Messiah

Messiah College

One College Ave, Mechanicsburg, United States
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  • Class Notes
    3
  • Textbook Notes
    1
  • Study Guides
    0
  • Currently Enrolled
    11
  • Previously Enrolled
    29

Overview of Messiah College (Messiah)

About this school

Messiah, founded in 1909, is a private, church-affiliated, liberal arts college. Its 400-acre campus in located in Grantham, 10 miles southwest of Harrisburg.
  • Institution Type


    Private

  • Undergraduate Students


    • Undergraduate Students:2,759
    • Men:1,106 (40.1%)
    • Women:1,653 (59.9%)

Location

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Admission Information (Messiah)

Freshman Admission Requirements

Difficulty of Admission


Admission to Messiah College is moderately difficult: more than 75% of freshmen were in the top 50% of their high school class and scored over 1010 on the SAT I or over 18 on the ACT; about 85% or fewer of all applicants accepted.

High School Preparation


  • High School Graduation:

    High school diploma required and GED is accepted

  • High School Program:

    College preparatory program is required

Required Or Recomended High School Units


SubjectRequired UnitsRecommended Units
English
4
-
Mathematics
2
3
Science
2
3
Foreign Language
2
-
Social Studies
2
-
History
-
2
Academic Electives
4
-

Examinations Required


ExamRequiredScores Due Date
SAT or ACT
Required
Not reported
SAT Only
-
-
ACT Only
-
-
SAT and SAT Subject Tests, or ACT
-
-
SAT Subject Tests Only
-
-
Essay/TestStatusScores Due Date
SAT Essay Component Policy
Not reported
ACT Writing Test Policy
Accepted with or without writing component
Use of SAT/ACT Essay
Not reported

Admission Details

Admissions Office


Address
One College Avenue
City, State, Zip
Mechanicsburg, PA  17055
Phone
(717) 691-6000
Fax
(717) 796-5374
Email

Application Dates And Fees


Regular Admission Deadline
Rolling
Application Fee
$50
Application Fee Waiver
Available
Regular Admission Notification
Rolling
Accept Offer Of Admission
Not reported
Waiting List Used
Yes
Defer Admission
Student cannot defer admission
Transfer Admission
Transfer applications accepted

Early Admission


Early Decision Offered
No
Early Decision Deadline
-
Early Decision Notification
-
Early Action Offered
No
Early Action Deadline
-
Early Action Notification
-

Application Form


Common Application
Not accepted
Universal College Application
Not accepted
Electronic Application

Other Application Requirements


Interview
Not Required
Essay Or Personal Statement
Required for all freshmen
Letters Of Recommendation
-
Other
-
Financial Need
Financial need is not a consideration in the admissions process

Selection of Students

Factors involed in acceptance process.
4 star = most important, 1 star = least important.

FactorImportance
Rigor of Secondary School Record
Academic GPA
Standardized Tests
Class Rank
Recommendations
Essay
Interview
Level of Applicant's Interest
Extracurricular Activities
Volunteer Work
Particular|Talent/Ability
Character/Personal Qualities
First Generation to Attend College
State Residency
Geographic Residence
Relation with Alumnus
Religious Affiliation/ Commitment
Ethnicity
Work Experience

Profile of Fall Admission

Overall Admission Rate


Overall Admission Rate
77% of 2,558 applicants were admitted
Women
79% of 1,561 applicants were admitted
Men
74% of 997 applicants were admitted

Students Enrolled


Students Enrolled
691 (35%) of 1,970 admitted students enrolled
Women
414 (34%) of 1,229 admitted students enrolled
Men
277 (37%) of 741 admitted students enrolled

Grade Point Average of Enrolled First-Year Students


Average GPA
3.78
375 And Above
69%
3.50 - 3.74
14%
3.25 - 3.49
9%
3.00 - 3.24
5%
2.50 - 2.99
3%
2.00 - 2.49
-

