Messiah University

Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania

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At A Glance:

SAT/ACT – Recommended
SAT Range – 1090-1310
ACT Range – 23-30
High School GPA – Required
Accepts Common App – Yes
Athletic Division – NCAA Division III (without football)
Athletic Conference – Middle Atlantic Conference

Messiah University is a nationally ranked private Christian university that integrates rigorous academics and Christian faith into all of our academic programs. Our scenic 471-acre suburban campus is located in central Pennsylvania, just 12 miles from the state capital of Harrisburg. Messiah’s faculty are outstanding teachers, scholars and researchers who will mentor and advise you as you expand your possibilities. We offer bachelor’s degrees in 80+ majors. Specialized programs include off-campus study, research, service-learning, internships, partner programs with other institutions, three-year degree options and a flourishing University Honors Program.

Make the most of your high school experience, and get a head start on your University career. Dual enrollment provides motivated high school juniors and seniors the opportunity to take college courses that satisfy both high school graduation and college credit requirements. Messiah University offers this important benefit in a learning environment where you can integrate your Christian faith with challenging academic inquiry. Whether you’re a student in a public, private, charter, home or cyber school, we invite you to enjoy the advantages of dual enrollment at Messiah University and experience the distinction of a nationally ranked Christian university.

At Messiah University, high school juniors and seniors are eligible to apply for dual enrollment. We welcome dual-enrolled students from public, private, charter, home and cyber schools. If you are a high-achieving high school junior or senior of at least 15 years of age, you are eligible to apply for dual enrollment.

During the fall and spring semesters of each academic year, Messiah University offers dual-enrollment courses at its main campus, located in Mechanicsburg, Pa.* This option provides a traditional collegiate classroom experience with face-to-face interaction with professors and classmates.

The Department of Music* at Messiah University offers students not only the chance to grow on their given instrument, but also the opportunity to pursue music in a wide variety of avenues in a Christian liberal arts environment. Studies in the Department of Music complement rigorous professional training with a broad liberal arts education necessary for students to function effectively as teaching and performing musicians.

Messiah University offers four undergraduate degrees in music — the Bachelor of Science in Music Education; the Bachelor of Music in Performance; the Bachelor of Arts in Music (Music and Worship); the Bachelor of Arts in Music with optional concentrations in Composition and Commercial Music; and the Bachelor of Arts in Music (Business). A minor in music is also available.

The first-time NCLEX (National Council Licensure Examination) pass rate for Messiah’s May 2020 nursing graduates is 100 percent!

Our overall goal is to prepare professional nurses within the context of a liberal education and Christian Worldview. As a Messiah nursing student, you will learn many facets of nursing that include the importance of personhood, the significance of community, and meaningfulness of service to others. The nursing curriculum is grounded in the arts and applied sciences which facilitates your ability to practice nursing with compassionate Christian caring, academic and clinical excellence, and service to others with cultural humility. You will become a vessel of God’s love for others through education and skills learned as a Messiah University nurse.

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