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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
30+ Graduate degrees and certificate programs Rigorous
University Honors

Summer online courses 3-year degree options 74.1 4-year grad rate (vs. 56.4% national average)
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Student Body

students icon 3,276 Undergraduate and graduate students
UNDERGRADUATE 61% female | 39% male male female icon GRADUATE 71% female | 29% male
2,495 undergraduate students from 41 states and 24 countries
781graduate students from 38 states
79%undergrad students live in on-campus housing

Tuition and Aid

100% of undergraduate students
receive financial aid
Best Value in its region
Source: 2022 U.S. News and World Report
AVERAGE AID PACKAGE = $29,494 for first-year students

Study Abroad

Named to National President's Higher Education Community Service Honor Roll with Distinction #9 in its category
for number of students studying abroad
Source: Open Doors Report, 2019
Off-campus programs

Careers and Internships

89 Internship sites
per year
400+ Available
per year(average)

100% of the undergraduate Class of 2020 respondents indicated they were employed or in grad/professional programs within 6-9 months after graduation
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32 NCAA Division III Championships 168 Conference team champions 351 NCAA Division III All-Americans

21 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)

Rankings and Recognitions

Messiah is nationally recognized for its outstanding academics and value.

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