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4 College Freshman

Health & Safety: There is no safe haven, but with caring people all around and being in the smallish city, the campus feels pretty safe.

5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: I am very happy with being an Allegheny student.

4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: The alumni network is very strong in this school. I learned that when I attended a send-off party given by regional almni.

3 College Freshman

Campus Housing: I chose Ravine, because they started a new interest-oriented grouping for the students sho are interested in art, theater or music. This is the farthest dorm, so to speak, and there are two stairs to be cleared before you go anywhere else. But it is one of the most spacious dorms, and they put a new lounge furniture to perk it up.

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3 College Freshman

Greek Life: They do good things. People in the group are nice. And they are selective. It is a sophisticated upgrade of high school honor society, I think.

3 College Freshman

Athletics: Some people are eager to cheer, for example, the football games. That is nice. But the level of the play is not that super good. Some not-so-sung sports, such as tennis, seem to be really strong.

5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: Many happy surprises waited for me. Very caring professors. Strong music programs. Encouraging environment for exercise and sports.

It is almost 6 hours drive, and when I use public transportation, it is a very long trip home. This is the only thing I don't like, but it has nothing to do with the college itself.

I love Allegheny.

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2 College Freshman

Overall Experience: When it comes to the students at Allegheny they will be some of the most well rounded amazing people ever. However this does not go far. Allegheny is a school that on the outside seems like a respectable college but this is sadly not the case. For starters, Allegheny boasts constantly about how they were rated the "20th most rigorous school in the nation." However, that rating came about from a 2012 online article that currently leads to a broken link on a site less credible than buzzfeed. The school constantly does thinks like this to make it seem like more of a respectable institution when in reality it is a run of the mill liberal arts school with nothing really to offer. The work at Allegheny isn't necessarily difficult, there is just a lot of it and I find myself feeling like I am back in high school simply trying to remember facts in order to cheat the system. Allegheny's main flaw comes from the administration. The admin is very adamant about containing the "party scene" at Allegheny, to which they are now forcing every entering class to live on campus for all four years. For me, off-campus housing is where 90% of all social interactions happen, and because they are taking it away the school really doesn't have much left to offer. Allegheny is very expensive and can easily lead to quite a bit of heartbreak, one slip up and the school that had such open arms in the beginning will be more than ready to kick out and take your money.

2 College Freshman

Overall Experience: It's too small filled with small school drama. The school is not well known and although the professors are good, I feel unchallenged in my classes, I am also shocked how many of my classmates got into a so called "good" school. People who go here range from very smart to straight off a farm dumb.

5 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: 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.

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5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: As a freshman so far I cant complain, this school has been real good to me. The Professors are great, and it can be really fun at times

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5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: As a freshman in college, I can only compare my experiences to high school. It is a breath of fresh air to find the professors to care, the student body to actually want to be there, and the content to be vigorous. Set in a beautiful location between Pittsburgh, PA and Erie, PA, the historical campus brings me nothing but happiness and excitement.

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5 College Junior

Overall Experience: -The professors are incredibly knowledgeable and talented educators!

-The system of advisers, both academic and professional, is also immensely helpful.

-I have also had very close contact with the deans office and the counseling center and I have found that they truly care about their students. They are also very helpful.

-There is a wide array of extra-circulars and events, particularly considering our location and size.

-The student body is extremely welcoming

I have had a truly fantastic experience here

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4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: I have loved my time at Allegheny so far. The professors are incredible and really care about their students, there are so many opportunities for extracurriculars and learning opportunities offered, and Allegheny is part of an extremely welcoming and beneficial community.

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3 College Junior

Overall Experience: I wish that I would have chosen a school that was more focused on Marine Biology with hands-on experiences with marine animals. I wish that I would have chosen a cheaper school in the south.

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4 College Junior

Overall Experience: I love my school and would definitely choose it again if I had to do it all over. I love the small-school setting and the liberal arts education because I have become educated about so many topics I normally would've glanced over otherwise and I get to know my professors better as a result of the smaller student body. The students are all so friendly and there are numerous clubs to join outside of academics, so it is easy to find your place at Allegheny.

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4 College Senior

Overall Experience: Allegheny is a medium size school. I like the honor system where you can go to other rooms to take your tests. This helps with not having distractions.

2 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: Most students live on campus. It would probably be cheaper for the student to live off-campus, but the college owns most of the houses in the area. The college has strict policies on living off campus.

3 College Freshman

Party Scene: If you are looking to party, you can find a party. A lot of parties are held in one of the frat houses or at one of the sports teams houses.

4 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: Cost usually is not an issue. Most places in town recognize that a lot of their business comes from the college students. Most places aren't very far from campus either. Discounts are offered at a few places. More discounts would be great! Some of the places to check out are Grace Asian and Julian's.

4 College Freshman

Administration: The Honor Code is run by students and it definitely positively affects our campus.

4 College Freshman

Scholarships: I did receive a fair amount of aid based on merit from high school. In addition to that, little opportunity was available to receive aid for anything other than merit.

3 College Freshman

Campus Food: Brooks is the all you can eat dining hall. It is about $10 per swipe. I have never left Brooks feeling like I got my money's worth of quality and healthy food options. More options are a necessity. Also, being someone with several food allergies, more options should be available to those of us with limitations. McKins has better quality food, yet is very expensive for the food that they serve. They serve the same things all of the time. There is little variety there.

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3 College Freshman

Campus Housing: The dorms themselves (specifically in Brooks) are small. The high ceilings and easy access to the dining hall are the only amenities to the building. The best living situation on campus is North Village 1. The cost of living on campus is expensive. Also, due to the size of campus, most of the dorms are within a convenient distance from the academic buildings.

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3 College Senior

Party Scene: The party scene isn't the best at Allegheny. As a small school, there are limited options. There are lots of off-campus house parties though. However, they are often restricted to certain groups of people (Greeks only, sports only, etc) so they can be difficult to find.

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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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