Messiah College

Messiah CollegeMessiah College is a top-ranked, private Christian college located on 471 scenic acres in Mechanicsburg. The school integrates rigorous academics and Christian faith to prepare its students for "lives of service, leadership and reconciliation in church and society."

Founded in 1909 by the Brethren in Christ church, the current student body and staff come from a variety of different denominations and Christian faith traditions. The college offers more than 150 undergraduate and pre-professional degree options and 27 graduate degree and certificate programs to almost 3,400 students.

In addition to seven academic building, 12 residence halls, and a library, campus amenities include access to the picturesque Yellow Breeches Creek, a covered bridge, the Oakes Museum, and the High Center.

While here, students can enjoy exploring the surrounding area which offers a number of outdoor recreational opportunities, shopping, and dining experiences. Downtown Mechanicsburg is a short five-minute drive while nearby Carlisle and Harrisburg are 15 minutes away. 

See below for some suggestions or further explore the restaurants and attractions of Cumberland Valley.

When planning a visit to campus, be sure to request a Visitors Guide or stop by our Visitors Center located at 33 West High Street, Carlisle.