Allegheny College

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Allegheny College, a private liberal arts school located in Meadville, Pennsylvania, enrolls over 2,100 undergraduate students each year. Founded in 1815, Allegheny is accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools (MSCH).

Allegheny encourages “unusual combinations” when it comes to pairing majors and minors, both of which Allegheny students are required to declare. For example, a student’s major can be natural sciences, humanities or social sciences but a minor must be selected from a division different from their major division. A student who enrolls in a humanities major such as English, art or religious studies, would still take 20-24 credits of science-related study if they decided to pick their minor within the natural sciences division´┐Ż Even if they don’t, they are still required to pick two courses from within the natural science areas and one of the science courses must be a laboratory class. Math courses are not a requirement at Allegheny but recommended. The end result of the college’s interdisciplinary approach is reflected in the career paths of Allegheny graduates.

Allegheny has been described as an innovative and up and coming Tier 1 liberal arts school. U.S. News and World Report describe Allegheny College as a “A+ School”. Previously ranked 94th among 266 liberal arts colleges in the United States, Allegheny now sits at number 82, meaning it placed in the top 50% of all liberal schools and thus qualifies as a Tier 1 school. This is an improvement from former years when Allegheny was described as a second tier liberal arts college.

General Information

Admission Office
Box 5, 520 North Main Street
Meadville, PA 16335
(814) 332-4351
(800) 521-5293
Fax: (814) 337-0431
[email protected]
Contact: Jennifer Winge
Director of Admissions
Main Address
520 North Main Street
Meadville, PA 16335-3902
(814) 332-3100

Total undergrads: 2,125
First-time degree-seeking freshmen: 565
Degree-seeking undergrads: 2,099

Suburban setting
Large town (10,000 – 49,999)
Residential campus

Degrees offered:


Admissions Information

Application Fee

College has an application fee: Yes

Regular application fee: $35

Online application fee: Free
Enrollment Rates

Percent applicants admitted: 61%

Percent of students who return for sophomore year: 88%

College Majors

Area, Ethnic, Cultural, & Gender Studies

Women’s Studies B

Arts, Visual & Performing

Art – General B
Art History/Criticism/Conservation B
Art and technology B
Drama/Theater Arts B
Fine/Studio Arts B
Music – General B
Music – General Performance B

Biological & Biomedical Sciences

Biochemistry B
Biology B

Business, Management, & Marketing

Business/Managerial Economics B

Communications & Journalism

Communications/Rhetoric B
Journalism B
Mass Communications/Media Studies B

Computer & Information Sciences

Computer Science B


Education – General B


Software Engineering B

English Language & Literature

Creative Writing B
English Language & Literature – General B
Technical/Business Writing B

Foreign Language & Literature

French B
German B
Spanish B

Health Professions & Clinical Sciences

Health/medical preparatory B
Predentistry B
Premedicine B
Prenursing B
Prepharmacy B
Preveterinary Medicine B


History – General B

Law & Legal Studies

Prelaw B


Mathematics – General B

Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies

Neuroscience B

Natural Resources & Conservation

Environmental Science B
Environmental Studies B

Philosophy & Religion

Philosophy B
Religion/Religious Studies B

Physical Sciences

Chemistry B
Environmental geology B
Geology B
Physics B


Psychology – General B

Social Sciences

Applied Economics B
Economics B
International Relations B
Political Science/Government B

Degree levels for each major are designated by the following letters:

    A = Associate degree
    B = Bachelor’s degree
    C = Certificate or diploma

*We do not guarantee the accuracy of information on this page. All information is subject to change. You should confirm all information with a college admissions officer.

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