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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 as Number 1 in Undergraduate Research among four-year colleges by the Council on Undergraduate Research (2016) and as the country?s sixth most innovative national liberal arts college by U.S. News and World Report (2018).

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 r?sum? and career services, pre-professional and graduate school advising, research funding and fellowships, internship opportunities, and more.

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Allegheny?s Admissions Committee values the hard work you do on a daily basis, and they give the greatest weight to the rigor of your high school courses and your performance. Also considered are your school/community activities, recommendations, personal character and qualities, essay, demonstrated interest, and special talents.

Allegheny embraces the concept that standardized test scores do not exclusively reflect a student?s full range of abilities or potential to succeed in college. As a result, Allegheny is now test optional. SAT I or ACT scores are optional for U.S. citizens and permanent residents. .

Apply today at allegheny.edu/apply. Allegheny is also a member of The Common Application.


Overview

Applicants
5,104
Acceptance Rate
68%
Average HS GPA
3.48

GPA Breakdown

33%
Over 3.75
22%
3.50 - 3.74
16%
3.25 - 3.49
14%
3.00 - 3.24
12%
2.50 - 2.99
3%
2.00 - 2.49

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SAT Reading
25th-75th percentile
(enrolled students)
580 - 670
SAT Math
25th-75th percentile
(enrolled students)
560 - 650
SAT Writing
25th-75th percentile
(enrolled students)
500 - 630

Concordant SAT Scores

SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing
25th-75th percentile (enrolled students)
570 - 690
SAT Math
25th-75th percentile (enrolled students)
570 - 660

ACT Composite
25th-75th percentile (enrolled students)
23 - 29

Testing Policies


ACT Writing Policy
ACT with Writing recommended

SAT Essay Policy
SAT with Essay component recommended

Deadlines

Early Decision — November 1

Early Decision II — February 1

Early Action — December 1

Regular — February 15


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Academic Programs


  • The Allegheny Gateway, which brings together nine offices that help students connect classroom learning with real-world experience
  • Nationally acclaimed science complex
  • Newly renovated psychology and neuroscience facility
  • Multimillion-dollar center for communication arts and theatre
  • Center for Business and Economics
  • Environmental science center
  • The Carrden, a hands-on learning and teaching garden
  • GIS Learning Laboratory
  • Observatory and planetarium
  • David V. Wise Sport & Fitness Center
  • Olympic-style track and turf field
  • 203-acre recreation area and 283-acre nature preserve
  • North Village I and II offer townhouse-style student apartments and suite-style residences
  • Tippie Alumni Center in historic Cochran Hall
  • WARC radio and ACTV television stations
  • Bowman, Penelec & Megahan art galleries
  • Special-interest houses (past houses include an international theme and a jazz theme)
  • Dance studios and performance spaces

Majors and Degrees Offered


Allegheny is one of the few liberal arts colleges in the country that will ask you to choose both a major and a minor. Allegheny encourages unusual combinations of majors and minors, helping to cultivate the creative, big-picture thinking most desired by employers and graduate schools.

Allegheny offers more than 40 majors and programs spanning the humanities, social sciences, and natural sciences, as well as interdisciplinary majors, leading to Bachelor of Arts and Bachelor of Science degrees. The College also offers pre-professional programs (including pre-medicine and pre-law), and students have opportunities to design their own majors and minors.

Every Allegheny student conducts significant research with faculty mentors, culminating in our distinctive undergraduate thesis?the Senior Comp. Students often engage in research prior to the senior project, including in classroom/lab opportunities, independent study, and summer research opportunities.


Faculty and Class Information

Student/Faculty
9.9:1
Total Faculty
200
with Terminal Degree
168

101
Women
99
Men
27
Minority
8
International

Most frequent class size
10 - 19
Most frequent lab / sub section size
10 - 19


Graduation Rates

Graduate in 4 years
70%
Graduate in 5 years
75%
Graduate in 6 years
76%

Majors

  • AREA, ETHNIC, CULTURAL, GENDER, AND GROUP STUDIES.

  • Ethnic, Cultural Minority, Gender, and Group Studies, Other.

  • BIOLOGICAL AND BIOMEDICAL SCIENCES.

  • Biochemistry.
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General.
  • Neuroscience.

  • BUSINESS, MANAGEMENT, MARKETING, AND RELATED SUPPORT SERVICES.

  • Business/Managerial Economics.

