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Reviews 925 total reviews with an average rating of 3.3

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1 College Senior

Scholarships: Allegheny gives a decent amount of scholarship money, but tuition increases every year (aid does not.) Most students have their parents pay the difference, but if that's not an option for you, don't go here. The tuition cost compared to other schools is outrageous.

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1 College Senior

Off-Campus Housing: Not Available – Off campus housing will soon no longer be available to students. While there are several campus owned apartments and houses, the experience isn't the same.

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3 College Senior

Parking: Having a car on campus isn't necessary with the bus system, but it's definitely a plus. While a lot of things are in walking distance, the weather is often bad and it's nice to be able to leave meadville at will.

2 College Senior

Campus Housing: While the upper classmen dorms are pretty nice, they're already showing wear, are expensive, and difficult to get into. There isn't nearly enough housing on campus for students, but the college still wants to get rid of off campus living. Most of the underclassman rooms are very small, and some of the bathrooms are old and moldy.

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4 College Junior

Off-Campus Dining: There are several wonderful places to eat out off-campus. However, I wish there was more of a variety.

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4 College Junior

Transportation: Transportation is super convenient for those of us that don't or can't bring a car to school. I am especially appreciative of the transportation provided to and from the nearest airports. The price is a little much but it's worth it.

4 Recent Alumnus

Campus Strictness: The school is not very strict. There are set rules based on cheating, smoking indoors, and under-aged drinking that security and the school will not be lenient on. I went through 4 years at Allegheny without having to go through any major disciplinary actions. The administration is very good at working with you to fix the problem if you are in trouble.

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3 College Junior

Facilities: Allegheny's campus is very beautiful and I've usually able to find something to do or someplace to go on campus. You can almost always find students in the Campus Center and the Library and there are a lot of organizations on campus that you can get involved in.

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3 College Junior

Weather: It snows a lot in Meadville, like sometimes 3 feet in a couple of days. They make it easy enough to get around campus by making sure the sidewalks are clear. The rest of the year the campus is very pretty and people do like to spend time outside.

3 College Junior

Health & Safety: I feel comfortable enough walking around campus at night alone as Allegheny is a small campus is a safe area. There has been a couple of break-ins at off campus houses but that really isn't the schools fault. Security is very helpful but will question you if you're walking around campus intoxicated.

5 College Junior

Facilities: At Allegheny every student must do a senior project in their major to graduate. This is a great opportunity for students to gain experience doing research which future employers and graduate schools love.

3 College Junior

Weather: Allegheny is pretty far up north, so if you know northern weather, you know what to expect. However, we usually get larger amounts of snow in the winter and it's pretty chilly at times. Classes never get cancelled for weather, so bring a good pair of snowboots!

4 College Junior

Majors: Getting into Allegheny means getting accepted into every program. Once you're in, all you have to do is declare your program of study. You pick an adviser within your major and they will help you every semester for course selection and whenever you need direction. The ideal Allegheny student has different academic and extracurricular interests and is committed to being a part of our close-knit community in many different spheres.

3 College Junior

Majors: I am an International Studies and Spanish major. Generally the workload at Allegheny is a pretty hefty one across the board. In my field it is heavy reading for advanced classes, with many novels and journal articles to read complimented by analytic papers. However, despite the large workload, professors are really accessible if you need help tackling an assignment.

4 College Junior

Majors: All the majors at Allegheny are very strong with dedicated staff and support. If you have other interests besides your traditional major, Allegheny may be perfect for you because you can combine may of your diverse interests in Allegheny's course offerings.

4 College Junior

Majors: Allegheny has a smaller scope of majors, fitting into the liberal-arts college model on what they offer. However, every major is incredibly strong at Allegheny. I am an International Studies and Spanish double and professors really work with you to help you graduate and pick classes you are interested in that will help you after graduation.

3 College Junior

Parking: Parking is alright on campus, but sometimes you don't get the spots closest to the building you're going to. Luckily, campus is small so you'll likely be close enough to your class to not have to worry about being late.

2 College Junior

Scholarships: Allegheny is expensive and is a little out of my budget range. The distortion of aid my freshman year after my mom got laid off has still negatively impacted my aid package even to this day

3 College Junior

Campus Housing: The freshman dorms at Allegheny are mediocre, but there are many options for upperclassmen. There isn't much space though so sometimes you get stuck in a mediocre residence hall through Junior year, which isn't ideal even though there are modern apartment style dorms on campus.

3 College Junior

Transportation: There is one bus that you can take and it comes every twenty minutes or something to a few stops. It would be helpful if there were more stops and more buses so they could come more frequently, but so many people have cars that this isn't a big issue.

4 College Junior

Facilities: Allegheny's facilities are good but many buildings are not up to date and could be more modern. The quality of academics make up for it though and there are many campus opportunities that involve both professors and students!

4 College Junior

Facilities: Allegheny's campus is beautiful and authentic but the facilities are not all state of the art, but that is because some buildings are historical landmarks and such! My one concern is that we don't have a huge library and we constantly have internet problems in certain areas... But I love it anyway!

3 College Junior

Parking: Parking on campus is kind of a pain-there arent many lots and the lots are often far from the dorms. The one good thing about parking lots being on the outside of campus is that the campus is split up by grass and trees, rather than parking lots.

4 College Junior

Majors: I am a BioChemistry student and believe that I am getting a lot out of the program. Professors really care about their students and take the time necessary to help their students succeed. Classes are small, as are labs, allowing students to get all of the attention they need. I am pre-med and beginning to study for my MCAT and I believe that Allegheny has prepared me well for my future.

3 College Junior

Off-Campus Dining: Coming from the New York metro area, I didn't expect to find similar off campus food to what I'm used to. There are restaurants, mainly chains or cheap places which are decent, and easy to eat at on a college budget. The quality is decent, though not fantastic.


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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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