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Reviews 820 total reviews with an average rating of 3.4

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4 Recent Alumnus

Health & Safety: Sexual assault will unfortunately be a problem on every college campus. Allegheny mains, students, and offices supported students who were victims of sexual assault through informing the community of safe practices, helping victims, and taking appropriate action in cases of sexual assault.

5 Recent Alumnus

Overall Experience: Allegheny isn't as well-known as it ought to be. However, you're able to see how valuable your education was only after you've left campus. Despite the lack of a prestigious name, once internships and employers see your Allegheny work-ethic and how diverse your interests are you are help in high-regard.

4 Recent Alumnus

Campus Housing: If you're looking for marble staircases and oak bed-frames then SERIOUSLY reconsider why you want to go to college. Allegheny does a great job at bringing together students fro diverse socioeconomic backgrounds. As such, money that might otherwise be spent on the latest and greatest drops/amenities will be bypassed to ensure a quality education where diverse opinions, experiences, and interests intersect in the Allegheny community. As such, the dorms here are average, sometimes a little under-par. But, the college-owned apartments are FANTASTIC and the houses are a lot of fun. There's a place for everyone.

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4 Recent Alumnus

Greek Life: Greek life here is big. But, it doesn't fit the typical "Animal House" stereotype. I personally felt indifferent to the greek life merely because of the imprint Greek Life has left on American higher Education. However, that being said, many of my closest friends were greek. They were a fun bunch o hangout with but didn't dominate the social scene. You're able to find the comradely that comes with the Greek system on other avenues of community (club sports teams, ensembles, from halls, etc.).

4 Recent Alumnus

Athletics: Fantastic, state-of-the-art gym that is open to varsity and non-varsity athletes. There is never any judgement in the gym--regardless of whether you are a pro body builder or are simply trying out this new "working out" thing. Having visited many similar DIII gyms, Allegheny's is one of the best in the NCAC conference and certainly one of the best among similar schools across the country.

5 Recent Alumnus

Overall Experience: Allegheny College isn't for everyone. Everyone has broad, diverse interests that one wouldn't expect to naturally go together (rugby, poli-sci major, drummer, volleyball, ASG consultant, etc.). But, these interests are honed with enthusiastic admins who want to see their students succeed. You can truly take an idea and run with it knowing that faculty/staff are in your corner.

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5 College Junior

Overall Experience: I love attending Allegheny College. The people make it a home and the classes make it rigorous and stimulating.

4 College Junior

Overall Experience: Professors email regularly about internship and job opportunities and usually post them on their office doors. It's hard to miss.

4 College Junior

Campus Housing: You're never far from where you need to go, whether it's for food or classes. Each building has their own community and everyone mixes. It's comfortable.

5 College Junior

Greek Life: There's no hazing and I've only had good experiences, even as a non-Greek. I would try and join if it weren't so expensive.

4 College Junior

Athletics: I just wish Womens' Rugby was more than a Club Sport, since we put in just as much effort and have better results than our Football team.

5 College Junior

Overall Experience: My college challenges without belittling or condescending. Everyone's value is seen and respected and from what I've seen, my peers and professors only want me to do better each year.

5 College Junior

Overall Experience: Professors are highly educated and incredibly challenging. This is not a school for a student who just wants to get by. They expect high quality work at all times, but are more than willing to help students and provide guidance as needed.

5 College Junior

Overall Experience: Being that the school is so small and old you have a long standing history of high performing alumni in the work force who are often willing to vouch for students. When companies hire students from Allegheny they know that they are getting someone hardworking and motivated.

4 College Junior

Health & Safety: The campus is very small and very safe. Everyone knows everyone else, and if there ever is an issue all you have to do is ask for help and someone will be there.

3 College Junior

Campus Housing: The campus is a historic one. Housing isn't always super modern and up to date, but this is college and it all works out fine in the end. Everyone survives the dorm stage and upperclassmen usually end up with very fair housing options.

4 College Junior

Greek Life: Huge and accepting community on campus! There is a lot of camaraderie between the fraternities and sororities and friendships are formed all across Greek life. The system is very supportive, and creates one big family on campus!

3 College Junior

Athletics: This is a small liberal arts school. It's not about the sports they just kind of exist and occasional people attend events. Nothing special by any means.

4 College Junior

Overall Experience: 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!

2 College Junior

Health & Safety: Security and the counseling center are known for being biased against races and sexual orientation. Sexual assaults are swept under the rug. It is easier to get a hold of another student if you are in trouble than it is to get a hold of security.

2 College Junior

Campus Housing: The housing process is very difficult to go through after your first year. A lot of the buildings are in poor condition, with rattling pipes, poor plumbing, mold in some bathrooms, and the walls and ceilings are cracked and damaged more often than not. It is not worth what is paid.

3 College Junior

Greek Life: Several fraternities have a reputation of treating women inappropriately, even to the point of assault. The sororities are much better liked, and do a lot of charitable things.

3 College Junior

Athletics: The football team is terrible, which takes away from a lot of school spirit. People only really attend varsity sporting events if they are drunk or as a joke. Club sports are far more popular and those athletes are a lot nicer people to be around.

4 College Junior

Overall Experience: The majority of professors are wonderful and very approachable.

3 College Freshman

Greek Life: I actually am not a good judge of character on the Greek Life since I am not up to date with them either, just like athletics.

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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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