Location
Meadville, PA
Undergrads
2,104
Tuition
$37,610
Admission Difficulty
Average
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Reviews 940 total reviews with an average rating of 3.3

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4 College Junior

Health & Safety: Walking back from the library at night is a little creepy, but that's just because I'm paranoid and always think someone is walking behind me or something. Also, the lights along certain pathways aren't always lit, so that freaks me out a little bit too if I'm walking by myself. Other than that, though, I honestly haven't been in a situation where I didn't feel safe on campus.

3 College Junior

Campus Dining: There are only two places to eat on campus, so the food can get pretty repetitive. However, I can't complain because the quality of the food isn't too bad.

College Junior

Nightlife: I've never been to a bar in town, so I have no response!

4 College Junior

Facilities: The campus is small, but I honestly love it. I'm a nerd, so I spend a bunch of time in the library doing my reading assignments and writing papers. I think it's a great space to study and get work done. The top and bottom floors are strictly quiet floors, so if you really need to concentrate, you have no need to worry about noisy chatterboxes!

3 College Junior

Off-Campus Dining: Besides the typical fast-food restaurants, there really isn't much to choose from. The small bars and diners in town are cheap and convenient though, so it's not too bad. Unfortunately, if you don't have a car to drive ten minutes off campus, you still don't have many options.

4 College Junior

Campus Strictness: The campus police are very inconspicuous, and they are super helpful as well. As long as you aren't being outwardly obnoxious during the weekends, the security guards are fairly lenient. I've never had a negative experience with the campus police.

4 College Junior

Greek Life: Nearly 1/3 of the student population is involved in Greek life, and the students in fraternities and sororities constantly work hard to raise awareness and funds for their respective philanthropic efforts.

3 College Junior

Athletics: Many students support the numerous athletic teams. Sporting events are always fun to attend no matter where you go to school. The athletic facilities are completely accessible for both athletes and non-athletes. There is an indoor track on the top floor of the gym, so its super convenient.

3 College Junior

Local Atmosphere: There really isn't much to do around town, so it can get kind of boring and monotonous sometimes. However, there are usually campus events that attract a bunch of students, so it's not completely terrible.

4 College Junior

Scholarships: Like most colleges, the tuition for my school is pretty expensive, so I was in desperate need of financial aid. The process to receive aid is very easy and stress-free, and it is a big comfort to know that my school is willing to help me out financially.

3 College Junior

Diversity: Most students are accepting but there is a small minority who are not as accepting. They usually stand out and it is not hard to avoid them.

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3 College Junior

Facilities: People are not as cliquey here as other schools. Most people are accepting and have friends who are involved in a variety of things on campus.

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4 College Junior

Majors: I love learning about world affairs so I love my classes because they allow me to do so.

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5 College Junior

Majors: Allegheny helps you find internships and help you fund unpaid internships. They provide support even if its not Allegheny-sponsored.

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3 College Junior

Off-Campus Dining: If you have a car you are more likely to dine off campus.

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.

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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.

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Overall ExperienceWhat's This?

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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