Messiah College


Highest Degree Offered: Bachelors

College Type: Private

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Academic Calendar: Semester

State: Pennsylvania


Messiah College is a Christian college of the liberal and applied arts and sciences. The College is committed to an embracing evangelical spirit rooted in the Anabaptist, Pietist and Wesleyan traditions of the Christian Church. 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.

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Student/Faculty Numbers

Total Students: 2802
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Undergraduate Students: 2802
Faculty: 173

Total Student/Faculty Ratio: 16:1
Undergraduate Student/Faculty Ratio: 16:1

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Contact Information

One College Ave
Grantham Pennsylvania 17027


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Main Phone: 800-233-4220

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Admissions Contact:
Bryanna Boone
Asst Director of Admissions for Transfer Recruitment, Admissions
(800) 233-4220

Transfer Services Contact:

International Admissions Contact:
Cindy Blount
Asst Director of Admissions for International Recruitment, Admissions

Athletics Contact:
Jerry Chaplin
Director, Athetics
(717) 691-6018

Applying to Transfer

Transfer Agreements:

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High School Transcript Required?

Minimum GPA for Applying:
2.5 cumulative GPA; Some majors may require a higher GPA-contact the transfer counselor for more information.

Minimum Grades for Transfer:
Students must earn a 'C' or higher for a course to transfer. Developmental courses do not transfer.

Credits (Min/Max):
no minimum/no maximum. Last 30 credits must be completed at Messiah College

Test Scores for Applying:
Required if a student has completed less than 30 college credits.

Letters of Recommendation Required:
Christian Recommendation required--form available on our website. General Recommendation may be provided, but not required.

Essay(s) required:
Required with application.

Application Fee:
$20 online; $30 paper Waived until Nov 15.

Other Requirements:
Some majors may have additional requirements (Music, Education); contact transfer counselor for more information.

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Transfer Statistics

Transfers Applied: 200

Transfers Accepted: 140

Transfer Percentage Accepted: 70%

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Admissions Data From: Fall 2010



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Financial Aid

General Financial Aid Information:
Transfer students who have a 3.0 or higher cumulative GPA are eligible for a Provost's Scholarship, ranging from $9000-$11,000. Phi Theta Kappa members will receive an additional $1000 scholarship with proof of membership.

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