Allegheny College: Acceptance Rate and Admissions Statistics

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Allegheny College is a private liberal arts college with an acceptance rate of 64%. Located in Meadville, Pennsylvania, Allegheny is known for the personalized attention students receive and the strength of its senior capstone experience. The college has an 11-to-1 student / faculty ratio and an average class size of 11. For its strengths in the liberal arts and sciences, Allegheny College was awarded a chapter of the prestigious Phi Beta Kappa Honor Society.

Considering applying to Allegheny College? Here are the admission statistics you should know, including average SAT/ACT scores and GPAs of admitted students.

Acceptance Rate

During the 2017-18 admissions cycle, Allegheny College had an acceptance rate of 64%. This means that for every 100 students who applied, 64 students were admitted, making Allegheny's admissions process competitive.

Admissions Statistics (2017-18)
Number of Applicants 5,479
Percent Admitted 64%
Percent Admitted Who Enrolled (Yield) 14%

SAT Scores and Requirements

Allegheny has a test-optional standardized testing policy. Applicants to Allegheny may submit SAT or ACT scores to the school, but they are not required. During the 2017-18 admissions cycle, 51% of admitted students submitted SAT scores. Note that non-U.S. citizens and non-U.S. permanent residents are required to submit standardized test scores.

SAT Range (Admitted Students)
Section 25th Percentile 75th Percentile
ERW 560 680
Math 560 660
ERW=Evidence-Based Reading and Writing

This admissions data tells us that of those students who submitted scores during the 2017-18 admissions cycle, most of Allegheny's admitted students fall within the top 35% nationally on the SAT. For the evidence-based reading and writing section, 50% of students admitted to Allegheny scored between 560 and 680, while 25% scored below 560 and 25% scored above 680. On the math section, 50% of admitted students scored between 560 and 660, while 25% scored below 560 and 25% scored above 660. While the SAT is not required, this data tells us that a composite SAT score of 1340 or higher is competitive for Allegheny College.

Requirements

Allegheny College does not require SAT scores for admission. For students who choose to submit scores, note that Allegheny participates in the scorechoice program, meaning that the admissions office will consider your highest score from each individual section across all SAT test dates. Allegheny does not require the essay portion of the SAT.

ACT Scores and Requirements

Allegheny College has a test-optional standardized testing policy. Applicants may submit SAT or ACT scores to the school, but they are not required. During the 2017-18 admissions cycle, 27% of admitted students submitted ACT scores. Note that non-U.S. citizens and non-U.S. permanent residents are required to submit standardized test scores.

ACT Range (Admitted Students)
Section 25th Percentile 75th Percentile
English 22 31
Math 23 28
Composite 24 30

This admissions data tells us that of those who submitted scores during the 2017-18 admissions cycle, most of Allegheny College's admitted students fall within the top 26% nationally on the ACT. The middle 50% of students admitted to Allegheny received a composite ACT score between 24 and 30, while 25% scored above 30 and 25% scored below 24.

Requirements

Note that Allegheny does not require ACT scores for admission. For students who choose to submit scores, Allegheny participates in the scorechoice program, meaning that the admissions office will consider your highest score from each individual section across all ACT test dates. Allegheny does not require the ACT writing section.

GPA

In 2018, the average high school GPA of Allegheny College's incoming freshmen class was 3.51, and 59% of incoming students had average GPAs of 3.5 and above. These results suggest that most successful applicants to Allegheny College have primarily high B grades.

Self-Reported GPA/SAT/ACT Graph

Allegheny College Applicants' Self-Reported GPA/SAT/ACT Graph.
Allegheny College Applicants' Self-Reported GPA/SAT/ACT Graph. Data courtesy of Cappex.

The admissions data in the graph is self-reported by applicants to Allegheny College. GPAs are unweighted. Find out how you compare to accepted students, see the real-time graph, and calculate your chances of getting in with a free Cappex account.

Admissions Chances

Allegheny College, which accepts fewer than two-thirds of applicants, has a competitive admissions pool. However, Allegheny also has a holistic admissions process and is test-optional, and admissions decisions are based on more than numbers. A strong application essay and glowing letters of recommendation can strengthen your application, as can participation in meaningful extracurricular activities and a rigorous course schedule. The college is looking for students who will contribute to the campus community in meaningful ways, not just students who show promise in the classroom. While not required, Allegheny strongly recommends interviews for interested applicants. Students with particularly compelling stories or achievements can still receive serious consideration even if their grades and scores are outside of Allegheny's average range.

In the graph above, the blue and green dots represent students accepted to Allegheny College. You can see that the majority of successful applicants had high school GPAs in the "A" and "B" range, combined SAT scores of about 1000 or better (ERW + M), and ACT composite scores of 20 or higher. Note that SAT and ACT scores are optional, so your grades are going to matter much more than your test scores.

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