Allegheny College

822 reviews
  1. Meadville, PA
  2. 4 Year
A-
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    A-
  2. Value
    A-
  3. Diversity
    A-
  4. Campus
    B-
  5. Athletics
    B-
  6. Party Scene
    B
  7. Professors
    A
  8. Location
    C-
  9. Dorms
    C
  10. Campus Food
    B
  11. Student Life
    B-
  12. Safety
    B
Allegheny College is ...
Private not-for-profit
Athletic Division
NCAA Division III (with football)
Athletic Conference
North Coast Athletic Conference
Address
520 N Main St
Meadville, PA 16335

Allegheny College Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
72%
SAT Range
1050-1270
ACT Range
23-29
Application Fee
$35
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required

Cost

Net Price
$27,773/ year
National
$15,431

Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.

Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $17,572/ year
  • $30-48k
    $19,144/ year
  • $49-75k
    $21,800/ year
  • $76-110k
    $25,862/ year
  • $110k+
    $31,889/ year

Academics

Professors
A
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
10:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
86%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.64 responses
62%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.66 responses
27%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.66 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
1,979Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
0%
Pell Grant
26%
Varsity Athletes
21%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 20 responses
Report
  • Accepting
    40%
  • Diverse interests
    40%
  • Hard-working
    20%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
98%
Poll
60%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.63 responses
Poll
72%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.71 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 22 responses
Report
  • Academically Challenging
    77%
  • Unusual Combination Encouraged
    23%

After Allegheny College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$49,200/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
78%
National
47%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
95%
National
83%
83%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.30 responses

Reviews

822 reviews
  • Excellent
    103
  • Very Good
    253
  • Average
    343
  • Poor
    81
  • Terrible
    42
Allegheny College has truly become my home away from home. Not only is the student body warm and welcoming to all, the professors are incredibly knowledgable and leave lasting impressions beyond the term of their classes. Each and every student knows just how hard we have to work in order to get good grades when faced with such rigorous coursework. This adds to the atmosphere of comraderie and acceptance we have for one another.

I have met lifelong friends at Allegheny. From the court, to the classroom, to the sisterhood I joined, there are so many unique personalities that I am so blessed to have encountered. Allegheny College has made me a more well-rounded, knowledgable person, and I feel I am being completely prepared for when I start job searching after graduation! There is not one thing I would change about my school.
  • College Sophomore
  • Oct 6 2015
Allegheny provides students with a truly wonderful experience. The small size helps professors to really focus on the students needs, and gives students the opportunity to grow. The classes are challenging, and the school prepares students to be hard working and high achieving. Overall, an excellent and rewarding experience!
  • College Junior
  • 5 months ago
Could Do Better – There are two dining halls: Brooks and McKinley's. Brooks is all-you-can-eat buffet style dining with more restrictive dining hours while McKinley's is a standard food court with very flexible hours. Brooks changes what they serve on a daily basis based on (I think) a 12-week rotational schedule. Some of the stations at McKinley's sometimes change things up a bit, especially the Crunch (vegetarian) station.

I have dining restrictions because of religious prohibitions from eating particular foods. This makes me mostly a vegetarian while on campus, for the school does not serve kosher/halal meat. However, during this past Ramadan 2010, they did provide daily dinners containing halal meat for Muslim students on campus, which was great!

If you are vegetarian or have various dining restrictions, you'll have a harder time finding good variety. However, the options are still there and you can always fill out one of the available comment cards if you have any comments or concerns. They'll respond to them quite efficiently and do their best to satisfy your concern!
  • Recent Alumnus
  • Oct 14 2010