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3 College Sophomore

Athletics: Gym is decent and I attend regularly. Fairly new and intersting

2 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: Not allowed to live off campus and options are limited

3 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: Very limited options close to campus other than fast food

3 College Sophomore

Party Scene: i don't usually party so I don't really know and I, not sure about parking issues

3 College Sophomore

Scholarships: They give nice scholarship money but the cost is still very high

3 College Sophomore

Campus Food: Need more variety and choices with healthier selections

3 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: Dorms are ok but need more apartment style housing

3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: It's hard to get off-campus housing. You either have to be cleared for commuter status or be a senior. It's a hassle and easier to try to get an on-campus house. The quality of off-campus housing is okay. There isn't much variety as it's a very small and slightly run-down town.

2 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: there's about one good restaurant, timber creek tap and table. The rest is mostly just fast food and chains. Though it's cheap, it's obviously not good. sometimes it beats Brooks, but it could be better, especially given the college students willingness to spend money on better options

3 College Freshman

Administration: administration is actually very lenient about parties and drinking as long as students do it safely and responsibly. The honor code is very strict and is enforced by a committee, but don't cheat or get rowdy at parties and you should be fine. Campus parking is awful and it's difficult to find a spot, but even though you pay for the permit, don't even think about parking in the wrong lot. You will be ticketed multiple times and while a $10 ticket doesn't seem like much, they can start to add up.

4 College Freshman

Scholarships: The financial aid office is usually very helpful and will try to get you the aid you need. They give out quite a few scholarships, but don't be afraid to negotiate if you're just going in and need more money. They often listen and will try to find more money to give you.

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3 College Freshman

Party Scene: I'm not much of a partier and don't know where a lot of the houses are, but my friends frequently go out. It's not hard to find parties on weekends and, like a lot of schools, it's hit or miss

2 College Freshman

Campus Food: McKinley's has pretty good food, but there never seems to be enough munch money to go there as often as I would like. Brooks has a lot of food, but it's all pretty gross and because it's the same stuff time and time again, it gets really old really fast.

3 College Freshman

Campus Housing: The lottery housing system is an absolute mess and some dorms can get pretty gross, steer clear of Brooks third floor, but overall the residence halls aren't too bad. NV1 and NV2 are fantastic, but hard to get. Dorm rooms, besides Caflisch singles are pretty spacious, especially in Brooks. There are downsides and plusses to all the dorms. It's really about what works best for you.

4 College Freshman

Guys & Girls: Looks wise: there are more attractive guys than attractive girls in my opinion. To be fair, there are plenty of beautiful girls on campus, I just think their overall average is a little lower. Girls and guys can meet at parties or in class, really anywhere. Perks of going to a small school: you'll get to know everyone, so you don't need to have a crazy social life to find boys. Lots of people think the girl guy relationship at this school is mainly hook up based, but I think it's pretty evenly spread out between hook ups/ relationships. Also, if you're not straight: you can still meet plenty of gay/bisexual people at parties. If you can't tell, or feel nervous approaching someone b/c you're not sure of their sexuality, join QnA. Pretty sure that way you'll at least meet other people that are definitely what you're looking for. However, I know a lot of gay/bi people who aren't in Q&A and they meet plenty of people out on the weekends.

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4 College Freshman

Campus Housing: Baldwin is the closest dorm to everwhere you need to be, and I love it. Only thing is--it's a little worn down. Walker is also pretty central and is a little nicer. DO NOT GET RAVINE. Ravine is the worst dorm on campus, and I would probably choose sleeping in a car to that place.

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4 College Freshman

Campus Food: Get the biggest meal plan. Getting a smaller meal plan was the stupidest thing I did last semester, because you run out of money like nothing. So, even if you're pretty petite, get the big plan. Also, put more money towards Munch money for McKinley's instead of Brooks swipes.

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3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: It's pretty good, but you need a car unless you want to go to the same 2 places every time

4 College Freshman

Academics: I have really enjoyed and appreciated the diverse curriculum provided here. There are so many interesting classes across all areas, and almost all of my professors have lived up to the promise of the class. The workload is not as unmanageable as everyone makes it out to be, and if things do get a little intense there are a variety of academic help centers that can help you get through all your material.

5 College Freshman

Academics: In terms of my self designed major: Allegheny makes it extremely easy to design and propose a major, everything is very straight forward, and there are always a ton of professors willing to help you. In terms of my second major, Political Science, so far I've loved every professor. The classes are interesting, they move at a good pace, and the professors are pretty exceptional.

4 College Freshman

Party Scene: I think the party scene is pretty great considering the size of our school. Frat parties are the most fun, in my opinion, and are pretty accessible. It can be harder for boys to get in of not invited/it's a closed party. Non Greek guys in general will just usually have to pay for cups/ be with some girls when they walk in, but aside from that it's not bad. Girls can get in pretty much anywhere, and it's not too hard to avoid paying for cups if you're a girl.

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4 College Freshman

Health & Safety: It's a safe campus, but if you wander off campus and into meadville after dark you could very easily run into trouble. Don't get me wrong, meadville residents are great and the town is growing on me, but I know quite a few people who've run into some less than pleasant situations after dark. Again, to reiterate-- campus: very safe, off campus: safe until dark.

3 College Sophomore

Party Scene: If you are looking for a party you can always find one but being in Greek life makes it easier to get into closed parties. Parties are always full of fun people and alcohol if you buy a cup

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3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: I really don't know. Most parties happen at the off campus housing units, but I still live in the dorms so I don't know much

4 College Freshman

Greek Life: I think guys should definitely join the fraternities if they want to have access to more social life (it's not necessary--I just think it helps a bit) . I really like the frat guys on campus-- as a girl who's been warned against frat boys her whole life, I can say that I actually feel more safe around the fraternity boys than non-greek boys. As for girls, I think it's less important to be in a sorority. Girls can still get into whatever party they want. I think it's pretty 50/50 for girls

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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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