Mechanicsburg, PA
Messiah College


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

Study hard, don't put it to last minute. Learn to read the material before class and take notes fast.

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

Study hard, don't put it to last minute. Learn to read the material before class and take notes fast.

What kind of person should not attend this school?

Someone who wants to put their faith and education together.

Danelle
Describe your favorite campus traditions.

Messiah College is best known for its diversity among students and quality education with a focus on Christian Stewardship. S...

Describe your favorite campus traditions.

Messiah College is best known for its diversity among students and quality education with a focus on Christian Stewardship. Service to others is stressed daily and many opportunities are given for students to participate in serving others.

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

I would tell myself to enjoy every minute of college. Don't get hung up on high school and the memories you made during that time. There are new memories to be made, new people to meet, new friends to make. Don't go home so often during freshmen year. Instead, step out of your comfort zone and meet new people. Embrace the new experiences and don't be afraid to take chances. This only happens once in your life so go for it. If you receive a bad grade on a paper put it behind you and move forward. There are many more opportunities to excel in academics. It is not the end of the world if you get a C. Just keep going. Most importantly, enjoy it and live life with no regrets.

What kind of person should not attend this school?

Messiah College is open to everyone, accepting of everyone, and has a diverse community. It is a Christian college so anyone who agrees with the Christian Faith and values can attend. It might be difficult for a non-Christian to go here because Christianity is rooted in everything and is at the core of the institution

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

If I had the opportunity to go to school like I am now, back when I graduated high school I would of taken advantage of the g...

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

If I had the opportunity to go to school like I am now, back when I graduated high school I would of taken advantage of the great opportunities that are available. For all students graduating high school you should go for your dreams, educate yourself as much as you can, especially this day and time, make some goals for yourself and continue your education and dreams. Then you can live the life you want and deserve. Anything is POSSIBLE, So go for it!! You'll do great and love what you do if you REALLY want It.......... SO, set your goals and live your dreams!!! Your life is a blank wall, paint a beautiful picture!!!

Christina
Describe your favorite campus traditions.

Messiah is known mostly for its boy's soccer team.

Describe your favorite campus traditions.

Messiah is known mostly for its boy's soccer team.

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

If I walked into the doors of my high school, I can find her. She will be not among the crowd, but alone in the library reading a book or finishing her homework for a math class. I can see myself now. Stressed. Alone. Working hard for the future. If I could give her advice knowing what I know now about college, I would tell her to relax and notice life. I would tell her to remember her family and to not worry about who is the smartest person in class. I would tell her to socialize more and live outside of the library or science building. She needs to know that it is okay if her teacher does not remember her name. It is okay for her voice to be heard if she feels that something is not right. It is okay for her to be herself without worrying about the opinion of others. That it is okay if she is not the prettiest girl on campus. College is a place where you need to put yourself first and find your purpose. This is the best advice that I can give anyone, including myself.

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

Messiah College has some of the most geniune and caring professors who will become lifelong friends.

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

First and foremost, I would tell myself to start filling out scholarship applications, and develop a habit of trying to save ...

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

First and foremost, I would tell myself to start filling out scholarship applications, and develop a habit of trying to save as amuch money as you can with your educatoin so that I will not have a large amount of student loans to repay when I graduate. Second I would tell myself to make sure you know when you can first choose your courses so that you can get your more desired classes chosen before they fill up. Another thing that I would tell myself would be to start a list of what textbooks you will neeed for your courses if possible, so that you/I can start shopping around to save money on the course texts. Another thing that I would tell myself to do is to anticipate a much heavier workload then highschool, and don't just think college is gonna be all fun and games. Allong with the last point, I would also enourage myself to make sure that I enjoy my classes and time at college, while I get the most from every oppurtunity possible because I am after all paying a large amount of money for these oppurtunities.

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

My first sememter at Messiah was rather rough and very stressful, but could have been much more enjoyable if I knew some things before I showed up to Messiah. One of the highest stress causing events for my first smester was the fact that at Messiah you need you rbooks whenever class first starts. I was told by my mother and brother that this wasn't the case, so i had to scramble and turn a few assignments in late because i wasn't prepared. I also wasn't expecting the high cost of books, so seek scholarships over summer.

