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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...
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!
Overall, Allegheny is a fantastic school! The school offers something for every student to enjoy. There are a multitude of ...
Overall, Allegheny is a fantastic school! The school offers something for every student to enjoy. There are a multitude of clubs and activities– ranging from the outing club to the computer science club. One unique opportunity that students have is the ability to volunteer at the coffee shop on campus! There are also several ways to get involved with the Meadville community, such as through service events like the monthly Service Saturdays. Although the city of Meadville is fairly small, there are still plenty of activities to do off of campus; My favorite being the movie theatre! As far as academics go, the education is very rigorous and office hours are a must. Professors are always willing to help, and all of them get to know their students because of the small class sizes (typically under 25). I would highly recommend Allegheny.
Allegheny is a very rigorous liberal arts college. The academics here are very intense, but there are so many opportunities t...
Allegheny is a very rigorous liberal arts college. The academics here are very intense, but there are so many opportunities that come out of them. The professors are very accessible and willing to take a chance on you and help you get to where you want to be. Outside of academics, there is always something going on somewhere on campus. If you are an out of state student, there is no worries about this being a suitcase campus, because almost no one goes home on the weekends. The community here is very evident and there are many groups that make it up. You never go anywhere without seeing at least a couple people you know, because it is such a small school.
Allegheny is a highly competitive school. They offer various courses and are mainly known for their extensive research progra...
Allegheny is a highly competitive school. They offer various courses and are mainly known for their extensive research programs that are offered from early on. They encourage students to be active within their major and incorporate ways for all students to do research in their field before graduating
For a person that loves small colleges and close interactions with their professors, this college is absolutely perfect. The ...
For a person that loves small colleges and close interactions with their professors, this college is absolutely perfect. The cost is a bit high, but for the education and job opportunities to look forward to, it's completely worth every cent. The campus is beautiful, the people are amazing and friendly, and I couldn't have made a better relationship with the people I have met. I am on the track team as well, and that is the biggest and best decision I have made. It allows me to really focus on my academics because our coach really cares about our education and puts that before anything. If I were to recommend a college to any of my friends, Allegheny college is the way to go. I am more than happy with my decision of choosing Allegheny College.
Allegheny College is a great school with attentive professors who care for their students' well-being. Financially, the schoo...
Allegheny College is a great school with attentive professors who care for their students' well-being. Financially, the school seems to have its issues, as any private institution does, but the administration does not always act to the best interest in this regard.
Allegheny is the definition of small liberal arts school. If you're looking for small class sizes and the ability to know eve...
Allegheny is the definition of small liberal arts school. If you're looking for small class sizes and the ability to know everyone in your classes, this is the place for you. Most students as well as professors hold a very liberal mindset. This mindset is very prominent through the behaviors and overall feel on campus. Be prepared to seek out professors in order to learn the complete material. Many professors leave out information saying you must attend office hours in order to obtain the full information for the exams.
Allegheny College is, academically speaking, a very rigorous college. However, don't let that deter you, because the professo...
Allegheny College is, academically speaking, a very rigorous college. However, don't let that deter you, because the professors are always willing to help a student in need. Allegheny's "catchphrase" is unusual combinations, because the academics allow students to explore a variety of fields. In fact, they almost "force" you to do so, because students must minor in a field within a different department than their majors. This allows many students to not just work towards getting their degree and leaving, but forming live long passions for areas outside of their major that they wouldn't have even thought about otherwise. Also, there are a variety of activities to partake in, especially over the weekends. There are various arts and cultural opportunities offered by the various clubs, not to mention the performances by the dance and theater groups.
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Pick a school on the value of the name not what seems best suited for you
Pick a school on the value of the name not what seems best suited for you
Upper middle class white students
Small groups of people tend to be very vocal.
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