Messiah College - Comments and Student Experiences|
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.
First, in many of the classes I was required to take for my major, I have not even seen the material from those classes being used in any work environments for my field. Second, my department continues to let inadequate professors teach. For example, one professor in my department was unreasonably horrible; his classes consist of making students memorize useless terminology, memorize acronyms, learn software that would be extremely easy for one to learn on his own (ex. Twitter), etc. Another professor in my department was better, but still bad; his classes did teach useful material, but unfortunately that professor could not explain the material very well.
What many interviewers want from candidates is experience. When a college does not provide students with experience by effectively teaching them applicable material used in the workplace, then it is hard for a student to gain experience through that college, even if he or she has a high GPA. Thus, I did not believe it was a very good investment to pay over $100,000 for a Messiah college degree, only to be told when I graduated that I needed more experience.Besides what I learned at Messiah College, I also did not feel that the Messiah College atmosphere was very friendly. One of the main reasons why I chose Messiah College was that since it is a Christian college, I believed that the people there would be more friendly. However, spending 4 years at Messiah helped correct that fallacy as I realized that many Christians are really just self-righteous hypocrites. There also are some Christians at Messiah who do bad things such as use people to do work for them and lie about their work hours to get more money and still believe that they men of God.