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Messiah University

Mechanicsburg, PA

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Overview

Messiah University is a Comprehensive institution located in Mechanicsburg, PA, in a small town setting.

Location & Contact

Address One University Avenue, Suite 3005
Mechanicsburg, PA  17055
United States
Contact Dr. John Chopka
Vice President for Enrollment Management
Email: admiss@messiah.edu
Phone: 717-691-6000
Fax: 717-691-2307

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Majors & Degrees

Biological And Biomedical Sciences Associate Bachelors
Biochemistry Checkmark
Biology/biological Sciences, General Checkmark
Molecular Biology Checkmark
Business, Management, Marketing, And Related Support Services Associate Bachelors
Accounting Checkmark
Actuarial Science Checkmark
Business Administration And Management, General Checkmark
Business, Management, Marketing, And Related Support Services, Other Checkmark
Finance, General Checkmark
International Business/trade/commerce Checkmark
Marketing/marketing Management, General Checkmark
Communication, Journalism And Related Programs Associate Bachelors
Digital Communication And Media/multimedia Checkmark
Journalism Checkmark
Public Relations, Advertising, And Applied Communication Checkmark
Speech Communication And Rhetoric Checkmark
Communications Technologies/Technicians And Support Services Associate Bachelors
Communications Technology/technician Checkmark
Computer And Information Sciences And Support Services Associate Bachelors
Computer And Information Systems Security/auditing/information Assurance Checkmark
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Education Associate Bachelors
Art Teacher Education Checkmark
Biology Teacher Education Checkmark
Chemistry Teacher Education Checkmark
Computer Teacher Education Checkmark
Early Childhood Education And Teaching Checkmark
Education/teaching Of Individuals In Secondary Special Education Programs Checkmark
Elementary Education And Teaching Checkmark
English/language Arts Teacher Education Checkmark
Family And Consumer Sciences/home Economics Teacher Education Checkmark
Foreign Language Teacher Education Checkmark
Junior High/intermediate/middle School Education And Teaching Checkmark
Mathematics Teacher Education Checkmark
Music Teacher Education Checkmark
Physical Education Teaching And Coaching Checkmark
Physics Teacher Education Checkmark
Social Studies Teacher Education Checkmark
Spanish Language Teacher Education Checkmark
Engineering Associate Bachelors
Bioengineering And Biomedical Engineering Checkmark
Civil Engineering, General Checkmark
Electrical And Electronics Engineering Checkmark
Engineering, General Checkmark
Mechanical Engineering Checkmark
English Language And Literature/Letters Associate Bachelors
English Language And Literature, General Checkmark
Family And Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences Associate Bachelors
Family And Community Services Checkmark
Foreign Languages, Literatures, And Linguistics Associate Bachelors
Chinese Language And Literature Checkmark
Spanish Language And Literature Checkmark
Health Professions And Related Clinical Sciences Associate Bachelors
Dietetics/dietitian Checkmark
Health Services/allied Health/health Sciences, General Checkmark
Pre-occupational Therapy Studies Checkmark
Registered Nursing/registered Nurse Checkmark
History Associate Bachelors
History, General Checkmark
Mathematics And Statistics Associate Bachelors
Mathematics, General Checkmark
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies Associate Bachelors
Biopsychology Checkmark
Multi-/interdisciplinary Studies, Other Checkmark
Peace Studies And Conflict Resolution Checkmark
Sustainability Studies Checkmark
Natural Resources And Conservation Associate Bachelors
Environmental Science Checkmark
Parks, Recreation, Leisure And Fitness Studies Associate Bachelors
Sport And Fitness Administration/management Checkmark
Philosophy And Religious Studies Associate Bachelors
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Physical Sciences Associate Bachelors
Chemistry, General Checkmark
Physics, General Checkmark
Psychology Associate Bachelors
Psychology, General Checkmark
Public Administration And Social Service Professions Associate Bachelors
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Social Sciences Associate Bachelors
Development Economics And International Development Checkmark
Economics, General Checkmark
Political Science And Government, General Checkmark
Sociology, General Checkmark
Theology And Religious Vocations Associate Bachelors
Bible/biblical Studies Checkmark
Religious Education Checkmark
Visual And Performing Arts Associate Bachelors
Cinematography And Film/video Production Checkmark
Dance, General Checkmark
Drama And Dramatics/theatre Arts, General Checkmark
Fine/studio Arts, General Checkmark
Graphic Design Checkmark
Music Performance, General Checkmark
Music, General Checkmark
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Musical Theatre Checkmark

