Messiah College

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 services, leadership, and reconciliation in church and society.

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School Details

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Private, Coed 1909 Interdenominational Semester $126.0 million + One College Avenue, Mechanicsburg, PA 17055 (717) 766-2511
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73 100.0 Pennsylvania Mechanicsburg 726

Student Life List

Total Enrollment live On Campus Description
3,305 85% Messiah College has a total undergraduate enrollment of 2,788, with a gender distribution of 39 percent male students and 61 percent female students. At this school, 85 percent of the students live in college-owned, -operated or -affiliated housing and 15 percent of students live off campus. In sports, Messiah College is part of the NCAA III.

Student Body

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Total enrollment 3,305
Total undergraduate enrollment 2,788
Total graduate enrollment 517
Enrolled students who are veterans or active service members 0.8%

Degree-seeking student gender distribution

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Degree-seeking women 60.4%


Students living on- and off-campus

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Students who live in college-owned, operated or affiliated housing 85%
Students who live off-campus 15%

Types of campus housing available

coed dorms (67%)
apartment for single students (29%)
special housing for disabled students (1%)
special housing for international students (1%)
theme housing (2%)


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Collegiate athletic association NCAA III

Clubs & Organizations

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Undergraduate men who are members of a fraternity N/A
Undergraduate women who are members of a sorority N/A
Air Force ROTC Not offered
Army ROTC Not offered
Navy ROTC Not offered