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#20 Best Private Colleges in Pennsylvania

Messiah College

Grantham, Pennsylvania

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Overview

Student Population
3,370
Messiah College overview
Location Grantham, Pennsylvania
Online messiah.edu
School Type Private 4 Year
Setting Large Suburban
Religious Affiliation Interdenominational
Messiah College overview
Size Small
Status Non-profit
On Campus Housing Yes
Level of Study Undergrad/Graduate

Located in Grantham, Pennsylvania, Messiah College is a small four year private college offering both undergrad and graduate programs.   The school has a religious affiliation with the Interdenominational faith. In the most recent statistical year 2,549 prospective students applied, and 1,976 were granted admission.  Of those admitted 614 enrolled in the school.  2,714 students are enrolled on a full time basis, and 656 attend part time. In-state tuition for 2020/2021, excluding room and board, is $36,340 plus fees of $840. Messiah College is ranked 282 nationally in the CollegeSimply.com 2022 U.S. Colleges Ranking.

Ratings

7/10
Overall
8/10
Academics
7/10
Resources
7/10
Outcomes
7/10
Value

Messiah College is rated within the top 38% of four-year colleges nationally and earns a CollegeSimply grade of 7 out of 10. Learn how ratings are calculated

Rankings

Rankings for Messiah College within the 2022 CollegeSimply Best Colleges Lists.

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Getting In

Admission Standards
Difficult
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SAT 1080/1310
ACT 23/29
GPA 3.8
Applications Accepted
77.5% 
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Applications Due Jun 10, 2022
Applicant Competition Very Low
Application Fee $50

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Annual Cost to Attend

Tuition
$36,340
Costs for Messiah College
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$1,240
Other Fees$840
Room and Board $10,900
Budget for Other Expenses$2,350
Total One Year Cost$51,670

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Outcomes

Average Salary After 10 Years
$48,600 per year
Bachelor's Degree Graduation Rate
74% within 6 years

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Popular Areas of Study

Popular subjects studied by Messiah College students
Subject Percent of Class
Education 19%
Business 13%
Health Professions 10%
Psychology 7%
Biology 6%

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Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=213996 IPEDS survey data for Messiah College.

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