Allegheny College in western Pennsylvania is a school “where people exude passion about what they are involved in,” and the curriculum is “all about applying your knowledge to your experiences.” The school allows students to combine completely unrelated majors and minors (in fact, it requires both), which means students “practically create [their] own education,” and a student has “the freedom to dabble in my many areas of interest.”
The “amazing,” “very passionate” professors “go above and beyond to make sure their students understand the material.” Professors are “great about teaching the material to you in a variety of ways until you understand.” “I have never once felt dumb or like I couldn’t handle something after getting help one on one,” says a student. “I love my professors. I consider some of them to be friends, and most of them to be mentors,” says another. Professors focus on student contribution “in and out of the classroom,” so there are lectures, but students are the main focus. If you would rather have peers look at your work, then “there are plenty of consultants and tutors who are more than willing to help.” The “workload is large,” and the academics are demanding, but “the school is very understanding of how special and different each student is and tries to help each student excel in their own way.”
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