Website: www.allegheny.edu/

Private
Co-ed
1,802
Undergraduate
Students
(54.5%) 982 Women
(45.5%) 820 Men
Not reported
Graduate
Students

Admission

Entrance Difficulty
Very difficult
Overall Admission Rate
68% of 5,114 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered
Yes
Early Decision Offered
Yes
Regular Admission Deadline
February 15

Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

Average GPA
3.48
SAT Math
604 average
560-650 range of middle 50%
SAT EBRW
620 average
580-670 range of middle 50%
ACT Composite
26 average
23-29 range of middle 50%
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Money Matters

Cost of Attendance
$63,180
Tuition and Fees
$47,540
Room and Board
$12,140
Average Percent of Need Met
91%
Average Freshman Award
$42,666
Average Indebtedness of 2016 Graduates
Not reported
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Academics

Academic Calendar System
Semester
General Education/Core Curriculum
Required
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates
167
Regular Class Size
2-9 students: 24% of classes
10-19 students: 46% of classes
20-29 students: 22% of classes
30-39 students: 7% of classes
40-49 students: 1% of classes
50-99 students: 0% of classes
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Campus Life

Meadville Population
13,263
Nearest Metropolitan Area
 
Freshman Housing Guarantee
Freshmen are guaranteed housing
Students in College Housing
94% of all students
Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division III
Mascot
Gators
Sororities
24% of women participate
Fraternities
26% of men participate
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Students

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
0.1% American Indian/Alaskan Native
2.9% Asian
9.0% Black/African-American
9.0% Hispanic/Latino
4.4% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.1% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
71.9% White
2.6% Unknown
International Students
2.9% from 50 countries
First-Year Students Returning
81.0%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
68.9%
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
42%
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
31.0%
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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

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

Examinations
Exam Required Units 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 Not Reported
ACT Writing Test Policy Writing component recommended
ACT Writing Test Policy 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

Application Dates and Fees

Regular Admisson 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

Early Admission

Early Decision Offered
Yes
Early Decision Deadline
November 15, February 1
Early Decision Notification
November 15, February 15
Early Action Offered
Yes
Early Action Deadline
December 1
Early Action Notification
January 1

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


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

Profile of Fall Admission


Overall Admission Rate
68% of 5,114 applicants were admitted
Women
73% of 2,695 applicants were admitted
Men
62% of 2,419 applicants were admitted
Students Enrolled
554 (16%) of 3,472 admitted students enrolled
Women
304 (15%) of 1,964 admitted students enrolled
Men
250 (17%) of 1,508 admitted students enrolled
Early Decision Admission Rate
50% of 163 applicants were admitted
Early Action Admission Rate
82% of 1754 applicants were admitted
Students Offered Wait List
223
Students Accepting Wait List Position
223
Students Admitted From Wait List
14

Grade Point Average of Enrolled Freshmen (4.0 scale)

Average GPA
3.48
3.75 and Above
46%
3.50 - 3.74
25%
3.25 - 3.49
12%
3.00 - 3.24
9%
2.50 - 2.99
7%
2.00 - 2.49
1%

SAT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen

SAT Math
604 average
560-650 range of middle 50%
Score of 700 - 800
6%
Score of 600 - 700
51%
Score of 500 - 600
38%
Score of 400 - 500
5%
Score of 300 - 400
0%
Score of 200 - 300
0%
SAT EBRW
620 average
580-670 range of middle 50%
Score of 700 - 800
15%
Score of 600 - 700
53%
Score of 500 - 600
27%
Score of 400 - 500
5%
Score of 300 - 400
0%
Score of 200 - 300
0%

ACT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen

ACT Composite
26 average
23-29 range of middle 50%
Score of 30 - 36
21%
Score of 24 - 29
50%
Score of 18 - 23
25%
Score of 12 - 17
4%
Score of 6 - 11
0%
Score of 5 or Below
0%

Other Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

High School Class Rank
Top tenth: 33%
Top quarter: 65%
Top half: 88%
National Merit Scholar
1%
Valedictorian
3%
Class President
0%
Student Government Officer
1%

Tuition and Expenses


Cost of Attendance
$63,180
Tuition and Fees
$47,540
Room and Board
$12,140
Books and Supplies
$1,000
Other Expenses
$2,500
Payment Plans
Installment plan

Applying for Financial Aid


Financial Aid Office

Email
Web Site
Financial Aid Web Site
Net Price Calculator URL
Net Price Calculator URL

Application Process

Application Deadline
Priority deadline February 15
Award Notification
On a rolling basis beginning December 1
Methodology for Awarding Institutional Aid
Federal Methodology
Forms Required Cost to File
FAFSA
Code is 003230
Free

