Allegheny College

Allegheny College

Allegheny College was established in 1815. It is a private college of liberal arts and is situated in Meadville Pennsylvania. The campus of the institution is spread across an area of more than 540 acres. Several major and minor degrees are awarded in the fields of Art and Technology, Biochemistry, Communication Arts and Theatre, French Studies, and Science among others. The students body includes an impressive number of international students representing various countries around the world.

Allegheny College's athletics department fields more than 15 men's and women's sports teams. They compete in the North Coast Athletic Conference. The teams are nicknamed as the Gators. They participate in a number of sports which include basketball, cross country, soccer, golf, and football.

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Contacting Allegheny

Allegheny College
520 N Main St
Meadville , PA 16335-3902
General Phone: (814) 332-3100

Allegheny Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Liberal Arts211women's studies, German language, French language, Spanish language, English, interdisciplinary studies, economics, international relations, political science, ...
Science121biology, biochemistry, biological and physical sciences, chemistry, geology, geological and earth sciences, physics
Therapy and Counseling51psychology
Conservation and Resource Management34environmental studies, environmental science
Media24communication studies
Fine Arts13fine arts, art history and criticism, fine arts studies
Computer Science and Engineering11computer science, software engineering
Drama and Performing Arts7drama
Religion and Philosophy6philosophy, religion

Number of programs and degrees for Allegheny in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Bachelor's degree53432

Allegheny Student Body

In 2007-2008, Allegheny had a total enrollment of 2,193 students (2,127 full-time equivalent).

Students in the Freshman Class:

Group Percent
Men 45%
Women 55%
Full-Time 99%
Part-Time 1%

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 100%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 92%
Black 2%
Hispanic 1%
Asian 3%
American Indian 0%
(Foreign Students) 1%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 2%
18-19 47%
20-21 44%
22-24 5%
25-29 1%
30-34 0%
35-39 0%
40-49 0%
50-64 0%

Incoming (Freshman) Students by Place of Residence:
(From available data sampling)

New York14%
(International Students)1%
New Hampshire1%
New Jersey1%
Washington, DC1%
West Virginia1%

Allegheny Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 87 %
Part-Time 33 %

Allegheny Room and Board (2007)

Allegheny offers campus housing for 1,581 of its 2,127 (full-time) students. Freshmen are required to live on campus.

(Please refer to our profile of Meadville, Pennsylvania for details about the area surrounding the campus. Also see our list of other Pennsylvania Colleges).

The school does not offer students a meal plan.

Allegheny Admissions and Selectivity


EnrolledPercent of
Accepted Enrolled

Standardized Test Scores:

Test25th Percentile75th Percetile
SAT Verbal550660
SAT Math560650
ACT Verbal2329
ACT Math2227
ACT Composite2328

Application Requirements:

Class Rankrecommended
High School Recordrequired
College Prep Programrequired
Formal Demonstration of Competencenot required
Standardized Tests (SAT and/or ACT)required
Percent of Applicants Submitting SAT70%
Percent of Applicants Submitting ACT41%
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)required
Other Standardized Testsnot required

Allegheny Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 32,000
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 32,000
Room and board $ 8,000
Room charge $ 4,200
Board (meal plan) charge $ 3,800
Books and supplies $ 900
Other expenses $ 1,600

Financial Aid:
Allegheny participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 323000)

Allegheny Faculty

Allegheny has a tenure system for faculty.

Tenure Status of Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelMenWomen
Non-tenured, but on tenure track1628
Non-tenured and not on tenure track1221

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professoracademic year40$87,9139$82,700
Associate professoracademic year24$68,77817$63,868
Assistant professoracademic year14$57,11729$55,239
Instructoracademic year1*1*
No academic rankacademic year11$46,51817$45,059
All faculty totalacademic year90$72,45873$58,135

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

Allegheny Athletics

Athletic Conferences:

Football North Coast Athletic Conference
Basketball North Coast Athletic Conference
Baseball North Coast Athletic Conference
Track North Coast Athletic Conference

Allegheny Degree Programs (2007)

Computer Science And Engineering
Computer Science
Computer Software Engineering

Conservation And Resource Management
Environmental Science
Environmental Studies

Drama And Performing Arts
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General

Fine Arts
Art History, Criticism and Conservation
Fine Arts and Art Studies, Other
Fine/Studio Arts, General

Liberal Arts
Economics, General
English Language and Literature, General
French Language and Literature
German Language and Literature
History, General
International Relations and Affairs
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other
Political Science and Government, General
Spanish Language and Literature
Women's Studies

Mathematics, General

Communication Studies/Speech Communication and Rhetoric


Music, General

Religion And Philosophy
Religion/Religious Studies

Biological and Physical Sciences
Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Chemistry, General
Geological and Earth Sciences/Geosciences, Other
Geology/Earth Science, General
Physics, General

Therapy And Counseling
Psychology, General

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Allegheny Highlights

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What Sets Allegheny Apart:

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