Welcome to Allegheny College

At Allegheny College, when we talk about unusual combinations, we mean it as a tremendous compliment – a compliment that recognizes the unique character of each one of us.

Look around and you’ll see a college president who studies decision-making by modern American presidents and then rolls up his sleeves for grassroots community service; an aspiring diplomat singing in the choir and building a bike path; a future physician who edits the college newspaper and pole vaults on an international stage. Unusual combinations, yes, but at Allegheny they 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.

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.