Location
Meadville, PA
Undergrads
2,104
Tuition
$37,610
Admission Difficulty
Average
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Reviews 925 total reviews with an average rating of 3.3

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3 College Freshman

Campus Strictness: The school has very strict rules about underage drinking and over-night visitors, however, they don't really care what students do. No one ever gets caught doing something bad. Someone would have to alert the school or you would have to be very open about drinking or having a visitor.

5 College Freshman

Diversity: Everyone accepts people for who they are, as far as I've seen. No one treats you differently for being gay, black, Muslim, or poor.

3 College Freshman

Transportation: Students ride the local public bus for free, but it only comes 3 days a week.The shuttle for the airport is cheap, but it only comes during certain hours and only for holiday breaks.

2 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: There are no restaurants within walking distance and none of them delivery, except for chain places, like pizza hut. We get a discount at places like applebees, but you need a car to get there.

3 College Freshman

Computers: There are computer labs, but only the people taking a computer class really use them. Most people use the library, but it's very loud and crowded. It's much better to bring your own laptop so that you can do work anywhere at anytime. You get points to print and most people never run out of points, especially since most teachers just let you e-mail your work. There is an on-campus tech support building that will help with any computer or phone problem, no matter what. They are very skilled. The network speed is great and wifi is great. Printing from your laptop is a little hard.

4 College Freshman

Drug Safety: There really isn't any peer pressure and the school makes students take an alcohol and drug safety online course every semester. The medical center will help students who have taken drugs or have alcohol poisoning without judgement and it's very confidential. However if the RA or security finds out about drug use and underage drinking, you will be suspended and sometimes will have to pay fines and face expulsion or criminal charges. Alcohol poisoning is very bad at this school, but drugs are rarely used.

1 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: The school owns many houses and apartment buildings in the town, so students who want to live off-campus usually just get a campus-owned house. There are some for-rent houses in town for students, but you have to be a senior to live in a house that is not owned by the school.

3 College Freshman

Greek Life: Only the fraternities get housing. Girls are not allowed to have a sorority house. However, most sisters get off-campus houses together. Greek life isn't that big and no one cares if you are Greek or not. Everybody gets along, Greeks and non-Greeks. The biggest parties are at the OX frat house and you don't have to be Greek to get in. Greeks aren't known for their partying at Allegheny. They are known for their charity.

3 College Freshman

Academics: There is a lot of room to explore majors, but there aren't that many majors available. However, you can create your own major. The professors are very involved and help students with classroom issues, as well as life issues. The registration process is easy and the workload isn't too much, but it isn't a breeze either.

1 College Freshman

Nightlife: There is a public bus that students can use for free, but it only runs 3 days a week at certain times and it only goes to Walmart, the grocery store, and the movies. It's a really small town with no clubs. The best entertainment is on-campus at Greek parties and the weekly Friday events that happen at the student center, such as comedians and live bands.

2 College Freshman

Athletics: There is no school spirit and no fan support. We have a great gym, but it's mostly used by athletes.

2 College Freshman

Campus Housing: The dorm rooms are really small, unless you live in the upperclassmen apartment buildings. There isn't a lot of social interaction in the dorms. The best ways to meet people are at campus events and in class. I think the cost of living on campus is high given the small rooms.

3 College Freshman

Computers: The wifi has gotten better throughout the semester but it does not always work. The school doesn't seem to be largely technology driven.

4 College Freshman

Diversity: The school makes a large point of being accepting of diversity, almost to the point of too much so.

2 College Freshman

Athletics: No one goes to the sporting events that aren't football or basketball and even then the attendance is very poor. The sporting facilities are lacking as well.

3 College Freshman

Local Atmosphere: There are not many businesses in town and so it is lacking in being able to get items that you need other than at Walmart. The local restaurants are amazing however and I do love the sense of community.

2 College Student

Local Atmosphere: Meadville is a very, very, very small town. You have to drive a long way to get to "civilization." But, this makes the students so much closer because everyone is together on the weekends.

2 College Student

Diversity: There is little to no racial diversity on campus. But, if there is any diversity it is completely accepted.

3 College Student

Nightlife: It's okay if you know the right people-particularly fraternities.

3 College Student

Off-Campus Housing: Getting off campus housing is difficult because the college encourages students to live on campus. But, if you do live in a house it is a great experience.

2 College Student

Athletics: The facilities are great but the success of the teams are another story.

3 College Student

Weather: Meadville is always overcast but it is very nice in the summer!

5 College Student

Health & Safety: I have never felt endangered on campus.

5 College Student

Academics: The education at Allegheny is incomparable. There is no system like it.

5 College Student

Drug Safety: Peer pressure is very small, everyone is accepting of people that don't drink. And campus security is always monitoring and there to help people in need.

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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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