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Meadville, PA
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2,104
Tuition
$37,610
Admission Difficulty
Average
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Computers: Everyone coming in should bring their own computer and printer. I suggest bringing a wireless router to use in your dorm room since the Internet jack is sometimes in an awkward place. Overall, Allegheny has good network options and resources for students, especially library databases. The mail server can go down for a bit, but the Internet is generally always available. Networking services at Murray are not helpful at all. They take forever to do anything. Know your computer and solve your own problems or get a friend to help, but not Murray. I once had a paper due when the Internet went down campus-wide for like six hours. (NOO!). I was able to type on my laptop and use my cell phone's Internet for last-minute research. A good option to have!

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Computers: There are labs in just about every building, but they aren't open 24 hours. Having your own computer is important.

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Computers: The computer network overloads quickly at times, and the threat of viruses is high. Some labs are more crowded than others, but a lot depends on the time of day. The library is always crowded, though. I would say bring your own computer, but use the lab to print out research and things.

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Computers: I would recommend bringing your own computer. The computer labs aren't always crowded, but it's a pain to have to walk over to a lab to do work when you can do it in your room.

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Computers: The network is completely unreliable. It is sad that they can't fix the problems they are having while other schools with a larger student population can handle it. They blame all the network problems on students, when I know for a fact that it is a capacity problem. The most valuable thing I've brought to this school was a laptop. Not only is it incredibly convenient to be able to pick your study place but I'm able to escape the network being down by going to off-campus housing to get my work done.

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Computers: The computer labs are always filled to the brim, andthe school network is sluggish, poorly maintained, and virus-ridden. Without your own computer, you would have lots of problems completing all your class work.

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Computers: Bring your own computer, if you have one. But plenty of people have been able to do just fine without computers for their four-year stay. The labs aren't overcrowded; you could do fine.

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Computers: The Internet connection is fast! Computer labs are never crowded. A personal computer is, of course, more convenient, but not necessary by any means. Computers are readily accessible all over campus.

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Computers: Since I work with graphic art, and many other technologically related fields, network compatibility and computer functionality is important to me. As far as I'm concerned, the campus network here can barely be called a campus network. Network bandwidth is a fraction of what it should be, and server reliability is nonexistent. I literally celebrate when the FTP server, the e-mail server and the Internet server are all functioning smoothly at the same time.

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Computers: Almost all the students I know have their own computers, but we do have a 24-hour computer lab and the buildings have computer labs, too. There have been a lot of problems this year with the network, but it's generally very good. Computing Services does a lot to ensure that students get the best possible network.

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Computers: The computer labs are usually crowded during peak hours (anytime before 2 a.m.), and the open computers don't work. If you want to get anything done, bring your own computer, but don't expect to be able to connect to the network regularly, since it is often down for mysterious reasons (usually when I have a paper due). When it is working, it's the slowest connection I have ever dealt with, and my parents' house still runs AOL with a 28:8 connection, if that means anything to you. If you're not big into e-mail, the Internet, or printing papers, though, it's not bad.

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Computers: A personal computer is good to have, but you can make do without. Computer labs are generally fine, though they can get crowded at times. Sometimes, Computing Services isn't the most prompt at fixing things.

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Computers: Ha! Campus computers are a joke. And when I say I would like to take a flamethrower to Murray Hall, home of Computing Services, I am not speaking in jest. There are no reasonably fast computers anywhere, all public-access desktops are in poor shape, filthy with years of grime, and even the limited-access Macs in the Art Department are only G3s. The availability of software is pathetic-there's only a handful of computers that offer desktop publishing and graphic design programs, and that lab is only open from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. on weekdays. The Internet-especially in housing on the periphery of campus and in special-interest houses-is tenuous at its best, and the mail server frequently malfunctions. Definitely bring your own computer-and your own printer. There are few public computers in the dorms.

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Computers: While the computer labs usually are not crowded, the machines themselves are dated and usually have something wrong with them (especially in the Gator Den, where at least 1/3 of the machines have non-functional keyboard keys, and most of the monitors are very dim). I advise incoming students to bring their own computers.

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Health & Safety: Specific security strengths I am unaware of, but I have always felt safe when I am on campus, even at night.

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Health & Safety: I feel completely safe walking across campus at night, even past midnight, and for a hot girl, that says a lot.

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Health & Safety: Security on campus doesn't seem to be a big issue. By that, I mean that it's not a significant problem and not many people pay much attention to it. It's hard to say what the causal relationship is there, but it's the fact of the matter either way. While the campus is somewhat scattered with safety call-boxes, I don't often hear about use of them.

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Health & Safety: Security on campus seems great until you're the one being asked if you're drunk.

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Health & Safety: As a woman, I have never felt endangered. It is a small town. There really isn't anything to fear.

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Health & Safety: Campus is very secure and safe. I always feel safe here at any hour. Walk-home service is available, and security is usually out driving around at night.

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Health & Safety: I've never felt unsafe on or off campus. The thing I so appreciate here is that I'm able to leave my bag in the middle of the campus center and not worry that someone will take my stuff!

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Health & Safety: If you take a tour of the campus, your tour guide will likely point out the security call-boxes on the route. Unfortunately, that's pretty much the only place you'll find them. However, I have made hundreds of trips across campus alone at night and have never felt threatened. But if you're not comfortable with that, there are security escorts available.

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Health & Safety: Security takes parking tickets a little too seriously, but other than that, they are helpful, and campus is safe.

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Health & Safety: Security is sometimes slightly overbearing.

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Health & Safety: Safety is good because, for the most part, only fairly rich, well-mannered kids attend Allegheny. I think the school credits their fine security, but in truth, safety has much more to do with the student body than the administration. In the dangerous or violent situations I've encountered or heard of here, security was basically useless or even harmful (i.e. inflaming the situation). Mostly, they just keep parties (including off-campus parties) on draconian lockdown, while students, if in trouble, are better off getting help from the cops, their friends, or no one at all.

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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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