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In the short time I've been at Messiah,BrightArt & Design Department
In the short time I've been at Messiah, my hesitation to go here was satisfied. Like many other students I know, I choose Messiah because they gave me the most Scholarship money than any other school I applied to. But, it's not worth the judgmental glances and arrogant christian rich kids. The main reason I didn't want to go to Messiah was because I live in the area and I had a feeling I'd be reliving my high school experience, which is exactly how it felt. Unless you're coming to school with a group of friends already intact, you'll feel like an outsider. By the end of my first week here, cliques were very apparent and any attempt to make friends lessened.

There's nothing to do here unless you're an athlete or involved in the arts. If you're interested in night life you will be thoroughly disappointed by even the simple lack of the word "party" on campus. Many students venture off campus in overpacked cars and sometimes drive as far as 40 minutes to go to a club.

Also, if you're a student, especially a minority student, that wants to have a diverse campus, Messiah will leave you disappointed and uncomfortable at the number of sheltered and unaware people you are surrounded by who will constantly say offensive things to or about you.In all, based on my experience so far I do not plan to stay here much longer and plan to transfer in the fall.

1st Year Female -- Class 2019
Campus Aesthetics: A+, Education Quality: F
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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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