#18 Best Private Colleges in Pennsylvania

Messiah College

Grantham, Pennsylvania

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Student Population
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
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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 2,640 prospective students applied, and 2,003 were granted admission.  Of those admitted 606 enrolled in the school.  2,787 students are enrolled on a full time basis, and 588 attend part time. In-state tuition for 2019/2020, excluding room and board, is $35,280 plus fees of $840. Messiah College is ranked 252 nationally in the CollegeSimply.com 2020 U.S. Colleges Ranking.



Messiah College is rated within the top 34% of four-year colleges nationally and earns a CollegeSimply grade of 7 out of 10. Learn how ratings are calculated


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Admission Standards
Very High
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SAT 1090/1310
ACT 23/30
GPA 3.73
Applications Accepted
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Applications Due Jun 10, 2022
Applicant Competition Very Low
Application Fee $50

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Annual Cost to Attend

Costs for Messiah College
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$1,280
Other Fees$840
Room and Board $10,580
Budget for Other Expenses$2,400
Total One Year Cost$50,380

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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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