Allegheny Lauded as a Top Liberal Arts College by Wall Street Journal

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.

“The ranking includes clear performance indicators designed to answer the questions that matter 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 states. “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 ranking includes the results of the U.S. Student Survey, which examines a range of key issues, including students’ engagement with their studies, their interaction with their teachers and their satisfaction with their experience, among other questions, the report states.

In September, U.S. News & World Report 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 publication also recognized Allegheny among a select group of schools with stellar examples of first-year experiences, undergraduate research/creative projects, and senior capstone experiences.

In August, the Washington Monthly annual survey named Allegheny as one of the top 40 best liberal arts colleges in the nation. Also listed among the top 40 were Amherst, Haverford, Bryn Mawr and Swarthmore.