Allegheny College Honored Among Nation’s Top Liberal Arts Colleges by Washington Monthly for 10th Consecutive Year

For the 10th consecutive year, Allegheny College has been honored by Washington Monthly as one of the nation’s best liberal arts colleges in rankings that recognize what colleges are doing not only for their students but also for the country. Allegheny is featured among the top 45 liberal arts institutions in the U.S. in the 2022 edition of the rankings.

Washington Monthly rates institutions of higher learning based on their contribution to the public good in three broad, equally weighted categories:

  • Social mobility (recruiting and graduating low-income students)
  • Research (producing cutting-edge scholarship and Ph.D.s)
  • Service (encouraging students to give something back to society)

“Meaningful research experiences, community engagement, and access and affordability for a wide range of students have long been at the heart of an Allegheny College education,” Allegheny President Hilary L. Link, Ph.D., said. “We are honored to again earn this distinction from Washington Monthly and very proud of the Allegheny faculty, staff, students, and alumni who are working every day to improve society with their intellect and commitment to solving problems.”

Detailed methodology for the Washington Monthly rankings is available here.

This recognition is the latest in a string of accolades that highlight Allegheny’s quality and value:

  • In September 2021, U.S. News & World Report once again named Allegheny one of the top 100 national liberal arts colleges in the country. Along with several other accolades, Allegheny was recognized as a Top 45 best value national liberal arts college, based on both academic quality and cost, and a Top 20 school with stellar examples of undergraduate research/creative projects among all colleges and universities in the U.S.
  • In their most recent college rankings, The Princeton Review, Forbes, and Money have each recognized Allegheny among the nation’s top colleges based on quality and return on investment for students.
  • Allegheny College ranked fifth among colleges and universities in Pennsylvania and in the top 20 percent nationally in economic mobility rankings released in February by the nonprofit organization Third Way. Third Way examined which schools provide the best return on educational investment to students from low- and moderate-income backgrounds.
  • Colleges That Change Lives, a leading national voice in the field of college choice, has featured Allegheny since 1996, highlighting the college’s focus on personalized, student-centered learning and undergraduate research.

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