  • COMMUNICATION, JOURNALISM, AND RELATED PROGRAMS.

  • Mass Communication/Media Studies.
  • Speech Communication and Rhetoric.

  • COMPUTER AND INFORMATION SCIENCES AND SUPPORT SERVICES.

  • Computer Science.

  • ENGINEERING.

  • Computer Software Engineering.

  • ENGLISH LANGUAGE AND LITERATURE/LETTERS.

  • Creative Writing.
  • English Language and Literature, General.

  • FOREIGN LANGUAGES, LITERATURES, AND LINGUISTICS.

  • French Language and Literature.
  • German Language and Literature.
  • Spanish Language and Literature.

  • HEALTH PROFESSIONS AND RELATED PROGRAMS.

  • Health/Medical Preparatory Programs, Other.
  • International Public Health/International Health.
  • Pre-Dentistry Studies.
  • Pre-Medicine/Pre-Medical Studies.
  • Pre-Nursing Studies.
  • Pre-Pharmacy Studies.
  • Pre-Veterinary Studies.

  • HISTORY.

  • History, General.

  • LEGAL PROFESSIONS AND STUDIES.

  • Pre-Law Studies.

  • MATHEMATICS AND STATISTICS.

  • Mathematics, General.

  • MULTI/INTERDISCIPLINARY STUDIES.

  • Biological and Physical Sciences.
  • Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other.

  • NATURAL RESOURCES AND CONSERVATION.

  • Environmental Science.
  • Environmental Studies.

  • PHILOSOPHY AND RELIGIOUS STUDIES.

  • Philosophy.
  • Religion/Religious Studies.

  • PHYSICAL SCIENCES.

  • Chemistry, General.
  • Geological and Earth Sciences/Geosciences, Other.
  • Geology/Earth Science, General.
  • Physics, General.

  • PSYCHOLOGY.

  • Psychology, General.

  • PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION AND SOCIAL SERVICE PROFESSIONS.

  • Community Organization and Advocacy.

  • SOCIAL SCIENCES.

  • Applied Economics.
  • Economics, General.
  • International Relations and Affairs.
  • Political Science and Government, General.

  • VISUAL AND PERFORMING ARTS.

  • Art History, Criticism and Conservation.
  • Art/Art Studies, General.
  • Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General.
  • Fine Arts and Art Studies, Other.
  • Fine/Studio Arts, General.
  • Music Performance, General.
  • Music, General.


Students Say

Allegheny College, a small liberal arts school located in rural northwest Pennsylvania, has a campus "full of different interests, experiences and talents." Students highlight Allegheny's diversity and stress that they are "are engaged in helping our campus community as well as the community of Meadville." In terms of a diverse educational experience, one of the college's draws is students' ability to mix and match majors and minors from different disciplines, leading to Allegheny's motto of "unusual combinations." This approach "toted by the Allegheny College curriculum board [resounds] not only in the academics but in the people and opportunities that are a part of this unique campus." Professors here are "dedicated to helping [students] succeed and they genuinely want to see [students] do well." With small class sizes and "classes taught by professors," students say the academics are rigorous at Allegheny but professors "go above and beyond to make themselves available to help them through [difficult times]." The mandatory independent senior research project is "challenging" but it "does a lot to bolster resumes and prep students for graduate schools."

Degrees

Bachelor's

Career Services

On-Campus Job Interviews Available
Yes

Career Services

Alumni Network
Alumni Services
Classes
Interest Inventory
Internships
Regional Alumni
Opportunities at School

Experiential
Internship

Notable Faculty


Prominent Alumni


William McKinley
25th U.S. President

Marco Arment
Lead Developer of Tumblr, Creator of Instapaper and The Magazine

Benjamin P. Burtt, Jr.
Sound design and effects - Star Wars, Indiana Jones, WALL-E

Ida Tarbell
Investigative Journalist

Barbara Robinson
Author of The Best Christmas Pageant Ever

Lloyd H. Segan
Television Producer - Haven, The Dead Zone, Greek, Wildfire

Kim Phan
Executive Director - International Law Institute

Academic Rating

Graduation Rates

Graduate in 4 years
70%
Graduate in 5 years
75%
Graduate in 6 years
76%

Career Services

On-Campus Job Interviews Available
Yes

Career Services

Alumni Network
Alumni Services
Classes
Interest Inventory
Internships
Regional Alumni
Opportunities at School

Experiential
Internship

ROI & Outcomes

Information from PayScale:

