Meadville, PA
Allegheny College


69 Ratings

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Recent Reviews

Vanessa
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...

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.

Lena
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Overall my experience at Allegheny College has been fantastic. The institution is dedicated and strives to do what is best fo...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

Overall my experience at Allegheny College has been fantastic. The institution is dedicated and strives to do what is best for their students. It is a very engaging place where I feel like I can thrive personally and academically. Professors are always there when you need them. They push you hard to achieve your best but they do not let you drown. I can vouch for the English and History departments when I say it is a wonderful experience to learn from their faculty. It is never boring and they cover their subjects in a complex and global way that challenges your thinking not just on the topic of that day or week, but how the topic or subject is relevant to the rest of the world. We are required to fulfill a distribution requirement in order to graduate. This means (being a Liberal Arts college) we have to take classes in divisions that are outside our major. I am an English/History Double Major and I have taken classes in Political Science and Geology. This has helped me think in different ways and broadened my experience as a student and as a person. The student body is considerate, friendly and aware. No they are not all perfect, because it’s college and there are jerks wherever you go. But for the most part it is a positive social environment. There are many student run clubs and organizations on campus to get involved in. We have everything from the typical clubs like The GSA, Chess Club, The Campus (campus newspaper) to the weird and wacky like Knitting Club, Dumbledore's Army, etc. We have many arts related programs and I know from experience that the music programs are involved, dedicated and fun to play in as an extracurricular activity. We play a variety of pieces and have two concerts a year. One unique aspect about the college that is either positive or negative depending on your point of view is when you get there, you have to be your own advocate. There are many opportunities that the college can give you to succeed in your academic and professional life, but YOU have to do the work. This is not a college that will just present you with the answers, you are the one that has to go looking for them and provides the support instead of the answers to get there. This college will prepare you for graduate school or for any other higher learning institution because of our research opportunities and rigor of undergraduate work. The other unique aspect is, this is a college that has been in existence for over 200 years. When I was a freshman last year, submitting my deposit I knew I would be joining something bigger than myself. I would a apart of a 200 year community. Allegheny is a unit. That does not mean we are always a unit but that is what we strive to uphold. This may seem cliche but indeed, that is the truth. If you don’t believe me? Come visit and see for yourself. Allegheny however, is not a perfect college- what college is? Overall it deserves a five star rating because these are minimal complaints. The food is good, but not amazing. I have certainly had my fair share of mushy vegetables, and under cooked meat I wouldn’t touch with a ten foot pole. There are some really good options but again, it depends on the day. You have two options of food being McKinleys and Brooks. Brooks is the place I talked about above, and McKinley's is another place that is consistent and in some cases, a better option but much less healthy food. The dorms are rather nice with alot of variety to choose from. I would advise you to avoid the all freshman dorms because they can be rowdy and party-centric. This school is small. Very small. If you are looking for a small interactive, tight knit community where you can get from place to place in about five minutes or less, this is indeed Allegheny. I have a love hate relationship with this because you will have to get off campus once in awhile to get a breather and you will see and know most people on campus. If I pass by someone I have never met before, I will probably see them about four more times before the day is finished. It can get tiresome but that means you have to adapt and find some nooks to hang out in. That being said, the town Allegheny is in, is also, very small. Small college and small town. The town is called Meadville. People are nice and the college is very connected with the town, we are rather interlaced together in the middle of nowhere. We rely on the town as much as Meadville relies on us. This makes for a sweet small town community involved feel but can be rather suffocating if you do not know how to handle it. This can be a positive or negative aspect. City dwellers beware! In conclusion, If you are looking for a small Liberal Arts college that has accessible and involved professors who challenge you to do more than your best, that prepares you for graduate school through research opportunities and academic rigor, and a 200 year community that makes you want to give back- come to Allegheny! Thank you for reading such a long review and I hope it was helpful in your college search!

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

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