Allegheny College

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School Overview

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� 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

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.

Allegheny College Highlights

School Information

Phone Number: (814) 332-3100
Type of School: 4-year, Private non-profit
Apply Online:
Address: 520 N Main St, Meadville, PA 16335-3902
Setting: Town: Distant
Campus Housing: Yes

Students & Programs

Student Population: 1,775
6-yr Graduation Rate (Bachelor's): 75%
Student-to-faculty Ratio: 10 to 1
Distance Learning Programs:
Distance Learning Students*: 1,775 (100% of total students)
Degree Levels Offered: Bachelor's

* Students taking at least 1 distance learning course

Tuition & Financial Aid*

In-state Tuition: $49,260
Out-of-state Tuition: $49,260
% of Students Receiving Financial Aid: 100%
Avg. Amount of Grant or Scholarship Aid Awarded: $38,689

* Full-time beginning undergraduate students. Financial aid is available to those who qualify.

Allegheny College Programs

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Degree Name Cert Assoc Bach Mast Doct
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender, and Group Studies 2
Biological and Biomedical Sciences 3
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs 1
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services 1
Engineering 1
English Language and Literature/Letters 1
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics 3
Health Professions and Related Programs 1
History 1
Mathematics and Statistics 1
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies 2
Natural Resources and Conservation 2
Philosophy and Religious Studies 2
Physical Sciences 5
Psychology 1
Public Administration and Social Service Professions 1
Social Sciences 3
Visual and Performing Arts 6
Grand total 37

* Based on programs that produced 2019-2020 graduates

Tuition & Financial Aid

See what it costs to enroll at Allegheny College and how many students are receiving scholarships, grants, or loans as financial aid to help cover the costs of tuition.

Undergraduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees 2019-2020
In-state $49,260
Out-of-state $49,260
Books and supplies $1,000

Graduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees 2019-2020
In-state $0
Out-of-state $0

Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2018-2019

Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

Type of Aid Number Receiving Aid % Receiving Aid Avg. Amt. of Aid
Any student financial aid 469 100%
Grant or scholarship aid 469 100% $38,689
Student loan aid 301 64% $7,999

All Undergraduate Students

Type of Aid Number Receiving Aid % Receiving Aid Avg. Amt. of Aid
Grant or scholarship aid 1,755 99% $35,451
Federal student loans 1,169 66% $6,693

Admissions & Enrollment

See the admission requirements for Allegheny College. Find out how many students apply and how many are accepted. View a graphical breakdown of the gender, age, and ethnicity of currently enrolled Allegheny College students.

Undergraduate Admissions, Fall 2020

Total Male Female
Number of applicants 5,208 2,321 2,887
Percent admitted 100% 57% 67%
Percent admitted who enrolled 10% 9% 10%

Admissions Considerations

Required Recommended Optional
Secondary school GPA
Secondary school rank
Secondary school record
Completion of college-preparatory program
Formal demonstration of competencies
Admission test scores
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language

Allegheny College Enrollment, Fall 2020

Total Enrollment 1,775
Undergraduate enrollment 1,775
Graduate enrollment 0

Undergraduate Attendance

Undergraduate Gender

Undergraduate Age

Undergraduate Race/Ethnicity

Undergraduate Distance Education

Undergraduates taking 100%, Some, or No Distance Education

Graduate Distance Education

Graduate students taking 100%, Some, or No Distance Education

Allegheny College Accreditation

This institution is accredited by Middle States Commission on Higher Education

Specialized institution accreditations:

*General information for this school has been gathered from the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) database, a service provided by the U.S. Department of Education. does 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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