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Allegheny College

Meadville, Pennsylvania, United States
Allegheny College is a private, coeducational liberal arts college in northwestern Pennsylvania in the town of Meadville, approximately 35 miles (56 km) south of Erie. Founded in 1815, Allegheny is the oldest college in continuous existence under the same name west of the Allegheny Mountains.

Bachelor's programmes

Natural Sciences & Mathematics (6)
Arts, Design & Architecture (5)
Environmental Studies & Earth Sciences (5)
Computer Science & IT (2)
Business & Management (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.


An education in the liberal arts and sciences gives you more choices, more opportunities, and, yes, more challenges. Allegheny is one of the few liberal arts colleges in the country that will ask you to choose both a major and a minor. The scientist who can present her research in an engaging yet persuasive manner will be more successful in her career; likewise, the international aid worker who can quickly integrate the latest quantitative data will be that much more effective in his work.


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

ome to the Gateway, the Maytum Learning Commons, and Pelletier Library, the Academic Commons is a space designed for student success. With its study rooms, movable furniture, and your very own research cube, the building is a hub for academic support and collaboration.

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

Campus Highlights

  • Nationally acclaimed science complex
  • Multimillion-dollar center for communication arts and theatre
  • David V. Wise Sport & Fitness Center
  • Bowman, Penelec & Megahan art galleries
  • Pelletier Library and the Learning Commons
  • Special-interest houses (past houses include an international theme and a jazz theme)
  • Dance studios and performance spaces
  • Multimedia language learning lab
  • Smart classrooms and state-of-the-art videoconferencing facilities

Sports facilities

Club SportsTough intercollegiate competition. Student-run, Allegheny-supported.

  • Aikido
  • Cheerleading
  • Colorguard
  • Dance
  • Equestrian
  • Fencing
  • Ice Hockey (m)
  • Kendo Lacrosse (m)
  • Mixed Martial Arts
  • Outing Club

Student clubs

Clubs & Organizations100+ 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


Allegheny College is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education. 

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