What kind of person should attend this school?

Messiah College is a small private college with a beautiful campus, and various academically challenging programs that really deliver a superior education. Messiah is a school for students who really want to take their education serious and really want to build a foundation of knowledge for their future. If a person is looking for a large school where they won't be held accountable for their attendance and class performance then Messiah is not for them. Messiah also offers a very diverse study abroad program for students who want to get out and experience the world.

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

Trough attending college I have recieved a better education that is applicable and improves my life, setting me up for a succ...

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

Trough attending college I have recieved a better education that is applicable and improves my life, setting me up for a succesful career. Some would say that is the point of college; but for me that is just the beginning of that I have gained. There are some practical skills I have gained since being in College. I've learned how to prioritize, study efficently, and budget. Also I've gained the much needed skills of doing laundry and cooking ramen noodles. However, more importantly, going away to college allowed me to experience what it is like to be on my own. It allowed me to question what I thought in a safe environment and as a result my beliefs and opinions have become my own, not just something I grew up with. Through college I have been exposed to different cultures and lifestyles; I have learned how to step out of my comfort zone. Also I've learned how to be flexible and meet people half way (you have to when you have roomates). Overall college has taught me how to love, respect, serve and live with others and how much nicer a community is when this happens.

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

The worst thing about Messiah is that there isn't very much diversity

What kind of person should not attend this school?

A person who wants a large school, or to be in a place where there are lots of things to do off campus. Also anyone who does not have the basic foundational beliefs of Christianity like the college because you have to sign a statement of faith.

samantha
Describe the students at your school.

friendly, naive, don't understand the real world and live in a bubble, can't fend for themselves and are somewhat critical an...

Describe the students at your school.

friendly, naive, don't understand the real world and live in a bubble, can't fend for themselves and are somewhat critical and hypocritical

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

I have learned alot about my field of interest and I changed my major so I learned even more. I am somewhat prepared for the real world and because of college, i look forward to further education and then employment in the area of interest i have been educated in.

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

not enough diversity, too much judging, cultural insensitivity

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

Messiah is a small, private Christian liberal arts college that is situated on a beautiful campus, is dedicated to raising Ch...

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

Messiah is a small, private Christian liberal arts college that is situated on a beautiful campus, is dedicated to raising Christian men and women, is known for its academic and athletic performance, and offers many opportunities for service, leadership, internships, and study abroad.

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

Messiah College has provided me with memories I will cherish for a lifetime, as well as a valuable eduation--not just academically, but also in areas of faith and personal growth. The faculty exemplify characteristics of leadership, and they genuinely care about the individuals in the classes they teach. I have become a more confident person, even to the point of developing leadership capabilities in overseeing teambuilding activities for sports teams, RAs, and incoming freshmen in areas like canoeing, high ropes courses, and rock climbing. I have also been challenged in my faith; though I attend a Christian school, there are many students who are atheists, and in taking the required courses in religion and philosophy, I have engaged in many challenging conversations and debates on the issues presented. In short, I have gained a greater appreciation for both my life and the lives of others in the past year, and I firmly believe that it could only have happened by attending Messiah College.

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

I wish I had known that the ratio of people who like the cafeteria food is split 50/50, that many (but definitely not all) of the student activities cost money to attend, and that I would love here as much as I do.

Ben
Describe your favorite campus traditions.

Messiah College is best known for being a small, liber arts, christian college. It has good sports teams. It's most well-know...

Describe your favorite campus traditions.

Messiah College is best known for being a small, liber arts, christian college. It has good sports teams. It's most well-known majors are nursing, art, and engineering.

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

So far in college I've been experienced many different amazing things. One great thing is my new feeling of independence. College is helping learn to do things by myself and it is really helping me in my life.

What's unique about your campus?

The atmosphere at Messiah is really great. Everyone here is very nice and the professors really care about how their students are doing.

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

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