SAT Score of Enrolled First-Year Students


Sat Math
595 average |540-650 range of middle 50%
• Score 700 - 800
11%
• Score 600 - 700
37%
• Score 500 - 600
43%
• Score 400 - 500
8%
• Score 300 - 400
0%
• Score 200 - 300
0%
Sat Critical Reading
611 average |560-660 range of middle 50%
• Score 700 - 800
14%
• Score 600 - 700
41%
• Score 500 - 600
39%
• Score 400 - 500
5%
• Score 300 - 400
0%
• Score 200 - 300
0%

ACT Scores of Enrolled First-Year Students


Act Composite
26 average |22-29 range of middle 50%
• Score 30 - 36
17%
• Score 24 - 29
51%
• Score 18 - 23
31%
• Score 12 - 17
1%
• Score 6 - 11
0%
• Score 5 Or Below
0%

Tuition & Financial Aid (Messiah)

Tuition & Expenses

Cost of Attendance


  • Books & Supplies: - $35,160 (71.34740259740259%)
  • Room & Board: - $10,520 (21.3474025974026%)
  • Other Expences: - $1,280 (2.5974025974025974%)
  • Tuition & Fees: - $2,320 (4.707792207792208%)
Books & Supplies
Room & Board
Other Expences
Tuition & Fees

Payment Plans


Messiah College accepts installment plan

Applying for Financial Aid

Financial Aid Office


Email
-
Website
Net Price Calculator Url

Application Process


Application Deadline
Priority deadline April 1
Award Notification Date
On a rolling basis beginning December 1
Methodology For Awarding Institutional Aid
Federal Methodology

Forms Required


Forms RequiredFiling Cost
FAFSA| Code is 003298
Free

Profile of 2017-18 Financial Aid

First-Year Student


Financial Aid Applicants
608 (90.9%) of freshmen
Found To Have Financial Need
537 (88.3%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
537 (100.0%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
89 (16.6%) of aid recipients
Average Percent Of Need Met
73%
Average Award
$25,467
• Need-Based Gift
Received by 535 (99.6%) of aid recipients, average amount $20,360
• Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 424 (79.0%) of aid recipients, average amount $4,653
• Merit Based Gift
Received by 71 (13.2%) of aid recipients
Merit Based Gift
130 (19.4%) of freshmen had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $14,751

All Undergraduates


Financial Aid Applicants
2,185 (81.7%) of undergraduates
Found To Have Financial Need
1,944 (89.0%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
1,944 (100.0%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
334 (17.2%) of aid recipients
Average Percent Of Need Met
71%
Average Award
$24,287
• Need-Based Gift
Received by 1,925 (99.0%) of aid recipients, average amount $18,561
• Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 1,551 (79.8%) of aid recipients, average amount $5,519
• Merit Based Gift
Received by 231 (11.9%) of aid recipients
Merit Based Gift
703 (26.3%) of undergraduates had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $14,659

Borrowing


2016 Graduates with Loans
72%
Average Indebtedness Of 2016 Graduates
$37,399
Parents Borrowing Plus Loans
-
Parents Of Students Receiving Aid
10.0%
Parents Of Students Not Receiving Aid
1.0%

Financial Aid Programs

Scholarchips And Grants


Need Based Available
Federal Pell grants, SEOG, State scholarships, Institutional scholarships, Private scholarships
Non Need Based Available
Academic scholarships, Creative arts/performance scholarships, Special achievements/activities, Special characteristics (minority, religious affiliation, other scholarships)

Non-Need Awards


Academic Interest/Achievement
Humanities
Creative Arts/Performance
Art/Fine Arts, Dance, Music, Theater/Drama
Special Achievements/Activities
Leadership
Special Characteristics
Adult Students, Children of Faculty/Staff, Local/State Students, Religious Affiliation

Employment


Work-Study Programs
Federal work study available, other work study available
Average Earnings from On-Campus Employment
$2,181

Academics & Instruction (Messiah)

