Meadville, PA
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Reviews 925 total reviews with an average rating of 3.3

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3 College Junior

Local Atmosphere: I come from a big city so Meadville is way too small for me to consider living afterwards.

1 College Junior

Weather: The weather has been really bad this winter.

3 College Junior

Nightlife: It's a small school so the parties are usually held in frat houses and off-capus houses

2 College Junior

Off-Campus Housing: I rather live on campus. You don't have to worry about monthly rent, bills, and laundry.

4 College Junior

Health & Safety: I am not too worried about safety the health center could be better.

3 College Junior

Greek Life: You can be social by being in Greek or not. It's really up to you.

3 College Junior

Transportation: You don't really need a car on campus. The only time you would need transportation is when you go going grocery shopping.

5 College Junior

Campus Strictness: The college isn't that strict. As long as you don't break any laws they don't regulate student's life that much.

4 College Junior

Majors: Getting into a major isn't that hard. Allegheny really emphasizes in exploring before deciding what major to decide upon. However, that doesn't mean the classes aren't hard.

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3 College Junior

Majors: Depending on your major there will be more opportunities and help. The more popular the major the more opportunities that exist. However, Allegheny's career office really works hard to help you find opportunities regardless of your major.

4 College Junior

Athletics: The wise center tries to have really great equipment for the entire student body to enjoy.

3 College Junior

Campus Housing: Depends where you live on campus. Some of the buildings are newer than others.

3 College Freshman

Nightlife: Parties are rather boring when you are a sober student.

5 College Freshman

Majors: I'm thrilled with the education I'm getting at Allegheny, and It is evident that all my professors have received the highest level of education in their field.

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5 College Freshman

Majors: I am undecided, but I am leaning towards Environmental Studies because of the Professors in the department. Professors like Darby, Neff, and Eatmon have inspired me to live a more sustainable and organic life and pursue my education on our environment.

3 College Freshman

Greek Life: I am not apart of Greek life, and I would not consider being apart of Greek life because of the exclusivity of it.

4 College Freshman

Health & Safety: I have yet to feel uncomfortable on campus though I am aware that the rape culture at our school is very prevalent and that our security is going everything they can to help victims get justice.

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2 College Freshman

Transportation: Campus shuttles to work are convenient, campus shuttles to the airport are at the worst times and are too expensive for students to use frequently. Also, public transportation is very inconvenient and basically non existent.

4 College Freshman

Athletics: There are a number of classes to take at the gym and the gym is a relatively new facility so it is very nice though it is a bit small for those who aren't on varsity sports. Those who play on a varsity team have much more access to the gym than most students.

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3 College Freshman

Computers: The staff in Murray are excellent and have fixed my wireless connection numerous times, but with that being said, my wireless connection has failed me more times than I would prefer it to.

3 College Freshman

Campus Housing: Dorms are spacious, clean, and overall very accommodating because of there location. However, room selection is unorganized and not being able to have a common space in dorms like Schultz and Walker is very inconvenient.

4 College Freshman

Scholarships: I got the most financial aid from this school than I was expecting to get from any liberal arts school I applied to. It was exactly the amount I needed, and although it was a long process, it was totally worth it. I think most students will agree with me when I say I was blessed with the financial aid package I got from Allegheny.

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3 College Freshman

Drug Safety: A high percentage of students take part using drugs on this campus but there are very few who will force others to partake in those activities.

3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: There are a lot of options to choose from, though most of them are unhealthy fast food restaurants or places that are too expensive for college students.

3 College Freshman

Weather: The winters make it very difficult for me to want to walk to my job in town, which takes 30 mins. But the snow makes the campus look pretty. It mostly rains, which makes walking to class and work hard. And the snow and rain makes me want to starve instead of getting food because the cafe is so far away from my room. But fall makes me want to sit outside more.


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Something commonly heard from recent graduates is how much easier graduate programs were after the rigorous Allegheny courseload. Whether at grad school or at their first job out of college, Allegheny graduates have the skills to succeed in their fields. When considering their time at Allegheny, most students are very thankful for the education they received and all of the great people they got to know. There are so many different kinds of people and points of view that students are encouraged to do anything they truly want to do. Most people feel that they have really grown and changed as a result of the Allegheny experience—and in a good way.

There are students who have regrets or who feel they were in some way disappointed with their Allegheny education or experience. For one thing, Meadville does not provide the kinds of opportunities or the nightlife that a big-city university would. Succeeding at Allegheny is a lot of work and students looking for a party school will not find it here. It takes a lot of time and effort, and for some, it might not be worth it. But all that time and effort is meant to pay off, and for hard-working students, it does.

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