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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
2,709
Undergraduate
Students
(60.8%) 1,647 Women
(39.2%) 1,062 Men
665
Graduate
Students

Admission

Entrance Difficulty
Moderately difficult
Overall Admission Rate
76% of 2,640 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered
No
Early Decision Offered
No
Regular Admission Deadline
Rolling

Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

Average GPA
3.80
SAT Math
594 average
530-650 range of middle 50%
SAT EBRW
604 average
560-660 range of middle 50%
ACT Composite
26 average
23-30 range of middle 50%
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Money Matters

Cost of Attendance
$51,670
Tuition and Fees
$37,180
Room and Board
$10,900
Average Percent of Need Met
76%
Average Freshman Award
$27,916
Average Indebtedness of 2019 Graduates
$41,859
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Academics

Academic Calendar System
Semester
General Education/Core Curriculum
Required for most or all students
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates
201
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
Not reported
Freshman Housing Guarantee
Freshmen are guaranteed housing
Students in College Housing
87% of all students
Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division III
Mascot
Falcons
Sororities
Not reported
Fraternities
Not reported
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Students

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
0.1% American Indian/Alaskan Native
2.6% Asian
3.1% Black/African-American
5.9% Hispanic/Latino
3.7% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.0% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
84.2% White
0.4% Unknown
International Students
4.1% from 28 countries
First-Year Students Returning
88.9%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
74.8%
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
83%
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
17.0%
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