PO Box 3005, One College AvenueGrantham, PA 17027 717-691-6000
http://www.messiah.edu bwaltman@messiah.edu
About Messiah College
  • Year of Foundation 1909
  • Size of Campus 471acres
  • Type of Instituition Private institution
  • Religious Orientation Christian interdenominational
  • Degrees Bachelor
  • Calendar Type Semester
  • Undergraduate Population 2,916
  • Women % / Men % / Out of state 63%, 37%, 43%
Application
  • App. Deadlines FAFSA
  • Tuition Costs In / Out - State 24,900
  • Room and Board $7,610
  • Nonfall Registration Accepted
  • Selectivity of the Intuition More selective
  • Application Fee 30
  • Enrollment No. 2,802
Messiah College is a Christian college of the liberal and applied arts and sciences. The College is committed to an embracing evangelical spirit rooted in the Anabaptist, Pietist and Wesleyan traditions of the Christian Church. Our mission is to educate men and women toward maturity of intellect, character and Christian faith in preparation for lives of service, leadership and reconciliation in church and society.
Social Life And Activities
  • Other general policies class attendance policies set by individual instructors, hazing prohibited, smoking prohibited
  • Other on-campus organizations N/A
  • Alcohol Policies No
  • Percent students who are frat members N/A
  • Number of frat chapter houses 0
  • Number of frats 0
  • Setting Suburban
  • Number of honor societies Alpha Upsilon (International English Honor Society); Lambda Kappa (Sigma Theta Tau International)
  • On-campus religious organizations (Appears as submitted by school) Outreach Teams, World Christian Fellowship, Nurses Christian Fellowship, Newman Club, Seek His Face Ministries, Powerhouse Band, Acclamation Dance, Alliance of Confessing Theologies, Orthodox Christian Fellowship, Service T
  • Percent students who are frat sororities N/A
  • Number of students in fraternities 0
  • Number of on-campus international organizations (Appears as submitted by school) Phi Omega Chi, Multi-Cultural Council, LaAllianza Latina, Asian Student Fellowship, African Student Union, Caribbean Student Association, International Student Association (Mu Kappa)
  • Popular Event and Social Activities on Campus Homecoming, Cultural Series
  • Number of sororities 0
Transportation
  • Distance to nearest airport Harrisburg (12)
  • Distance to nearest train Harrisburg (12)
  • Distance to nearest bus Harrisburg (12)
  • Public Transportation to the University No
  • Car Permitted On Campus No
Student Housing
  • Number of students using college housing 84%
  • Type of housing provided for students coed dorms, women's dorms, men's dorms, apartment for single students, special housing for disabled students, special housing for international students
  • Percentage of housing units owned by the college that are doubles N/A
  • High speed or wireless internet in college housing 100%
  • College housing safety - Sprinkler system N/A
  • Percentage of housing units owned by the college that are apartments N/A
  • College housing safety - Fire alarms N/A
  • Number of housing and appartment units owned by the university 12
  • College campus housing availability Yes
  • Percentage of housing units owned by the college that are triples N/A
  • Off and remote campus housing assistance available Yes
  • Percentage of housing units owned by the college that are singles N/A
  • On and Off campus housing offered Yes
  • Percentage of housing units owned by the college that are undefined N/A
Campus Services
  • Computer Courses No
  • Number Of Microforms 118,682
  • Estimated Capacity Of Wireless Network N/A
  • Number Of Wired Computers Available In Classrooms N/A
  • Tutoring and Remedial Help reading, math, writing, study skills
  • Student Computer Availability No
  • Number of Audiovisuals-cds,videos,dvds 18,528
  • OS of Wifi Network Microsoft
  • Counseling Services minority student, career, academic, psychological, religious
  • Number Of Wired Computers Available In Campus Labs(est) N/A
  • Student Email Accounts Yes
  • Number of e-books 475
  • Student Allowed To Post A Web Page Yes
  • Library On Campus Yes
  • Number Of Wired Computers Available In The Other Locations N/A
  • Internet Access Yes
  • Library Facilities Brethren in Christ Church Archives; W. Jim Neidhardt Collection; Ruth E. Engle Memorial Collection of Children's Book Illustration
  • Online Course Registration Available Yes
  • Number Of Books in Library 295,518
  • Wireless Network - Student wi-fi Yes
  • Location Of Available Computers computer center/labs, residence halls, library, student center
  • Museums Boyer Center for Advanced Studies; Brethren in Christ Historical Society and Archives; Oakes Museum of Natural History
  • Campus Safety 24-hour foot and vehicle patrols, late night transport/escort service, 24-hour emergency telephones, lighted pathways/sidewalks, student patrols, controlled dormitory access (key, security card, etc)
  • Number Of Subscriptions 11,036
  • Location Of Area With Wireless Support in all the libraries, in some classrooms, in some of the college-owned, operated, or affiliated housing
  • Number Of Wired Computers Available In The Library N/A
  • Basic Services Provided health service
Student Employment and Career
  • Airforce ROTC on campus? Not offered
  • Navy ROTC on campus? Not offered
  • Employed Students after 1 year N/A
  • Army ROTC on campus? Not offered
  • Number of undergraduates (only) with employment 27%
  • Does the school discourage student employment No
  • Student Employment Federal Work Study Program Available
  • Top Companies Selecting Students For Jobs KPMG, NAVAIR, Milton Hershey Medical Center, Black & Decker, Ernst & Young
  • Career placment and training on-campus job interviews, internships, resume assistance, career/job search classes, alumni network, interest inventory, interview training
  • Employed Students after 6 Months 77%
  • The average earnings of employed undergrads 2,356
  • Employed Students after 2 years N/A
Loan, Scholarship, Fellowship, Grant Page Details
  • Specific Locations/Universities Village