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Allegheny College Admission Requirements

Meadville, Pennsylvania

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Chances of getting into Allegheny College

Acceptance Rate

Acceptance Rate
63.6%
Admission Difficulty for Allegheny College
Measure Difficulty
Admission StandardsVery High
Applicant CompetitionLow

How hard is it to get into Allegheny College and can I get accepted? The school has a 64% acceptance rate ranking it #32 in Pennsylvania for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 3,485 out of 5,479 applicants were admitted making Allegheny College a moderately competitive school to get into with a strong chance of acceptance if you meet the requirements.  Academically, it has very high requirements for admission test scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 32 percent. Allegheny College typically accepts and attracts "A-" average high school students. Only 14% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school. Most incoming freshmen graduated in the top quarter of their high school class.

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Allegheny College SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range
1120-1340
Applicants Submitting SAT
51%
SAT Scores for Allegheny College
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 560
SAT Math 25th 560
SAT Composite 25th 1120
SAT Scores for Allegheny College
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 680
SAT Math 75th 660
SAT Composite 75th 1340
Average SAT Score 1230

SAT Scores you need to get in

What are the SAT requirements for students to be admitted to Allegheny College?

Allegheny College typically requires applicants to be in the top 37 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1120 on a 1600 scale, below which admission should be considered a reach. We estimate some students could be accepted with SAT's as low as 1010. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1230 out of 1600. The school ranks #13 in Pennsylvania for highest average SAT composite score. 51 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school.

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2018 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

Allegheny College admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1340 and Above Good >75%
1230 to 1340 Avg + 64%-75%
1120 to 1230 Avg - 51%-64%
1010 to 1120 Reach 38%-51%
Less than 1010 Low <38%
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Allegheny College ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range
24-30 
Applicants Submitting ACT
27%
ACT Scores for Allegheny College
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 22
ACT Math 25th 23
ACT Composite 25th 24
ACT Scores for Allegheny College
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th 31
ACT Math 75th 28
ACT Composite 75th 30
Average ACT Score 27

ACT Scores needed to get accepted

What are the ACT requirements for prospective students to get into Allegheny College?

Admission data indicates that Allegheny College regularly accepts students with ACT's of 24 and above. Successful applicants typically send ACT scores in the top 27 percent nationally. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 21 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 27 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 30 and above have very competitive chances. The school ranks #11 in Pennsylvania for highest average ACT composite score. 27 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Allegheny College.

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2018 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

Allegheny College admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness Admission Chances
30 and Above Good >75%
27 to 30 Avg + 64%-75%
24 to 27 Avg - 51%-64%
21 to 24 Reach 38%-51%
Less than 21 Low <38%
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Allegheny College GPA

Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA
3.74
Typical High School Grades
A-

What GPA do you need to get into Allegheny College?

Applicants require very good grades in high school to get into Allegheny College. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at Allegheny College was 3.74 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily A- students are accepted and ultimately attend. The school ranks #8 in Pennsylvania for highest average GPA. If your high school GPA meets these requirements, there is a good chance you will be accepted as Allegheny College accepts 64% of students who apply.

 What do these ratings mean?

High School GPA's for admitted Allegheny College students
High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Competitiveness
3.75+ 50% Good
3.50 to 3.75 29% Avg +
3.25 to 3.50 8% Reach
3.00 to 3.25 6% Reach
2.75 to 3.00 6% Reach
2.50 to 2.75 1% Reach
2.25 to 2.50 N/A% Low
2.00 to 2.25 N/A% Low

GPA Data Source, Wintergreen Orchard House

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High School Class Rank

70% of Allegheny College freshman were in the top twenty five percent of their high school graduating class.

High School Class Rank for admitted Allegheny College students
High School Class Rank Freshmen Within Range
Top 10% of class 41%
Top 25% of class 70%
Top 50% of class 95%
Bottom 50% of class 5%
Bottom 25% of class 0%
Data Source, Wintergreen Orchard House

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Admission Statistics

Allegheny College admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 3,151 2,328 5,479
Accepted 2,088 1,397 3,485
Acceptance Rate 66% 60% 64%
Enrolled 266 208 474
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 13% 15% 14%

Fall 2021 Application Deadline

Applications are Due
Feb 15, 2021
Days left to Apply
139

Applicants have 139 days left until the Fall 2021 term applications are due on Feb 15, 2021.

Admission Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to Allegheny College and what student information is used for admission decisions?

Allegheny College Admission Requirements
Test Scores Required
High School GPA Required
High School Class Rank Recommended
Completion of College Preparatory Program Required
Recommendations Required
Demonstration of Competencies Neither required nor recommended

Credits Accepted

High School Credits Accepted at Allegheny College
AP Credit Yes
Dual Credit Yes
Credit for Life Experiences No

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=210669 IPEDS survey data for Allegheny College.

FAQs

Does Allegheny College prefer SAT or ACT?

51% of students submit their SAT scores to Allegheny College. 27% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.

What is my chance of getting into Allegheny College?

64% of those who apply are granted admission to Allegheny College. Admission competition is low and the college has very high admission standards. See if your grades and scores are good enough for admission.

What SAT score is required for Allegheny College?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have SAT scores between 1120 and 1340. 51% of students submit SAT scores when applying. See if your SAT score is good enough for admission.

What ACT score is required for Allegheny College?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have ACT scores between 24 and 30. 27% of students submit ACT scores when applying. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.