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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

4 College Freshman

Scholarships: I would assume that no more than ten percent of Allegheny students pay full tuition. Everyone I've met receives at least seventeen grand a year.

2 College Freshman

Local Area: You definitely do not come to Allegheny for Meadville. I think the town is pretty boring, but it's definitely got a bit of a small-town charm to it. I don't really go into meadville, but when I do, I enjoy strolling through the park. I think it could be worse.

3 College Freshman

Administration: The administration is pretty reasonable. I really have not been affected by any ridiculous social policies, but I have definitely heard others voice some complaints.

5 College Freshman

Health & Safety: I have never felt threatened on campus. Security at night is pretty abundant and I have had them walk be back to my dorm sometimes at night and they were more than willing to help. Sexual assault is on campus, like any campus, but not as much as most colleges I feel. If something looks like there is anything wrong, 9 times out of 10, someone will intervene, or walk someone home to make sure they are safe. If someone has had to much to drink students are more than willing to take care of each other as well.

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4 College Freshman

Administration: The only complaint I have about the administration is that the campus security and Meadville police are going through some issues at the moment, so the parties constantly get broken up, which kind of sucks. But the school is pretty lenient on a lot of stuff. I have drank in plenty of dorm rooms and had nothing happen. I have also smoked weed a lot around campus and not been worried about anything happening. The faculty here is amazing, and they truly do care about the students which is really nice. If you don't show up to class, they will notice, and will question where you were, but not in a punishing manner, but a worried manner. They are also really easy to talk to, and I go into office hours a lot just to talk to the professors.

3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: It is a very small town so it isn't the greatest. There is a lot of fast food which really sucks. There is also a lot of bar food and Italian food which isn't that exciting because bar food and pizza can get old really quick. I have found one Mexican place and it is not the impressive, but I also come from a very diverse town with a lot of authentic Mexican restaurants. Downtown has a couple of cute diners to go to which is nice though. The good thing is that the prices at most of the places are very cheap and most of the restaurants, excluding chain and fast food, offer student discounts which is very helpful. Grace's is pretty good though for a Chinese restaurant.

3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: There are plenty of off campus housing options available, but most do all look similar, just different colors. The quality isn't the greatest of them, but that's because the landlords don't try to keep them up since it is college students living in them, and mainly throw a lot of parties which can destroy a house. So it is mainly up to the students to keep up their houses. For being off campus houses they are fairly close to campus, but it is also a small campus which I think helps. Depending on your landlord, your cost for rent will vary. Parking is a pain because you have to pay a parking fee to the school in order to use your own driveway.

4 College Freshman

Athletics: When there are sports events going on, there is actually a decent student turnout to support them. We also have a really nice gym with really nice amenities as well as trainers who are there to actually help you out and reach your goals. Our sports teams are decent but it is a D3 school so it's not like people come to Allegheny strictly for sports anyway.

4 College Freshman

Campus Housing: I live in Brooks, and I do love it because I only have to walk down stairs to get food which is great. We have the cheapest dorms and the nicest bathrooms for all of campus. The only people with better bathrooms are the people in North Village 1 and 2 I'd say. The housing process is super simple. And for the social atmosphere it really depends on your hall. My hall is not the most close knit but our RA is really close with her residents

4 College Freshman

Greek Life: I actually plan on pledging in the spring semester. The sororities do not have their own housing which kind of sucks, but it keeps their dues down, and there are suites available on the fourth floor of Brooks which aren't too shabby. The fraternities do have their own houses and it is up to the chapters to keep up their houses. The actual Frat houses are nice but the extra ones that brothers live in tend to be a little run down but are mainly used for parties so its not that big of a deal. Non Greek members have very mixed opinions on the Greek members. Some love them, while others are very iffy. If you are Non Greek though the Greek students still accept you and will let you come to their events.

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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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