Allegheny College Admissions

Acceptance Rate, Financial Aid, Graduation Rate, and More

Allegheny College
Allegheny College. Allen Grove

Allegheny College in Meadville, Pennsylvania, has selective admissions, and in 2016 the acceptance rate was 68 percent. The majority of admitted students have grades and SAT/ACT scores that are above average. The admission process is holistic, and the college looks at qualitative measures such as your application essay, letters of recommendation, interview, extracurricular activities, and demonstrated interest. They have an optional college interview that can be a factor in improving your chances of being accepted.

Admissions Data (2016)

About Allegheny College

Allegheny College is a private, residential, liberal arts college located in Meadville, Pennsylvania. The school was featured as one of only 40 colleges in Loren Pope's well-regarded  "​Colleges That Change Lives" and other publications have praised Allegheny for its value, the personalized attention students receive and the strength of its senior capstone experience. All seniors complete and defend the senior comp. It was recognized as one of the top 25 liberal arts colleges in the U.S. by Washington Monthly.

The college has an 10 to 1 student / faculty ratio and an average class size of 21 students at the introductory level and 11 at the upper level. For its strengths in the liberal arts and sciences, Allegheny College was awarded a chapter of the prestigious Phi Beta Kappa Honor Society. They celebrate their "Unusual Combinations" as they require students to choose a major and a minor. They believe that shows their graduates to be people who can understand the big picture.

Enrollment (2016)

  • Total Enrollment: 1,920 (all undergraduate)
  • Gender Breakdown: 47 percent male / 53 percent female
  • 97 percent full-time

Costs (2016 - 17)

  • Tuition and Fees: $44,250
  • Books: $1,000 (why so much?)
  • Room and Board: $11,170
  • Other Expenses: $2,500
  • Total Cost: $58,920

Allegheny College Financial Aid (2015 - 16)

  • Percentage of Students Receiving Aid: 99 percent
  • Percentage of Students Receiving Types of Aid
    • Grants: 99 percent
    • Loans: 67 percent
  • Average Amount of Aid
    • Grants: $29,971
    • Loans: $7,998

Most Popular Majors

Biology, Communication Studies, Economics, English, Environmental Science, History, Mathematics, Neuroscience, Political Science, Psychology

Graduation and Retention Rates

  • First Year Student Retention (full-time students): 83 percent
  • 4-Year Graduation Rate: 70 percent
  • 6-Year Graduation Rate: 76 percent

Intercollegiate Athletic Programs:

  • Men's Sports: Football, Swimming, Tennis, Basketball, Football, Track and Field, Baseball, Cross Country, Soccer
  • Women's Sports: Basketball, Softball, Volleyball, Tennis, Cross Country, Lacrosse, Soccer, Track and Field

Data Source

National Center for Educational Statistics

Allegheny and the Common Application

Allegheny College uses the Common Application. These articles can help guide you: