What Others Are Saying About Allegheny

“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.

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Allegheny has been included on Princeton Review’s list of the 200 best value colleges—based on academics, costs, financial aid, debt, graduation rates, and alumni career and salary data. The rating consists of more than 40 data points, including institutional data from 658 institutions, surveys of students at those colleges, and PayScale.com data (collected through April 2018) from alumni surveys covering starting and mid-career salaries as well as career social impact.


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U.S. News & World Report has named Allegheny College one of the top 100 national liberal arts colleges in the U.S. — and one of the top 20 for best undergraduate teaching. The annual college rankings guide also recognized Allegheny among a select group of schools with stellar examples of first-year experiences, undergraduate research/creative projects, and senior capstone experiences. U.S. News & World Report ranked Allegheny among the top 50 national liberal arts colleges in two additional categories: best value schools, based on both academic quality and cost, and most innovative schools, based on innovative improvements in terms of curriculum, faculty, students, campus life, technology or facilities.


Among top 40 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). These rankings are unique in that they recognize not only what colleges do for their students but what colleges are doing for the country, and this marks the seventh consecutive year Allegheny has been recognized among the best liberal arts colleges in the nation.

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Allegheny ranked No. 60 among all liberal arts colleges, and top 20 percent overall.

Allegheny College has been included among the best liberal arts colleges in the United States in the 2020 Wall Street Journal/Times Higher Education U.S. College Rankings. Allegheny ranked No. 60 among all liberal arts colleges in the nation, and in the top 20 percent overall among all the schools, colleges and universities identified in the publication’s annual student-focused rankings. The ranking of more than 800 universities is based on 15 individual performance indicators and responses from more than 170,000 current college students, according to the Wall Street Journal/Times Higher Education report.

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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.

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.”

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

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…”

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Harvard Schmarvard Featured in Harvard 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.”

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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

Insiders Guide to the Colleges - Students on Campus Tell you What you really want to know. In The Insider’s Guide to the Colleges, students report that “Academics are the reason that everyone comes [to Allegheny].”

Link to Forbes.com/colleges/allegheny-college/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.”

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