Messiah College

1,106 reviews
  1. Mechanicsburg, PA
  2. 4 Year
B-
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    B-
  2. Value
    B+
  3. Diversity
    C
  4. Campus
    B
  5. Athletics
    B
  6. Party Scene
    C-
  7. Professors
    C+
  8. Location
    C-
  9. Dorms
    B+
  10. Campus Food
    B-
  11. Student Life
    C+
  12. Safety
    A-
Messiah College is ...
Private not-for-profit, Inter-/Non-denominational
Athletic Division
NCAA Division III (without football)
Athletic Conference
Middle Atlantic States Athletic Corporation
Address
One College Ave
Mechanicsburg, PA 17055

Messiah College Rankings

Niche ranks over 1,000 colleges based on more than 50 statistics and nearly 12 million opinions from college students.

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
80%
SAT Range
1010-1240
ACT Range
22-27
Application Fee
$20
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Application Website

Cost

Net Price
$26,106/ year
National
$15,431

Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.

Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $19,738/ year
  • $30-48k
    $21,097/ year
  • $49-75k
    $23,294/ year
  • $76-110k
    $25,754/ year
  • $110k+
    $29,239/ year

Academics

Professors
C+
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
13:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
93%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.61 responses
63%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.59 responses
64%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.59 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
2,680Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
1%
Pell Grant
21%
Varsity Athletes
17%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 15 responses
Report
  • Community-oriented.
    40%
  • Christian
    33%
  • Boring and not that bright. Sorry.
    13%
  • Friendly
    13%
  • Cliquey and Judgemental
    0%
  • Judgemental
    0%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
95%
Poll
96%
of students say they don't have Greek life.48 responses
Poll
65%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.80 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 16 responses
Report
  • Christian
    94%
  • Opportunistic
    6%
  • Close knit
    0%
  • Loving
    0%
  • Mediocre
    0%
  • Wholistic and Enriching
    0%

After Messiah College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$41,400/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
80%
National
47%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
95%
National
83%
83%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.18 responses

Reviews

1,106 reviews
  • Excellent
    213
  • Very Good
    408
  • Average
    319
  • Poor
    93
  • Terrible
    73
My favorite experiences have to do with the friends that I have made while I am there. They are my family away from home and since not much is around we are pretty creative in what we do to have fun. My school is unique because it is small which gives it a close knit community feel. Everybody knows everybody and it sets up an environment to make life lasting relationships.
  • College Junior
  • 2 months ago
I attend Messiah College. I truly love it, it is a christian campus that, with a pretty small number of students. The professors are genuinely caring and helpful. I am going into my junior year and couldn't be happier at my school.
  • College Junior
  • 3 months ago
Classes and athletics are great. There are LOTS of rules and if you do not follow them you will face consequences. Weekends can get boring because there isn't a town or any place to walk around.
  • College Sophomore
  • 4 months ago