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Reviews 939 total reviews with an average rating of 3.5

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1 College Student

Off-Campus Dining: Too few and when some are found other then Mickie D's, its expensive

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1 College Student

Administration: To strict, visitation sucks unless your a junior or senior in an apartment

1 College Student

Party Scene: There is none. You cant even throw an organized dorm party.

3 College Student

Campus Food: Its very repetitive, gets old quick

4 College Student

Campus Housing: A bit old, but great amount of space. Pleasant to live on campus

3 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: I don't really know about off campus housing.

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3 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: I don't really eat out but there's always that option and everything is decently priced.

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3 College Sophomore

Administration: Since it is a Christian school the standards are set pretty high. I don't mind because I'm used to it.

3 College Sophomore

Scholarships: I don't really know, my parents usually take care of the majority of it. My part is fairly easy.

3 College Sophomore

Campus Food: I know the food could be worse, but I just wish that the union would be opened later at night, or that the southside cafe would accept dining dollars.

4 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: There would be no other place I would live during college than a college dorm room. Yeah Messiah's housing is not the best, but it sure beats some other colleges I've seen. My only complaint are the rooms. What they pass of for triples are way too cramped. Plus the room temperature is either too hot or too cold, there is no happy medium. Otherwise the people here are super ice and the RAs actually know what they are doing. The floor community is actually very welcoming. Other than the small hot/cold rooms, housing here is great.

4 College Freshman

Campus Quality: Our sports center and fitness area is fantastic! Plenty of exercise machines in a variety as well as an indoor track and swimming pool. Our student center has good food, entertainment activities at least once a week, and spots to eat with friends or study. The big windows are also great for some sunshine in the afternoon! Our library is also beautiful with a wonderful outlook over the stacks of books. There is a coffee stand as well to keep your eyes open! Plenty of spots to study with groups or individually as well. As far as campus traditions go, the midnight scream is quite entertaining and stress-relieving!

4 College Freshman

Majors: Although I have not had an internship yet, I definitely plan on taking one in the future! Our Career and Professional Development Services Office is fantastic in opportunities and helping students prepare resumes, job interviews, cover letters, etc. I am not concerned at all about finding an internship!

2 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: There is little to no off-campus housing options unless you are married or live at home with family. Otherwise, they try to keep all undergrad students on campus or in special interest housing near campus.

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4 College Freshman

Academics: We have wonderful professors with plenty of experience in their fields. Upon graduating Messiah, we are able to compete with the best of the best for graduate schools and internships.

5 College Freshman

Greek Life: There is no greek life, which is fine with me.....

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4 College Freshman

Scholarships: The process itself wasn't that bad.................

3 College Freshman

Guys & Girls: What's important is that God loves us all, regardless of how attractive we may be to the opposite gender.

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3 College Freshman

Diversity: We don't have much religious diversity, because we are a private Christian college. Currently, our school is really expanding our international students program to make it more diverse in ethnicities.

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3 College Freshman

Scholarships: There are only a handful of full-tuition scholarships, but the school will do its best to get you grants and make you aware of other scholarships.

4 College Freshman

Athletics: Our soccer team is fantastic. Our fitness equipment available to all students is also pretty great. We have a pool, indoor track, exercise equipment, and a weight room.

4 College Freshman

Health & Safety: We have a nurse practitioner on campus during normal business hours during the week. Otherwise, you have to go to one of the urgent cares/emergency rooms off-campus. Our safety is great with tons of "blue lights" around campus. We are pretty secluded in general, so the chances of someone coming on campus randomly is rare.

3 Recent Alumnus

Off-Campus Dining: We go to chipotle a lot

4 Recent Alumnus

Academics: Some classes are harder than others

4 Recent Alumnus

Campus Housing: Great view of the trees and nice outlook for the apartments

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Messiah College is what you make of it. Because of the school’s distinct beliefs and traditions, no student is going to love every aspect of the College. The rules will bind some but will set others free. A positive attitude and an open mind are definitely needed to be happy at this school. A passion for helping others and feeling connected will also make your years here more enjoyable because Messiah’s commitments to service and community are what make this school unique. The College greatly encourages service to others by presenting many service opportunities throughout the year, and there is a service requirement in the general education curriculum. As a freshman, be prepared to hear the word “community” repeated very often in chapel, class, and from your RA and RD.

Messiah wants to have an intentional community across campus, and promotes it through every aspect of student life. However, all of this community and togetherness sometimes drives people apart and into cliques and groups, and Messiah definitely has a problem with rumors, snobbery, and generally mean and exclusive behavior. If you find yourself in a situation with these types of people, it can be difficult to get away because of the close-knit community students live in. So, try to surround yourself with positive and uplifting people you meet in class and extracurricular activities, and ignore the downers. At Messiah, the class setting fosters an open atmosphere where students can work to define their beliefs. General education classes and chapel offer opportunities to discuss, challenge, and strengthen your beliefs. By the time a student leaves Messiah, they will know 100 percent what they believe and why they believe it—whether they hold similar views to the ones they came in with or had their convictions transformed completely.

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