Starting Median Salary (Up to Bachelor's degree completed, only)
$46,700

Mid-Career Median Salary (Up to Bachelor's degree completed, only)
$95,600

Starting Median Salary (At least Bachelor's degree)
$48,500

Mid-Career Median Salary (At least Bachelor's degree)
$98,300

Percent High Job Meaning
44%

Percent STEM
38%


Students Say

Allegheny is a place where students have full control over the education they want to have and “can put their talents and skills to their future careers.” Students say the college wants them “to think about things in a completely different perspective which aims to make us unique and specifically individualized for potential careers.” The tradition of Gator Days is an excellent example of the school's dedication to practical career prep. One day each semester is set aside for students to explore what they'll need to know beyond the classroom via alumni panels, department open houses, professional headshot sessions, with no classes, extracurricular activities, or practices scheduled. Allegheny's Office of Career Education is “very helpful and proactive with internships and job placement,” and faculty members are excellent resources as well. “Most of my internships have come from [a] professor recommendation; as in they found the opportunity, made me aware that I would be a good candidate, and then helped me with the application process,” says a student. The school hosts a summer job fair and a Work Local job fair designed to place students in jobs and internships in the area, and there is Experiential Learning Funding available to students offered exceptional hands-on opportunities not found nearby, such as international internships, volunteering, or independent research. Out of Allegheny alumni visiting PayScale.com, 44 percent report that they derive a high level of meaning from their jobs.

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Tuition, Room, Board and Fees

  • Room and Board: $12,150

  • Financial Aid


    The Princeton Review features Allegheny in their ?Colleges That Pay You Back? rating, which measures 40 weighted data points including academics, cost, financial aid, student debt, graduation rates, alumni salaries and job satisfaction.

    Aid totaling $45 million was awarded to Allegheny students in 2017?18. Through generous support from our alumni, Allegheny is able to provide Achievement-Based Scholarships and Need-Based Grant Assistance to supplement over $21 million in aid awarded to students from federal, state, and private sources. Consequently, Allegheny?s financial assistance allows many students the opportunity to make a college choice based on value and fit, rather than financial constraints.

    Allegheny?s Trustee Scholarship is a merit-based award, from $10,000 to $30,000 per year, that any student who submits an admissions application will be evaluated to receive. The award is based on the same criteria that we value in the admission process: strength and rigor of academics, test scores (optional), essays and recommendations, and a student?s contributions and achievements outside of the classroom. Based on those factors, students can receive up to $30,000 per year.

    Because Allegheny encourages students to challenge themselves in the classroom, the Trustee Scholarship is guaranteed for eight semesters of full-time enrollment at Allegheny or for Allegheny-sponsored programs.


    Dates

    Application Deadlines
    Notification Date
    Dec 1

    Required Forms

    FAFSA

    Financial Aid Statistics

    Average Freshman Total Need-Based Gift Aid
    $36,480

    Average Undergraduate Total Need-Based Gift Aid
    $34,310

    Average Need-Based Loan
    $5,145

    Average amount of each freshman scholarship/grant package
    $36,100

    Financial aid provided to international students
    Yes

    Expenses per Academic Year

    Tuition
    $47,040
    Required Fees
    $500
    Average Cost for Books and Supplies
    $1,000

    Tuition / Fees Vary by Year of Study
    No
    Board for Commuters
    $5,730
    Transportation for Commuters
    $1,500

    On-Campus Room and Board
    $12,140
    Comprehensive Fee

    Available Aid

    Financial Aid Methodology
    Federal

    Scholarships and Grants

    Need-Based
     

    Need-Based College/University Scholarship or Grant Aid from Institutional Funds
    Need-Based Federal Pell
    Need-Based Other
    Need-Based Private Scholarships
    Need-Based SEOG
    Need-Based State Scholarships
    Veterans Educational Benefits, Yellow Ribbon Program

    Non-Need-Based
    Institutional non-need-based scholarship or grant aid is available

    Federal Direct Student Loan Programs
    Direct PLUS Loans
    Direct Subsidized Stafford Loans
    Direct Unsubsidized Stafford Loans

    Federal Family Education Loan Programs (FFEL)
    Federal Perkins Loans

    Is Institutional Employment Available (other than Federal Work Study)
    Yes

    Direct Lender
    No

    Financial Aid Rating

    Overall

    From The School


    Our Student Population
    • 2,100 students
    • 45 states represented
    • 56 countries represented

    It is our students who make Allegheny the vibrant, creative, and innovative place that it is. We invite students to explore all of their interests and talents. At Allegheny, opportunities to pursue one?s passions are limited only by the imagination.