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

2,549
Applied
1,976
Accepted
2,614
Enrolled
78%
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Female Admissions

1,619
Females Applied
1,258
Females Accepted
78%
Acceptance Rate
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Male Admissions

930
Males Applied
718
Males Accepted
77%
Acceptance Rate

Applying

50
Application Fee
3.8
Avg. high school GPA for freshman
Admission Requirements
Required Transcript of high school record
Essay
Required for some programs Interview

Application Deadlines

Type Application Closing Notification Date Rolling Admissions
Fall freshmen Not reported Not reported Yes
Out of state Fall freshmen Not reported Not reported Yes
Other early decision plan Not reported Not reported
Transfer Not reported Not reported Yes

Test Scores Accepted

Test Avg. Score 25th % Info icon 75th % Info icon
SAT Critical Reading 602 550 660
SAT Math 591 530 650
ACT Composite 26 23 29

Tuition & Fees

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Tuition

37,430
Private
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Fees

940
Full-time student fees
11,220
Room & board
5,970
Room only
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Other Payment Considerations

Guaranteed tuition plan offered No
Tuition pre-payment plan No
Tuition payment plans offered Yes
Student groups that qualify for full or partial waiver of tuition Senior Citizens
Employees

Financial Aid

27,879
Avg. Financial Aid Package
32,051
Avg. Freshman Financial Aid Package
22,036
Avg. International Student Financial Aid Package
4,922
Avg. Loan Aid
15,496
Avg. Grant Aid
21,889
Avg. Scholarship and/or Grant Aid awarded
100% Percentage of students with need who receive financial aid
77%
Avg. Percentage of Financial Need Met
24%
Percentage of Students Who Had Their Need Fully Met

Student Body

2,614
Total Undergrad students
3%
International Students
35%
Out-of-state students

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 5.86%
Black or African American 3.44%
White or Caucasian 80.75%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0.12%
Asian 2.83%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0.04%
Two or more races 3.4%
Other 0.28%

Gender

Male (39.9%)
Female (60.1%)

Campus Life

Housing

Type
College-owned housing Yes
Housing requirements Yes
Housing options Co-ed housing
Disabled housing
Men-only housing
Women-only housing
Freshman car parking
% of undergrad students who live in college housing 82%

Student Activities

Student-run campus newspaper Checkmark
Drama/theatre group Checkmark
Student-run radio station Checkmark
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Marching band Checkmark
Choral groups Checkmark
Campus events:
Family Weekend, Homecoming and Christmas Tradition Banquet

Student Services

Legal services Checkmark
Health clinic Checkmark
Personal/psychological counseling Checkmark
Women's center Checkmark
International students advisor Checkmark

Student Organizations

Greek fraternities
Greek sororities
Local fraternities
Local sororities
Most popular organizations:
Outreach teams, student government, choral groups and ensembles, Small Group Program and Outdoors Club

Campus Security & Safety

24-hour emergency telephone/alarm services Checkmark
24-hour patrols by trained officers Checkmark
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Late-night transport/escort services Checkmark
Electronically-operated dormitory entrances Checkmark

Athletics

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Men's Sports

Sport Intramural Intercollegiate Scholarship
Baseball No Division 3 No
Basketball Checkmark Division 3 No
Cross-country Running No Division 3 No
Field Hockey No No No
Football Checkmark No No
Lacrosse No Division 3 No
Soccer Checkmark Division 3 No
Softball Checkmark No No
Swimming And Diving No Division 3 No
Tennis No Division 3 No
Track And Field No Division 3 No
Ultimate Frisbee Checkmark No No
Volleyball Checkmark Division 3 No
Wrestling No Division 3 No
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Women's Sports

Sport Intramural Intercollegiate Scholarship
Baseball No No No
Basketball Checkmark Division 3 No
Cross-country Running No Division 3 No
Field Hockey Checkmark Division 3 No
Football Checkmark No No
Lacrosse No Division 3 No
Soccer Checkmark Division 3 No
Softball Checkmark Division 3 No
Swimming And Diving No Division 3 No
Tennis No Division 3 No
Track And Field No Division 3 No
Ultimate Frisbee Checkmark No No
Volleyball Checkmark Division 3 No
Wrestling No No No

Faculty

342
Total Faculty
13:1
Student-Faculty Ratio
Full-time - 195
Part-time - 147
Male - 160
Female - 182
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