If you are considering submitting an applicationto Messiah University, the fee for the application is $50. Application fees can add up, but some schools do have free applications and students with financial need may be eligible for fee waiver for their application.
Messiah University does not offer early decision or early action..
Some students apply to college early because they believe it will help their chances. Early deadlines may increase the chance of being admitted, since applying early shows your are very interested in a school, and your application is being considered before all the regular decision applicants apply.
Getting into Messiah University is moderately difficult. Messiah University evaluates applicants carefully based on multiple criteria to decide who to admit, and who to deny or waitlist.
In 2021, Messiah University accepted 78% of all applicants., around 1,976 of the 2,549 students who applied.
Schools that are moderately difficult to get into, like Messiah University, accept fewer than 85% of all applicants. At least 75% of all admitted students have GPAs in the top 50% of their high school class and scored over 1010 on the SAT or over 18 on the ACT.
Transfer student admissions is moderately difficult. Messiah University has not reported data for waitlisted and admitted students.
Colleges consider a range of factors when choosing who to admit for their next incoming class. Each college determines which factors are they consider most important when choose which applicants to admit, and which to deny. When creating your list of schools to apply to, you may want to consider your strengthsand any possible weaknesses in your application, and choose schools that prioritize the areas where you shine.
|Academic GPA||Very Important|
|Character/Personal Qualities||Very Important|
|Geographical Residence||Not Considered|
|Class Rank||Very Important|
|Extracurricular Activities||Very Important|
|Level of Applicant's Interest||Considered|
|First Generation||Not Considered|
|Religious Affiliation/Commitment||Very Important|
|Rigor of Secondary School Record||Very Important|
|State Residency||Not Considered|
|Standardized Test Scores||Very Important|
To apply, all applicants to Messiah University must submit the following items. Double check with Messiah University's admissions department to confirm all application materials and requirements.
|Area||Required||Recommended||Required for some||Details (if any)|
|Written Essay or Personal Statement||√|
|Transcript of High School Record||√|
Students admitted to Messiah University have an average unweighted GPA of 3.8.
Out of all students that were admitted, 58% submitted a class rank. At Messiah University 31% of students ranked in the top 10% of their graduating class in high school, 62% were in the top 25% and 91% were in the top 50%.
Unweighted GPAs range from 4.0 to under 1.0.
|At Messiah University, students GPAs fall in the following ranges|
|3.75 and 3.99||20%|
|3.50 and 3.74||13%|
|3.25 and 3.49||5%|
|3.00 and 3.24||4%|
|2.50 and 2.9||4%|
|2.00 and 2.49||0%|
|Messiah University does look at standardized tests scores during the admissions process.|
Messiah University has a test optional admissions policy. Test optional schools allow students to choose if they want to submit ACT or SAT scores with their applications or not.
In 2021, 92% of Messiah University's first-year students submitted their SAT scores with their application. 19% of admitted applicants sent ACT scores.
To be competitive with other Messiah University applicants, you should strive to earn between 1090 and 1300 (or higher!) on the SAT. At Messiah University 25% of admitted students scored higher than 1300 and 25% of scored lower than 1090, but the majority of students scored somewhere in between these two numbers.The mean composite SAT score for a Messiah University student is 1193.
On the SAT Math Section, 25% of Messiah University students scored 650 or higher and 75% of students scored 550 or higher. On the SAT Critical Reading section (formerly called the Verbal section), 25% of Messiah University students scored 660 or higher, and 75% scored a 550 or higher.
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To be most competitive at Messiah University, you should strive to earn between 23 and 29 on the ACT.
An ACT score of 29 means you fall in the 75th percentile for Messiah University's admitted students. One out of every four students scored above a 29, and three out of four students scored lower than 29 on the ACT.
A 23 on the ACT is the 25th percentile for Messiah University students. Only one out of every four students scored below 23.
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For transfer students, it is moderately difficult to get admitted to Messiah University.Transfer applications are processed on a on a rolling basis as they are received.
Transfer students can enroll in Messiah University during the following terms: Fall Term Spring Term
Can I defer my acceptance to Messiah University?
Yes, admitted students can defer their admission to Messiah University.
Does Messiah University accept transfer credits?
Messiah University accepts eligible transfer credits from accredited institutions. Messiah University accepts:
Does Messiah University accept Advanced Placement (AP) or International Baccalaureate (IB) credits?
Messiah University accepts International Baccalaureate credits (IB) creditsand Advanced Placement (AP) credits.
Do I have to submit test scores to Messiah University?
No, Messiah University is test optional, so you can choose if you want to to submit your test scores. If you have higher than average scores, you may want to send them. If you scored lower than a school's average,, you may want not want to include them in your application..
How hard is it to get into Messiah University? Messiah University is a somewhat selective institution. The Messiah University acceptance rate is 78%. This means that the institution accepts 77 out of every 100 applicants.
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First-Year Applications are Due
The deadline for Fall first-year applications to Messiah University is Continuous processing.
The deadline for Fall transfer applications to Messiah University is Continuous processing.
Check the school website for more information about deadlines for specific programs or special admissions programs
The median ACT score of an admitted student to Messiah University is 26. Students with an ACT score of 29 and above have a good chance of getting into Messiah University. Students with an ACT score that falls between 23 and 29 have an average chance of getting admitted, and students with an ACT score of 23 or below have a low chance of being offered admission.
Composite SAT Range
Math SAT Range
Reading SAT Range
1300 and Above
1090 to 1300
1090 and Less
The median SAT score for Messiah University students is 1193. Applicants with SAT scores of 1300 and above have a good chance of being admitted to Messiah University, while applicants with SAT scores between 1090 to 1300 have an average chance of admittance, and prospective students with an SAT score below 1090 have a low chance of being offered a spot at Messiah University.
Avg. High School GPA (non-weighted)
At Messiah University, the average unweighted high-school GPA for admitted students is 3.8. This is the average, which means that some applicants submit GPAs lower than this and some applicants submit GPAs above this level. If your GPA falls below the average, strong test scores or other qualifications may help you make you a more competitive applicant.
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