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Study at Messiah College

Messiah College is located in Grantham, Pennsylvania, United States, after moving from its original location in Harrisburg. It was established in the year 1909 by the Brethren in Christ Church. It was initially known as the Messiah Bible School and Missionary Training Home. Degrees and certificates are awarded to students through its five academic schools. These are:

  • Arts
  • Education and Social Sciences
  • Health and Natural Sciences
  • Humanities
  • Mathematics, Engineering, and Business
The male students of Messiah College particpate in sports such as baseball, wrestling, cross country, basketball, swimming, tennis, soccer, track and field, golf, and lacrosse. The female students participate basketball, softball, volleyball, track and field, field hockey, cross country, soccer, swimming, and tennis.

Profile of Messiah College

Messiah College is found in Grantham, PA. Grantham is a large suburb. Applicants to the school are attracted by its Interdenominational identity. Messiah College is a private, not-for-profit institution. Students can earn degrees up to and including the Bachelor's degree at the school.

Course Topics

Messiah College is known for its programs in media, fine arts, and nutrition and exercise therapy.

Messiah College Selectivity

Admission to the school is not automatic; not everyone who applies gets in. Three quarters of students in 2007 had SAT verbal scores of at least 520. Half of math SAT scores of accepted students fell between 520 and 640.


The school has a tenure system for senior faculty. The full-time faculty at Messiah College is well-paid, which often goes with faculty quality.

Student Enrolment

Students numbered 2, 837 in 2007 at the school.

Student Life

Messiah College has a residential or campus feel. The school offers dorm rooms to a higher percentage of its students than do most colleges. Messiah College values student athletics, and belongs to the Middle Atlantic States Athletic Corporation.

Messiah College Programs and Degrees
General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors
Liberal Arts114English, sociology, history, humanities, political science, interdisciplinary studies, Spanish language, French language, . . .
Education and Teaching85elementary school teaching, physical education teaching, social studies teaching, early childhood education, music teaching, biology teaching, math teaching, English teaching, . . .
Business and Management79business management, accounting, marketing, international business, business and related services, human resources, entrepreneurship, managerial economics, . . .
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy51exercise science, athletic trainer, clinical nutritionist, recreational therapy, parks and recreation studies
Nursing and Emergency Medicine49registered nursing
Media44communication studies, radio and television, journalism
Religion and Philosophy40religious education, bible studies, philosophy, religion
Family and Social Work39family and community services, social work
Science35biology, biopsychology, biochemistry, physics, chemistry
Therapy and Counselling32psychology
Engineering30engineering, civil engineering
Fine Arts28fine arts, art history and criticism
Computer Science and Engineering20computer science, information science
Conservation and Resource Management9environmental science
Drama and Performing Arts6drama
Security and Law Enforcement4criminal justice and safety
Medical Support and Technology0clinical lab tech

Contact: Messiah College

Messiah College

One College Ave

Grantham, PA 17027

General Phone: (717) 766-2511


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