Honors Program scholarship deadline

Academic Requirements:

  • English language proficiency in the form of IELTS ( Min. score: 6.5) or TOEFL ( Min. score: 80) certification.
  • Supporting documents:
    • SAT or ACT exams are optional
    • GMAT or GRE exams are required according to the programs.
    • One copy of official transcripts evaluated by WES
    • A Letter of Recommendation
    • A resume
    • An essay – 300-500 words
    • GPA >3.0 (varies from course to course)

Messiah College Cost of Attendance

Given below is the estimated cost of attendance for the year 2020 - 2021

ExpensesAmount (USD)
Tuition and fees37,180
Room and food10,900
Health insurance, books, etc. (estimate)2,990

Messiah College Financial Aid for international students

  • 98% of students receive some kind of financial aid
  • International students can receive merit-based scholarships some of which are as follows: 
    • Provost’s Scholarship - for first-year students with high merit in SAT/ACT and high school GPA combined. The scholarship award ranges from 12,500 - 15,000 USD.
    • College Honors Program Scholarships - This scholarship can be combined with Provost's Scholarship and the qualification for the same is determined by a combination of SAT, ACT or CLT scores and high school GPA.
    • School of Arts Scholarships - A number of scholarships come under this category and the award amount ranges from 1000 - 5000 USD. Recipients for this scholarship can also apply for need-based financial aid.
    • Dean's Scholarship in the Humanities - Not awarded to students starting in the spring semester, this scholarship is awarded to 10 new or transfer students majoring in Humanities, yearly. The scholarship amount is 1000 USD.
    • Messiah College Scholarship - First-year and transfer students are eligible for this scholarship based on their application material. Qualified students are awarded 8000 USD.
  • Scholarships can also be attained through outside sources.

Messiah College Notable Alumni

  • Various alumni awards are awarded each year – Young alumni achievement award, Distinguished Alumni Achievement Award, Alumni Christian Service Award, Alumni Appreciation Award
  • Notable Alumni: Chris Heisey, Professional Baseball Outfielder; Vanessa Alfano, Weather Anchor; Peter Enns, American Scholar; Peter Greer, Advocate; Ray Crist, American Chemist

Messiah College Placements

  • There is a Career and Professional Development Center that takes care of Messiah’s students’ industrial growth needs.
  • There are numerous internship opportunities for current students – international students can only work on-campus until they earn enough credits to be able to work outside.
  • Messiah partnered with Handshake, an employment portal, to provide employment opportunities for the students.
  • The Center also provides financial support for students to attend professional conferences and conduct ‘into the city’ career immersion trips to expose students to the city’s working lifestyle.
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Bachelor Nursing

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SIMILAR PROGRAMS
German  |  English  |  Art History  |  French  |  Spanish

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Messiah College Overview

Institution TypePrivate (Not for Profit)
Student Population3555
FAFSA Code003298
Application Cost$50
Accreditation MSCHE
Average Cost of Attendance$35,160 / Year
Student : Faculty Ratio1 : 1

Admission & Dates

Early action Deadlines

November 01

Application Deadline

April 01

Application Results

Regular decision Deadlines

January 15

Application Deadline

April 01

Application Results

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Test Scores for International Applicants

ExamsAvg. ScoreMin. ScoreMax. Score% Submitted
Undergraduate
SATCheck Detailed Score120511001310 91%
Evidence-Based Reading and Writing610560660-
Mathematics595540650-
ACTCheck Detailed Score262229 29%
English262230-
Mathematics252128-

Messiah College Acceptance Rate

77.0%

Acceptance Rate

2558

Total Applicants

3555

Total Enrolled

Male
Female

36.7%

Male

63.3%

Female

Undergraduate
Undergraduate Program77.0%
Total Applicants3722
Total Enrolled2866
Graduate
Graduate Programs77.0%
Total Applicants895
Total Enrolled689

Messiah College Enrollment

Enrollment
Messiah College Enrollment3555
Undergraduate Enrollment2866
Graduate Enrollment689
Graduation Rate
Average Graduation Rate77.8%

Attendance Cost

$35,160

Attendance Cost

The table shows average yearly cost of attendance for international students. Amount may vary with the course opted, nature of accommodation, and personal spending habits of a candidate. Check Program wise Fees

Tuition Fees
Undergraduate Programs$35,160 / Year
On Campus Accomodation
Books & Supplies$1,280 / Year
On campus, Room & Board$10,220 / Year
On Campus, Other Expenses$2,270 / Year
Off Campus Accomodation
Off campus (not with family), Room & Board$10,220 / Year
Off campus (not with family), Other Expenses$3,360 / Year
Off campus (with family), Room & Board$2,730 / Year
Off campus (with family), Other Expenses$2,790 / Year
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Top Accreditations [Institutional & Program Wise]

Institutional Accreditations
Middle States Commission on Higher Education
Program Wise Accreditations
Arts ProgramsNational Association of Schools of Art and Design
Music ProgramsNational Association of Schools of Music
Nursing ProgramsCommission on Collegiate Nursing Education
ProgramsAcademy of Nutrition and Dietetics
ProgramsNational Association of Schools of Theatre
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Faculty

Total FacultyFull TimePart timeGraduate Assistants
52392612262717
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    Book Store

    Messiah College Campus Store & Textbook Express0.07 Km
    Civil War and More6.33 Km
    Executive Books6.52 Km
    Skinny Kitty Enterprises6.89 Km

    Airport

    Vogelsong Airport3.67 Km

    Shopping Mall

    Dillsburg Shopping Center4.06 Km
    Wesley Drive Plaza6.37 Km
    windsor shopping center6.67 Km
    GoShoppingUSA.com7.86 Km

    Bus Station

    Winding Hill Park and Ride5.53 Km
    Dillsburg Park n Ride58.24 Km

    *All distance are measured radially. Actual distance may vary

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