Location
Meadville, PA
Undergrads
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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Off-Campus Dining: No. 1 China Buffet is great if you want to go for some Chinese food, as well as Chinese music.

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Overall Experience: I did wish I was somewhere else at first, but two years here has eased those thoughts. For an arts degree, the classes are good because they are small, but socially, the school is very weak.

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Overall Experience: My overall Allegheny experience was bittersweet. While at Allegheny, I met people and had experiences that I will remember for the rest of my life, but the academic rigors branded me with a number of stress-related neuroses. Allegheny is for those with incentive and great reserves of emotional stamina. If you can make it here, it's a wonderful education.

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Overall Experience: Overall, I love going to Allegheny. Despite moments of discontent, I have never considered leaving. It's my home. This is where my friends are.

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Overall Experience: I love it here at Allegheny. My first year has been a great experience in all aspects.

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Overall Experience: I absolutely love it here and wouldn't change my decision for anything in the world. Allegheny gives you a great education, excellent opportunities, and lots of fun along with the stress.

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Overall Experience: It's tough, but you learn a lot, and it's fun, too. Sometimes, going to another place sounds like it might be nice, but mostly, I like it here.

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Overall Experience: I love the school, but it's a ton of work. I get stressed out a lot and often think that it would be easier at a different school.

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Overall Experience: My experience has been great. I do not regret anything or wish that I had gone anywhere else.

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Overall Experience: Allegheny is great. The education is wonderful. Meadville isn't the most exciting place, but it's relaxed and you don't have to worry about safety issues like you would in a more metropolitan area.

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Overall Experience: Would I take it back? No. Do I regret it in some ways? Yes. That's just the way life is, though. You never get it perfect, and you have to take what you get and make the best of it. My biggest piece of advice for someone coming here is that if you don't think this school offers you what you're looking for, go somewhere else. Don't come here and pick the next best thing. Sure, you'll learn a lot, but if you stay here longer than a year before transferring, you're stuck here.

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Overall Experience: I love it here and wouldn't trade it for anything. The experience can be scary, but the school gives you so much more experience than you would get anywhere else. I volunteered in town, met a lot of nice people, and ran a group on campus. The main thing is to get involved. Friends will follow.

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Overall Experience: Overall, I have loved it here. I will really miss it. But at the same time, I think there is a certain level of stir-craziness that can happen, which was alleviated by studying abroad in my case.

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Overall Experience: I am already dreading graduation when I have to leave. I wouldn't trade my Allegheny education for an education at any other school.

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Overall Experience: I've had a great experience. I couldn't imagine being anywhere else.

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Overall Experience: It has its ups and downs, but every place does. I think Allegheny is a great place, and I'm very happy that I chose to come here.

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Overall Experience: I would have transferred if it weren't for the professors. The education you get here is worth all the trouble.

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Overall Experience: Allegheny is a wonderful college. Academics are rigorous, but everyone is encouraged to find themselves and participate in extracurricular activities. It's the middle ground in almost every occasion, and I would recommend it to anyone who was looking for a small liberal arts college.

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Overall Experience: I was my high school valedictorian, and I picked Allegheny, my safe school, when I didn't get accepted to my top choices. I usually feel embarrassed telling people that I go to Allegheny. I dread coming back on breaks, staying home as long as possible in a desperate attempt to forget how much I hate the way campus operates.

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Overall Experience: I absolutely love Allegheny. I could not have a better college experience. I have grown so much as a person, learning self-discipline, learning the importance of earning your own grade. I have grown in my faith, getting involved in fellowships on campus, and I have been able to explore fields I probably would not have been able to dive into at another school. I certainly do not wish I were somewhere else.

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Overall Experience: It's way too much work for a fairly small-name school.

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Overall Experience: My first year, I didn't really feel like I was fitting in. But now that my second year is coming to an end, it is like a total 180ยบ turnaround compared to last year. I think one of the things incoming freshmen need to remember is that college is a personal experience, not a group experience. Once I got it into my head that happiness was up to me, I was much more content with life at Allegheny.

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Weather: Bring rain gear and winter wear. I made the mistake of accidentally breaking my umbrella, and I was screwed.

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Weather: The weather is beautiful all the time. Fall is absolutely gorgeous, chilly though. Winter comes, and the snow lasts for quite a bit of time-this year it snowed April 1st. But, it's so beautiful that it makes spring all the more refreshing when it finally comes. I hear summers are humid, although it was quite nice when I stayed here last summer.

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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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