Website: www.allegheny.edu/

Private
Co-ed
1,771
Undergraduate
Students
(55.5%) 983 Women
(44.5%) 788 Men
Not reported
Graduate
Students

Admission

Entrance Difficulty
Very difficult
Overall Admission Rate
64% of 5,479 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered
Yes
Early Decision Offered
Yes
Regular Admission Deadline
February 15

Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

Average GPA
3.51
SAT Math
560-660 range of middle 50%
SAT EBRW
620 average
560-680 range of middle 50%
ACT Composite
27 average
24-30 range of middle 50%
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Money Matters

Cost of Attendance
$65,400
Tuition and Fees
$49,260
Room and Board
$12,640
Average Percent of Need Met
92%
Average Freshman Award
$45,564
Average Indebtedness of 2018 Graduates
Not reported
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Academics

Academic Calendar System
Semester
General Education/Core Curriculum
Required for most or all students
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates
Not reported
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
95% of all students
Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division III
Mascot
Gators
Sororities
23% of women participate
Fraternities
22% of men participate
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Students

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
0.3% American Indian/Alaskan Native
3.7% Asian
9.5% Black/African-American
9.7% Hispanic/Latino
4.7% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.1% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
69.4% White
2.5% Unknown
International Students
3.6% from 60 countries
First-Year Students Returning
82.0%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
66.4%
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
51%
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
23.0%
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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 Essay component recommended
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 30, 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
64% of 5,479 applicants were admitted
Women
66% of 3,151 applicants were admitted
Men
60% of 2,328 applicants were admitted
Students Enrolled
554 (16%) of 3,485 admitted students enrolled
Women
290 (14%) of 2,088 admitted students enrolled
Men
232 (17%) of 1,397 admitted students enrolled
Early Decision Admission Rate
40% of 177 applicants were admitted
Early Action Admission Rate
82% of 1,989 applicants were admitted
Students Offered Wait List
174
Students Accepting Wait List Position
174
Students Admitted From Wait List
13

Grade Point Average of Enrolled Freshmen (4.0 scale)

Average GPA
3.51
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
560-660 range of middle 50%
Score of 700 - 800
12%
Score of 600 - 700
44%
Score of 500 - 600
37%
Score of 400 - 500
6%
Score of 300 - 400
1%
Score of 200 - 300
0%
SAT EBRW
620 average
560-680 range of middle 50%
Score of 700 - 800
18%
Score of 600 - 700
47%
Score of 500 - 600
30%
Score of 400 - 500
5%
Score of 300 - 400
0%
Score of 200 - 300
0%

ACT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen

ACT Composite
27 average
24-30 range of middle 50%
Score of 30 - 36
30%
Score of 24 - 29
45%
Score of 18 - 23
24%
Score of 12 - 17
1%
Score of 6 - 11
0%
Score of 5 or Below
0%

Other Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

High School Class Rank
Top tenth: 28%
Top quarter: 66%
Top half: 90%
National Merit Scholar
1%
Valedictorian
2%
Class President
1%
Student Government Officer
3%

Tuition and Expenses


Cost of Attendance
$65,400
Tuition and Fees
$49,260
Room and Board
$12,640
Books and Supplies
$1,000
Other Expenses
$2,500
Payment Plans
 

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 2018 - 19 Financial Aid


Freshman

Financial Aid Applicants
428 (93.3%) of freshmen
Found to Have Financial Need
387 (86.4%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
387 (100.0%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
128 (27.3%) of aid recipients
Average Percent of Need Met
92%
Average Award
$45,564
Need-Based Gift
Received by 387 (100.0%) of aid recipients, average amount $39,112
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 309 (84.5%) of aid recipients, average amount $5,082
Merit-Based Gift
Received by 78 (17.5%) of aid recipients
Merit-Based Gift
79 (18.9%) of freshmen had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $29,497

All Undergraduates

Financial Aid Applicants
1,469 (85.4%) of undergraduates
Found to Have Financial Need
1,350 (91.9%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
1,350 (100.0%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
367 (27.1%) of aid recipients
Average Percent of Need Met
89%
Average Award
$43,273
Need-Based Gift
Received by 1,349 (100.0%) of aid recipients, average amount $36,272
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 1,120 (85.6%) of aid recipients, average amount $6,001
Merit-Based Gift
Received by 212 (15.5%) of aid recipients
Merit-Based Gift
341 (20.3%) of undergraduates had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $24,286

Borrowing

2018 Graduates Who Took Out Loans
Not reported
Average Indebtedness of 2018 Graduates
Not reported
Parents of Students Receiving Aid
13.0%
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, institutional loan

Scholarships and Grants

Need-Based Available
Federal Pell grants, SEOG, State scholarships, Institutional scholarships, Private scholarships, Veterans Educational 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
1,620
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Creative Arts/Performance Award Areas
Applied Art and Design, Dance, Music, Performing Arts, Theater/Drama
Number of Awards
28
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, Local/State Students
Number of Awards
610
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 

Employment

Work-Study Programs
Federal work study available, other work study available
Average Earnings from On-Campus Employment
$2,480
Academic Calendar System
Semester
Summer Session
Not offered
General Catalog/Bulletin
Online Catalog

Undergraduate Education


Undergraduate Majors

  • Biochemistry
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
  • Business/Managerial Economics
  • Chemistry, General
  • Community Organization and Advocacy
  • Computer Science
  • Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
  • Economics, General
  • English Language and Literature, General
  • Ethnic, Cultural Minority, Gender, and Group Studies, Other
  • Fine Arts and Art Studies, Other
  • Fine/Studio Arts, General
  • French Language and Literature
  • Geological and Earth Sciences/Geosciences, Other
  • Geology/Earth Science, General
  • History, General
  • Informatics
  • International Public Health/International Health
  • International Relations and Affairs
  • Mathematics, General
  • Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other
  • Music, General
  • Neuroscience
  • Philosophy
  • Physics, General
  • Political Science and Government, General
  • Psychology, General
  • Religion/Religious Studies
  • Spanish Language and Literature
  • Speech Communication and Rhetoric
  • Sustainability Studies
Most Popular Disciplines
Biological/life sciences, Social sciences, Natural resources/environmental science
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, occupational therapy and psychology 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 for most or all students
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
Not reported
Part-Time Faculty
Not reported
Full-Time Faculty with Ph.D./Terminal Degree
Not reported
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
977,242
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
95% 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
 
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
 

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  
Field Hockey x      
Football     x  
Golf x   x  
Lacrosse x   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  
Field Hockey 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  
Field Hockey    
Football x  
Golf x  
Lacrosse x  
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

Recreational Sports

Intramural Sports
basketball

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
23% of women participate
Fraternities
22% of men participate
ROTC
Army ROTC is offered off campus

Student Body


Coeducational
Yes
All Undergraduates
1,771
Women
983 (55.5%)
Men
788 (44.5%)
Full-Time Undergraduates
1,724
Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
0.3% American Indian/Alaskan Native
3.7% Asian
9.5% Black/African-American
9.7% Hispanic/Latino
4.7% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.1% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
69.4% White
2.5% Unknown
International Students.
3.6% from 60 countries
Average Age
20
All Graduate Students
Not reported

Undergraduate Retention and Graduation


First-Year Students Returning
82.0%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
66.4%
Students Graduating Within 5 Years
72.1%
Students Graduating Within 6 Years
75.5%

After Graduation


Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
51%
Average Starting Salary
51%
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
23.0%
Disciplines Pursued
Business 3%
Engineering 1%
Law 3%
Arts and Sciences 21%
Medicine 14%
Education 4%
Other 1%

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