Allegheny College Meadville, PA
Allegheny’s campus is perched on a hill overlooking Meadville, a county seat that has been recognized as one of the Top 100 Places to Live.
Meadville anchors an area of 15,000 residents and is where Allegheny students do everything from enjoying live local music to taking in the latest movies, from creating art installations to participating in service.
Drone flyovers courtesy of Cloud Chasers.
Meadville is home to… great local food.
Did You Know…
Allegheny students can use the “Gator Cash” portion of their meal plan for purchases at The Whole Darn Thing and The Market House Grille! More info…
Meadville is home to… the great outdoors.
Woodcock Creek Lake
Woodcock Creek Lake is a 333-acre lake that has swimming beaches, nature trails, and a beautiful view from the dam. Bald eagles and osprey are sometimes seen here.
Presque Isle State Park
Presque Isle State Park is a 3200-acre state park on an arching, sandy peninsula that juts into Lake Erie. The park has 21 miles of recreational trails, 13 beaches for swimming, and a marina. Popular activities at the park include swimming, boating, hiking, biking, and birdwatching.
French Creek flows 117 miles through the rolling hills and valleys of Pennsylvania until its confluence with the Allegheny River in Franklin. Rich in historical significance, incredible biodiversity, and recreational opportunities including fishing and canoeing, French Creek is truly a community treasure.
Did You Know…
Allegheny is home to one of the oldest Outing Clubs in the country and a recreation program that is nearly unparalleled at any college of comparable size.
Meadville is home to… local culture & tradition.
The Thurston Classic is a hot air balloon event and race, started in Meadville’s bicentennial year of 1988. Each year, hot air balloonists from several states come to Meadville to take off from Allegheny’s sports fields, glow bright in the night, and capture the imagination of all who watch.
Crawford County Fair
Held every August in Meadville, the Crawford County Fair is one of the largest agricultural venues east of the Mississippi River, and possibly the oldest county fair in Pennsylvania.
The annual Meadville Halloween Parade is Pennsylvania’s largest nighttime parade. People line up hours early to watch the parade, which showcases over 120 floats from local business and groups, and kicks off at sunset.
Meadville Halloween Parade
Meadville’s region is home to… so much more!
The Meadville area is 90 minutes north of Pittsburgh, two hours east of Cleveland and two hours southwest of Buffalo — which puts Allegheny at the center of countless nationally recognized attractions, renowned entertainment venues, professional sports teams, world-class shopping and dining options, and offers flexible travel to and from the area.
Our proximity to such vibrant cities also offers you a wealth of internship opportunities, providing opportunities for study and experience outside the classroom with a diverse network of companies and organizations across all segments of the job market.
1.5 hour drive
Pittsburgh International Airport (PIT)
Carnegie Museum of Natural History
Andy Warhol Museum
Pittsburgh Zoo & PPG Aquarium
2 hour drive
Cleveland Hopkins International Airport (CLE)
Rock & Roll Hall of Fame
Cleveland Metroparks Zoo
Cleveland Botanical Garden
2 hour drive
Buffalo Niagara International Airport (BUF)
Albright-Knox Art Gallery
Buffalo Transportation/Pierce-Arrow Museum