Messiah College Rankings

By | April 18, 2020

Located in Grantham, PA, Messiah College is one of the best universities in the state of Pennsylvania. On this page, you will find in-depth rankings for Messiah College in the following areas: graduation rates, teaching  resources, financing opportunities, and alumni donations. Latest acceptance rate is also given to show how competitive is Messiah College.

1 College Avenue Grantham, PA 17027-0800
Phone: (717) 691-6000
Web site:

Rankings: Messiah College

Rankings, Ratings, and Admissions Statistics
Overall Ranking: 5
Score: 62
Peer college rating (out of 5) 3.3
Graduation and retention ranking: 2
Average freshman retention rate: 84.5%
6-year graduation rate: 75.8%
Predicted graduation rate: N/A
Overperformance(+)/Underperformance(-): N/A
Faculty resources ranking: 13
Classes with under 20 students (2020): 46.9%
Classes with 50 or more students (2020): 1.7%
Student faculty ratio (2020): 13:1
Percent of faculty who are full-time (2020) 82.0%
Student selectivity ranking: 3
SAT/ACT 25th-75th percentile (2020) 1040-1270
2020 Freshmen in top 10 percent of high school class: 33%
Freshmen in top 25 percent of high school class (2020): 70%
Fall 2020 Acceptance rate: 70.2%
Financial resources rank: 9
Alumni giving rank: 10
Average alumni giving rate (2020): 21.8%

Messiah College History

Essential Facts: Messiah College

  • Messiah discontinued its high school program in 1959 and added liberal arts programs during this period.
  • The Messiah College Falcons compete in NCAA Division III athletics with 23 different intercollegiate athletic teams.
  • Messiah University is the first institution within the Council for Christian Colleges and Universities in the Northeast or Mid-Atlantic Region to offer a graduate program in PT.

Rules and regulations Sports Activities 

General Information  
Percent of undergraduate students who live in college-owned, operated, or affiliated housing: 86%
Percent of undergraduates who are members of a fraternity: 0%
Percent of student body who are members of a sorority: 0%
Average percentage of students on campus during weekends: 70%
Are all students permitted to have cars on campus? No
Percent of students who have cars on campus: 50%
Is alcohol permitted on campus for students of legal age? No
Additional policies and regulations: class attendance policies set by individual instructors, hazing prohibited, smoking prohibited
Collegiate athletic association: NCAA III
Men’s scholarship sports: N/A
Women’s scholarship sports: N/A
Student activities: campus ministries, choral groups, concert band, dance, drama/theater, international student organization, jazz band, literary magazine, music ensembles, musical theater, pep band, radio station, student government, student newspaper, student film society, symphony orchestra, yearbook