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Allegheny College

Meadville, PA 4-Year Private
Acceptance Rate75%
Acceptance Rate75%

Allegheny College Admissions

Consult with Allegheny College's admissions department for any important information, including application fees.

Students who apply to Allegheny College for the fall semester should receive an admissions decision no later than March 15.

Allegheny College Admissions Stats at a Glance

Here's an overiew of some of Allegheny College's admissions stats.

Allegheny College 2022 Admissions Statistics
Mean Unweighted GPA 3.5
Admitted Students in Top 10% of Graduating Class 30%
Mean SAT Score 1245
Admissions Test Policy Test Optional
Applicants Who Submit SATs 28%
Applicants Who Submit ACTs 13%
Waitlist Yes

Allegheny College Application Deadlines

These are the application deadlines for Allegheny College.

Application Type Offered Application Deadline Notification Deadline
Early Decision I Yes November 15 November 30
Early Decision II Yes February 1 February 15
Early Action Yes December 1 January 1
Regular Decision Yes February 1 March 15

Want to Apply Early to Allegheny College?

Allegheny College offers early decision and also offers early action. Early decision is binding, which means you must attend if you are admitted, while early action allows you to apply early without committing.

Early Decision I applications are due by November 15 which is not far away! EDI applicants should receive a decision by November 30.

Early Decision II applications are due February 1. ED II Applicants will recieve their decision before February 15.

The Early Action deadline is December 1. Allegheny College will release EA admissions decisions no later than January 1.

The early decision acceptance rate at Allegheny College is 56%, compared to an overall acceptance rate of 75%.

Allegheny College accepts about 91% of early action applicants and 75% all applicants for all deadlines. In 2022, Allegheny College admitted 80 of the 142 students who applied early decision. In 2021, Allegheny College admitted 1,875 of the 2,54 who applied early action.

Some students apply to college early to increase their chances of acceptance. When you apply early, your application is considered before all the regular decision applicants apply. Applying early may increase the chance of acceptance, as it is a way to show your interest in a school, because you are making it a priority.

➡️ Discover a list of some selective colleges that accept significantly more applicants during early decision or early action than during regular admission.

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How Challenging Is It To Get Admitted to Allegheny College?

Getting into Allegheny College is very difficult. Allegheny College evaluates applicants carefully based on multiple criteria to decide who to admit, and who to deny or waitlist.

In 2021, Allegheny College accepted 75% of students, about 3,521 from 4,667 applicants.

Schools that are very difficult to get into, like Allegheny College, accept fewer than 60% of all applicants. At least 50% of all admitted students have GPAs in the top 10% of their high school class and scored over 1230 on the SAT and over 26 on the ACT.

Transferring to Allegheny College

Transfer student admissions is moderately difficult.

For Students Waitlisted to Allegheny College

In 2022, Allegheny College waitlisted 173 students. Of those, 35 eventually received an admissions offer.

What's Most Important for Getting Into Allegheny College?

Colleges consider a range of factors when deciding who to admit for their next incoming class. Each college has a different way of determining which factors are they consider most important when choose which applicants to admit, and which to deny. When creating your list of schools to apply to, you may want to consider your strengths and any possible weaknesses in your application, and choose schools that put the most emphasis on the admissions factors where you're strong.

Admissions Factors at Allegheny College

Wondering what factors are considered by Allegheny College during the admissions process? Listed below are factors commonly taken into consideration during admissions decisions.

Admissions Factor Level
Academic GPA Very Important
Class Rank Very Important
Rigor of Secondary School Record Very Important
Character/Personal Qualities Important
Extracurricular Activities Important
Level of Applicant's Interest Important
Interview Important
Recommendation(s) Important
Alumni/ae Relations Considered
Geographical Residence Considered
Work Experience Considered
Application Essay Considered
First Generation Considered
Racial/Ethnic Status Considered
Talent/Ability Considered
Standardized Test Scores Considered
Volunteer Work Considered

Make sure to check with Allegheny College for more information on admission factors.

Allegheny College Application Requirements

To apply to Allegheny College, all applicants must submit the following items. Double check with Allegheny College's admissions department to confirm all application materials and requirements.

Area Required Recommended Required for Some Details (If Any)
Transcript(S) of College Record
Standardized Test Scores
Statement of Good Standing From Prior Institution(S)
Letter(s) of Recommendation 2
Written Essay or Personal Statement
Other Requirements college preparatory program
Transcript of High School Record

GPA and Testing

What GPA Do I Need To Get Into Allegheny College?

Students admitted to Allegheny College have an average unweighted GPA of 3.5.

Out of all students that were admitted, 57% submitted a class rank. At Allegheny College 30% of students ranked in the top 10% of their graduating class in high school, 61% were in the top 25% and 83% were in the top 50%.

GPAs of Admitted Students

At Allegheny College, student GPAs fall in the following ranges.

GPA Percent of Students
4.0 GPA 9%
3.75 and 3.99 26%
3.50 and 3.74 25%
3.25 and 3.49 18%
3.00 and 3.24 10%
2.50 and 2.9 9%
2.00 and 2.49 3%

This chart depicts the percentage of all enrolled, degree-seeking, first-time, first year (freshmen) students who had high school grade point average within the given ranges.

Note: Some schools choose not release this information. If you have any questions regarding missing numbers, be sure to reach out to Allegheny College directly.

