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Allegheny College

Meadville, Pennsylvania, United States
Allegheny’s undergraduate residential education prepares 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. 

Bachelor's programmes

Natural Sciences & Mathematics (6)
Environmental Studies & Earth Sciences (4)
Arts, Design & Architecture (3)
Business & Management (2)
Computer Science & IT (1)
Education & Training (1)
Journalism & Media (1)
Medicine & Health (1)



Founded in 1815, Allegheny College ranks among the oldest 1% of colleges and universities and is the 32nd oldest college in the United States. Perhaps as many as 100 colleges were established and failed before the Civil War. Allegheny is one of the hardy survivors that testify daily to the determination and vision of those early pioneers of higher education in America.


As a liberal arts college, Allegheny has as its first concern intellectual growth. The curriculum and graduation requirements are designed to provide educational depth as well as intellectual breadth. Successful completion of Allegheny’s four-year program leads to the degree Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science.


ACRoSS is an interdisciplinary forum for the presentation of summer research projects to an audience of students, faculty, and administrators. It is just one example of how students engage in research throughout the year.

  • 98 Number of students who participated in summer research symposiums on campus
  • 110 The average audience size for the ten weeks of 2015 ACRoSS presentations
  • 108 Students conducted research with faculty in the past year, not including independent student and Senior Comp theses.


Recent graduates are working at:

  • American Conservatory Theatre
  • Americorps Vista
  • CHF International
  • Cleveland Clinic
  • Coca-Cola Enterprises
  • Deloitte Consulting
  • Mylan
  • National Hellenic Museum
  • PNC
  • Teach for America
  • The Nature Conservancy
  • Tioga Environmental Consultants
  • U.S. Department of Homeland Security
  • UPMC

Global Student Satisfaction Awards 2019

GSSA 2019

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Student services

The Office of Spiritual and Religious Life supports members of the Allegheny community in learning, growing in leadership, and developing as whole persons. Through programs, worship experiences, discussions, and fellowship groups, the office seeks to nurture and encourage persons of faith to deepen their engagement with their own faith traditions, while developing respect for difference. 

Housing services

At Allegheny, we take the phrase “live and learn” to heart…and our four-year residency requirement supports that perspective. Living styles include all-male, all-female, and co-ed residence halls and apartments configured as suites, singles, doubles, triples, and quads.

Library services

The Library and Information Technology Services division supports the College’s mission of preparing young adults for successful and meaningful lives by providing students, faculty, and staff access to the information they need; maintaining a reliable technology infrastructure to facilitate the work of the College; and providing guidance in the effective use of those resources.

Medical services

Winslow Health Center provides high quality, accessible, cost effective, nonjudgmental, and confidential health care for Allegheny students. We embrace a culture of safety, courtesy, respect and dignity at each encounter with students. 

Student Life

Campus life

The Henderson Campus Center exists to create space on campus for intellectual, social, and moral growth of students of Allegheny College through a variety of means.  Additionally, the building serves as: a programming space for a variety of events, often housing multiple events simultaneously; an intersection for a multiple publics that include Allegheny student population, staff, faculty, administrators, alumni, parents of students, prospective students, the Meadville community, guests and outside performers; a gathering space for our community.

Sports facilities

Club sports are student-initiated programs, providing leadership opportunities in self-governance, marketing, fundraising, and other aspects of managing sport programs. In addition to organization and instruction, club members are responsible for working closely with their peers, the College and members of the community to manage their budget and make travel arrangements as well as schedule and publicize events. Various clubs are recreational in nature, while others foster competition; however, all club sports are encouraged to host events at the College throughout the academic year. Moreover, several clubs travel to events and competitions in the Meadville community and surrounding region.

Student clubs

100+ student-run clubs and organizations on campus including:

  • academics & leadership
  • activism & politics
  • concerts, movies, & performers
  • culture & diversity
  • fantasy & gaming
  • Greek life
  • performing arts & media
  • philanthropy & service
  • recreation, fitness, & sports
  • spiritual & religious life

Student Reviews

Allegheny College
Anonymous rated 4 out of 5 stars

Great professors, lots of research opportunities.

Anonymous rated 5 out of 5 stars

Amazing! The professors were top notch! The classes were great

Meadville, Pennsylvania, United States


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