Life in Meadville, PA

people in canoes traveling down French Creek

Allegheny’s campus is perched on a hill overlooking Meadville, a county seat that has been recognized as one of the Top 100 Places to Live. Meadville anchors an area of 15,000 residents and is where Allegheny students do everything from enjoying live local music to taking in the latest movies, from creating art installations to participating in service. Venture even farther afield and you’ll discover that Allegheny students live in a section of the country that most people get to see only on vacation. Allegheny is home to one of the oldest Outing Clubs in the country and a recreation program that is nearly unparalleled at any college of comparable size.

Learn more at our Visitor’s Center

Nearby outdoor recreation areas include:

  • Allegheny National Forest
  • Conneaut Lake
  • French Creek
  • Peek’n Peak Ski Resort
  • Presque Isle State Park
  • Pymatuning Lake & Reservoir
  • Miles of hiking, biking, and Skiing trails