About GPAs

Your high school grade point average (GPA) is a number that highlights your high school academic performance. A weighted GPA or an unweighted GPA are the two possible GPA scores considered by colleges.

An unweighted GPA is an average of your scores from each class on a four-point scale. Unweighted GPAs range from 4.0 to under 1.0. A weighted GPA considers your average grade and the difficulty of your classes. A weighted GPA boosts your average by adding extra points for honors or Advanced Placement courses.

Standardized Test Scores

Allegheny College considers ACT or SAT scores as part of the admissions process.

Allegheny College is a test optional school. Test optional schools allow students to choose if they want to submit ACT or SAT scores with their applications or not.

In 2022, 28% of Allegheny College's first-year students submitted their SAT scores with their application. 13% of admitted applicants sent ACT scores.

What's a Good SAT Score for Allegheny College?

To be competitive with other Allegheny College applicants, you should strive to earn between 1140 and 1350 (or higher!) on the SAT. At Allegheny College 25% of admitted students scored higher than 1350 and 25% of scored lower than 1140, but the majority of students scored somewhere in between these two numbers.The mean composite SAT score for a Allegheny College student is 1245.

On the SAT Math Section, 25% of Allegheny College students scored 670 or higher and 75% of students scored 580 or higher. On the SAT Critical Reading section (formerly called the Verbal section), 25% of Allegheny College students scored 680 or higher, and 75% scored a 580 or higher.

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What's a Good ACT Score for Allegheny College?

To be most competitive at Allegheny College, you should strive to earn between 23 and 28 on the ACT.

An ACT score of 28 means you fall in the 75th percentile for Allegheny College's admitted students. One out of every four students scored above a 28, and three out of four students scored lower than 28 on the ACT.

A 23 on the ACT is the 25th percentile for Allegheny College students. Only one out of every four students scored below 23.

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More Information on Transferring to Allegheny College

For transfer students, it is moderately difficult to get admitted to Allegheny College.

For transfer students wishing to start in the fall, the deadline to apply is July 1. Applicants should hear back by August 1.

Transfer students can enroll in Allegheny College during the following terms:

• Fall Term

• Spring Term

Allegheny College Admissions FAQs

Can I defer my acceptance to Allegheny College?

✅ Yes, admitted students can defer their admission to Allegheny College.

Does Allegheny College accept transfer credits?

✅ Allegheny College accepts eligible transfer credits from accredited institutions. Allegheny College accepts:

• CLEP subject tests

Does Allegheny College accept Advanced Placement (AP) or International Baccalaureate (IB) credits?

✅ Allegheny College accepts International Baccalaureate credits (IB) credits and Advanced Placement (AP) credits.

Do I have to submit test scores to Allegheny College?

❌ No, Allegheny College is test optional, so it's up to you if you want to submit test scores or not. If you have higher than average scores, you may want to send them. If you scored lower than a school's average, you may want not want to include them in your application.

What is Allegheny College's acceptance rate?

✅ Allegheny College has an acceptance rate of 75%.

What is the early decision acceptance rate at Allegheny College?

✅ Allegheny College's early decision acceptance rate was 56% in 2021.

What is the early action acceptance rate at Allegheny College?

✅ The early action acceptance rate at Allegheny College was 91% in 2021.

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Allegheny College Admissions Requirements

Admission Difficulty

Very Selective


How hard is it to get into Allegheny College? Allegheny College is a very selective institution. The Allegheny College acceptance rate is 75%. This means that the institution accepts 75 out of every 100 applicants.


Allegheny College Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Feb 15

Transfer Applications are Due

Jul 1

The deadline for Fall first-year applications to Allegheny College is Feb 15.

The deadline for Fall transfer applications to Allegheny College is Jul 1.

Check the school website for more information about deadlines for specific programs or special admissions programs

Allegheny College ACT Scores


ACT Range

23 - 28

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

ACT Score

Estimated Chance

28 and Above


23 to 28


23 and Less


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ACT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

The median ACT score of an admitted student to Allegheny College is 26. Students with an ACT score of 28 and above have a good chance of getting into Allegheny College. Students with an ACT score that falls between 23 and 28 have an average chance of getting admitted, and students with an ACT score of 23 or below have a low chance of being offered admission.

Allegheny College SAT Scores


Composite SAT Range

1140 - 1350


Math SAT Range

560 - 670


Reading SAT Range

580 - 680

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

SAT Score

Estimated Chance

1350 and Above


1140 to 1350


1140 and Less


SAT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

The median SAT score for Allegheny College students is 1245. Applicants with SAT scores of 1350 and above have a good chance of being admitted to Allegheny College, while applicants with SAT scores between 1140 to 1350 have an average chance of admittance, and prospective students with an SAT score below 1140 have a low chance of being offered a spot at Allegheny College.

Allegheny College GPA

Avg. High School GPA (non-weighted)


GPA Needed to Get Accepted

At Allegheny College, the average unweighted high-school GPA for admitted students is 3.53. This is the average, which means that some applicants submit GPAs lower than this and some applicants submit GPAs above this level. If your GPA falls below the average, strong test scores or other qualifications may help you make you a more competitive applicant.

Data Source: IPEDs and Peterson's Databases © 2022 Peterson's LLC All rights reserved

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