Messiah was our last visit of day three. We had a beautiful drive from Lebanon Valley College. The rolling hills and picturesque farmlands soothed our minds. Alfred Siha, Assistant Director of Admissions for Multicultural Student Recruitment and Dave Lesko, Senior Admissions Counselor greeted us in the Admissions Office. We set right out on a walking tour of the campus.
The campus is beautiful and very active with students going to class and hanging out with their friends. Education, Business/Marketing and Health Sciences are their most popular academic offerings. They have a little more than 2,800 students enrolled in the five schools (Education and Social Sciences, Health and Natural Sciences, Mathematics, Engineering and Business, Arts, and Humanities).
There are lots of things to do while enrolled at Messiah. You can get involved with a club, athletics, chapel, or any one of the multicultural organizations such as the African Student Union or the United Voices of Praise. Studying abroad and community service projects are also choices for enrolled students. There are no extra fees for studying abroad and there are programs on every continent (except Antartica).
99% of incoming studnts receive some sort of financial aid. There are both need-based scholarships and merit-based scholarships. There is even a scholarship awarded to 3 students who have demonstrated a commitment to promoting racial/ethnic diversity and reconciliation.
If you’re interested in the Nursing program I would suggest applying early. There are only 70 spots because they have to match the number of students to the amount of lab space available. They have a 100% passing rate for students in the Nursing program. Super great program!!
This is the college for you if your Christian faith is something you want heavily incorporated into your college classwork and aspirations.