    Allegheny has more than 120 clubs and organizations that are run and led by students spanning areas like activism and politics, performing arts and media, and spiritual and religious life, and recreation and club sports. We are also home to 10 nationally affiliated social Greek organizations and were founding members of both the NCAA and North Coast Athletic Conference (NCAC).

    These activities help develop students? leadership skills and make a lasting impact on Allegheny?s campus culture. That?s because Allegheny is all about active learning and fun?not just learning about foreign policy in class, but arguing for change. Not just writing papers on social activism, but working to educate others. Our students create, laugh, dance, play, explore and serve together every day.

    FACULTY


    Our faculty members are people who pride themselves on being teachers first?they will advise and support you to move beyond what you can even imagine now. They will provide you with opportunities and challenges that will lead you from hard work and dedication to extraordinary outcomes.

    Allegheny students don?t have to wait behind graduate students for research positions on faculty-led projects but instead are actively engaged as research collaborators. Students follow the guidance of faculty mentors through research, conference presentations, co-authored articles, and faculty-led study tours.


    Student Body Profile

    Total Undergraduate Enrollment
    1,802
    Foreign Countries Represented
    50

    Demographics

    2.83%
    Asian
    8.73%
    African-American
    8.73%
    Hispanic
    69.78%
    Caucasian
    2.55%
    Unknown
    3.00%
    International

    54% female
    46% male
    50% are out of state
    97% are full time
    3% are part time

    Students Say

    Allegheny has a "very welcoming, judgment-free student body," with students who are "incredibly involved, engaged, and passionate about what they do." While students who hold more conservative viewpoints say that the school's generally liberal stance "may be alienating to conservative students," the majority of Allegheny students seem to applaud the college's emphasis on "welcoming students from different cultures and a general acceptance of varying creeds, sexual orientations, gender identities, and races." On the whole, students describe Allegheny as a "very active campus" and the "vast majority of people are involved with more than one organization on campus and are extremely invested in their studies and the school." Even though some say to "be prepared to have the majority of your life revolve just around what the school provides, which is a lot," adding that "the location is definitely a drawback," others add that students find plenty to do on campus and with offcampus trips to Pittsburgh and Erie, Pennsylvania, when Meadville gets too small.

    Overview

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    Location


    Allegheny?s beautiful 79-acre central campus includes historic architecture and cobblestone streets interspersed with advanced facilities bristling with the latest communications and research technology. Located on a hill overlooking the City of Meadville, Pa., the campus is a short walk to downtown and all the amenities you?ll need to enjoy the Allegheny experience. Outdoor opportunities also abound on our 203-acre recreation area near campus and in the local community.

    Campus Facilities & Equipment


    Campus Highlights

    • The Allegheny Gateway, which brings together nine offices that help students connect classroom learning with real-world experience
    • Nationally acclaimed science complex
    • Multimillion-dollar center for communication arts and theatre
    • Center for Business and Economics
    • Environmental science center
    • The Carrden, a hands-on learning and teaching garden
    • Geographic Information System (GIS) Learning Laboratory
    • Observatory and planetarium
    • David V. Wise Sport & Fitness Center
    • Olympic-style track and turf field
    • 203-acre recreation area and 283-acre nature preserve
    • North Village I and II offer townhouse-style student apartments and suite-style residences
    • Tippie Alumni Center in historic Cochran Hall
    • WARC radio and ACTV television stations
    • Bowman, Penelec & Megahan art galleries
    • Special-interest houses (past houses include an international theme and a jazz theme)
    • Dance studios and performance spaces


    Campus Life

    Undergrads living on campus
    95%
    Help finding off-campus housing
    No

    First-Year Students living on campus
    98%

    Campus Environment
    Suburban

    Housing Options

    Apartment Single
    Disabled Student
    Dorms Coed
    Dorms Female
    Dorms Male
    Frat Sorority
    Other
    Theme Housing
    Wellness Housing

    Students Say

    Though some say Allegheny is "the school that studies like an Ivy and parties like a state school," others contend that most students' weeks are full of books and weekends revolve around some sort of on-campus fun. (One point of contention is a recent ruling that students must live on campus all four years.) Meadville is a small town but with over 100 school-sponsored clubs and organizations, "everyone can find something [they're] passionate about at Allegheny." Greek life is "an important component of the school, but with only 26 percent of students involved, you'll never feel obligated to participate." The tight-knit school, with roughly 1,900 students, is "small enough that you will see a familiar face wherever you go, without feeling like you know everyone on campus." As one student puts it, Allegheny is "a school with traditions and weirdness" and during a pre-college campus visit it just "felt right." A very liberal campus, students note that while "there is always space for further diversity," the "majority of [the] student body prides itself on social justice and service work."

