Messiah College is a nationally ranked, private Christian college with a student body of 3,375 undergraduate and graduate students. Our scenic 471-acre suburban campus is located in central Pennsylvania, just 12 miles from the state capital of Harrisburg. The College was founded in 1909 by the Brethren in Christ Church. Today, the College’s faith base is broadly evangelical and includes students and employees from a variety of denominations and Christian faith traditions.
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.
Messiah University (Grantham, PA) is a nationally-ranked private, residential Christian university with a socially, politically and denominationally diverse student body of 2,800 undergraduates. The University's faith base is broadly evangelical, including students from mainline denominations and a variety of Christian faith traditions.
Messiah offers more than 55 majors; several pre-professional programs; 22 highly competitive athletic teams, including several that have recently won NCAA Division III national championships; and an internship program that has been a model for many other colleges. In the number of students studying abroad, Messiah has been ranked 11th in the nation.
Messiah's 173 full-time faculty hold degrees from 150 different graduate schools; each has signed a statement of faith as an indication of her or his commitment to the College's mission. 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.
Messiah’s 471-acre scenic campus is conveniently located in central Pennsylvania, just 12 miles from the state capital, Harrisburg and within easy access to Philadelphia, Baltimore, New York City and Washington, D.C.