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Messiah University is located in the rolling hills of south-central Pennsylvania, minutes from the state capital of Harrisburg. The campus is surrounded by the Yellow Breeches Creek, a wooded nature trail and has its very own covered bridge. A smaller, self-contained and bicycle-friendly campus, students can walk from one side of campus to the other in about 10 minutes.

Messiah enrolls nearly 2,800 undergraduate and 600 online graduate students each year.

We typically hover around 40 percent male and 60 percent female.

Messiah bases its standards of conduct on the broader principles of its Community Covenant, a document that fully outlines expectations for students living in community together. Messiah’s campus is an alcohol, tobacco and drug-free environment. There are more specific expectations for living in on-campus housing, which you can find in the Student Handbook.

Messiah University is based on a two-semester calendar. The fall semester usually begins in late August and extends through mid-December. The spring semester begins with J-Term (January Term) and extends through early May. An integral part of the second semester, J-Term gives students an opportunity to concentrate on a single course for three weeks. Cross-cultural travel programs in a variety of disciplines are among the innovative courses offered at this same period.

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