Return to Campus Plan for Fall 2020

Messiah University is preparing to welcome students for an in-person, on-campus start in August 2020 with flexible learning options, health and safety protocols and student care and support.

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Messiah at a glance

Messiah at a glance

Messiah at a Glance

founded in 1909 located in Mechanicsburg,
university motto Christ

school colors scholl colors athletics mascot Falcons

Mission and Identity Messiah University is a Christian university of the liberal and applied arts and sciences. Our mission is 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. Read more Our History Messiah University was founded in 1909 by the Brethren in Christ Church. Now, the University's faith base is broadly evangelical and includes students and employees from a variety of denominations and Christian faith traditions. Read more

Academic Programs

150+ Undergraduate
35+ Graduate degrees and certificate programs Rigorous
University Honors

Summer online courses 3-year degree options 72.9 4-year grad rate (vs. 52% national average)
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Student Body

students icon 3,374 Undergraduate and graduate students
UNDERGRADUATE 61% female | 39% male male female icon GRADUATE 75% female | 25% male
2,709 undergraduate students from 38 states and 28 countries
665graduate students from 40 states
81.4undergrad students live in on-campus housing

Tuition and Aid

100% of undergraduate students
receive financial aid
#13 Great school,
great price
Source: 2019 U.S. News and World Report
AVERAGE AID PACKAGE = $23,683 for first-year students

Study Abroad

90% of Messiah's student body studies or serves abroad Last year, more than
747 undergraduate students
studied abroad in more than 38 countries.
Off-campus programs

Careers and Internships

89 Internship sites
per year
403 Available
per year(average)

100% of the undergraduate Class of 2018 respondents indicated they were employed or in grad/professional programs within 6-9 months after graduation
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30 NCAA Division III Championships 158 Conference team champions 319 NCAA Division III All-Americans

20 NCAA Division III
National Players
of the Year
Division III
  • baseball (M)
  • basketball (M/W)
  • cross country (M/W)
  • field hockey (W)
  • indoor track and field (M/W)
  • lacrosse (M/W)
  • outdoor track and field (M/W)
  • soccer (M/W)
  • softball (W)
  • tennis (M/W)
  • wrestling (M)
  • swimming (M/W)
  • volleyball (M/W)