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Messiah University Acceptance Rate, Requirements & Admissions Information

Mechanicsburg, PA

Freshman Admission Requirements


Entrance Difficulty

Moderately Difficult: More than 75% of freshmen were in the top 50% of their high school class and scored over 1010 on the SAT I or over 18 on the ACT; about 85% or fewer of all applicants accepted.

High School Preparation

High School Graduation
High school diploma required and GED is accepted
High School Program
College preparatory program is required

High School Units Required or Recommended

High School Units Required or Recommended
Subject Required Units Recommended Units
English 4  
Mathematics 2 3
Science 2 3
Foreign Language 2  
Social Studies 2  
History   2
Academic Electives 4  

Examinations

Examinations
Exam Required Units Scores Due in Admissions Office
SAT or ACT Required Not reported
SAT Only    
ACT Only    
SAT and SAT Subject Tests, or ACT    
SAT Subject Tests Only  
SAT Essay Component Policy Not Reported
ACT Writing Test Policy Accepted with or without writing component
Use of SAT/ACT Essay Not reported

Applying for Admission


Admissions Office

Address
One University Avenue
City, State, Zip
Mechanicsburg, PA 17055
Phone
(800) 233-4220
Fax
(717) 796-5374
E-mail
admiss@messiah.edu

Application Dates and Fees

Regular Admisson Deadline
Rolling
Application Fee
$50
Application Fee Waiver
Available
Regular Admission Notification
Rolling
Accept Offer of Admission
Not reported
Waiting List Used
Yes
Defer Admission
Student cannot defer admission
Transfer Admission
Transfer applications accepted

Early Admission

Early Decision Offered
No
Early Decision Deadline
 
Early Decision Notification
 
Early Action Offered
No
Early Action Deadline
 
Early Action Notification
 

Application Form

Common Application
Accepted
Universal College Application
Not accepted
Electronic Application
Available

Other Application Requirements

Interview
Not Required
Essay or Personal Statement
Required for all freshmen
Letters of Recommendation
 
Other
 
Financial Need
Financial need is not a consideration in the admissions process

Selection of Students


Selection of Students
Factor Very Important Important Considered Not Considered
Rigor of Secondary School Record X
Academic GPA X
Standardized Tests X
Class Rank X
Recommendations X
Essay X
Interview X
Level of Applicant's Interest X
Extracurricular Activities X
Volunteer Work X
Particular Talent/Ability X
Character/Personal Qualities X
First Generation to Attend College X
State Residency X
Geographic Residence X
Relation with Alumnus X
Religious Affiliation/Commitment X
Ethnicity X
Work Experience X

Profile of Fall Admission


Overall Admission Rate
76% of 2,640 applicants were admitted
Women
75% of 1,677 applicants were admitted
Men
78% of 963 applicants were admitted
Students Enrolled
640 (32%) of 2,003 admitted students enrolled
Women
375 (30%) of 1,254 admitted students enrolled
Men
265 (35%) of 749 admitted students enrolled
Early Decision Admission Rate
 
Early Action Admission Rate
 
Students Offered Wait List
0
Students Accepting Wait List Position
0
Students Admitted From Wait List
0

Grade Point Average of Enrolled Freshmen (4.0 scale)

Average GPA
3.80
3.75 and Above
69%
3.50 - 3.74
14%
3.25 - 3.49
9%
3.00 - 3.24
5%
2.50 - 2.99
3%
2.00 - 2.49
 

SAT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen

SAT Math
594 average
530-650 range of middle 50%
Score of 700 - 800
13%
Score of 600 - 700
34%
Score of 500 - 600
44%
Score of 400 - 500
9%
Score of 300 - 400
0%
Score of 200 - 300
0%
SAT EBRW
604 average
560-660 range of middle 50%
Score of 700 - 800
12%
Score of 600 - 700
42%
Score of 500 - 600
38%
Score of 400 - 500
8%
Score of 300 - 400
0%
Score of 200 - 300
0%

ACT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen

ACT Composite
26 average
23-30 range of middle 50%
Score of 30 - 36
28%
Score of 24 - 29
42%
Score of 18 - 23
24%
Score of 12 - 17
6%
Score of 6 - 11
0%
Score of 5 or Below
0%

Other Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

High School Class Rank
Top tenth: 34%
Top quarter: 64%
Top half: 91%
National Merit Scholar
0%
Valedictorian
3%
Class President
Not reported
Student Government Officer
Not reported

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