520 N. Main Street Meadville, PA 16335 814-332-4351
About Allegheny College
  • Year of Foundation 1815
  • Size of Campus 565 Acre
  • Type of Instituition Private institution
  • Religious Orientation United Methodist
  • Degrees Bachelor
  • Calendar Type Semester
  • Undergraduate Population 2,053
  • Women % / Men % / Out of state 55%, 45%, 43%
  • App. Deadlines FAFSA
  • Tuition Costs In / Out - State $35,850
  • Room and Board $9,160
  • Nonfall Registration Accepted
  • Selectivity of the Intuition More selective
  • Application Fee $35
  • Enrollment No. 2,099
Allegheny College is a private liberal arts college located in northwestern Pennsylvania in the town of Meadville. Founded in 1815, the college has about 2,100 undergraduate students. Allegheny is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCH).Allegheny was founded in April 1815 by the Reverend Timothy Alden, a graduate of Harvard's School of Divinity. Since 1833, the college has been historically affiliated with the United Methodist Church, though it is currently non-sectarian. William McKinley, Allegheny student for one year, eventual President of the United States The first class, consisting of four male students, began their studies on July 4, 1816, without any formal academic buildings. Within six years, Alden accumulated sufficient funds to begin building a campus. The first building erected, the library, was designed by Alden himself, and is a notable example of early American architecture.
Social Life And Activities
  • Percent students who are frat members 24%
  • Number of honor societies Beta Beta Beta, Lambda Sigma, Order of Omega, Phi Alpha Theta, Phi Beta Kappa, Pi Kappa Delta, Phi Sigma Iota, Pi Mu Epsilon, Pi Sigma Alpha, Psi Chi, Sigma Xi, Omicron Delta Epsilon, Phi Sigma Tau
  • Number of students in fraternities 5
  • Number of sororities 4
  • On-campus religious organizations (Appears as submitted by school) Christian Outreach, Hillel, Religious Council, Islamic Awareness Society, Newman, Sojourners Christian Fellowship, Fellowship of Christian Athletes
  • Other on-campus organizations 4%
  • Percent students who are frat sororities 26%
  • Number of on-campus international organizations (Appears as submitted by school) Association for the Advancement of Black Culture, Association for Asian and Asian-American Awareness, International Club, Union Latina, Gay Pride
  • Alcohol Policies Yes
  • Setting Urban
  • Number of frats 5
  • Other general policies class attendance policies set by individual instructors, honor code, hazing prohibited, other
  • Number of frat chapter houses 4
  • Popular Event and Social Activities on Campus Greek Sing, Homecoming, Wing Fest, Make a Difference Day, Black History Month, Celebrate Asia, Up 'til Dawn Dance Marathon, Latino Heritage Month, Springfest, Martin Luther King Jr. Day, International Month, Late Night Events, Coming Out Week, Spring Fest
  • Distance to nearest bus Meadville, PA (1)
  • Public Transportation to the University Yes
  • Car Permitted On Campus Yes
  • Distance to nearest airport Pittsburgh, PA (90), Erie, PA (35)
  • Distance to nearest train Erie, PA (35)
Student Housing
  • Percentage of housing units owned by the college that are apartments 11%
  • College housing safety - Fire alarms 100%
  • Number of housing and appartment units owned by the university 36
  • College campus housing availability Yes
  • Percentage of housing units owned by the college that are triples 1%
  • Off and remote campus housing assistance available No
  • Percentage of housing units owned by the college that are singles 29%
  • On and Off campus housing offered Yes
  • Percentage of housing units owned by the college that are undefined 4%
  • Number of students using college housing 76%
  • Type of housing provided for students coed dorms (64%), women's dorms (13%), men's dorms (6%), fraternity housing (2%), apartment for single students (5%), special housing for disabled students (0%), other housing options (10%)
  • Percentage of housing units owned by the college that are doubles 55%
  • High speed or wireless internet in college housing 100%
  • College housing safety - Sprinkler system 14%
Campus Services
  • Student Email Accounts Yes
  • Number Of Wired Computers Available In Classrooms 0
  • Number of e-books 0
  • Student Computer Availability Yes
  • Tutoring and Remedial Help N/A
  • Internet Access Yes
  • Number Of Wired Computers Available In Campus Labs(est) 50
  • Number Of Microforms 488,286
  • Computer Courses No
  • Student Allowed To Post A Web Page Yes
  • Library On Campus Yes
  • Number Of Wired Computers Available In The Library 120
  • Number Of Books in Library 291,922
  • Basic Services Provided nonremedial tutoring, placement service, health service, health insurance, other
  • Location Of Area With Wireless Support in all the libraries, in computer labs, in some of the college-owned, operated, or affiliated housing
  • Library Facilities Special Collections, Archives, Ida Tarbell Collection, Original Allegheny Library composed of collections from Reverend William Bentley, The Honorable James Winthrop and Isaiah Thomas, Learning Commons is housed in library
  • Number Of Wired Computers Available In The Other Locations 50
  • Number of Audiovisuals-cds,videos,dvds 6,754
  • Estimated Capacity Of Wireless Network 500
  • Campus Safety 24-hour foot and vehicle patrols, late night transport/escort service, 24-hour emergency telephones, lighted pathways/sidewalks, student patrols, controlled dormitory access (key, security card, etc)
  • Counseling Services minority student, career, personal, academic, older student, psychological, birth control, religious, other
  • Online Course Registration Available Yes
  • Museums 283-acre Environmental Research Reserve, 80-acre protected forest, Nationally acclaimed Science Complex, Language Learning Center,TV station, radio station, Geographic Information Systems Learning Laboratory, Planetarium, Observatory, Smart Classrooms, Wor
  • Number Of Subscriptions 4,542
  • Wireless Network - Student wi-fi Yes
  • Location Of Available Computers computer center/labs, residence halls, library, student center
  • OS of Wifi Network Microsoft
Student Employment and Career
  • Employed Students after 1 year 92%
  • Army ROTC on campus? Not offered
  • Employed Students after 6 Months 88%
  • The average earnings of employed undergrads 715
  • Employed Students after 2 years N/A
  • Navy ROTC on campus? Not offered
  • Top Companies Selecting Students For Jobs Mellon Bank, Towers Perrin, Case Western Reserve University Research Labs, University of Pittsburgh, PNC, Key Corp, US Steel, Cleveland Clinic
  • Number of undergraduates (only) with employment 19%
  • Career placment and training on-campus job interviews, internships, resume assistance, career/job search classes, alumni network, interest inventory, interview training, other
  • Does the school discourage student employment No
  • Student Employment Fedral Work Study Program Available
  • Airforce ROTC on campus? Not offered
Loan, Scholarship, Fellowship, Grant Page Details
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