    Special Needs Admissions

    Program / Service Name
    Student Disabilities Services

    Type of Program
    For all students with disabilities

    College Entrance Tests Required
    No

    Interview Required
    No

    Documentation Required for LD

    Complete documentation of disability

    Documentation Required for ADHD

    Complete documentation of disability

    Special Need Services Offered

    Calculator allowed in exams
    No

    Dictionary allowed in exams
    No

    Computer allowed in exams
    No

    Spellchecker allowed in exams
    No

    Extended test time
    No

    Scribes
    No

    Proctors
    No

    Oral exams
    No

    Notetakers
    No

    Distraction-free environment
    No

    Accommodation for students with ADHD
    No

    Reading machine
    No

    Other assistive technology
    No

    Student Activities

    Registered Student Organizations
    134
    Number of Honor Societies
    14

    Number of Social Sororities
    5
    Number of Religious Organizations
    9

    26% join a fraternity
    24% join a sorority

    Sports

    Athletic Division
    Division III

    16% participate in intramural sports
    25% participate in intercollegiate sports

    Men's Sports (Gators)
    11 Sports

    Baseball
    Basketball
    Cross Country
    Diving
    Football
    Golf
    Soccer
    Swimming
    Tennis
    Track Field Indoor
    Track Field Outdoor
    Women's Sports (Gators)
    12 Sports

    Basketball
    Cross Country
    Diving
    Golf
    Lacrosse
    Soccer
    Softball
    Swimming
    Tennis
    Track Field Indoor
    Track Field Outdoor
    Volleyball

    Student Services

    Health
    LGBT Support Groups
    Minority Support Groups
    Army ROTC Offered at cooperating institutions: Edinboro University of Pennsylvania

    Sustainability

    As a charter signatory of ACUPCC with a climate neutrality goal of 2020 and a participant in the White House's Better Buildings Challenge to increase building efficiencies by at least 20 percent across campus, Allegheny College is determined not just to participate in the green movement, but to lead. One hundred percent of the campus electricity is generated through wind sources (purchased RECs) and two on-campus solar arrays, and the school strives for energy efficiency through regular energy audits, retrofits (nearly all buildings on campus have undergone energy-related renovation or retrofitting in the past three years), geothermal wells, education, submetering, and dorm competitions that promote environmental responsibility. In line with these initiatives, Allegheny has determined that all newly constructed campus buildings will meet, at minimum, the LEED Silver certification requirements. The campus also boasts a robust composting program that processes pre- and post-consumer dining waste, municipal yard waste, and agricultural wastes daily (Allegheny was the first college in Pennsylvania to use an in-vessel composting operation for food scraps). The finished compost and compost tea is used on campus lawns, sports fields, flowerbeds, and the production vegetable garden in lieu of chemical fertilizers. Allegheny further strives to reduce waste through trayless dining, reusable takeout, and Bring Your Own Cup programs. A green roof, rain gardens, permeable paving solutions, and wildflower plantings help minimize stormwater runoff. An on-campus production garden incorporates local, organic produce into the dining halls. Students help drive campus sustainability through research in classes, independent studies, senior comprehensive projects and student organization campaigns. Allegheny also wants to ensure that its students’ dedication to the environment and sustainability issues doesn’t end after graduation; each year the college invites recruiters from green companies and organizations and alums working in sustainability to hold informational presentations for recruiting purposes.

    88/99

    Sustainability-focused degree available
    Yes

    School employs a sustainability officer
    Yes

    Public GHG inventory plan
    Yes

    Available Transportation Alternatives

    Bike Share
    Yes

    Car Sharing Program
    Yes

    Carpool/Vanpool Matching Program
    Yes

    Free Or Reduced Price Transit Passes And/Or Free Campus Shuttle
    Yes

    Indoor And Secure Bike Storage, Shower Facilities, And Lockers For Bicycle Commuters
    Yes

    School Developed Bicycle Plan
    Yes
    Data provided by Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE), STARS®, as of March, 2017.

