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Can I get into Messiah College? These admission statistics provide an indication how difficult it is to get in and what your chances are. 1,950 out of 2,469 applicants or 79% were admitted making Messiah College an easy school to get into with a very good chance of acceptance assuming you meet the requirements. Academically, it has difficult requirements for admission test scores. Messiah College typically accepts and attracts A- average high school students. Only 35% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.
|Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield)||35%||37%||35%|
What are the SAT and ACT requirements for students to be admitted to Messiah College and what score do you need to get in? The tables below describe the SAT and ACT test score percentile profile of the Fall 2015 starting class.
Admission data indicates that Messiah College regularly accepts students with ACTs of 21 and above. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 18 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 24 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 28 and above have very competitive chances. 29 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Messiah College.
Reporting indicates the school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1090 on a 1600 scale, below which admission should be considered a reach. We estimate some students could be accepted with SAT's as low as 975. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1205 out of 1600. A competitive SAT score is critical as 94 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school. Note: SAT scores presented on this page have been adjusted upwards per the College Board's concordance tables for test takers after March 2016.
|25th Percentile Score||75th Percentile Score|
|ACT Score||Competitiveness||Est. Admission Chances|
|28 and Above||Good||>87%|
|24 to 28||Avg +||79%-87%|
|21 to 24||Avg -||70%-79%|
|18 to 21||Reach||60%-70%|
|Less than 18||Low||<60%|
|SAT Score (NEW 1600 scale)||Competitiveness||Admission Chances|
|1320 and Above||Good||>86%|
|1205 to 1320||Avg +||79%-86%|
|1090 to 1205||Avg -||69%-79%|
|975 to 1090||Reach||57%-69%|
|Less than 975||Low||<57%|
You will need very good grades in high school to get into Messiah College. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at Messiah College was 3.73 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily A- students are accepted and ultimately attend. If your high school grades are above the average 3.73 GPA, you have a very good chance of being admitted as Messiah College accepts 79% of all applicants.
|High School GPA||Freshmen Within Range||Admission Chances|
|3.50 to 3.75||18%||Avg -|
|3.25 to 3.50||9%||Reach|
|3.00 to 3.25||5%||Reach|
|2.75 to 3.00||5%||Reach|
|2.50 to 2.75||1%||Reach|
|2.25 to 2.50||0%||Low|
|2.00 to 2.25||0%||Low|
What are the requirements for admission to Messiah College and what considerations affect admission decisions?
|High School GPA||Required|
|High School Class Rank||Recommended|
|Completion of College Preparatory Program||Recommended|
|Demonstration of Competencies||Neither required nor recommended|
Does accept high school AP credits or award dual credit towards both a college and high school degree?
|Credit for Life Experiences||No|
Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=213996 IPEDS survey data for Messiah College.