“Beyond the Guidebook” College Representative Questionnaire
10/3/2018 @ 8:15 AM
Name of College:
Name of Representative:
College Web Page:
Please give some examples of high profile events
held on campus last year (i.e. concerts. speakers, political debates, etc.):
What percentage of students stay on campus during the weekends?
New initiatives on campus and/or institutional goals?
What is something you might find at the school that may not exist at any other school?
If located outside of New England, what New England area schools is your institution similar to?
Colby College in Maine
Bennington College in Vermont
What is the distance to the nearest big city? And what is that city?
Erie- 35 minutes
Pittsburgh- 90 minutes
Buffalo- 2 hours
Cleveland- 2 hours
What is the approximate distance from Westborough, driving and/or flying?
Erie to Boston via Philadelphia 3-5 hours flight including layover
Pittsburgh to Boston non-stop flight 2 hours
Meadville to Boston driving 8.5 hours
What are your most popular majors?
Biology (Pre-Health sciences)
What are your newest and/or most unique majors?
What majors are you hoping to grow?
Humanities disciplines; computer science
Will applying “undecided” for a major affect a student’s chances for acceptance?
LOVE!!! We love the undecided students because they have an open mind to try all sorts of classes. We do not have a core curriculum, students are open to taking whatever classes in their first two years and just need to satisfy at least one course that lands in 8 specific disciplines. Undecided majors are not at any disadvantage.
Is there a statistical advantage to applying early decision or early action?
No statistical advantage!
ED Deadlines: ED 1-November 15, ED 2-February 1
EA- December 1
If interviews are required or recommended, where and by whom are they conducted?
Recommended but not required, certainly appreciated!
Campus Visit Coordinator Kimberly Mourer, 814.332.4351...or me!
On-campus interviews are done with either an admission counselor or a student intern, off-campus interviews are done by admission staff from the area
And, we can get creative with a phone call or Skype
Are students automatically considered for merit scholarships with the application to the school?
An application to Allegheny College (Common Application or Allegheny College application) is a scholarship application for the Trustee Scholarship ($10,000-$35,000 per year for 4 years, automatically renewed, no minimum GPA just satisfactory academic progress to maintain.)
*Performing Arts Scholarships: music, dance and theatre require online application and audition/interview during one of Allegheny’s on-campus programs, or individually scheduled on a case by case basis.
What percentage of demonstrated financial aid do you meet?
Varies by academic performance, the better the GPA that closer we get to meeting your unmet need as demonstrated by FAFSA
Is there anything else a student should know that they will not easily find in a guidebook or online?
“Unusual Combinations” is not just a tagline, it is how we live in Allegheny, recognizing the diversity among students, faculty and staff. We embrace all sides of people, we live by a code of civility and are willing to take risks academically and to serve the community as one Allegheny family.