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 3,370 undergraduate and graduate students. The University's faith base is broadly evangelical, including students from mainline denominations and a variety of Christian faith traditions.


  • 150+ undergraduate programs including several pre-professional programs
  • 22 highly competitive athletic teams, including several that have recently won NCAA Division III national championships
  • #9 for number of students studying abroad
  • an internship program that has been a model for many other colleges
  • 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. 

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 471-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.