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Allegheny College
Meadville, PA
FRESHMAN ADMISSION REQUIREMENTS
Entrance Difficulty
Very Difficult: More than 50% of freshmen were in the top 10% of their high school class and scored over 1230 on the SAT I or over 26 on the ACT; about 60% or fewer of all applicants accepted.
High School Preparation
High School Graduation High school diploma required and GED is accepted
High School Program College preparatory program is required
High School Units Required or Recommended
Subject Required Units Recommended Units
English 4  
Mathematics 3  
Science 3  
Foreign Language 2  
Social Studies 3  
History    
Academic Electives 1  
 
Examinations
Exam   Scores Due in Admissions Office
SAT or ACT Considered if submitted February 15
SAT Only    
ACT Only    
SAT and SAT
Subject Tests,
or ACT
   
SAT Subject
Tests Only
Considered if submitted
SAT Essay Component Policy Accepted with or without essay component
ACT Writing Test Policy Writing component recommended
Use of SAT/ACT
Essay
SAT: No policy as of now
ACT: No policy as of now
APPLYING FOR ADMISSION
Admissions Office
Address 520 North Main Street
City, State, Zip Meadville, PA  16335
Phone (814) 332-4351
Fax (814) 337-0431
E-mail admissions@allegheny.edu
Early Admission
Early Decision Offered Yes
Early Decision Deadline November 1, February 1
Early Decision Notification November 15, February 15
Early Action Offered Yes
Early Action Deadline December 1
Early Action Notification January 1
 
Application Dates and Fees
Regular Admission Deadline February 15
Application Fee No fee required
Application Fee Waiver Not reported
Regular Admission Notification March 15
Accept Offer of Admission May 1
Waiting List Used Yes
Defer Admission Student can defer admission
Transfer Admission Transfer applications accepted
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APPLYING FOR ADMISSION - continued
Application Form
Common Application Accepted
Universal College Application Not accepted
Electronic Application Available
 
Other Application Requirements
Interview Not required
Essay or Personal
Statement
Required for all freshmen
Letters of
Recommendation
2 required for all freshmen
Other College preparatory program required for freshmen
Financial Need Financial need is not a consideration in the admissions process
SELECTION OF STUDENTS
Factor Very Important Important Considered Not Considered
Rigor of Secondary School Record X      
Academic GPA X      
Standardized Tests     X  
Class Rank X      
Recommendations   X    
Essay     X  
Interview   X    
Level of Applicant's Interest   X    
Extracurricular Activities   X    
Volunteer Work     X  
Particular Talent/Ability     X  
Character/Personal Qualities   X    
First Generation to Attend College     X  
State Residency       X
Geographic Residence     X  
Relation with Alumnus     X  
Religious Affiliation/ Commitment       X
Ethnicity     X  
Work Experience     X  
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PROFILE OF FALL ADMISSION
Admission Rates
Overall Admission Rate 68% of 4,724 applicants were admitted
   Women 73% of 2,430 applicants were admitted
   Men 62% of 2,294 applicants were admitted
Students Enrolled 609 (19%) of 3,201 admitted students enrolled
   Women 314 (18%) of 1,783 admitted students enrolled
   Men 295 (21%) of 1,418 admitted students enrolled
Early Decision
Admission Rate
57% of 153 applicants were admitted
Early Action
Admission Rate
Not reported
Students Offered Wait List 333
Students Accepting Wait List Position 333
Students Admitted From Wait List 20
SAT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen
SAT Math 585 average
540-640 range of middle 50%
  Score of 700 - 800 7%
  Score of 600 - 700 34%
  Score of 500 - 600 43%
  Score of 400 - 500 14%
  Score of 300 - 400 2%
  Score of 200 - 300 0%
SAT Critical Reading 589 average
530-650 range of middle 50%
  Score of 700 - 800 10%
  Score of 600 - 700 33%
  Score of 500 - 600 41%
  Score of 400 - 500 14%
  Score of 300 - 400 2%
  Score of 200 - 300 0%
SAT Writing 566 average
500-630 range of middle 50%
  Score of 700 - 800 6%
  Score of 600 - 700 28%
  Score of 500 - 600 40%
  Score of 400 - 500 24%
  Score of 300 - 400 2%
  Score of 200 - 300 0%
 
Grade Point Average of Enrolled Freshmen (4.0 scale)
Average GPA 3.71
3.75 and Above 47%
3.50 - 3.74 24%
3.25 - 3.49 11%
3.00 - 3.24 9%
2.50 - 2.99 8%
2.00 - 2.49 1%
ACT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen
ACT Composite 26 average
24-29 range of middle 50%
  Score of 30 - 36 20%
  Score of 24 - 29 56%
  Score of 18 - 23 22%
  Score of 12 - 17 2%
  Score of 6 - 11 0%
  Score of 5 or Below 0%
Other Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen
High School Class Rank Top tenth: 35%
Top quarter: 65%
Top half: 91%
Bottom half: 9%
National Merit Scholar 1%
Valedictorian 2%
Class President Not reported
Student Gov. Officer 1%