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.
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
“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.
“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
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).
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.
Fiske Guide to Colleges 2014 “Best and Most Interesting Colleges in the United States”
In 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 440 Colleges for Top Students
“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.”
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.