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Experience Messiah, a nationally ranked private Christian university in Pennsylvania

Messiah University is a top-ranked private university of the liberal and applied arts and sciences in the northeastern U.S.

With a reputation for successfully integrating rigorous academics and Christian faith into all of our academic programs, we offer 150+ undergraduate and pre-professional degree options and 20+ graduate degree and certificate programs.

Watch the video to see how Messiah University is transforming the lives of our 3,370 undergraduate and graduate students

Messiah by the Numbers

100% of first-year students receive financial aid

97% of the Class of 2017 were employed or in a graduate program within 6-9 months after graduation.

Average class size: 20

3,300+ undergraduate & graduate students

13:1 faculty to student ratio
Our students are from 39 states, 27 countries.
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Messiah University is an amazing place. But don't just take our word for it. Come visit us and discover why nearly 2,750 undergraduate students choose Messiah every year. When you step onto our beautiful, 471-acre campus in central Pennsylvania, you'll be welcomed into a caring, compassionate, thriving Christian community that feels just like home.


A Journey from Philosophy to Software Engineering A Journey from Philosophy to Software Engineering
For many college graduates, their careers advance on an obvious path of their major. For Kevin Gin’07, a philosophy major during his time at Messiah University, his career had a more unique path. Gin, a software engineer at Google, first fell in love with philosophy at Messiah University, but he redirected his career focus to computer programming by the age of 30.
Messiah University student goes viral learning first hand the value of his marketing classes Messiah University student goes viral learning first hand the value of his marketing classes
I was sitting in my Economics class when my phone went off and, like any nineteen-year-old, my attention quickly shifted from the supply and demand graphs we were discussing to an Instagram notification. I was shocked to see a message request from Bleacher Report. The popular sports site was asking to repost a video I shared a day earlier on TikTok of me throwing a football over my house and running around to the other side and catching it. The original video was up to about 60K views at the time, which I considered excellent, but that was only the beginning.