Academics Overview

Academic Calendar System


Semester

Summer Session


Offered

Graduation Requirements

General Education/Core Cirriculum


Required

Computer


Not required

Foreign Language


Required

Math/Science


Required for all students

Faculty & Instruction

Full-Time Faculty


197

Part-Time Faculty


171

Full-Time Faculty With Ph.D./Terminal Degree


45%

Regular Class Size


  • 2-9 students: - 14% of classes
  • 10-19 students: - 34% of classes
  • 20-29 students: - 35% of classes
  • 30-39 students: - 13% of classes
  • 40-49 students: - 2% of classes
  • 50-99 students: - 2% of classes
  • Over 100 students: - 0% of classes
% of Classes
2-9
10-19
20-29
30-39
40-49
50-99
Over 100 students
# of Students

Discussion Section/Lab Class Size


  • 2-9 students: - 7% of discussion sections/labs
  • 10-19 students: - 56% of discussion sections/labs
  • 20-29 students: - 37% of discussion sections/labs
% of Sections/Labs
2-9
10-19
20-29
# of Students

Advanced Placement

International Baccalaureate


Accepted

Advanced Placement (AP) Examinations


Accepted for placement and credit

Sophomore Standing


Available through AP examinations

Academic Resources

Libraries


Library Available On Campus
Yes
Holdings
969,182

Computing


Computer Ownership
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Computers Available On Campus
571
Internet E Mail Access
Not reported

Academic Support Services

Remedial Instruction


Offered

Tutoring


Available

Services for Students Requiring Accommodations


Available

Services for Students with Accessibility Needs


Messiah College provides hearing impaired services, speech disorders services, visually impaired services, wheelchair access

Undergraduate Retention & Graduation

Returning First-Year Students


88.0%

Students Graduating Within 4 Years


76.3%

Students Graduating Within 5 Years


80.1%

Students Graduating Within 6 Years


81.0%

Programs & Majors (Messiah)

Undergraduate Education

Undergraduate Majors (79)


  • Accounting
  • Art History, Criticism and Conservation
  • Art Teacher Education
  • Athletic Training/Trainer
  • Bible/Biblical Studies
  • Biochemistry
  • Biological and Biomedical Sciences, Other
  • Biology Teacher Education
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
  • Biopsychology
  • Business Administration and Management, General
  • Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services, Other
  • Business/Managerial Economics
  • Chemistry Teacher Education
  • Chemistry, General
  • Child Care and Support Services Management
  • Chinese Language and Literature
  • Cinematography and Film/Video Production
  • Clinical Nutrition/Nutritionist
  • Computer Science
  • Criminal Justice/Safety Studies
  • Dance, General
  • Development Economics and International Development
  • Digital Communication and Media/Multimedia
  • Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
  • Early Childhood Education and Teaching
  • Economics, General
  • Elementary Education and Teaching
  • Engineering, General
  • English Language and Literature, General
  • English/Language Arts Teacher Education
  • Environmental Science
  • Ethnic Studies
  • Family and Community Services
  • Family and Consumer Sciences/Home Economics Teacher Education
  • Fine and Studio Arts Management
  • Fine/Studio Arts, General
  • French Language Teacher Education
  • French Language and Literature
  • German Language Teacher Education
  • German Language and Literature
  • History, General
  • International Business/Trade/Commerce
  • Journalism
  • Junior High/Intermediate/Middle School Education and Teaching
  • Kinesiology and Exercise Science
  • Marketing/Marketing Management, General
  • Mathematics Teacher Education
  • Mathematics, General
  • Molecular Biology
  • Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other
  • Music Performance, General
  • Music Teacher Education
  • Music, General
  • Music, Other
  • Musical Theatre
  • Nutrition Sciences
  • Parks, Recreation and Leisure Studies
  • Peace Studies and Conflict Resolution
  • Philosophy
  • Physical Education Teaching and Coaching
  • Physics Teacher Education
  • Physics, General
  • Political Science and Government, General
  • Psychology, General
  • Public Relations, Advertising, and Applied Communication
  • Radio and Television
  • Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse
  • Religious Education
  • Restaurant/Food Services Management
  • Social Studies Teacher Education
  • Social Work
  • Sociology
  • Spanish Language Teacher Education
  • Spanish Language and Literature
  • Speech Communication and Rhetoric
  • Sport and Fitness Administration/Management
  • Sustainability Studies
  • Theatre/Theatre Arts Management

