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Reviews 940 total reviews with an average rating of 3.3

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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.

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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.

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.


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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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