Why Messiah?

Messiah University Distinctives

Messiah University is a nationally ranked college that effectively integrates quality academics and Christian faith. Messiah has an ongoing commitment to the integration of faith and learning—particularly as it relates to issues of justice, reconciliation, and the dignity of all people.

  • Messiah University is ranked #4 among colleges in the north and #7 for best value.  See US News and World Report Rankings.
  • Messiah University has a dedicated faculty and staff who are committed to Christian scholarship and service. 

Experiential Learning

Messiah University students in all of our majors use internships, field experience and research to help them gain practical real world experience.  With the inclusion of experiential learning, students can use the book knowledge and foundational information in class to make real world experiences come alive. Visit the Student Info pages of each major to see some of the exciting things that Messiah University students are doing or have done in the past.

Faculty that Really Care

Messiah University faculty are recruited for not only educational background and Christian commitment, they are also invited to serve at Messiah because of their desire to make a difference in the lives of the individual student.  Messiah University faculty members are known for having students over to their houses for dinner, conducting evening office hours/study sessions, and taking students to national or regional conferences.  All these individualized experiences facilitate a unique Christian environment in which the student as well as the faculty grow closer and deeper in their walk with God.