Mechanicsburg, PA
Messiah College


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Recent Reviews

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

Anabaptist liberal faculty with an ultra conservatice student body.

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

Anabaptist liberal faculty with an ultra conservatice student body.

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

2 years community college 2 years at the best school you can find

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

Definitely prayer is an important thing to use. Look at a large variety of schools, and see what seems to fit best with your own personality. Sometimes you're right, and other times you're wrong. Belonging to a school that has a similar faith to the one that you practice is very helpful. It allows students and faculty to help and understand each other since we experience and struggle with the same things in life. Remember to let God have a role in the decision making and he will bless you.

What do you brag about most when you tell your friends about your school?

The friendliness of the students here and the real school pride that everyone has. It is a wonderful, accepting Christian environment.

Rebekah
Describe the students at your school.

They tend to be intellectual, although most of them are quiet so classroom discussions often take place more between like 6 o...

Describe the students at your school.

They tend to be intellectual, although most of them are quiet so classroom discussions often take place more between like 6 or 7 people rather than the entire class.

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

Most colleges have good proffs, most colleges have good programs and facilites... talk to the students about their own social experience and see if that fits, because really you want to make sure you can make friends here.

What do you consider the worst thing about your school? Why?

Well on weekends it's really quiet so bordem does set in...

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

I believe the most important aspect of the college selection process is an overnight visit. You need to be able to see yours...

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

I believe the most important aspect of the college selection process is an overnight visit. You need to be able to see yourself attending the college, grabbing a snack at the student union, studying in a corner of the library, and relaxing in a floor lounge. If you feel comfortable with the environment, with the other students and the professors, then you just know if you belong at a particular school. Once you choose your college, develop a healthy sense of pride in your institution. Buy a couple sweatshirts, attend the sporting events, and volunteer in local ministries. Play a sport - whether varsity or recreational, play a musical instrument - whether it be the electric guitar or the recorder. Be a friendly face on your floor; when in your room, always leave your door open and remember to keep a jar of candy on your desk for sharing with visitors. Becoming an integral part of your campus is the best way to enhance your college experience.

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

It is so darn expensive over four years when the first year scholarships run out

What kind of person should not attend this school?

Someone who wants a big bustling city life campus

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

Messiah College is a Christian college. This creates a different atmosphere than most other colleges. The people are friendli...

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

Messiah College is a Christian college. This creates a different atmosphere than most other colleges. The people are friendlier, and the expectations are different.

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

One of the most important things to consider while trying to find the right college is finding the college that best fits your character. Different college's provide different atmospheres and each one has their own unique social and academic lifestyle. Try to find a school thats social and academic life best fits what you are looking for. Research what each college magnifies and try to get a grasp on the character and lifestyle of the college itself. If you appreciate the development and maturing of your faith along with your academics, then it would be a good idea to look at a religious affiliated college that can best help you integrate your beliefs with your academic growth. If your interests are in athletics or music then focus on researching what those departments or organizations are like at each college. Once an individual makes a college choice it is important to make the most of ones college experience. Students often enjoy their college experience the most when they go out of their comfort zones and make new friends and experiences. College is a time for students to expand their knowledge along with the growth and development of their character.

What's unique about your campus?

I would say the integration of faith into academics. Most individuals dont get the opportunity to integrate their faith with their schoolwork, it is both encouraged and expected at Messiah College.

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

When selecting a college, look for what suits you the best. Make sure it has the major you want and it will prepare you properly for the "real world". Consider the size and location of it - is it somewhere that you would fit in and enjoy? Do you feel like you are at home when you are on campus? To make the most of your college experience once you're there, do what you love. Find the activities that interest you. Seek out people that enjoy the same things. Take classes that teach you want you actually want to learn. Build relationships with friends, roommates, professors, and outside community members. Get plugged in at a local church or volunteer in a local organization. People say that college is the best time of your life. Don't let it slip by and not make it a memorable few years. It goes by quickly, so enjoy it while it lasts. Be safe , but don't forget to have fun and be a little spontaneous sometimes. You only have one life to live. Carpe diem.

What do you consider the worst thing about your school? Why?

some people are very closed minded in the way they think of religion, academics, gender roles, etc. also, i wish there was more diversity

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

I knew right away what college was right for me because I felt at home on my first visit. Don't settle for mediocre

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

I knew right away what college was right for me because I felt at home on my first visit. Don't settle for mediocre

What kind of person should attend this school?

People who are enthusiastic about following the Christian faith and exploring the convocation.

What kind of person should not attend this school?

Someone who is interested in drugs, premarital sex, drinking, or someone who hate Christians.

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

Small enough that it is friendly, but large enough that it offers the right programs.

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

Small enough that it is friendly, but large enough that it offers the right programs.

What kind of person should not attend this school?

someone who's interested in partying all the time and not doing work.

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

If you were home schooled, or grew up in a very conservative christian household, Messiah is the place for you.

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

If you were home schooled, or grew up in a very conservative christian household, Messiah is the place for you.

Describe your favorite campus traditions.

Being a Christian School, their soccer team, and their outreach programs

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

The best part about college is attaining life experiences. Get involved, be active, volunteer, study abroad. Don't go home every weekend and don't waste away your college years watching movies in your dorm. You'll regret it. Do everything you can, even if you don't especially like the school you end up in so that you can look back and say "wow, I really made the most of my college experience." College is a once in a lifetime experience when you enter as a young freshman and leave an (almost) adult, don't waste it away, and don't let yourself look back saying you wish you had done it differently. When you're choosing a college, make sure it has all kinds of options- academic and extra curricular- because you never know when you'll change your mind and desire a whole new path in life, make sure your college can accomodate that. My last words of advice; make sure you're ready. Don't go to college because it's "what your supposed to do." Explore other options and THEN go to college so you can take your studies seriously AND enjoy your life.

Abigail
Describe the students at your school.

Passionate young people eager to learn and to serve (and to have fun).

Describe the students at your school.

Passionate young people eager to learn and to serve (and to have fun).

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

Go to a school where you feel comfortable, where you've met friendly people, and that offers you cool opportunities. Even though you may not do all the things you initially plan to do, if you are attracted to a lot of things right away, it's a good sign that you will continue to find good things at that school. What's most important to you? Your major? Your volunteerism? Studying abroad? The dining hall? Dorm life? Getting into grad school? Getting good internships? Do you want to be in a city or the country? Know what you want out of college and find the one that fits YOU, just you. You will not only be happy with your opportunities, you will find like-minded people and make the best friends you'll ever have. Talk to professors and students, spend a night or two in the dorms. Go to a game or a play or a concert. College can be very hard and stressful, but if you're at the right one, you'll be okay. (Friendly student-centered faculty and outgoing students are always a good sign!) Good luck!

What do you brag about most when you tell your friends about your school?

That there was community and the best friends I've ever met in my life, I met at college. And that my professors were awesome.

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