What Others Are Saying About Allegheny


"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"

—Identified by peer schools as having recently made, according to U.S. News, “the most promising and innovative changes in the areas of academics, faculty, student life, campus, or facilities.”

"Today Allegheny shuns the ethos of prestige places and delivers an education at least on par with – and perhaps better than – those places."

—1 of 40 Colleges That Change Lives by Loren Pope, edited by Hilary Masell Oswald.

Princeton Review Top Colleges

"(Allegheny) allows students to combine unrelated majors and minors (it requires both), which means students are able to practically create their own education."

—The Princeton Review Best 378 Colleges

Washington Monthly Top Colleges

"A leader in service, social mobility, and research."

—24th among the Best National Liberal Arts Colleges, Washington Monthly


Princeton Review Green Colleges

"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

"Few other schools offer this much undergraduate research."

—Colleen Zeek




"Being able to interact with my professors and feel like they truly care about my success was one of my greatest Allegheny experiences. I think they really helped push me to do my best."

—David DeMicheli




"I have gotten so many experiences at Allegheny that I wouldn't have gotten from other schools."

—Bethany Walker




"People who change the world come to Allegheny "

—James Mullen, President of Allegheny College




"I'm surrounded by other students with similar and dissimilar academic interests, but almost all share the same desire to excel academically"

—Brian Herman




"Professors allow you to come to realizations on your own, and then you become aware of all that you’ve learned and how much you’ve gained. It has dramatically increased my sense of self."

—Carlos Lopez




"I've been to a lot of universities and college campuses and I've never seen one like this in the sense of community and sense of people really wanting to explore who they are personally, but also explore who they are as a member of the community"

—Carol Glazer




"Everyone cares greatly about their academics and about their fellow peers, and that creates a learning environment that I find extremely supportive and helpful."

—Geoff Heinzl