What Others Are Saying About Allegheny


2014-15Kiplinger

A Top 100 “Best Value” among national private colleges

Kiplinger’s Personal Finance, based on measures including admission rates, student-faculty ratio, on-time graduation rates, and financial factors such as tuition and aid.

2014-15USNewsBest

A Top 10 “Up-and-Comer”

U.S. News & World Report—identified by peer schools as having recently made “the most promising and innovative changes in the areas of academics, faculty, student life, campus, or facilities.” 2013, 2014, 2015

2014-15CTCL

“Allegheny shuns the ethos of prestige places and delivers an education on par with—and perhaps better than—those places.”

Colleges That Change Lives by Loren Pope, edited by Hilary Masell Oswald.

2014-15PrincetonRevBest

“Allegheny allows students to combine unrelated majors and minors, which means students are able to practically create their own education.”

The Princeton Review Best 379 Colleges

2014-15WashingtonMonBest

25th in the nation based on our “contribution to the public good”

Washington Monthly ranks schools in three broad categories: Social Mobility (recruiting and graduating low-income students), Research (producing cutting-edge scholarship and PhDs), and Service (encouraging students to give something back to their country).

2014-15PrincetonRevGreen

A “Top Green College”

Allegheny is consistently recognized by the Princeton Review (with an almost perfect score) for demonstrating a strong commitment to sustainability in our academic offerings, campus infrastructure, activities and career preparation.


Peace CorpsThe Peace Corps recognizes Allegheny among the Top 10 Small Colleges; Allegheny has 14 alumni currently volunteering worldwide.


Fiske“Allegheny College boasts a rich history of academic excellence in an intimate setting, augmented by an emphasis on extracurricular experiences designed to produce well-rounded alumni.”

Fiske Guide to Colleges 2014 “Best and Most Interesting Colleges in the United States”


ReformJudaismMagazineIn Reform Judaism’s annual Guide to College Life, Allegheny is named one of the 20 “Small and Mighty Campuses of Excellence”.


Allegheny College was ranked among the Top 30 Colleges in Pennsylvania with the best lifetime return on investment by AffordableCollegesOnline.org.


Peterson's Guide“Small classes and a low student-faculty ratio allow students to work with professors and other students in a dynamic learning environment…”

Peterson’s 440 Colleges for Top Students


Harvard Schmarvard Featured inHarvard Schmarvard: Getting Beyond the Ivy League to the College That Is Best for You by Jay Mathews, education columnist for the Washington Post

“If it sounds as if Allegheny is hard, it is. Students consider themselves to be loaded up with work, and they are okay with it, in part because they have such strong feelings about the professors with whom they work.”

America’s Best Kept College Secrets


Colleges with a Conscience“Students report that ‘all you have to do is have your eyes open and you’ll find something that interests you.'”

The Princeton Review’s Colleges with a Conscience: 81 Schools with Outstanding Community Involvement


In The Insider’s Guide to the Colleges 2012, students report that “Academics are the reason that everyone comes [to Allegheny].”


Forbes places Allegheny among “America’s Top Colleges,” in rankings prepared for Forbes by the Center for College Affordability and Productivity. Forbes’ annual rankings focus on quality of teaching, graduation rates, low levels of debt and graduates’ career prospects.


The Templeton Guide“Allegheny’s strong commitment to character development and the strength of these programs make it a model for colleges and universities nationwide.”

The Templeton Guide: Colleges That Encourage Character Development