    Campus Security Report

    Campus Security Report

    The Jeanne Clery Act requires colleges and universities to disclose their security policies, keep a public crime log, publish an annual crime report and provide timely warnings to students and campus employees about a crime posing an immediate or ongoing threat to students and campus employees.

    Please visit The Princeton Review’s page on campus safety for additional resources: http://www.princetonreview.com/safety

    The Princeton Review publishes links directly to each school's Campus Security Reports where available. Applicants can also access all school-specific campus safety information using the Campus Safety and Security Data Analysis Cutting Tool provided by the Office of Postsecondary Education of the U.S. Department of Education: http://ope.ed.gov/security


    Other Information

    Campus-wide Internet Network
    Yes

    % of Classrooms with Wireless Internet
    100

    Fee for Network Use
    No

    Partnerships with Technology Companies
    No

    Personal computer included in tuition for each student
    No

    Discounts Available with Hardware Vendors
    Yes

    Description
    Coppola Enterprises

    Campus Visits Contact

    Contact
    Kim Mourer
    Visit Coordinator

    Address
    Allegheny College, Box 5
    520 North Main
    Meadville, PA 16335

    Phone
    800-521-5293

    Email
    admissions@allegheny.edu

    Experience College Life

    Most Popular Places On Campus
    Rustic Bridge
    Wise Sport and Fitness Center
    Henderson Campus Center
    Gator Quad
    Grounds for Change Coffee House
    Allegheny's campus is a picturesque, 80-acre campus. On sunny days many students can be found on the grounds studying, playing frisbee or tossing a football or baseball.

    Most Popular Places Off Campus
    Market House - art, restaurant, and locally made crafts and food items
    Signs and Flowers, Read Between the Signs - environmental art
    Woodcock Lake & Dam - walking, hiking, boating, camping, swimming
    Ernst Bike Trail
    French Creek - river rafting, canoeing, kayaking
    Diamond Park; Baldwin Reynolds House; Johnson-Shaw Stereoscopic Museum; Meadville Recreation Complex; Meditation Walk on Mill Run; Campbell Pottery; Academy Theatre - plays and concerts; murals on Park Avenue (www.visitcrawford.org)

    Campus Tours

    Campus Visiting Center
    Monday-Friday; Saturday
    9am-3pm; 9am-12pm
    800-521-5293

    Campus Tours
    Appointment Required: Yes
    Dates: Year-round
    Times: Mon-Fri 9am-3pm; Sat 9am-12pm
    Average Length: 1 hour

    On Campus Interview

    Campus Interviews
    Yes

    Information Sessions
    Available

    Times
    Selected Saturdays and visit programs

    Faculty and Coach Visits

    Dates/Times Available
    Academic Year

    Arrangements
    Contact Admissions Office

    Advance Notice
    1 week

    Contact Email Address for Visit
    admissions@allegheny.edu

    Class Visits

    Dates/Times Available
    Academic Year

    Arrangements
    Contact Admissions Office

    Overnight Dorm Stays

    Overnight Dorm Stays
    Available

    Arrangements
    Contact Admissions Office

    Limitations
    Sun-Thurs, high school seniors only

    Transportation

    Types of Transportation Available to Campus
    Airline service is available through the airports in Cleveland, Erie and Pittsburgh. From either the Erie or Pittsburgh airports, visitors can arrange bus transportation with Greyhound bus lines or rent a car. Prospective students traveling alone can be met at the Pittsburgh airport by an Allegheny representative if arrangements are made beforehand for all large visit programs.

    Driving Instructions to Campus
    Travel on I-79 to Exit 147A. Continue on Route 322 East, take the Park Avenue Exit on the right (after exit, stay left). Follow Park Avenue for six traffic lights to Chestnut Street and turn right. At the next stop sign, continue to the left and travel around Diamond Park. At the other side of the park, veer right onto North Main Street. After two lights on North Main Street, veer to the right and continue up the hill. Pass the Patricia Bush Tippie Alumni Center on your right (please yield to pedestrians at the crosswalks), and at the final gold Allegheny banner, make an immediate left after the 454 House, home of the Office of Admissions, to locate visitor parking.

    Local Accommodations
    A full range of options for overnight accommodations in Meadville are available. Options for affordable lodging include motels, hotels, inns, bed and breakfasts.


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