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Messiah, founded in 1909, is a private, church-affiliated, liberal arts college. Its 400-acre campus in located in Grantham, 10 miles southwest of Harrisburg.

Website: www.messiah.edu/

Private
Co-ed
2,734
Undergraduate
Students
(61.0%) 1,669 Women
(39.0%) 1,065 Men
641
Graduate
Students

Admission

Entrance Difficulty
Moderately difficult
Overall Admission Rate
79% of 2,530 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered
No
Early Decision Offered
No
Regular Admission Deadline
Rolling

Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

Average GPA
3.77
SAT Math
530-660 range of middle 50%
SAT EBRW
602 average
550-650 range of middle 50%
ACT Composite
26 average
23-29 range of middle 50%
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Money Matters

Cost of Attendance
$50,380
Tuition and Fees
$36,120
Room and Board
$10,580
Average Percent of Need Met
75%
Average Freshman Award
$26,892
Average Indebtedness of 2018 Graduates
$39,104
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Academics

Academic Calendar System
Semester
General Education/Core Curriculum
Required for most or all students
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates
195
Regular Class Size
2-9 students: 14% of classes
10-19 students: 34% of classes
20-29 students: 35% of classes
30-39 students: 13% of classes
40-49 students: 2% of classes
50-99 students: 2% of classes
Over 100 students: 0% of classes
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Campus Life

Mechanicsburg Population
5,000
Nearest Metropolitan Area
Freshman Housing Guarantee
Freshmen are guaranteed housing
Students in College Housing
88% of all students
Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division III
Mascot
Falcons
Sororities
 
Fraternities
 
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Students

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
0.1% American Indian/Alaskan Native
2.5% Asian
2.5% Black/African-American
5.7% Hispanic/Latino
3.6% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.0% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
84.7% White
0.9% Unknown
International Students
4.4% from 30 countries
First-Year Students Returning
87.0%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
73.9%
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
83%
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
14.0%
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