Meadville, PA
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Reviews 940 total reviews with an average rating of 3.3

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2 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: I have always felt safe on campus but this year (11-12), I've heard about a lot more date rape / drug rapes then last year. Campus in general doesn't feel as safe but at the same time... I'm not going to be running to buy a rape whistle.

4 College Freshman

Facilities: Small and Private – Allegheny college is a small liberal arts college emphasis on academic development. Students who study here maintain very close relationship with the faculty, and the professors are very helpful both for academic and non-academic.There are a lot of opportunities in allegheny. Like, the CPP (center for political participation) is a national recognized political research institution, which creates numerous opportunities for students who are interested in pursuing future career in politics.

4 College Freshman

Parking: Allegheny college is located in a small town, named meadville in PA. On-campus parking only cost 150 dollar/ per year, and you can alway find the parking pot.

4 College Freshman

Campus Housing: Freshman Dorms – I was living in a double-room with a student from NYC. Since all the residence are filled with freshman, the hygiene is not satisfied and hall echoed music every day. Obviously, it is not a place for studying and sleeping, but it is a fabulous place for party and social communication.

3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: I don't usually eat off campus but I do pass by most of the restaurants on my way to Walmart or back home. I know of a McDonald's, Long John Silver, Five Guys, Pizza Hut, Hoss's, Cracker Barrel, Perkin's, Red Lobster, Grace's Asian food, Applebee's,a few other places that I do not remember the names of, and even the movie theatre if you love popcorn that much.

4 College Senior

Overall Experience: I have loved it since I decided to apply to it early decision and not apply anywhere else. The professors are brilliant, the material engaging, campus is beautiful, close to home for me, and the social life is a ton of fun.

3 College Senior

Diversity: Progressive School – There are a fair amount of minority students on campus. The great majority of the campus population is accepting of people with different sexual orientations as well. There have been incidents where this is the case but they are rare.

5 College Senior

Facilities: There is a campus center, athletics center that has dance studios, a full gym, pool, indoor track, and basketball court. There are also tennis courts. There is also a buffet style dining hall as well as a a-la-carte style dining area. Almost every major has a building or a doubled up building to accommodate it. The landscapers that work on the campus do an extremely nice job, the campus always looks great. There is even a wooded area right in the middle of campus with a nice old bridge.

1 College Sophomore

Diversity: School is 85% white, and its mostly kids from the greater pittsburgh area or nearby ohio and rural ny. they work hard to try and attract token colored students and people from far away but understandably they are few and far between.

3 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: No Off Campus for You – They are working hard to get rid of off campus housing. The dorms are small- but normal compared to other colleges. Unfortunately though theres no air conditioning and the buildings are also very old.

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3 College Sophomore

Facilities: Greek life is 25% but theyre like social rejects- not what you think of of typical greek life. Girls are not attractive. The campus can be gorgeous since its in the middle of nowhere and its private ad they spend on landscaping. the winter is long and sucks and they dont clear the roads and havent cancelled class in 40 years. and theres often like a foot of snow on the road(yes road). The people are not diverse.

4 College Sophomore

Campus Strictness: Not Strict – Campus security is super lax about drinking and stuff, if you do get in trouble our disciplinarian is a 5 foot 4 chubby dude that doesnt do a whole lot. and in general they arent strict about much.

3 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: Surprisingly Not Bad – Theres most fast food places you can think of- my favorite is 5 guys. But theres not many like foreign cuisine or quality dining spots. But you need a car to get there, this isnt a college town and everything is super far.

1 College Sophomore

Athletics: Were a D3 school so athletics are a joke. And theres a ultimate frisbee team but no wrestling team.

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2 College Sophomore

Facilities: Not Good. Theres only 2 dining options. The gym is super tiny. We have one place where kids can meet hang and do stuff, and thats campus center. the library is not open 24 hours. What college library is not open 24 hours. Well nothing is open 24 hours. If youre hungry past midnight on a monday you better find some ramen.

3 College Sophomore

Academics: Academics are the best part of this school. Classes are small so the teachers are accessible and you can ask questions. My teachers have been great and I am happy with my field. The school is quite overrated however, the academics are the best in the area but nothing compared to like Upitt. Also everyone's majors and needs take a backseat to the pre-med students- that kinda sucks.

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3 College Sophomore

Scholarships: The school is very expensive so they give quite a bit aid and schps. the fin aid office is kinda helpful. But at the end of the day it usually comes out to more than it would cost to go to a state school.

2 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: You Only Go to College Once. Dont Go Here. Well its a school with some nice people and some nice teachers and some very progressive ideas. But the bad outweighs the good. It has bad weather, its in the middle of nowhere, the nightlife is garbage, it is nowhere close to a college town, the food is limited and mediocre, and its very whitewashed and homogenous. and its mostly kids from relatively close by- the out of state statistic is because it is 30 miles from ohio and 40 miles from new york. idk some people like it, visit and see if you do.

4 College Sophomore

Computers: Theres decent speed wifi on campus, and the library usually has plenty of open pcs and macs. BUT THE LIBRARY IS NOT OPEN 24 HOURS IT SUCKS.

1 College Sophomore

Weather: This is the worst thing about the college. WE get the lake effect so when its warm its literally raining about 75% of the time. And the winter is lonnnnng and brutal. It snow seriously 90% of the days and we didnt get nice weather till 2-3 weeks till the end of the year(but it still rained just didnt snow). Also they havent cancelled a class in 40 years although is nows in feet. But it really makes you appreciate a sunny day. At the beginning of the year when theres some sunny days everyone is outside doing something.

4 College Sophomore

Drug Safety: Campus security is super lax on drinkers and smokers, but theyre great when you need help. theyre very friendly let things slide. And in the school theres a decent balance between the drinkers and the straight edges and theres really no pressure.

1 College Sophomore

Campus Dining: Well there are only 2 options. Brooks or Mckins. Brooks is a buffet and the food is slop, but you can find decent things to eat. unfortunately its only open very limited hours during the day. Mckins has better taste but very few options and is very very overpriced. Mckins is open a lot more. Bu if your hungry at 12:30 on a monday night youre beat because nothing is open 24 hours.

1 College Sophomore

Greek Life: Oh My – Our college is 25% greek because theres not much to do. the kids that join are the kids who cant make friends in their freshman year. so like at other schools the frats are selective and there are some standards but here its the opposite. frat guys are like overweight, odd, like socially out of touch kids whose egos are inflated when they join. the sororities however are ok- its just girls who are friendly but bored and only a bit airheaded. But our greek life is so overbearing and its a bit of a joke on them.

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1 College Sophomore

Nightlife: Our school is tiny and secluded so theres 2 options: go to a lame frat, pay a few bucks for a cup for access to maybe 2 kegs 3 if your lucky. And if youre really lucky there will be a small dance party where you can grind on a hideous allegheny girl OR if youre old enough or have a fake then go to the bars- slightly better option but its expensive and there are degenerate townies there. but a decent pressure free atmosphere

3 College Sophomore

Majors: Poli Sci – My program is great, there are some very insightful professors and classes. But everyone on campus knows that their needs are secondary to the pre-med students.


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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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