Meadville, PA
Allegheny College


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Recent Reviews

Guillermo
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I went to Allegheny for 2 and 1/2 years. I went because to Allegheny mostly because they offered me the best scholarship deal...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

I went to Allegheny for 2 and 1/2 years. I went because to Allegheny mostly because they offered me the best scholarship deal. I did visit the campus for 2 days before I attended and I you don't really realize how desolate Meadville is until you have been there for a few months. It is hard to not be over the moon excited with being a Freshman and moving away to college and I think that gave me rose tinted glasses on my early impressions of the school and location. Once I got over that after a few months or the first year I was pretty unhappy with Allegheny. For starters you are almost 2 hours from any city in what is almost Amish country. And if you come from a major city like NY, LA, SF etc neither Cleveland or Pittsburgh is going to be very inspiring as they are not even in the top 50 cities in the US by size. So not only were the cities far away but I found them disappointing as far as cities went and little reason to make the drive than get to the airport. The surroundings, particularity, Meadville, just started to depress me after awhile. There is just nothing to do. Not even a decent mountain anywhere nearby to make use of all the snow for skiing or boarding. And there will be hell of a lot of snow starting early November usually. If you like hard academics the school does have that. But since I wanted to transfer it was basically hell for me because getting a good GPA here is difficult which made transferring difficult. And it isn't like the school has the kind of reputation that the GPA carries any weight anyway. I ended up ditching Allegheny and got straight As at an easy community college so I could transfer to a school better than Allegheny. Allegheny wasn't only terrible but trapped me there and their terrible courses allowed me to transfer relatively few credits to me new school. That said, I think part of the reason it is hard is that many teachers are poor. Being a hard teacher does not make you a good teacher and I have had vastly better teachers overall since I left. I don't imagine Allegheny's location in the boonies helps them attract top talent. Many did not seem like happy people either compared to my later professors. One of the good things about I can comment on is the general openness of the social scene. The school is not that big and since there is nothing nearby to do people let anyone and everyone into their parties and are friendly. The social scene isn't big enough to turn people away which is a nice change compared to what you'd find at a lot of big party schools. I felt the only way to not be bored to tears at the school was to join a fraternity; which I did. That said a lot of people get really drunk and take drugs since there is so little to do anywhere nearby and you can only party with the same people in the same place so many times before drugs start to look really fun. It is really hard to find a balance at Allegheny being trapped inside by the cold for over half the school year, and nothing to do when bored anyway. Lots of people slip into bad habits easily as a result. I have to comment the administration of the school also struck me as especially terrible. If you are ok being kinda in a depressing middle of nowhere small school that is way more difficult academically than its reputation really justifies with sub par teachers then Allegheny is the school for you. It certainly was not for me and I have to say going here is one of the biggest mistakes I've made in my life.

Vanessa
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Allegheny can take some getting used to, but once you do it's great. There's plenty to do on campus if you join clubs or find...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

Allegheny can take some getting used to, but once you do it's great. There's plenty to do on campus if you join clubs or find fun things to get involved in. There are good and bad food days but for the most part, McKinley's is always a safe bet. Housing is much nicer as you become a junior.

Kasey
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I love the school, the people, the academics and the professors! Like any college campus there are upsides and downsides, but...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

I love the school, the people, the academics and the professors! Like any college campus there are upsides and downsides, but if you’re more focused on the education you’re getting than socializing, drugs or alcohol, it’s the right place to be. there are unique opportunities for students wishing to study abroad and great classes to take!

Marley
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Allegheny is an amazing college to attend. It is a private university which means they give you really good financial aid pac...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

Allegheny is an amazing college to attend. It is a private university which means they give you really good financial aid packages. There are many opportunities academically and you will get your moneys worth of education. The people there are very nice and the professors are sometimes hard with the work but they are very understanding. They are available anytime you need them. The food there is not so great but no college food is good.

Emily
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Allegheny College is one of the best small liberal arts colleges in Pennsylvania (west of the Allegheny Mountains). There are...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

Allegheny College is one of the best small liberal arts colleges in Pennsylvania (west of the Allegheny Mountains). There are tons of clubs and opportunities to get involved in all kinds of things from playing with clay to tackling people in club sports. Sports are present on campus, but do not overshadow the student body and are more fun than work (although athletes work super hard to balance both). Academics are a priority here and students are always studying, but there's room for fun if one is able to manage their time wisely (which is what college is all about). Making friends is not a problem as people are open and a small coffee shop on campus facilitates all kinds of conversations as well as activities organized by a group of student leaders to bring the campus together. As a first year I can only recommend everything Allegheny has given me, and I cannot wait for the next semester.

LEah
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I love the atmosphere at Allegheny. Everyone is friendly and helpful on campus. Professors are easily accessible and are very...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

I love the atmosphere at Allegheny. Everyone is friendly and helpful on campus. Professors are easily accessible and are very helpful during both class times and office hours. You get to know your professors and they know you, often times each and every student by their first name. Its nice to be in a small classroom environment where you know everyone around you.

Samantha
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It's a good place to be if you have no idea what you want to do, but you know you want to go to college. Not having to decide...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

It's a good place to be if you have no idea what you want to do, but you know you want to go to college. Not having to decide your major until the end of your sophomore year and then not having specific graduation requirements makes it easy to pick up more than one major or minor and still graduate early. Getting involved is super easy.

Emily
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Allegheny College is a wonderful little college in the middle of nowhere. If I could pick it up and move it to a city it woul...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

Allegheny College is a wonderful little college in the middle of nowhere. If I could pick it up and move it to a city it would honestly be the perfect school. Professors are great and will work with you to do well if you reach out to them. Classes are small and intimate. There is a great variety of extracurriculars, clubs, sports, honors societies, and greek societies for students to involve themselves in. I am 1/4 through my time at Allegheny and I have so far loved it more than I could possibly say.

Abigail
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I love my college! It is very expensive but very worth it in the long run. Everyone here is so wonderful and all want to see ...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

I love my college! It is very expensive but very worth it in the long run. Everyone here is so wonderful and all want to see you succeed, including the staff and alumnus. I am so glad I picked 'gheny. We have a fantastic psychology program and a top rated Environmental Science program! We have been featured in various books including Colleges that Change Lives. It is not a very well known school due to how small it is, but you would be surprised at the alumni! I know plenty of doctors that went here for our undergrad. The school work is challenging and really gets you thinking critically for the real world. I love the education that I am receiving and I love how small it is.

Hannah
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It's wonderful! The school's atmosphere is full of safety and diversity. Safety is very important to all on campus, which is ...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

It's wonderful! The school's atmosphere is full of safety and diversity. Safety is very important to all on campus, which is nice. The class sizes are small and it's great for students like myself that tend to only speak aloud in small groups and learn better through hands-on learning and one-on-one availability with your teachers.

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  • 1,920
  • Tuition & Fees
  • $44,250
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  • 68%

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