Allegheny Earns Latest Ranking as a Top Liberal Arts College

Allegheny College has been named among the best liberal arts colleges in the United States in the 2019 Wall Street Journal/Times Higher Education U.S. College Rankings.

Allegheny ranked No. 51 among all liberal arts colleges in the nation, and No. 134 of more than 1,000 schools, colleges and universities identified in the publication’s annual student-focused rankings.

“The best liberal arts colleges can be found across the United States, with clusters in Massachusetts, California and Pennsylvania,” according to the Wall Street Journal/Times Higher Education report.

“The ranking includes clear performance indicators designed to answer the questions that matter the most to students and their families when making one of the most important decisions of their lives — who to trust with their education,” the report says. “Does the college have sufficient resources to teach me properly? Will I be engaged, and challenged, by my teacher and classmates? Does the college have a good academic reputation? What type of campus community is there? How likely am I to graduate, pay off my loans and get a good job?”

The rankings also include the results of an annual survey of more than 200,000 current U.S. students. The Times Higher Education U.S. Student Survey examines students’ engagement with their studies, interaction with faculty members, and overall satisfaction with their experience, among other questions.

“Allegheny is honored to be included in the Wall Street Journal/Times Higher Education survey and rankings, recognizing our national reputation for excellence,” said Ron Cole, provost and dean of Allegheny College.  “As part of the college search process, we encourage students and their families to visit our campus where they can discover firsthand how an Allegheny education empowers students for successful outcomes to make a difference in the world.”

In September, U.S. News & World Report named Allegheny College one of the top 100 national liberal arts colleges in the nation—and one of the top 30 most innovative. U.S. News & World Report also recognized Allegheny as a school committed to providing students the best educational experience through programs and unique opportunities. It also ranked Allegheny among the top 50 national liberal arts colleges in two additional categories: Best Undergraduate Teaching and Best Value Schools.

In August, the Washington Monthly annual survey ranked Allegheny as one of the top 25 best liberal arts colleges in the nation, along with schools such as Amherst, Wellesley College, Swarthmore and Bryn Mawr.