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At A Glance:
SAT Range – 1170-1360
ACT Range – 24-30
High School GPA – Required
Accepts Common App – Yes
Athletic Division – NCAA Division III (with football)
Athletic Conference – North Coast Athletic Conference
Allegheny College is a private liberal arts institution that was founded in 1815. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 1,800 student with an 11:1 student to faculty ratio. Allegheny College is located in Meadville, Pennsylvania, near lake Erie and about 90 miles north of Pittsburgh. Located in a suburban setting the campus size is 566 acres and the student body is made up of students from 45 states and 70 countries.
Students at Allegheny can choose from about 30 majors/minors, and they must complete a senior project before graduation. This capstone project is not a standard essay, but rather a significant piece of independent research or creative work that the students present to their faculty and classmates. Currently Allegheny offers 25 study away programs which students can pursue after their first semester on campus.
Outside the classroom, student can join more than 100 clubs, pledge with about 10 Greek-letter organizations or try out for the Allegheny Gators varsity sports teams, which compete in the NCAA Division III North Coast Athletic Conference. Over 90% of Allegheny College graduates are either employed or in graduate/professional programs within 8 month of graduation. For four years in a row, Allegheny has ranked in the top 20% of all colleges and universities in the nation for salaries for early- and midcareer graduates.