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It's not what it claims to be.
3rd Year Female -- Class 2015
Collaboration/Competitive: A+, Individual Value: F
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I am in the pre-med program at Messiah.Quite BrightPreMed and Medical
I am in the pre-med program at Messiah. I was National Merit Scholar and recieved a 2340 on my SAT. I was originally looking at Columbia, Stanford and Yale, but I realized that I wanted to find a place that pursued academic excellence without the negative impact of an overly competitive community. I am in my third semester at Messiah and that is exactly what it has been for me. The academics are excellent, and I for the first time in my life I am actually enjoying academia. Messiah has taught me that education is about community, not competition and I am learning to push myself harder than ever, not to beat my classmates, but to better myself and my peers by pursuing excellence. Thank you Messiah for freeing me from the lie of competitive academia and allowing me to truly learn for the first time.
2nd Year Female -- Class 2015
Education Quality: A+, Campus Maintenance: B+
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Messiah College is really not worth it.Quite BrightPolitical Science
Messiah College is really not worth it. There is just to much about this school that is not good. The college is not a very hospitable place when it comes to the staff and administration. You will meet some faculty that truly care about you as well as lifelong friends. However, those two things could be found at other schools that cost less money. Messiah is not worth the price. The service at Messiah is simply awful. I graduated this semester but they won't let me get my degree until May, also the dining service people took a week to take me off the meal plan charge. This was only after I had seen them several times. They are all to happy to ask for money but then they deliver slow and rude service.

In regards to the faculty they are bringing in more adjuncts. The adjuncts classes are often easier but part of the reason you pay extra money for Messiah is the faculty being more available to you. Also the clubs here are not very active. There are only 12 on campus and many do not do much. You basically have to create your own fun which can happen but still I wish I knew that going in.This place is a prison if I had started as a freshmen I would have transferred out like so many do. My friends group go smaller as so many left. Also it seems many professors don't send their kids here I wonder why? Head my warning avoid this place it is not worth the price period.

3rd Year Male -- Class 2014
Education Quality: A, University Resource Use: F
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