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Messiah College is a Private not-for-profit school located in Mechanicsburg, PA. Messiah College has a total enrollment of 3,302 with a graduation rate of 77% and a student/faculty ratio of 12:1.

If SAT (scholastic aptitude test) scores are required for admission to this school, both the SAT range and the national SAT averages will be displayed above. The SAT range is a reflection of the range of SAT scores that are generally (but not always) required to attend the school. The national SAT average distribution graph shows the average SAT scores for every school in the country. The Messiah College SAT range (if available) is highlighted in blue to give students a general idea of what their SAT scores would need to be to attend Messiah College.

School information

School typeDegree granting, primarily baccalaureate or above
Institutional categoryPrivate not-for-profit
Avg. price for students receiving grants$26,307
Avg. price for students living on campus$46,590
Avg. price for students living off campus$47,590


Total applicants2,469
Total admissions1,950
Admission rate79%
Application fee$50
Average staff salary$73,665

25th percentile score

SAT math510
SAT reading500
SAT writing490
ACT composite21

75th percentile score

SAT math630
SAT reading620
SAT writing600
ACT composite28

Both the SAT and ACT scores are used for college admissions and generally contain the same types of content. The SAT score is derived by combining two sections with a low of 400 to a maximum score of 1600. The two sections are 200 to 800 for SAT Math and 200 to 800 for SAT Reading. The ACT composite score is derived by combining English, Math, Reading and Science with a range from 1 to 36.

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