Most Popular Disciplines


Offered

Professional Degree Programs


Some online degree programs

Special Programs


Accelerated program, Cooperative work study program, Student-designed major, Distance learning, Double major, English as a second language, Honors program, Independent study, Internships, Study abroad, Summer session

Study Abroad


Health professions and related sciences, Education, Business/marketing

Online Degrees


Applied health science or biopsychology/occupational therapy with Thomas Jefferson University, biochemistry/pharmacy with the University of the Sciences in Philadelphia, politics/public policy and management with Carnegie Mellon University

Graduate and Professional Education

Master's Degrees Offered


Master of Music, Master of Business Administration, Master of Education, Master of Arts, Master of Science in Nursing, Master of Arts in Counseling

Master's Programs of Study (15)


  • Business Administration and Management--General
  • Clinical Psychology
  • Counseling Psychology
  • Counselor Education
  • Curriculum and Instruction
  • English as a Second Language
  • Higher Education
  • Management Strategy and Policy
  • Marriage and Family Therapy
  • Music
  • Nursing Education
  • Organizational Management
  • Special Education
  • Sports Management
  • Student Affairs

Campus Life (Messiah)

Location & Geography

Population


5,000

Nearest Metropolitan Area


485 acres

Environment


Small town/city

Campus Size


Weather


Temperature
21.2 average low in January, 81.2 average high in September
Rain
125 rainy days per year

Available Transportation


Nearest Airport
10 mile(s) from campus in Harrisburg
Nearest Bus Station
10 mile(s) from campus in Harrisburg
Nearest Train Station
10 mile(s) from campus in Harrisburg

Housing

College Housing


College offers housing to students

Types of Housing


Men only housing, women only housing, coed housing, disabled student housing

Students of College Housing


87% of all students

Housing Restrictions


Students required to live on campus through senior year

Freshman Housing Guarantee


Freshmen are guaranteed housing

Students Living Off Campus/Commuting


13%

Security

24-Hour Emergency Phone/Alarm Devices


Available

24-Hour Security Patrols


Available

Late-Night Transport/Escort Services


Available

Electronically Operated Housing Entrances


Available

Personal Support Services

Health Service


Offered

Personal Counseling


Offered

Child Care


Not offered

Sports & Recreation

School Athletics


Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division III
Mascot
Falcons
School Colors
Navy blue and white

Intercollegiate Athletics (Women)


FactorOfferedScholarships Given
Baseball
Basketball
Cross-Country Running
Field Hockey
Golf
Lacrosse
Soccer
Softball
Swimming And Diving
Tennis
Track And Field
Volleyball
Wrestling

Intercollegiate Athletics (Men)


SportOfferedScholarships Given
Baseball
Basketball
Cross-Country Running
Field Hockey
Golf
Lacrosse
Soccer
Softball
Swimming And Diving
Tennis
Track And Field
Volleyball
Wrestling

Recreational Sports


Intramural Sports
basketball, football, soccer, softball, volleyball

Student Activities

Activities And Organizations


Messiah College offers choral groups, drama theatre, radio station, student newspaper, outreach teams, student government, choral groups and ensembles, small group program, outdoors club

Sororities


Fraternities


ROTC


Student Body

Co-educational


Yes

Number of Full-Time Undergraduates


2,637

Undergraduates


All Undergraduates
2,759
Women
1,653
Men
1,106

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.


  • 0.0% American Indian/Alaskan Native
  • 2.6% Asian
  • 2.2% Black/African-American
  • 5.4% Hispanic/Latino
  • 3.6% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
  • 0.0% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
  • 85.0% White
  • 1.1% Unknown

International Students


4.7% from 32 countries

Average Age


20

Number of Graduate Students


572

Student Resources (Messiah)

Study resources