Allegheny College is one of the country’s oldest and most dynamic private liberal arts institutions. Allegheny is the nation’s premier college for students with “Unusual Combinations” of interests, skills, and talents.
Recognized as one of Loren Pope’s 40 Colleges That Change Lives, Allegheny College is one of the nation’s oldest and most dynamic private liberal arts institutions. Allegheny is a leader in higher education innovation, having been recognized in 2016 as Number 1 in Undergraduate Research among four-year colleges by the Council on Undergraduate Research.
Allegheny is the nation’s premier college for students with “Unusual Combinations” of interests, skills, and talents. 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.
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 résumé and career services, pre-professional and graduate school advising, research funding and fellowships, internship opportunities, and more.
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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