Location
Meadville, PA
Undergrads
2,104
Tuition
$37,610
Admission Difficulty
Average
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Athletics: Sports are not a very big thing, I don't think. I do have lots of friends that play varsity and intramural sports.

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Athletics: We're not such a big sports college. I know that the track and cross-country teams do very well.

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Athletics: Cross-country is really good. I don't think people pay that much attention to most varsity athletic events, but the people who play seem to enjoy it. Lots of kids have a great time with intramural sports. Ultimate Frisbee and rugby seem especially popular.

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Athletics: There are a lot of people playing sports on both the varsity and intramural levels. Allegheny is not a school-spirit type of school where people get all fired up and go to the games. Tailgating properly is against the rules. No one seems to care much about the football program, which is a shame. The intramural coordinators are a pain to deal with and care more about arbitrary regulations than letting as many people participate as possible. We've actually had to go around them by forming underground soccer and football teams before.

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Athletics: Wait. We have a football team?

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Athletics: The ultimate Frisbee team is fun and so is guys and girl's rugby.

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Athletics: Don't come here just for the sports; come here for good professors and a small-college atmosphere, or you will be disappointed.

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Athletics: Varsity isn't so big. Intramural is pretty popular. It's a nice stress reliever.

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Athletics: Sports? We have varsity sports teams? Sure we have them, but they're not nearly as `on top of the world' as they were in high school. Sure, the athletic department's budget is nearing 100 times my father's salary, but if academics don't come first here, you won't cut it. Rugby seems to be as popular as football.

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Athletics: Most varsity sports at Allegheny are very good and compete well against other NCAA and NCAC teams. Women's soccer and football both went to the NCAA tournament a few years back. Last year, we were very close to winning the All-Sport trophy for our conference, which is a very good conference in the NCAA, and if we had men's lacrosse and women's field hockey to get extra points (each sport is given a certain amount of points, and no team means zero points), we would probably win it more often.

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Athletics: Many people on campus participate in sports, both intramural and varsity. Varsity sports, especially football, soccer (men and women's), basketball (men and women's), and baseball tend to have a large fan base of both alumni and current students. Anyone that wants to try out for a varsity sport can, and few, if any, make the cuts, which is why so many people participate in varsity sports. Intramural teams around campus are very competitive and have a lot of fun. Intramurals are big on campus, and it is very easy to join or get an intramural team together.

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Transportation: You don't see yellow cabs stopped at every corner waiting for someone to wave them down, but on the other hand, the community is small enough that you can walk most places if you need to.

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Transportation: Public transportation is decent, but there's no need. It's so small that walking is feasible.

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Transportation: You can walk most places, ride a bus, or borrow the school van.

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Transportation: Ride the CATT, our bus system. It will take you where you need to go.

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Transportation: There is a free bus that goes to the bars on weekends, but it's not widely publicized. It's nice when you can catch it, though.

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Transportation: I've used the bus numerous times to get to my internship, but otherwise, I like to walk. It's nice because it picks you up right in front of the library.

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Transportation: I walk everywhere I need to go.

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Transportation: Public transportation is offered, though rounds aren't as frequent as many would like, but without lots of passengers, they have no need to run more trips. So, it's a vicious cycle. If you want better transportation, you just have to ride more. Free for AC students.

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Transportation: Public transportation isn't convenient at all.

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Transportation: There is a system called the Loop and also buses that go from downtown to campus. Meadville isn't huge, however, and it is possible to walk downtown.

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Transportation: The town is actually a walk away-a nice walk, except in the winter.

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Off-Campus Housing: You have to play with the cost scenario. Living off campus is cheaper, but it means your financial aid drops, so it depends on the situation.

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Off-Campus Housing: If your dream is to live off campus, don't come to Allegheny. The ability to live off campus is precarious right now since they are thinking of making a four-year residency policy. But, I like living off campus here. Financially, it's worth it, but a lot of apartments are hovels. So, you have to be careful and choose an apartment and a landlord wisely.

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Off-Campus Housing: They recently created a mandatory, three-year, on-campus housing requirement. However, that is due to the fact that the college just bought a lot of houses and approved tons of proposals for special-interest houses. Off-campus housing is convenient and worth it in many cases.

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Overall ExperienceWhat's This?

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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