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Reviews 940 total reviews with an average rating of 3.3

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5 College Sophomore

Facilities: A Caring Campus – Allegheny has it's faults, but it is generally a great school. The students and professors are equally quirky and kind. I have had a problem with how I am treated by my instructors or my fellow students. The professors genuinely care about you, and worry for your well being. I feel like coming to Allegheny makes you part of a quirky accepting family that will always be there for you. All the staff here will go the extra mile just to make your college experience that much better. Plus there is nothing like hanging out at diner and having the Dean of your College stop and ask you about your day. At Allegheny the people care.

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3 College Sophomore

Greek Life: Not a Fan – A am not a fan of greek life, and personally I think it is a little too prominent, but the members of Greek life are very involved with the rest of campus and tend to have a positive impact.

3 College Sophomore

Nightlife: Do It Yourself – The only real nightlife is what we make for ourselves. But that works out alright most of the time.

2 College Junior

Campus Strictness: Personal Responsibilty Is Taken Seriously – Allegheny has its own honor code that is enforced by the students and agreed upon by the faculty. Any violation of the code is taken seriously and has strict/severe ramifications. Social conduct is a little less severe. Most incidents are documented but students are often given a warning before serious action happens.

1 College Junior

Athletics: Don't Impact Campus – A large portion of the student body does atheletics but there is no sense of school pride in supporting the teams here. Cross Country and Track are the only two programs I'm aware of that have any consistent success.

3 College Junior

Facilities: Facilities meet the needs of the students. There is more than enough space for the size of the student population. The size of the gym allows for a large amount of usage. I have never had trouble finding a quiet place to study across campus.

1 College Junior

Weather: Cold and Wet the Majority of Year – The majority of the year is filled with rain, snow, and cloudy skies. The fall semester has a couple of weeks with nice weather, but it changes rather quickly. The spring semester is filled with days fluttering above freezing and by the weather turns to nice spring days the school year is over and everyone leaves campus.

2 College Junior

Computers: Many Computer Labs and Terrible Printing Services – There are plenty of computer labs dispersed around campus. The difficulty lies in finding a printer to use and not be held up for a significant amount of time. Wifi tends to be slow. The college hasn't extended their bandwith and the larger amount of personal computers on campus keeps the internet slow.

3 College Junior

Health & Safety: Security on campus will get involved only on certain situtaions. They mostly worry about people smoking weed. If someone is drunk, they normally just point them in the right direction to go home. Even without having security cameras on campus crime is at a minimum. It does exist but isn't anything serious. The police never come on campus.

1 College Senior

Weather: It's always sunny, oops I mean rainy or snowy, in Meadville.

2 College Senior

Drug Safety: Drugs and Alcohol – Almost everyone that goes here encounters it at some point while they go here.

1 College Senior

Off-Campus Housing: The school limits off campus housing more and more each year.

2 College Freshman

Guys & Girls: Need to Change Your Standards – The girls at Allegheny are for the most part really nice that are pretty easy to meet and get to know. On the down side there are just not a lot of jaw dropping sexy girl on campus. The typical scale of 1-10 is not a good tool to use here because well it has to be modified for the Allegheny scale. A 5 on the normal scale is about a 7.5 on the Allegheny scale. The ratio is good but more hot girls would definitely be nice. Luckily though the girls that are here are all a lot of fun though.

3 College Freshman

Computers: There are more than enough computer labs here, it's never that hard to find a computer on campus. However, the internet can be fairly glitchy sometimes, especially in the dorms. Printing can be a hassle too if a printer isn't close by so if you own your own printer definitely bring it.

3 College Freshman

Greek Life: A Mixed Basket – Greek life is defiantly alive on campus, and it's a pretty mixed basket. I know a lot of really great people involved in Greek life, and some people that are just in it for the parties. Some of the frat houses are pretty nice, and some of them are disgusting. There are no sorority houses on campus.

3 College Freshman

Scholarships: Good, but Ask for More. I got a large financial aid package, but I've met some people who have called the school, told them it wasn't enough and they got better offers from other schools and got an extra couple thousand dollars. Go for it, it can't hurt.

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3 College Freshman

Weather: It Is Always Precipitating. If it is not raining, it's snowing. Literally. The snow is kind of pleasant, if you find a constant gently falling snow to be a pleasant thing.

4 College Freshman

Campus Dining: Pretty Good, Very Pricey – On campus the food is pretty good with a lot of variety. There is usually always something new and delicious to try at Brooks, the buffet style dining hall, and if not there is always a salad bar, omelet making station, stir fry bar, sandwich station, and pizza to eat. Some people complain about the food, but those are usually the people that eat pizza for every meal.
The staff at the dining halls are unbelievably nice. They are always so cheerful, and the woman who swipes your card as you walk in knows almost every student by name.
The only issue is that food is extremely pricey. At McKinley's, the food court style dining hall, it's almost a dollar to buy an apple, and drinks and sides are pricey, so I only buy entrees and I get sneak my fruit from Brooks.

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3 College Junior

Nightlife: No matter who you are you can find something fun to do here. There are fraternity parties and sports team parties for underage kids, and the bars are pretty fun for those old enough.

2 College Junior

Off-Campus Housing: The school has really tried to cut down on underage drinking. They would like students to live on campus for at least 3 years if not 4. The price of living off campus is pretty cheap, and the houses are fairly convenient to find, if you can get the school to let you off campus. The housing for the most part is safe, but with little parking. Most of these houses throw parties, so if you are looking for fun, head down to one of them.

3 College Junior

Athletics: Sports Are Pretty Average Here – The sports teams are pretty average here, and it's never a surprise when they finish around .500. The Track and Field/Cross country teams are dominant however. Fans do not really go to many sporting events unless they are really good friends with a member of the team or are dating someone on it.

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3 College Junior

Campus Housing: Some Dorms Are Fun, Some Not So Much. Living on campus is fun, as is required for at least 3 years here. Baldwin is a great time for freshman, and everyone seems to like it there. Upperclassmen have great options as well, College court, North Village 1 & 2 and the commons are all a lot of fun to live in. Fraternity housing is another option if you were to go Greek. Everyone seems to love living in the Fraternity houses, and they tell me it is the best time of their life. Stay away from Ravine.

3 College Junior

Health & Safety: The Campus Is Very Safe – For the most part Allegheny is a very safe campus. Meadville can at times be a little sketchy, but I have never felt unsafe in 3 years here. Safey and Security officers are really friendly for the most part and are willing to work with students.

2 College Junior

Parking: Plain and simple there is not enough parking. There are too many people with cars and not enough spots for them. The North Village parking lot is a nightmare as it is gravel and cannot be plowed during the long Meadville winters.

4 College Junior

Greek Life: Greek life is involved in everything on campus. They are involved in every club, sports team, and student body organization, and have a strong say in what gets done here. They do way more than just throw parties, and in fact contribute the most community service hours and raise the most money for philanthropic events compared to other organizations. If you want to raise awareness of an issue or get something done, either become Greek, or get your Greek friends interested in your cause.

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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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