Welcome to Messiah College, dear readers! This esteemed college is bursting with rich history, vibrant traditions and innovative curriculums, all of which are embraced by the warm and supportive community of students.
Founded in 1909 by a group of faithful Anabaptists from Lancaster County, Pennsylvania as a private Christian school, Messiah College has faithfully served the region for over 110 years. Located in the valley of beautiful vistas just off the square in Mechanicsburg, Pennsylvania, the sprawling landscape offers multiple avenues for exploration, discovery, and learning. With more than 130 majors, minors, graduate programs and certifications offered at both the undergraduate and graduate levels—ranging from the liberal arts to pre-professional programs—Messiah College is dedicated to preparing students for meaningful work and service in a wide range of disciplines.
Student life at Messiah College is vibrant and fulfilling. Students are part of a diverse community that consists of students from around the world representing 69 different countries and 46 different states; this commitment to diversity adds to the global perspective that students experience. On campus there is something for everyone—from academic achievement to team spirit to student facilities like The View Café and Falcon Fields-- students can explore their creativity and reap the rewards of their hard work!
In addition to its extensive academic offerings and vibrant campus life, Messiah College is proud of its commitment to service and global engagement. Through the Center for Global Engagement (CGE), students are given the opportunity to serve locally and abroad with mission trips, internships, research collaborations and more. Our commitment to service also shows in our dedication to sustainability; Messiah has been recently recognized as one of 100 schools featured in Princeton Review's Guide to Green Colleges 2020, also receiving official certification from STARS as part of its sustainability initiatives.
As an institution committed to educating each student to “Think critically, Act justly, Love mercifully”—Messiah College is a premier college worthy of exploration. Visit Messiah College today to discover what makes it such an inspiring place of learning!