Allegheny College

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Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above
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Baccalaureate Colleges: Arts & Sciences Focus
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United Methodist

35 miles south of Erie, PA is the small town of Meadville, PA which is home to Allegheny College, a private 4-year institution. Founded in 1815, the school was historically affiliated with the United Methodist Church, but is currently non-sectarian; Allegheny College started admitting women in 1870. The campus is made up of an 80 acre main campus containing multiple quads and open areas, 200 acre outdoor recreation complex and 280 acre reserve and protected forest. The campus also features many buildings of varied architecture ranging from traditional collegiate Gothic to contemporary styles. Among many notable alumni are several state politicians and attorney Clarence Darrow.

Academic Programs

Allegheny College is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education and offers Bachelor’s Degrees in over 30 fields of study. The college’s multiple departments fall under the general Liberal Arts categories of Humanities, Natural Sciences and Social Sciences; the largest programs on campus are in Social Sciences and Biology/BioMedical fields. The school features a robust Study Abroad program and cooperative programs with Philadelphia Osteopathic, Drexel University and Jefferson Medical College as well as cooperative Degree programs with Case Western Reserve University, Columbia University, University of Pittsburgh and Washington University. Per the Mission Statement, “Allegheny’s undergraduate residential education prepares young adults for successful, meaningful lives by promoting students’ intellectual, moral, and social development and encouraging personal and civic responsibility. Allegheny’s faculty and staff combine high academic standards and a commitment to the exchange of knowledge with a supportive approach to learning. Graduates are equipped to think critically and creatively, write clearly, speak persuasively, and meet challenges in a diverse, interconnected world.”

Student Life

There are nearly 2,000 undergraduate students enrolled in Allegheny University, most of whom live on campus among traditional dormitories, suites, apartments or college-owned houses. The college sponsors over 100 clubs and student organizations, including club sports and intramurals. For the varsity athlete, the blue and gold Gators field teams in 11 sports and participate in NCAA Division III competition. Students at Allegheny understand and abide by the Statement of Community: “Allegheny students and employees are committed to creating an inclusive, respectful and safe residential learning community that will actively confront and challenge racism, sexism, heterosexism, religious bigotry, and other forms of harassment and discrimination. We encourage individual growth by promoting a free exchange of ideas in a setting that values diversity, trust and equality. So that the right of all to participate in a shared learning experience is upheld, Allegheny affirms its commitment to the principles of freedom of speech and inquiry, while at the same time fostering responsibility and accountability in the exercise of these freedoms. This statement does not replace existing personnel policies and codes of conduct.”

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