Mechanicsburg, PA
Messiah College


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Recent Reviews

Eliana
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Messiah college is a wonderful place full of extremely trustworthy individuals. There's been many times where I will just lea...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

Messiah college is a wonderful place full of extremely trustworthy individuals. There's been many times where I will just leave my laptop and other belongings on a table, then leave the building for twenty minutes or so and when I return its all still there just as I left it. The teachers on campus for the most part are also extremely good at their job. They make things simple and easy to understand, and at the same time they joke around and treat you as an equal. The only downsides are the rules for visitation hours and the guidelines for chapel which are fairly strict. In addition to all of this, the location is secluded which really gives the feeling of freedom and independence. Overall, Messiah College (soon to be university) is an amazing place to be.

Samantha
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I'm a first-year student and I've already applied to another college (secular) so I can transfer out. I never really wanted t...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

I'm a first-year student and I've already applied to another college (secular) so I can transfer out. I never really wanted to come here in the first place because it's a Christian school, but their nursing program is excellent so I did anyway. I thought "Hey, maybe it won't be so bad and maybe I'll find some cool stuff to do." No. Coming here has only confirmed that the social life at Messiah is pretty awful and there is nothing to do, especially when freshmen can't have cars on campus. To make things worse, everyone is required to live on-campus unless you A. Have a child. B. Are over the age of 23. C. Are married. or D. Live with family locally. There are specific times that you're allowed to have someone of the opposite sex in your room. Even during these times, the door has to be at least halfway open with all of the lights on. It blows my mind that even seniors (22 year-old adults!!) have to follow these rules. The worst part is that in order to attend Messiah, you're required to sign a "Community Covenant" for which you promise that you won't drink, do drugs, have sex, or express same-sex attraction on or off-campus, including winter/summer break. I'm not even going to get into the mandatory chapels and bible classes. Despite these extremely invasive policies, mandatory B.S. and the lack of diversity in terms of worldview, the academics are great. I'll give Messiah that. Bottom Line: Anyone thinking about coming here who doesn't fit the typical "Christian mold" should stay far, far away. I sure wish I had.

Courtney
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Caring, supportive people who only have their best interest at heart for you and where you'd like to go, or be guided. A lot ...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

Caring, supportive people who only have their best interest at heart for you and where you'd like to go, or be guided. A lot of stress is involved when trying to find a school that works, to find one that actually cares about you-not just your money. That's what I was terrified of, but they prove to me that that's not the case.

Destany
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Overall I really love Messiah College, as a student who’s faith is really important I have found that Messiah is a really enc...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

Overall I really love Messiah College, as a student who’s faith is really important I have found that Messiah is a really encouraging and nurturing Christian environment for me to grow deeper in relationship with God. In addition to this, Messiah offers so many great opportunities to get involved with the community on campus! When Messiah says they’re all about community they mean it, there is no way that any student can be left without like minded people.

Morgan
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Messiah College is full of opportunities when it comes to academics, extracurricular activities, faith, and sports! First imp...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

Messiah College is full of opportunities when it comes to academics, extracurricular activities, faith, and sports! First impressions of a small campus may lead you to believe that there’s not much for you to get involved in, but I’m here to tell you that if you put yourself out there, the opportunities are endless! Messiah has built such a strong and passionate community, and everyone from your peers, to the janitors, to the professors, to the president of the college is invested in the lives of each student. Because class sizes are small, you really have the ability to form meaningful connections with your classmates and especially the professors, that stretch far beyond the walls of the classroom (and by that I mean professors love to invite their students over for dinner!!). While Messiah doesn’t have a football team, there are many other sporting events that are super fun to attend with your friends (after you’ve finished that essay of course!). Messiah’s food also exceeds the typical college cafeteria, and milkshakes are to die for!! I highly recommend getting involved in other extracurriculars as well, like Special Olympics, Student Activities Board, or the student government. You will become great friends with those you team with and those skills and connections will be carried with you through the rest of your life. Messiah is also extremely committed to incorporating Christian faith into all aspects of your life (even that computer science class that you never thought could have such a strong faith connection)! And if you have a free warm weekend day, hammocking near the beautiful Yellow Breeches creek is a student favorite, or even float down them with your friends (you’ll be sure to find someone with extra innertubes)! If you’re looking for meaningful education and connections on a much more personal level, plus tons of fun, look no further!!

Samantha
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I love it! I hope others are able to experience it as well. The community is unlike any other school, and I always feel comfo...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

I love it! I hope others are able to experience it as well. The community is unlike any other school, and I always feel comfortable on campus. The professors are always willing to help with work or just give advice and help. The school truly wants to see its students accelerate.

Cori
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Messiah College is a wonderful place! I have not met a professor who did not genuinely care about his or her students. All of...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

Messiah College is a wonderful place! I have not met a professor who did not genuinely care about his or her students. All of the students are friendly and welcoming, as well. The classes are rigorous but will definitely create talented and informed adults for the workplace of whatever field they enter.

Caroline
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I love it here! Sometimes it can be hard to find things to do on the weekends or off campus since the school is in a pretty r...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

I love it here! Sometimes it can be hard to find things to do on the weekends or off campus since the school is in a pretty rural area, but the campus climate is wonderful! The professors are amazing and accessible and the school has great values and really does a great job at fostering Christian community.

Abby
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Messiah College is an amazing school. I have been interested in Messiah since 8th grade and I have been on campus at least 5 ...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

Messiah College is an amazing school. I have been interested in Messiah since 8th grade and I have been on campus at least 5 times. I always feel welcome at Messiah College and they make sure to include everybody in the community they have created. Messiah College feels like a home away from home for me and I'm not even studying there yet.

Julina
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Messiah College is a wonderful academic institution that provides a strong Christian education. They strive to integrate the ...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

Messiah College is a wonderful academic institution that provides a strong Christian education. They strive to integrate the Christian faith with rigorous academics. The professors are all kind and always willing to help students outside of class. There is a strong sense of community on campus; the majority of students you come across are friendly and willing to help. The campus is beautiful and it has up to date classrooms and facilities. There is plenty of parking which is usually hard to come by on a college campus. There are many student groups and opportunities for extracurricular activities. The only downside is that campus is kind of in the middle of nowhere. There are no shops or restaurants within walking distance of campus, however if you have a car Mechanicsburg isn’t too far of a drive. Every class I have been in has been 10-25 students. It is a nice class size. I personally do not live on campus so I cannot comment on the residence halls. I usually do not eat on campus but they do have several places to eat that are pretty nice. My favorite is the little coffee shop inside the library. It is a wonderful place to study in peace. The community atmosphere is truly unique and fantastic. As a commuter and non-traditional student, it is nice to feel like I am a part of the community. The school also offers a very wide range of majors, so you can explore several different paths before making a major decision. They provide a good amount of financial aid to the majority of students attending. Even though it is a Christian college, people of all faiths and backgrounds will feel welcome and accepted here.

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  • Enrollment
  • 2,788
  • Tuition & Fees
  • $33,180
  • Acceptance rate
  • 80%

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