Mechanicsburg, PA
Messiah College


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Sammi
Describe your favorite campus traditions.

Cultural diversity, its nursing program...

Describe your favorite campus traditions.

Cultural diversity, its nursing program...

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

You really need to find a good mix of academics and social life. If you are challenged in your academics but lack in social interaction, you will feel stressed out, but if you focus too much on social life than academics, then you will not excel in your career. School is an opportunity to try new things, to test your boundaries and realize new interests... Diversity is the key, because it helps you discover who you are as a person, and what you need to pursue your dreams. Find a college that feels right when you visit, that you know you will feel comfortable hanging out on campus but also that you know will not distract you from studying.

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

The friends that I've made, and the B-Sides concerts and movies that we can attend.

Kelly
Describe your favorite campus traditions.

Messiah college is best known for its soccer team. Our mens soccer team has won for over 4 years straight the national campi...

Describe your favorite campus traditions.

Messiah college is best known for its soccer team. Our mens soccer team has won for over 4 years straight the national campionship for our league, and when you ask people about messiah, or tell them that you attend messiah... they usually say something about the soccer team. Besides this Messiah is known for having a good academic program that is challenging and practical.

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

For parents and students searching for the right school to attend, a very important thing to keep in mind is how close or far away from home you want to be. This limits or does not put a limit on where you will attend college. I would encourage students to attend a college not too close to home, maybe adventure to another state close by, or ones farther away. College is a very growing and stretching experience and you can grow and stretch yourself a lot more if you go outside of your comfort zone, possibly attending a college further away from home. This is something that I wish I looked into a little more before choosing a college. I think that experiencing different places, wether it be a different state, city, country, is very imporant for anyone to do. Don't let money be an issue, there are always loans and scholarships avaliable...go where you think you will gain the most from your experience. Talk to the students from the college campus before picking a school, they can give you the inside scoop on what the school is really about.

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

Before going to Messiah College I wish I realized a little more of how rural the campus is and the surrounding area is. I work hard at my school work but outside of school work I like to have fun and do things. Messiah offers fun things for the students to do, but the area of grantham is generally boring and I wish there were more things to do. The school itself is a good school, and I generally like the academic environment there.

Rachel
Describe your favorite campus traditions.

Probably soccer. Its absolutely amazing. Even to just get involved with cheering and following the team.

Describe your favorite campus traditions.

Probably soccer. Its absolutely amazing. Even to just get involved with cheering and following the team.

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

Look for the college that just feels right to the student. It seems like a hard decision, but once you find the right one you will know. Also doing overnight stays with students at the school will give you a good feel for what there is to do on campus and how the classes are run. As far as making the most of your college experience, you need to be willing to step out and meet people your first year. Everyone there is in the same position of not knowing anyone else. Everyone is uncomfortable and you should use that to your advantage to meet people. Get involved in clubs and activities. You can meet people with similar interests and have fun at the same time.

What kind of person should attend this school?

Someone who is willing to learn and pay a lot of mney for it. They also need to be willing to entertain themselves and search for things to do on and off campus (outside of extracarricular designed by the school) to do on weekends because that is when there is nothing to do. It's also a good school for people who want to learn to grow in their faith.

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

Messiah College is a Christian school that is more liberal than other Christian schools, but more conservative than secular s...

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

Messiah College is a Christian school that is more liberal than other Christian schools, but more conservative than secular schools. It is a very warm and welcoming environment and is a great place for college students to advance their education and deepen their faith.

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

I advise students and parents to first visit several different colleges that they might be interested in. It is best to visit both small and large campuses in both urban and rural areas to get a feel of what they want in a school. Once the student has narrowed his or her choices down to 2-3 schools, he or she should schedule an overnight visit at the school if possible to see what the school is really like. Also, if a student chooses a college, and discovers he or she does not like it as much as they thought, they should not be afraid to consider transferring to a different school. I spent my first year at the wrong college, and the decision to transfer was one of the best decisions I have ever made. It may seem like a daunting process, but it is so worth it to end up in a place that is right for you.

What's unique about your campus?

I love how involved our school is in the community and the world. Students and faculty spend a lot of time volunteering and going on missions trips to help those less fortunate, and those trips usually turn out to be great learning experiences.

Erin
Describe your favorite campus traditions.

Soccer team - five D3 championships in 7 years. And the "Compassion Forum" with Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama

Describe your favorite campus traditions.

Soccer team - five D3 championships in 7 years. And the "Compassion Forum" with Hillary Clinton and Barack Obama

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

Parents - don't force your child to go somewhere that they do not want to go. Give them advice and listen to them and walk along side them through the process, but remember that this is their experience. They are becoming grown-ups that can think and act on their own. It's tough, but they have to feel comfortable and excited about their home for the next four years. And when they come home, remember, they've been surviving on their own since they've been away. They aren't five anymore. Students - take advantage of this incredible, unique opportunity. After college is over, it's over, and there are soooo many resources at your finger tips that won't be there soon. Be adventurous and try something new. Be attentive and spontaneous and really make the most of your time, because four years goes terribly fast. Study abroad. Join a club. Go to dances. Stay up later than you should (sometimes). Pull pranks. Talk to your professors. College is a time like no other and it's important to realize how valuable your time there is before it's too late. Most importantly, HAVE FUN!

What's unique about your campus?

I love the environment. It's a beautiful campus and the students are great. The college really does a good job trying to incorporate Christian faith in to all aspects of our college experience but different opinions are ok. It just feels like a big community and I love it. College is so fun!

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

Just remember to look for a college that's right for you. Just because it's right for your best friend, boy friend, or girl f...

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

Just remember to look for a college that's right for you. Just because it's right for your best friend, boy friend, or girl friend, doesn't mean that you will like it as well.

What's the most frustrating thing about your school?

So much going on but so much work!

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

Don't go to a school just because you have friends going there. What's best for them may not be best for you. Instead, choo...

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

Don't go to a school just because you have friends going there. What's best for them may not be best for you. Instead, choose a school based on your own preferences and interests. Even though your choice of college plays a big role in your future, don't forget to have fun in the process. Go somewhere that you will feel comfortable. When you visit a campus you'll feel a sense of belonging & you'll know that's where you belong.

What's unique about your campus?

I personally like the size of the college. It's not too big but it's not too small. You're guaranteed to see people that you know while you're walking to class. It's comforting to see familiar faces throughout the day. You don't feel like you're just another number at Messiah College. Instead, you feel like you're part of a community. Messiah puts an emphasis on community and by the end of your first semester Messiah does feel like a loving neighborhood rather then just a place for academics.

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

There isn't a lot to do on the weekends. However, even though this is a negative thing, this allows you to bond with your friends because you are forced to find your own fun. Even though there's not a lot to do this allows you to create memories with pretty stellar people.

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

Make sure you look into everything not just the sports or the living facilities or food. But EVERYTHING! Stay on campus and m...

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

Make sure you look into everything not just the sports or the living facilities or food. But EVERYTHING! Stay on campus and meet the people.

What kind of person should not attend this school?

If you are not willing to follow the rules of a christian school

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

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