Location
Meadville, PA
Undergrads
2,104
Tuition
$37,610
Admission Difficulty
Average
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Reviews 940 total reviews with an average rating of 3.3

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5 College Freshman

Parking: Due to the size of the campus, parking is extremely convenient. Also, the lots are large for the size of the school and it is very cheap considering you may want the car to go to shop, dinner, etc.. The ticketing starts off at 5$ and works its way up depending on the severity.

5 College Freshman

Academics: Communication Arts
It's not easy, per say. It's a very challenging schools and everyone will admit it as it is nationally recognized(#20) for its academic rigor. The study rooms are amazing and the facilities are state-of-the-art. The alumni center and ACCEL have a lot to offer for students looking for jobs or internships and many students come back with experiences they would never have imagined.

4 College Freshman

Academics: The registration process depends on where you're placed, like everywhere else. The professors are beyond helpful, they're amazing to be quite honest. The library, main floor, is very popular for studying, which I don't recommend unless you're trying to socialize because you have minimal work. The curriculum is very well-rounded for a liberal-arts degree and there are some great Study Abroad options which a fair amount of the campus ends up taking.

4 College Freshman

Drug Safety: If you're doing something where it's obvious, you'll get caught. There is no peer pressure that I have heard/personally experienced...The usage is down from what I see and there is a lot of social drinking, if students tend to have little to no homework, which rarely happens.

4 College Freshman

Greek Life: Greek life here is great because about 95% of the people in it are very friendly and they are very accepting of people joining or not joining. It is competitive and there's a Chapter for you no matter what you would like. There are many great options and the housing is great for fraternities. For sororities, there are wings dedicated to you, which are suites. Greeks are viewed as organizations that try to do a lot for the community, aside from partying and having shockingly high GPA's in comparison to other schools. I definitely recommend them to freshman, at least take a shot if you think you don't belong because many people that think they don't belong end up joining.

5 College Freshman

Nightlife: So this is where the school is VERY underrated. You can go to the bar with 10$ and buy 10 drinks and have a great night, as I do several nights a week. It is very easy to get to with the LOOP and it is a ton of fun and the fact that not many other schools cannot offer 1$ drink prices every day of the week. Not many other people can say their school will never have a bar with a cover price and you could get there in 2 minutes. There are many bars.....Aside from bars for 21+... there are many options for parties along the campus perimeter and if you're in any type of club or sports team, you're more than guaranteed something to do on the weekends. This school has MANY parties and fun nights that you would like to remember, but won't.

4 College Freshman

Diversity: I could only hope that, in Greek life, there would be more diversity. We are on the rise, however, of becoming more and more diverse. However, whatever you are everyone is more than accepting.

4 College Freshman

Local Atmosphere: We have attractions, it just depends on what you're trying to do. I don't mind traveling 35 minutes to Grove City for a day shopping, Grove City is great and it has a lot to offer. The CATA Loop is fantastic especially for dinner or the bars, as everyone take it and it's a lot of fun. The cost of living here is nothing in comparison to where I live.

4 College Freshman

Campus Dining: This review depends on where you are going to eat, if you're going to Mckinley's, you'll have a great experience at any time of the day whether it's day or night.....If you're going to Brooks, it truly depends on the day...some people complain because they don't offer such exquisite items, but I wouldn't complain because it tastes fine and I like it a lot.

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4 College Freshman

Diversity: This is a very diverse and accepting school

3 College Freshman

Campus Strictness: They aren't really strict with much of anything

4 College Freshman

Athletics: There is a really nice work out center

3 College Freshman

Academics: I wish they had more humanities

2 College Freshman

Majors: There should be more options

3 College Freshman

Drug Safety: People drink literally all the time. Its ridiculous

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3 College Freshman

Guys & Girls: Some people are awesome, and some are not so awesome

3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: Mostly just fast food restaurants in walking distance

3 College Freshman

Greek Life: I am not a Greek person... so i dont know much about it

3 College Freshman

Transportation: Bus not always on time

4 College Freshman

Nightlife: Parties could be better. Usually sausage fests...

1 College Freshman

Weather: The weather literally changes every 30 minutes.

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4 College Freshman

Greek Life: I don't think I will join one. Some are just for the parties, but others really do a lot for the community

4 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: Lots of restaurants nearby. I don't have the motivation to walk to them.

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4 College Sophomore

Transportation: Everything is within a two mile radius and if it is not, then the CATA bus will take you there for freeeeee.

5 College Sophomore

Guys & Girls: EVERYONE varies here! Everyone is though, fairly active in being athletic. We all have great legs due to the crummy hills on campus that we have to run up and down.

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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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