Mechanicsburg, PA
Messiah College


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Recent Reviews

Alyssa
Describe how your school looks to someone who's never seen it.

A wonderful Christian atmosphere where students get to discover themselves, through social, spiritual and academic activities...

Describe how your school looks to someone who's never seen it.

A wonderful Christian atmosphere where students get to discover themselves, through social, spiritual and academic activities.

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

Follow what your heart tells you and allow time to figure it out. When I started searching for the right college for me, I didn't even know Messiah existed. I also expected myself to go to a much larger school. After beginning my search however I discovered that I enjoyed the Christian atmosphere of a Christian school and found the small school much more inviting.

What's unique about your campus?

Being a part of gospel choir because I love singing and it allows me to be a part of a group and a part of my school.

Ryan
What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

make sure you like the campus setting and the dorms. it helps to have an idea of what you want to study, but that is not alw...

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

make sure you like the campus setting and the dorms. it helps to have an idea of what you want to study, but that is not always important.

What's the one thing you wish someone had told you about freshman year?

i wish i had known how hard it was going to be acedemically. i was homeschooled all my life and that did not really prepare me for the college life. i think i would be doing much better if i had gone to school and knew how classes were set up and run. i have made the ajustment though and love college life!

What kind of person should attend this school?

someone who is willing to learn and grow. someone who works hard and likes pushing themselves hard.

Ryan
What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

Apply to schools you normally wouldn't. You never know if you might change your mind, or how much money they might offer you.

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

Apply to schools you normally wouldn't. You never know if you might change your mind, or how much money they might offer you.

What kind of person should not attend this school?

Someone who can't take people with differing (and sometimes wrong) views should not attend here.

Kathryn
Describe the students at your school.

there were two different types of students... liberal, progressive thinkers who were like normal college kids and didnt fit i...

Describe the students at your school.

there were two different types of students... liberal, progressive thinkers who were like normal college kids and didnt fit in well at Messiah. and then there were the conservative, bible loving kinds that followed all the rules and played board games to have fun.

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

College truly is what you make of it. It is important to visit school and look for a good fit, but a flexible, excited student should be able to succeed at a number of school. Don't obsess over making the "perfect" choice: there's no such things as the "perfect" college. Find one with alot of things you like. The things you don't like, you'll find that you just deal with. The little details don't wind up being a big deal. The point of college is to get a good education; make that a priority. Yes, the social aspect of college is significant, but it shouldnt be the focus. Any college will offer a fun social setting more the mere fact that you get to meet tons of new people. Think about how much you can afford and DON'T dive head first into taking out tons of students loans. Youll regret it later when the bills start coming a month after you graduate!! Go with your gut. Trust yourself and know what kind of environment you need to succeed. Worst case scenario: you transfer! No big deal!

What kind of person should attend this school?

A conservative person who likes to follow rules. They shouldnt like to drink or do drugs because they are prohibited, even if youre 21.

Heidi
What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

When finding a college, do your research and be informed about all stages of college: applying, attending, and post-graduate ...

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

When finding a college, do your research and be informed about all stages of college: applying, attending, and post-graduate life. Make sure that you can afford college and try to take out as little loans as possible. Also, make sure that the college you attend prepares you for a job or graduate school after you obtain your undergraduate degree. Make sure your college offers things that you enjoy doing or really want to do, such as theatre, music, sports, studying abroad, etc. Attend a college where you have some freedom in the classes you take. Allow yourself to take a class solely because you would enjoy it. That way class will not always seem to be a burden but also enjoyable. Find the college that suits you best and you will be able to make the most of it. If you like small settings, choose a small college. If you are very social and do not need one-on-one attention from professors, choose a large school. Lastly, make sure when you are attending college you do not take for granted having friends in such close proximity. No time in your life will that happen again.

What kind of person should attend this school?

An academic-minded intellectual that wants to be challenged and grow as a person also has a lot of money for college.

