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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3 College Sophomore

Athletics: Its hard since students try to stay involved, but i would say the school makes a very good effort.

3 College Sophomore

Academics: Its hard to be a major at my school. I think the school does a great job for working towards all majors, but there is too ,much of an emphasis on the sciences. For Communications majors, there are opportunities, but one at my school would have to seek those out him or herself without as much help from the school.

2 College Sophomore

Transportation: There is public transportation. The CATA buses are free for student use, however they are never on schedule and do not run every day of the week. If you need to go to Walmart to pick up one thing, you will be stuck there for 2 hours.

4 College Senior

Campus Strictness: The security is really nice and getting caught doing something "bad" will usually result in a slap on the wrist.

4 College Freshman

Academics: Alleghney is nationally recognized for its acadeics. The course load can be overwhelming sometimes, though

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4 College Freshman

Scholarships: You get a lot of financial aid at Allegheny. I called the financial aid office and showed them how much another school offered me, and they matched it.

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3 College Senior

Campus Housing: It's all up to room draw, so basically luck. You can live really great places for 3 years or really horrible one's. The first year everyone is on a level playing field.

4 College Freshman

Campus Strictness: The campus police are really just trying to make sure that you are safe. If you don't do dumb things, you won't get in trouble. They don't go out looking for reasons to get you in trouble.

4 College Freshman

Academics: It's a lot of work. Way more work than what most people expect. Overall, though, the professors care and are knowledgable in their fields.

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3 College Freshman

Scholarships: They make it so you don't have to pay that much more than a state school

3 College Freshman

Campus Housing: For the most part the hosing is average college housing however they are not always they greatest at putting you with a good roommate your freshmen year

3 College Freshman

Guys & Girls: It's not hard to find someone with common interest

4 College Freshman

Scholarships: Everyone gets scholarships. Seriously. Don't be swayed by the money, because many other students get the same scholarship as you (especially if it is the $80,000 trustee scholarship). Be warned.

4 College Junior

Health & Safety: I have never had a problem with safety on Allegheny's campus. I have always felt very safe. If you feel unsafe walking back to your dorm late at night you can call campus security and they will give you a ride. Also, there are safety call boxes around campus and the security officers go around campus periodically at night to ensure everyone is safe.

4 College Freshman

Academics: The vast majority of professors at Allegheny College are invested in the success of their students. Depending on you courses, the workload can span from very little work to consistently demanding and time consuming. There are many areas to study quietly or with others.

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.

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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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