Princeton Review Names Allegheny Among Best in Nation

Allegheny College has once again been named one of the nation’s best institutions for undergraduate education by The Princeton Review. The education services company features the college in “The Best 382 Colleges,” the 2018 edition of its flagship college guide.

Only about 15 percent of America’s 2,500 four-year colleges and two colleges outside the U.S. are highlighted in the book, which includes detailed profiles of the colleges.

In its profile on Allegheny, The Princeton Review quotes extensively from students surveyed for the guide. One described the student body as “incredibly involved, engaged, and passionate about what they do,” while others praised the campus community as “full of different interests, experiences and talents” and welcoming to students from different cultures.

Academics are rigorous at Allegheny, where undergraduate students have the unique opportunity to collaborate with faculty members and conduct hands-on research in all disciplines. But, students said, professors “go above and beyond” to make themselves available and to help students.

“We are honored to again be named among the best colleges in the nation by The Princeton Review,” said Cornell LeSane II, vice president for enrollment and dean of admissions. “We’re especially grateful to the students who shared their experiences and heartened by their affirmations that Allegheny is a place that changes lives. We encourage any high school student interested in learning about the college, our unique programs and our world-class faculty to take advantage of a campus visit.”

The Princeton Review also named Allegheny among the Top 50 Green Colleges in the nation in 2016 in its “Guide to 361 Green Colleges” and featured the college in its 2016 edition of “Colleges That Pay You Back: The 200 Schools That Give You the Best Bang for Your Tuition Buck.”