Messiah College has evolved quite a bit since when I graduated, but it has always been considered one of the best Christian colleges in the country. Class sizes are small (as is the student/teacher ratio), the campus is beautiful (with a covered bridge and creek on the property) and provides the community, as well as the students with some outstanding cultural events. Some of the rules are stringent, but certainly not as stringent as 10 years ago (dancing was not allowed when I was a student, but is now). Dorms are all carpeted and air conditioned. Excellent daycare for faculty and staff.