Welcome to Allegheny College

At Allegheny College, our students combine — and redefine — their interests. They expand their concentrations beyond one academic division, developing the big-picture, critical thinking that is in high demand in today’s global marketplace.

Look around and you’ll see an aspiring diplomat singing in the choir and building a bike path, a future physician who edits the college newspaper and pole vaults internationally, a studio art major winning a business idea competition to fund her smartphone app.

At Allegheny these are everyday examples of students exploring all of their talents, all of their passions. And it is our students who make Allegheny the vibrant, creative, and innovative place that it is.

To our current and future applicants

In these uncertain times, we realize that many students’ academic opportunities are evolving. As your current school considers changes to grading policies, restructures or cancels Advanced Placement exams, or sets forth any other modifications that may be reflected on your transcript, we want to remind you that Allegheny’s holistic application review process will allow us to consider these unprecedented circumstances. Additionally, we have a history of being a test-optional institution, and we encourage students with concerns about upcoming ACT or SAT testing opportunities to consider applying test optional. Test optional applicants receive full consideration for all need-based and merit-based aid.

Please note, due to school closings and stay at home orders being issued around the globe, we will support you and provide flexibility with deadlines. Please contact your admissions counselor for assistance.

In keeping with our long-standing tradition, and pursuant to our mission and the Allegheny College Prize for Civility, we value students’ right to peacefully and respectfully engage in meaningful civic expression. As a result, Allegheny’s Office of Admissions does not penalize applicants disciplined for participating in such endeavors.

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.

Don’t take our word for it…

“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.

A “Top Green College”

Allegheny is consistently recognized by the Princeton Review (with a perfect score in 2015!) for demonstrating a strong commitment to sustainability in our academic offerings, campus infrastructure, activities and career preparation.

Return On Investment of Liberal Arts Colleges: Value Adds Up Over Time finds that the median ROI of liberal arts colleges is nearly $200,000 higher than the median for all colleges. Further, the 40-year median ROI of liberal arts institutions ($918,000) is close to those of four-year engineering and technology-related schools ($917,000), and four-year business and management schools ($913,000).