Allegheny College

520 N Main St, Meadville, PA 16335-3902
Tel: (814)332-3100
Private not-for-profit | 2,140 students
Allegheny College is the premier liberal arts and sciences college in the country for students with “unusual combinations” of interests, skills and talents. Our students develop combinations of majors and minors in areas that may at first seem unrelated: biology and economics, political science and music. Neuroscience majors play in the symphony and volunteer for Alternative Spring Break. Students prepare for law school while playing basketball and interning in Washington, D.C. Exploring academic disciplines from multiple perspectives leads to extraordinary outcomes. When our students develop all of their passions, they are prepared with the talents most prized by employers—being articulate, creative and innovative.  

School Overview:

Allegheny College
CountyCrawford County, PA
Title IV EligibleParticipat
Carnegie ClassificationBaccalaureate Colleges--Liberal Arts
Institution LevelFour or more years
Institution ControlPrivate not-for-profit
Instructional Staff Total
(research/public service staff included)
181 staff115 staff
Student Body
Total Enrollment2,140 students1,633 students
# Full-Time Students
2,104 students1,434 students
# Part-Time Students
36 students137 students
% American Indian/Alaskan
% Asian
% Hawaiian
% Hispanic
% Black
% White
% Two or more races
Finances and Admission
In-State Tuition Fees
Out-State Tuition Fees
Percent Admitted63%64%
SAT Reading (25-75%)540-650450-570
SAT Math (25-75%)560-650460-573
ACT English (25-75%)24-3119-25
ACT Math (25-75%)24-2818-25
ACT Composite (25-75%)24-2920-25

School Notes:




  • Allegheny is a unique place where students embrace the College's total educational experience. Our students have the uncanny ability to create unusual combinations of interests and talents. These "wonderfully weird" combinations enhance our students' success here and ensure excellence in their future careers.



    • Allegheny offers over 900 combinations of majors and minors. Students declare a major and select a major advisor by the end of the sophomore year. In line with the goals of a liberal arts educational experience, all Allegheny students also declare and complete a minor outside the division of their major.
    • Whether it's fieldwork in Alaska or a community art project, Allegheny students put theory into practice under the guidance of faculty mentors through research, conference presentations, co-authored articles, and faculty-led study tours. In the National Survey of Student Engagement, responses by college seniors placed Allegheny within the top 10% in the U.S. for the close student-faculty interaction.
    • Allegheny College is a 540-acre campus located in the city of Meadville, a community that offers the history and natural beauty of northwestern Pennsylvania. Founded in 1788, the downtown district of Meadville is on the National Register of Historic Places. Within walking distance to downtown Meadville, Allegheny boasts one of the country's most attractive campuses, set in a region that offers a range of activities and outdoor opportunities.
    • Visitors to Allegheny College's northwestern Pennsylvania campus are impressed with its beautiful, historic setting, but its academic programs are where the College shines brightest. Allegheny has a long history of producing scientists, artists, educators, and entrepreneurs of the highest caliber, proving that the truly successful liberal arts and sciences education prepares students for their careers. Small classes and an array of experiential learning opportunities ensure that students and faculty work as colleagues on research and community-development educational projects, and in some cases, the "communities" are as far away as China's Hebei Province! Allegheny promotes civic education and hones the leadership qualities students need to become engaged citizens and leaders in their professions and communities.
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