In 1815, the Reverend Timothy Alden and members of the Meadville
community founded Allegheny College. Today, more than 200 years later,
Allegheny is one of the nation’s oldest, most successful, and distinguished
private liberal arts institutions. It is a leader in higher education innovation,
having been named by U.S. News & World Report as one of the 12 Most
Innovative Liberal Arts Colleges in the nation. This year, Allegheny was
recognized as Number 1 in Undergraduate Research among four-year
baccalaureate colleges by the Council on Undergraduate Research (CUR).
At Allegheny, when members of the college community talk about
unusual combinations, they mean it as a tremendous compliment – a
compliment that recognizes the unique character of each student. When
you look around, you’ll see a college president who studies decision-making by modern American presidents and then rolls up his sleeves for
grassroots community service; an aspiring diplomat singing in the choir
and building a bike path; a future physician who edits the college newspaper
and pole vaults on an international stage. Unusual combinations, yes, but
at Allegheny they are everyday examples of students exploring all of their
talents, all of their passions. It is our students who make Allegheny the
vibrant, creative, and innovative place that it is.
Central to the college’s focus on experiential learning is the Allegheny
Gateway, which helps students connect classroom learning with real-world experience. Since its introduction in 2015, the Gateway has received
national attention. It is a central location for collaboration and study in
which students can access resumé and career services, pre-professional
and graduate school advising, research funding and fellowships, internship
opportunities, and more.
Allegheny has a clear mission – to prepare young adults for successful,
meaningful lives by promoting students’ intellectual, moral, and social
development and encouraging personal and civic responsibility. Allegheny’s
faculty and staff combine high academic standards and a commitment
to the exchange of knowledge with a supportive approach to learning.
Graduates are equipped to think critically and creatively, write clearly, speak
persuasively, and meet challenges in a diverse, interconnected world.
Allegheny is committed to providing transformative education to
ambitious, talented students independent of their financial or social means.
Generous financial aid packages allow many students the opportunity
to make a college choice based on value and fit, rather than financial
All this is happening on a beautiful 79-acre campus that includes historic
architecture and cobblestone streets interspersed with new facilities such as
the Vukovich Center for Communication Arts, which is bristling with the
latest technology. Located on a hill overlooking the City of Meadville, the
campus is a short walk to downtown and all the amenities you’ll need to
enjoy the Allegheny experience.
CONTACT INFO: Meadville, PA, 16335, 814-332-4351 or 1-800-521-5293, www.allegheny.edu YEAR FOUNDED: 1815 APPLICATION
DEADLINE: Early Decision-November 1, Early Action-December 1, Early Decision II-February 1, Regular Decision-February 15 SUBJECT
MATTER EXPERTISE: Environmental Science, Communication Arts, Economics, English, Psychology, Pre-Professional Programs
STUDENT-TO-FACULTY RATIO: 11: 1 ENROLLMENT: 2, 100 NUMBER OF UNDERGRADUATE DEGREES OFFERED: Bachelor of Arts,
Bachelor of Science IN-STATE TUITION: $43,750 OUT-OF-STATE TUITION: $43,750 PERCENTAGE OF COMMUTERS: 1.7%
of students are commuters FEMALE PERCENTAGE: 52% MINORITY PERCENTAGE: 28% PERCENTAGE OF STUDENTS ON
FINANCIAL AID: 72% of all degree seeking undergraduates received need-based financial aid TOP THREE AWARDS/RECOGNITIONS:
Named number 1 in Undergraduate Research by the Council on Undergraduate Research, included in U.S. News & World Report 12 Most
Innovative Liberal Arts Colleges, and listed among Colleges That Change Lives DISTANCE FROM DOWNTOWN PITTSBURGH: 92 miles
AFFILIATED COLLEGES/SATELLITE CAMPUSES: N/A