Profile of 2017 - 18 Financial Aid


Freshman

Financial Aid Applicants
449 (93.3%) of freshmen
Found to Have Financial Need
388 (86.4%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
388 (100.0%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
106 (27.3%) of aid recipients
Average Percent of Need Met
91%
Average Award
$42,666
Need-Based Gift
Received by 388 (100.0%) of aid recipients, average amount $36,480
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 328 (84.5%) of aid recipients, average amount $5,464
Merit-Based Gift
Received by 68 (17.5%) of aid recipients
Merit-Based Gift
91 (18.9%) of freshmen had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $25,905

All Undergraduates

Financial Aid Applicants
1,493 (85.4%) of undergraduates
Found to Have Financial Need
1,365 (91.4%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
1,365 (100.0%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
370 (27.1%) of aid recipients
Average Percent of Need Met
90%
Average Award
$41,669
Need-Based Gift
Received by 1,365 (100.0%) of aid recipients, average amount $34,310
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 1,169 (85.6%) of aid recipients, average amount $6,650
Merit-Based Gift
Received by 212 (15.5%) of aid recipients
Merit-Based Gift
354 (20.3%) of undergraduates had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $21,604

Borrowing

2016 Graduates Who Took Out Loans
Not reported
Average Indebtedness of 2016 Graduates
Not reported
Parents of Students Receiving Aid
12.0%
Parents of Students Not Receiving Aid
Not reported

Financial Aid Programs


Loans

Federal Loans
Direct subsidized Stafford loans, direct unsubsidized Stafford loans, direct PLUS loans, Federal Perkins loans
State Loans
 
Other Loans
Private loans

Scholarships and Grants

Need-Based Available
Federal Pell grants, SEOG, State scholarships, Institutional scholarships, Private scholarships, Veterans Education Benefits (GI Bill), Yellow Ribbon Program
Non-Need–Based Available
Academic scholarships, Creative arts/performance scholarships, Special characteristics (minority, religious affiliation, other scholarships)

Non-Need Awards

Academic Interest/Achievement Award Areas
Not reported
Number of Awards
1,632
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Creative Arts/Performance Award Areas
Art/Fine Arts, Dance, Music, Performing Arts, Theater/Drama
Number of Awards
8
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Special Achievements/Activities Award Areas
Not reported
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Special Characteristics Award Areas
Adult Students, Children of Educators, Children of Faculty/Staff, International Students
Number of Awards
301
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 

Employment

Work-Study Programs
Federal work study available, other work study available
Average Earnings from On-Campus Employment
$2,475
Academic Calendar System
Semester
Summer Session
Not offered
General Catalog/Bulletin
Online Catalog

Undergraduate Education


Undergraduate Majors

  • Applied Economics
  • Art History, Criticism and Conservation
  • Art/Art Studies, General
  • Biochemistry
  • Biological and Physical Sciences
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
  • Business/Managerial Economics
  • Chemistry, General
  • Computer Science
  • Computer Software Engineering
  • Creative Writing
  • Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
  • Economics, General
  • Education, General
  • English Language and Literature, General
  • Environmental Science
  • Environmental Studies
  • Fine Arts and Art Studies, Other
  • Fine/Studio Arts, General
  • French Language and Literature
  • Geological and Earth Sciences/Geosciences, Other
  • Geology/Earth Science, General
  • German Language and Literature
  • Health/Medical Preparatory Programs, Other
  • History, General
  • International Public Health/International Health
  • International Relations and Affairs
  • Mass Communication/Media Studies
  • Mathematics, General
  • Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other
  • Music Performance, General
  • Music, General
  • Neuroscience
  • Philosophy
  • Physics, General
  • Political Science and Government, General
  • Pre-Dentistry Studies
  • Pre-Law Studies
  • Pre-Medicine/Pre-Medical Studies
  • Pre-Nursing Studies
  • Pre-Pharmacy Studies
  • Pre-Veterinary Studies
  • Psychology, General
  • Religion/Religious Studies
  • Spanish Language and Literature
  • Speech Communication and Rhetoric
  • Women's Studies
Most Popular Disciplines
Biological/life sciences, Social sciences, Natural resources/environmental science, Psychology
Combined Liberal Arts/Professional Degree Programs
Engineering, arts management, public policy and management, health care policy and management, information systems management with Carnegie Mellon University; physician assistant and occupational therapy with Chatham University
Special Programs
Student-designed major, Double major, English as a second language, Honors program, Independent study, Internships, Study abroad
Study Abroad
Offered
Online Degrees
No online degree programs

Curriculum and Graduation Requirements


General Education/Core Curriculum
Required
Computer
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Foreign Language
Not required
Math/Science
Required for all students

