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Allegheny College

Allegheny College focuses on developing students’ big-picture thinking. Unlike many private liberal arts colleges, it requires students to choose both a major and a minor, and the minor must be outside of the division of their major. Programs include dance and movement studies, energy and society, environmental geology, journalism in the public interest, neuroscience, and writing. Courses are small, with the average class size coming in at just 11 people, and they are taught by faculty. Students live on campus all four years. Allegheny’s honor code was developed by students in the 1960, and every three years students vote to determine if they wish to continue or change it. Another favorite campus tradition is Gator Day, which is one day every semester that doesn't have classes or extracurricular activities scheduled so students can explore Allegheny. The school offers a wealth of organizations, from student government to Greek life to a role-playing club. Need a caffeine fix to get through exams? Check out The Grounds coffeehouse. While you're there, pick up a copy of The Campus newspaper.
costs
Est. Full Price 2019-2020
$63,800
% of students who get any grants
99%
Est. price for students who receive aid
$27,100
Average price for low-income students
$16,440
admissions
Acceptance rate
68%
Median SAT/ACT Score
1230/26
SAT/ACT required?
No
Enrollment
1,764
Financial Aid
% of students with need who get grants
100%
% of need met
90%
% of students who get merit* grants
20%
Average merit grant
$21,604
student success
Graduation rate
75%
Average time to a degree
4.1 years
Average student debt
$29,000
Average salary within 3 years
$48,700
% of low-income students who become upper middle class
36%
key deadlines
Early decision application
Nov 1
Regular application
Feb 15

* Share of full-time undergraduates who had no financial need and were awarded grants.

Sources: U.S. Department of Education, Peterson's, PayScale.com, MONEY/College Measures calculations, Opportunity Insights.

* Share of full-time undergraduates who had no financial need and were awarded grants.

Sources: U.S. Department of Education, Peterson's, PayScale.com, MONEY/College Measures calculations, Opportunity Insights.

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