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| I decided to go here because it is a Christian college and I thought that the kids here would be nicer than at a secular college. I was disappointed as many kids here are snooty and quick to criticize any thought that conflicts with their Christian beliefs. However, there are some friendly kids at Messiah College and I am sure that there are snooty kids at every college.|
Moreover, I was forced to take a multitude of gen-ed classes and not enough classes for my Computer Science major. Most of the gen-ed's ended up being a complete waste of my time and money as I will never use what I learned in them outside of college. For example, in my theology gen-ed, I had to memorize statistics for European countries' religion even though there is no reason why I should apply that to a career in Computer Science.
Because I spent much of my college career learning gen-ed's instead of classes useful for my major, I feel that Messiah has not properly prepared me for a career in Computer Science. In attending a career fair during my senior year, the career coaches asked me if I knew certain programming languages and I had to answer no to a lot of those questions because Messiah's Computer Science program only teaches two programming languages. I am also one of the smartest kids in my major which makes me increasingly frustrated that I cannot find a job for after college.
In addition, Messiah College does a very poor job at making living comfortable in its dorms. During my second and third year at Messiah, I had to deal with unbearable heat during the spring because the A/C in my dorms did not work. Also, during all four of my years at Messiah, I repeatedly had to deal with very slow or nonfunctional internet. I feel that since I had to pay around $35,000 total a year at Messiah, I should have been provided better living conditions.Overall, I believe that I should have attended a college other than Messiah. While the facts that many kids at Messiah are snobby and many of Messiah's living conditions are uncomfortable do annoy me, the biggest issue I have with it is that I did not receive a very good education from it. I feel that if I attended a non-liberal arts college, then I would not have been bombarded with gen-ed's and thus I could have learned more about the Computer Science major that would later help me greatly in my career. Therefore, if you are looking for a college to attend and you want to learn a technical field such as engineering, computer science or mathematics, I would not recommend choosing Messiah College.
|Mar 23 2013|| 4th Year Male --
Class 2013 |
| I regret my time at Messiah College Grantham. This school had a negative influence on me in every way. Grantham is not a good place for young adults, especially women, and the atmosphere at the school is one of religious oppression, hatred, and bigotry.The only redeeming attribute, pun intended, was the Philadelphia Campus at Temple University. If I had it to do over again I would have just gone to Temple University instead. I would have paid less than 1/3 of the tuition that I did at Messiah, gotten a better education, and not have been negatively influenced like I was at Messiah Grantham. Ugh, the whole thing just makes me sick to think about it. |
|Mar 22 2013|| Male --
Class 2000 |
Messiah is a terrible school. I transferred here recently and I so glad that I only had to spend a year and a half (I'm graduating early) here. Although there are some good things about this school the cons far outweigh the pros.|
The professors know what they are doing and there are not any teaching assistants here.
The academics are sound and rigerous.
The food here is awful.
On weekends everyone goes home becuase there is nothing to do. Social life here is simply terrible there is never anything to do unless you want to sit around and talk to yourself.
They do have movies on campus but it is the same one for friday, saturday, and sunday.
Most people transfer out because the tuition keeps going up.
The people here are brainwashed and narrowminded. I feel like I can't have a rational conversation with most people here without them getting mad.
People here are all miserable some just went here becuase they got scholarships etc..
The required chapels are terrible. I give full disclosure that I am a recent agnostic atheist but even when I beleived in God and chrisitianity others aswell as myself hated the chapels. Most people just do homework during them anyway. Before you decide to attend you should know that there are a lot of very eccentric people at this school. I think some of this is do the fact that there is a large group of kids who were homeschooled so they are sheltered and narrowminded. Finally, the supposed chrisitans here are just so hypocritical they act judgemental but then break almost everything on the community convenant constantly. I and other reviewers have warned you do not come here this school is awful I will not miss it when I graduate soon.
|Sep 06 2012|| 2nd Year Male --
Class 2013 |