Messiah College Admission Requirements
Chances of getting into Messiah College
|Admission Standards||Very High|
|Applicant Competition||Very Low|
How hard is it to get into Messiah College and can I get accepted? The school has a 77% acceptance rate ranking it #74 in Pennsylvania for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 1,970 out of 2,558 applicants were admitted making Messiah College an easy school to get into with a very good chance of acceptance assuming you meet the requirements. Academically, it has very high requirements for admission test scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 33 percent. Messiah College typically accepts and attracts "A-" average high school students. Only 34% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school. Most incoming freshmen graduated in the top quarter of their high school class.
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Messiah College SAT Scores
Applicants Submitting SAT91%
|SAT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|SAT Reading 25th||600|
|SAT Math 25th||570|
|SAT Composite 25th||1170|
|SAT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|SAT Reading 75th||700|
|SAT Math 75th||670|
|SAT Composite 75th||1370|
|Average SAT Score||1270|
SAT Scores you need to get in
What are the SAT requirements for students to be admitted to Messiah College?
Messiah College typically requires applicants to be in the top 29 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1170 on a 1600 scale, below which admission should be considered a reach. We estimate some students could be accepted with SAT's as low as 1070. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1270 out of 1600. The school ranks #17 in Pennsylvania for highest average SAT composite score. A competitive SAT score is critical as 91 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school. Note: SAT scores presented on this page have been adjusted upwards per the College Board's concordance tables for test takers after March 2016.
|SAT Score (1600 scale)||Competitiveness||Admission Chances|
|1370 and Above||Good||>85%|
|1270 to 1370||Avg +||77%-85%|
|1170 to 1270||Avg -||66%-77%|
|1070 to 1170||Reach||54%-66%|
|Less than 1070||Low||<54%|
Messiah College ACT Scores
Applicants Submitting ACT29%
|ACT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|ACT Reading 25th||22|
|ACT Math 25th||21|
|ACT Composite 25th||22|
|ACT Test||75th Percentile Score|
|ACT Reading 75th||30|
|ACT Math 75th||28|
|ACT Composite 75th||29|
|Average ACT Score||25|
ACT Scores needed to get accepted
What are the ACT requirements for prospective students to get into Messiah College?
Admission data indicates that Messiah College regularly accepts students with ACT's of 22 and above. Successful applicants typically send ACT scores in the top 37 percent nationally. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 18 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 26 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 29 and above have very competitive chances. The school ranks #19 in Pennsylvania for highest average ACT composite score. 29 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Messiah College.
|ACT Score||Competitiveness||Admission Chances|
|29 and Above||Good||>86%|
|25 to 29||Avg +||77%-86%|
|22 to 25||Avg -||68%-77%|
|19 to 22||Reach||57%-68%|
|Less than 19||Low||<57%|
Avg. High School GPA3.73
Typical High School GradesA-
You will need very good grades in high school to get into Messiah College. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at Messiah College was 3.73 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily A- students are accepted and ultimately attend. The school ranks #6 in Pennsylvania for highest average GPA. If your high school grades are above the average 3.73 GPA, you have a very good chance of being admitted as Messiah College accepts 77% of all applicants.
|High School GPA||Freshmen Within Range||Admission Chances|
|3.50 to 3.75||18%||Avg -|
|3.25 to 3.50||9%||Reach|
|3.00 to 3.25||5%||Reach|
|2.75 to 3.00||5%||Reach|
|2.50 to 2.75||1%||Reach|
|2.25 to 2.50||N/A%||Low|
|2.00 to 2.25||N/A%||Low|
68% of Messiah College freshman were in the top twenty five percent of their high school graduating class.
|High School Class Rank||Freshmen Within Range|
|Top 10% of class||36%|
|Top 25% of class||68%|
|Top 50% of class||92%|
|Bottom 50% of class||8%|
|Bottom 25% of class||1%|
|Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield)||32%||36%||34%|
What are the requirements for admission to Messiah College and what considerations affect admission decisions?
|High School GPA||Required|
|High School Class Rank||Recommended|
|Completion of College Preparatory Program||Recommended|
|Demonstration of Competencies||Neither required nor recommended|
|Credit for Life Experiences||No|
Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=213996 IPEDS survey data for Messiah College.