Messiah University

One College Avenue, Suite 3005 - Mechanicsburg, PA 17055
  • Region: Mid Atlantic
  • Campus Setting: Suburban
  • Size: Small

Messiah University (Mechanicsburg, PA) is a nationally-ranked private, residential Christian university with a socially, politically and denominationally diverse student body of more than 3,000 undergraduate and graduate students. The University's faith base is broadly evangelical, including students from mainline denominations and a variety of Christian faith traditions.


  • 80+ majors; 150+ total programs, including minors, concentrations and pre-health advising options to launch you in an outstanding career
  • 100% of first-year students receive financial aid
  • A Messiah education will prepare you for anything. 96% of graduates in the most recent graduating class were employed or in graduate school 6-9 months after graduation!
  • Competitive honors program
  • With 375 acres, a winding stream, hammocks, Adirondack chairs and an inviting firepit, our beautiful campus is filled with spaces where you’ll make memories and friendships that will last a lifetime
  • 60+ clubs and organizations and more than 40+ worships opportunities provide opportunities for you to grow as a leader and deepen your faith
  • 22 Division III NCAA athletic teams and 35 NCAA Division III Championships won
  • consistently identified as a top institution for number of students studying abroad
  • an internship program that has been a model for many other colleges and universities
  • named a Best College in the Northeast

The University teaches students to engage their Christian faith to build community; to serve as agents for peace and reconciliation; and, to champion the rights of the poor and dispossessed. Our graduates exemplify service, leadership and reconciliation and are highly sought by employers. 

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About Messiah University

Messiah University is a top-ranked private university of the liberal and applied arts and sciences in the northeastern U.S. With a reputation for successfully integrating rigorous academics and Christian faith into all of our academic programs, we offer 150+ undergraduate and pre-professional degree options and 20+ graduate degree and certificate programs. Our scenic 375-acre suburban campus is located in Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania, just 12 miles from the state capital, Harrisburg, and just a short drive from Philadelphia, Baltimore and Washington, D.C.

Mission Statement

Our mission is to educate men and women toward maturity of intellect, character and Christian faith in preparation for lives of service, leadership and reconciliation in church and society.