You are right to consider Messiah University if you are serious about deepening your Christian faith; you are willing to be challenged in the classroom; you welcome the opportunity to live alongside other believers in Christian community; championship athletics and many rec sports options excite you; traveling is on your bucket list; you have a heart for service; you care about living sustainably; you love attending concerts; and you want faculty to not only remember your name but to truly invest in your college experience.
Let us guide you through the Messiah University admissions process.
First things first: Can you accomplish your career goals at Messiah University? Secondly, how can Messiah University make this quality education financially comfortable for you and your family? Let's find out.
We invite you to visit Messiah's campus. Whether you attend an Open House, schedule a personal tour or opt to stay overnight, you'll find that spending time on our beautiful campus is an excellent way to gauge whether you could call Messiah home.Visit Campus
Messiah's admissions team is ready to walk you through the application process and answer your questions. Identify your personal counselor based on their geographical territory or their area of specialty.
Take a minute or two and fill out the inquiry form. That allows us to stay in touch and provide you with more information about the programs and people of interest to you at Messiah.
We would love to learn more about you and customize future communications. Get started by filling out our inquiry form.
1Fill out the application
Start your application today! Typically the application only takes about 20-30 minutes to complete.
You can also find us on The Common Application
(First-year applicants only)
2Complete application file
Once your application file is complete, you can expect a decision from us within 2-3 weeks.
- Write a personal statement (included in application)
- Pay a $50 application fee (unless waived prior to Nov. 15)
- Provide a high school transcript
- Send SAT/ACT/CLT scores
Messiah University does not discriminate on the basis of gender, race, color, age, disability or national or ethnic origin in the administration of its educational policies, scholarship and loan programs, and athletic or other University-administered programs. Messiah University does reserve the right to revoke admission or readmission in the event of an applicant's misrepresentations in any phase of the application process.
Messiah University's Campus Security Report and Safety and Security Information are posted on the Department of Safety web site at http://www.messiah.edu/offices/safety/report.html. Information includes statistics regarding the incidence of campus crime over the past three years, as well as details about our safety and security practices. Related material can be found on the U.S. Department of Education website at http://www.ope.ed.gov/security/. If you would like additional information, clarification or a paper copy, please contact the Department of Safety at 717-766-2511, ext. 6005.
This serves as notification to current and prospective students that, pursuant to Section 486 of the Higher Education Act, Messiah University's six-year graduation rate and other retention/graduation data are available online. A hard copy will be provided upon request by contacting the Institutional Research Office. View the statistics online.
- Start checking your Messiah email account regularly to watch for important updates and timelines.
- Celebrate! Take a picture of you and your acceptance letter and tag it #AcceptedToMessiah.
- Review and accept your financial aid package.
- Continue checking Messiah University email account for important updates, such as deadlines for course registration (June) and housing signups (begins early March).
- Count down the days!