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Reviews 796 total reviews with an average rating of 3.3

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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.

3 College Freshman

Athletics: I do not really know much about the athletics at my school since I am not up to date with them.

5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: Allegheny College is very diverse where for example, it had a drag show in April and it was fantastic! The majority of the students are intelligent and open-mind to many things. The professors do challenge the students and are very knowledgeable in their subject. I know that Allegheny College is a good start since it is a small, undergraduate school and when I graduate, I will go to a big school for my Master's degree.

3 College Junior

Overall Experience: Low student to faculty ratio, so your professor really does get to know you. It's easy for you to find help for classes as there are TA's, and tutors in the library and academic buildings

4 College Junior

Overall Experience: #2 in liberal arts colleges for environmental science in the country!

4 College Junior

Health & Safety: Pretty safe. Academic buildings are checked and locked at midnight every night

4 College Junior

Campus Housing: Pretty nice options. The bathrooms are cleaned every day for dorms. and the hallways are taken care of properly. Upperclass dorms are so nice with air conditioning and more private space and bathrooms.

3 College Junior

Greek Life: Parties are only a small part of greek life, but for the rest of campus, it is mostly what we value in them.

3 College Junior

Athletics: Meets the demands of the general students, not the demands of the athletes

3 College Junior

Overall Experience: The professors and staff make the stay worthwhile

3 College Freshman

Health & Safety: Campus is poorly lit and split down the middle by a high-speed road...

4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: I'm more than happy at Allegheny College -- my courses are challenging but professors are beyond willing to assist struggling students; they really want students to succeed.

4 College Freshman

Campus Housing: It's okay, I guess. Dorms are old but in relatively good shape. Can't speak to the lotto process since I have accommodations in place that put me in a single room.

3 College Freshman

Athletics: Our teams aren't great but they've got spirit -- unfortunately, they occupy so many hours that it was next to impossible for me to use the weight room on my class schedule.

5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: I have had an amazing first year at Allegheny -- the campus is beautiful, the classes are challenging and engaging, and the community is fantastic!

3 College Freshman

Health & Safety: There's not a lot of on campus crime or sexual assaults. I feel like it's all basically off campus at houses or near campus. The town of Meadville is hella sketchy

3 College Freshman

Overall Experience: It is academically rigorous, there's no doubt about that. Professors are pretty understanding and office hours are available

3 College Freshman

Overall Experience: I don't know that much about it but I know that around Pennsylvania and Ohio, it is very well known and everyone is really smart.

3 College Freshman

Campus Housing: It's pretty nice but my roommate and I shared the space of a single instead of a normal sized double

3 College Freshman

Greek Life: I'm personally indifferent towards it. I have friends that participate in greek life. There is a sort of, label that you get depending on what sorority or fraternity you join. A lot of the assumptions are false because I've met people who have been in supposedly "snobby" sororities and they're very fun. If you're not involved in Greek life or athletics, then I honestly would not come to this school.

5 Recent Alumnus

Academics: Allegheny is known for its heavy workload, but as long as you learn how to manage your time, homework is more than manageable. The Freshman Seminar is designed to help students break down their workload and learn how to approach a variety of assignments, and is very helpful for incoming students. The Pelletier Library also has an excellent staff of writing, speech, and technology consultants trained to help students who need feedback or advice about assignments. Professors are always willing to help students during office hours, and treat you as if you are a fellow colleague and friend - not just a face in a crowd.

3 Recent Alumnus

Diversity: I definitely felt like the majority of students at Allegheny were upper middle class white folks. However, Allegheny makes a huge effort to make minorities feel welcome, heard, and included.

3 Recent Alumnus

Drug Safety: There is drug use on campus within some circles - but you would probably never know unless you were looking to hang out with them.

3 Recent Alumnus

Greek Life: About 1/3 of campus is involved with Greek life at Allegheny.

5 Recent Alumnus

Overall Experience: Class sizes are small, and individual attention and support from professors is easy to come by. There are a huge variety of courses, and Allegheny encourages students to take coursework in various fields before committing to a major field of study.

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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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