Michelle
What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

Really figure out who you are and what you are looking for in a college. A small college? A large university? A city or the ...

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

Really figure out who you are and what you are looking for in a college. A small college? A large university? A city or the country? Lots of extracurricular activities? Close or far from home? The questions are endless, but each and every one is important. Once you've decided what you really want, start researching different universities. Searching online, as well as visiting an adviser at your high school, are the best places to start. Then apply to the schools and wait for the results. Once you pick where you will ultimately go, get excited! College is a wonderful time, where you will learn some incredible things in all areas of study, as well as make friends for life. Go to lectures and artistic performances outside of class. Broaden your horizons by getting involved with sports teams or extracurricular clubs. Make friends. And take charge of your education by reaching for the stars. College puts a world of knowledge at your fingertips, knowledge that can be used to make the world, and your life, a much better place. Learn as much as you can. And love every minute of it. The education is yours for the taking.

What kind of person should attend this school?

Someone who wishes to grow and is not afraid to take risks and think outside the box.

What kind of person should not attend this school?

A person who is not tolerant of other people's beliefs.

Malinda
What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

While money shouldn't be the key factor in one's decision, it should be an important one. Once you're at college, make the most of the opportunity. You'll never experience another one quite like it. Be careful with the cafeteria food. Just because it's served buffet style, doesn't mean you need to "eat our money's worth."

What's unique about your campus?

The environment. Messiah is such a community focused college. Everyone is more friendly there than the ohter schools I have attended.

Katie
Describe how your school looks to someone who's never seen it.

christian school that is committed to embracing diversity and different perspectives on an institutional level that is not al...

Describe how your school looks to someone who's never seen it.

christian school that is committed to embracing diversity and different perspectives on an institutional level that is not always played out in the every day.

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

I would say that parents need to allow their son or daughter the chance to arrive at their own conclusions regarding their college choice. The best kind of support is to ask questions that will guide their son or daughter towards having a better understanding of what they want out of their education. Parents should have an open mind and validate all of the feelings that their son or daughter processes through on their journey towards choosing a college as well as exploring options once they arrive. Some advice for students would be to relax and avoid feeling overly stressed out about the situation. Don't make decisions about your future under pressure - after all, it's your future. You're going to be okay, just take your time and consider all options. Don't choose a school entirely based on cost, because the best school for you may appear to be more expensive than you'd like, but you can't put a price on the best college experience. Get involved as soon as you arrive on campus, and surround yourself with supportive, positive people. You have control over your circumstances in college, so make it what you want.

What kind of person should attend this school?

someone willing to be immersed in a culture without much diversity, but seeks to challenge it by becoming a part of it yet living differently from the norm.

Vienna
Here's your chance: Say anything about your college!

It is small enough that you get great interactions with the professors but large enough to have great resources, especially s...

Here's your chance: Say anything about your college!

It is small enough that you get great interactions with the professors but large enough to have great resources, especially since it is so close to Harrisburg.

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

Find a college you like, you are going to be spending four years there! But also SERIOUSLY take into consideration the finances, I think that if I could have done it over I would have done a 2-year college and then transfered. I didn't know much about loans and didn't have a good idea of money. I wish I had. Other than that, don't take yourself too seriously. So many people I know have changed their major more than once. College is the time to discover yourself- your likes, dislikes, talents, and challenges. Know that the emotions, fears, anxieties, and excitements you feel are totally normal! Embrace them!

What's the most frustrating thing about your school?

Probably the fact that it cost so much, which I didn't even really understand until it was too late.

Frederick
What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

Go onto campus where you or your young ones want to go and get a feel of the community. If that's where you feel comfortable,...

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

Go onto campus where you or your young ones want to go and get a feel of the community. If that's where you feel comfortable, and if the price is right, go for it.

What's unique about your campus?

The professors. They really care about their students and are not afriad to show it.

What kind of person should attend this school?

Anyone willing to learn and grow with God while experiencing new plateaus

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

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