Allegheny Ranks Among Washington Monthly’s Top 25 Liberal Arts Colleges in the Nation

Washington Monthly Best Liberal Arts CollegesAllegheny College has been named one of the top 25 best liberal arts colleges in the nation in Washington Monthly’s college rankings, released today. Also listed among the top 25 are Amherst, Wellesley College, Swarthmore and Bryn Mawr.

The Washington Monthly rankings are unique in that they recognize not only what colleges do for their students but what colleges are doing for the country. The rankings rate top liberal arts colleges in the nation based on three broad categories: social mobility (recruiting and graduating low-income students), research (producing cutting-edge scholarship and Ph.D.s) and service (encouraging students to give something back to society).

“We are honored to be recognized by Washington Monthly for Allegheny College’s two-century commitment to strengthening the vitality of our nation,” said James H. Mullen, Jr., Allegheny president. “We see the evidence of that commitment in the remarkable work that our students, alumni, faculty, and staff are doing each day on campus and in communities to advance the public good.”

This marks the sixth consecutive year Allegheny has been recognized among the best liberal arts colleges in the nation by Washington Monthly.