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Allegheny College

Overview
Type of school: Private institution
Year founded: 1815
Affiliation: United Methodist
Academic calendar: Semester
Undergraduate student body: 2,095
Environment: Urban
Endowment: $135,592,464
Admissions Address

520 N. Main Street
Meadville, PA 16335

Website

http://www.allegheny.edu

Admissions E-mail

admissions@allegheny.edu


 

QuickFacts
Selectivity: More Selective
Average high school GPA: 3.8
Send application by: February 15
Admissions Contact Information
Admissions director: Jennifer Winge
Admissions office telephone: (800) 521-5293
Fall 2008 Admissions Deadlines Regular decision
Send application by: February 15
Decision sent by: April 1
Accept offer by: May 1
Early decision
Send application by: November 15
 
Decision sent by: December 15
Early action
Not offered Application fee: $35
Is the fee refundable? No
Can fee be waived for students with financial need? Yes
Does school have a waiting list? Yes
Can admission be deferred? Yes
Accepted application formats:
Applications on floppy disks: Yes
Applications via E-mail: Yes
Electronic application:
 
http://www.allegheny.edu/admissions/apply Tuition deposit: $400 (Partially refundable)
Room deposit: None
Admissions Requirements
High school completion requirement: High school diploma is required and GED is accepted
General college-preparatory program: Required
Distribution of high school units required and/or recommended*
  Units Required Units Recommended
English 4 N/A
Mathematics 3 N/A
Science 3 N/A
Lab 0 N/A
Foreign language 2 N/A
Social studies 3 N/A
History 0 N/A
Academic electives 1 N/A
Total academic units 16 N/A

*One unit equals one year of study or its equivalent.
 
Campus visit: Recommended
Admissions interview: Recommended
Off-campus interview: May be arranged
 
Does the college use SAT or ACT scores in admissions decisions for first-time, first-year applicants? Yes
SAT/ACT requirements: Either SAT or ACT required.
SAT/ACT scores must be received by: February 15
Tests accepted for Fall 2008 entering class: ACT without writing
SAT Subject Test scores must be received by: February 15
 
Open admission policy? No
What is the relative importance of specific academic factors in admission decisions?
Rigor of secondary school record: Very important
 
Class rank: Very important
Academic GPA: Very important
Standardized test scores: Important
Application essay: Considered
Recommendation: Important
What is the relative importance of specific nonacademic factors in admission decisions?
Interview: Important
Extracurricular activities: Important
Talent/ability: Considered
Character/personal qualities: Important
First generation: Considered
Alumni/ae relation: Considered
Geographical residence: Considered
State residency: Not considered
Religious affiliation/commitment: Not considered
Racial/ethnic status: Considered
Volunteer work: Considered
Work experience: Considered
Level of applicant's interest: Considered
2006-2007 Admissions Statistics
Selectivity: More Selective
Overall acceptance rate: 63%
Early-decision acceptance rate: 80%
Early-action acceptance rate: N/A
Acceptance rate (excluding early-action and early-decision students): 63%
Total applicants: 3,668
Total acceptances: 2,314
Total freshman enrollment: 573
 
Proportion of freshman enrolled from early action and early decision: 13%
Male applicants: 1,656
Male acceptances: 967
Male freshman enrollment: 248
 
Female applicants: 2,012
Female acceptances: 1,347
Female freshman enrollment: 325
Out-of-state freshmen: 37%
 
Qualified applicants offered a place on waiting list: 292
Applicants accepting a place on waiting list: 292
Students enrolled from waiting list: 15

 2006-2007 Freshman Class Profile
Top 10 percent of high school class: 41%
Top 25 percent of high school class: 75%
Top 50 percent of high school class: 98%
 
First-year students submitting high school class standing: 73%
Average high school GPA: 3.8
 
First-year students submitting GPA: 94%
 
First-year students submitting SAT scores: 73%
SAT scores (25/75 percentile):
Critical Reading: 550 – 660
Math: 560 – 650
Combined: 1110 – 1310

 Percent of first-time, first-year students enrolled in Fall 2006 with scores in each range:
  SAT Critical Reading SAT Math
700-800 15.0% 9.0%
600-699 39.0% 49.0%
500-599 39.0% 35.0%
400-499 7.0% 7.0%
300-399 0.0% 0.0%
200-299 0.0% 0.0%

 
First-year students submitting ACT scores: 36%
ACT scores (25/75 percentile):
English: 22 – 29
Math: 22 – 28
Composite: 23 – 28

 Percent of first-time, first-year students enrolled in Fall 2006 with scores in each range:
  ACT Composite ACT English ACT Math
30-36 12.0% 21.0% 11.0%
24-29 57.0% 47.0% 55.0%
18-23 30.0% 26.0% 31.0%
12-17 1.0% 6.0% 3.0%
6-11 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%
Below 6 0.0% 0.0% 0.0%

 



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