School Spotlight: Allegheny College

There are over 4,000 colleges and universities in the U.S. And while the media tends to focus on just a handful of schools, we at College Coach encourage students to think outside the box during their college selection process and explore a wide range of colleges. As such, we are highlighting a new college each week in our School Spotlight series. Check out the college below, along with the other posts in our series, and you may just stumble upon your dream school!

School Spotlight: Allegheny College
Meadville, PA

There are dozens of strong liberal arts colleges in Pennsylvania. What makes Allegheny College stand out? Practically everything! From its diverse student body to its emphasis on “unusual academic combinations,” Allegheny prepares its 1,800 students to reach their personal and professional goals, whatever they happen to be. In addition to requiring that all students complete a senior project, everyone here earns both a major and a minor, ensuring that students explore a range of fields that can complement each other in fascinating ways. Interested in music and mathematics, or computer science and Chinese? You can study that at Allegheny. While students at this gorgeous campus take their academics seriously, they also love to play. Between varsity, club, and intramural sports, a large portion of the college’s students are involved in athletics. Amazingly, the Gators have earned at least one conference championship since they joined the North Coast Athletic Conference in 1984! Fun fact: Allegheny is the #2 college in the country when it comes to producing eventual PhD students. That means Allegheny students are extremely likely to go on to graduate school, so this is a campus to take seriously if you have PhD aspirations!

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Written by Emily Toffelmire
Emily Toffelmire is a member of College Coach’s team of college admissions consultants. Prior to joining College Coach, Emily worked as an admissions officer at University of Southern California as well as a college counselor at high schools in the US and Thailand. Visit our website to learn more about Emily Toffelmire.