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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

80+ Undergraduate
academic programs
20+ Graduate and adult degrees Rigorous
University Honors

Summer online courses 3-year degree options 72.8% 4-year grad rate (vs. 55% national average)
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Student Body

students icon 3,320 Undergraduate and graduate students
UNDERGRADUATE 60% female | 40% male male female icon GRADUATE 75% female | 25% male
2,586 undergraduate students from 38 states and 21 countries
734graduate students from 39 states
78%undergrad students live in on-campus housing

Tuition and Aid

100% of undergraduate students
receive financial aid
Best Value in its region
Source: 2024 U.S. News and World Report
AVERAGE AID PACKAGE = $31,011 for first-year students

Careers and Internships

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

96% of the undergraduate Class of 2022 respondents indicated they were employed or in grad/professional programs within 6-9 months after graduation
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35 NCAA Division III Championships 175 Conference team champions 375 NCAA Division III All-Americans

22 NCAA Division III
National Players
of the Year
22 NCAA Division III sports
  • 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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