Faculty and Instruction


Full-Time Faculty
167
Part-Time Faculty
33
Full-Time Faculty with Ph.D./Terminal Degree
78%
Regular Class Size
2-9 students: 24% of classes
10-19 students: 46% of classes
20-29 students: 22% of classes
30-39 students: 7% of classes
40-49 students: 1% of classes
50-99 students: 0% of classes
Discussion Section/Lab Class Size
2-9 students: 5% of discussion sections/labs
10-19 students: 76% of discussion sections/labs
20-29 students: 20% of discussion sections/labs

Advanced Placement


International Baccalaureate
Accepted
Advanced Placement (AP) Examinations
Accepted for placement and credit
Sophomore Standing
Available through AP examinations

Academic Resources


Library Available on Campus
Yes
Holdings
912,453
Computer Ownership
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Computers Available on Campus
207
Internet/E-mail Access
Not reported

Academic Support Services


Remedial Instruction
Not Offered
Tutoring
Available
Services for Learning Disabled Students
Available
Services for Physically Disabled Students
Hearing impaired services, visually impaired services, wheelchair access

Graduate/Professional School Education


Master's Degrees Offered

Not reported

Master's Programs of Study

  • Not reported

Doctoral Degrees Offered

Not reported

Doctoral Programs of Study

  • Not reported

Location and Setting


Meadville Population
13,263
Nearest Metropolitan Area
 
Campus Size
566 acres

Weather

Temperature
18.2 average low in January, 75.3 average high in September
Rain
164 rainy days per year

Getting Around

Campus Map
Map
Nearest Bus Station
1 mile(s) from campus in Meadville
Nearest Train Station
35 mile(s) from campus in Erie

Housing


College Housing
College offers housing to students
Types of Housing
Men only housing, women only housing, coed housing, disabled student housing
Students in College Housing
94% of all students
Housing Requirements
Students required to live on campus through senior year
Freshman Housing Guarantee
Freshmen are guaranteed housing
Students Living Off Campus/Commuting
4%
Off-Campus Housing Assistance
 

Security


24-Hour Emergency Phone/Alarm Devices
Available
24-Hour Security Patrols
Available
Late-Night Transport/Escort Services
Available
Electronically Operated Housing Entrances
Available
Other
local police patrol, emergency alert system, property engraving, CCTV system for parking lots

Personal Support Services


Health Service
Offered
Personal Counseling
Offered
Child Care
Not offered

Sports and Recreation


Intercollegiate Athletics

Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division III
Mascot
Gators
School Colors
Navy blue and gold

Intercollegiate Sports Offered

Sports Women Men
Offered Scholarships Offered Scholarships
Baseball     x  
Basketball x   x  
Cross-Country Running x   x  
Football     x  
Golf x   x  
Lacrosse x      
Soccer x   x  
Softball x      
Swimming And Diving x   x  
Tennis x   x  
Track And Field x   x  
Volleyball x      
Women's Sports
Offered Scholarships
Baseball    
Basketball x  
Cross-Country Running x  
Football    
Golf x  
Lacrosse x  
Soccer x  
Softball x  
Swimming And Diving x  
Tennis x  
Track And Field x  
Volleyball x  
Mens's Sports
Offered Scholarships
Baseball x  
Basketball x  
Cross-Country Running x  
Football x  
Golf x  
Lacrosse    
Soccer x  
Softball    
Swimming And Diving x  
Tennis x  
Track And Field x  
Volleyball    
Women's Club Sports
cheerleading, equestrian sports, fencing, rugby, ultimate Frisbee
Men's Club Sports
cheerleading, equestrian sports, fencing, ice hockey, rugby, ultimate Frisbee, volleyball

Recreational Sports

Intramural Sports
basketball, soccer, volleyball

Student Activities


Activities and Organizations
choral groups, drama theatre, radio station, student newspaper, television station, national fraternities, national sororities, student government, gators activity programming, alpha phi omega (service fraternity), outing club, greek life
Sororities
24% of women participate
Fraternities
26% of men participate
ROTC
Army ROTC is offered off campus

Student Body


Coeducational
Yes
All Undergraduates
1,802
Women
982 (54.5%)
Men
820 (45.5%)
Full-Time Undergraduates
1,752
Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
0.1% American Indian/Alaskan Native
2.9% Asian
9.0% Black/African-American
9.0% Hispanic/Latino
4.4% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.1% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
71.9% White
2.6% Unknown
International Students.
2.9% from 50 countries
Average Age
20
All Graduate Students
Not reported

Undergraduate Retention and Graduation


First-Year Students Returning
81.0%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
68.9%
Students Graduating Within 5 Years
74.2%
Students Graduating Within 6 Years
75.5%

After Graduation


Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
42%
Average Starting Salary
42%
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
31.0%
Disciplines Pursued
Business 3%
Engineering 1%
Law 3%
Arts and Sciences 21%
Medicine 14%
Education 4%
Other 1%

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