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Allen College is a private college located in Waterloo, Iowa. It is a small institution with an enrollment of 303 undergraduate students. Admissions is fairly competitive as the Allen College acceptance rate is 50%. Popular majors include Nursing, Medical Laboratory Technician, and Radiologic Technician. Graduating 100% of students, Allen College alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $50,000.
1990 Heath Street
Waterloo, IA 50703
Athletic Division
Athletic Conference

Allen College Admissions

Acceptance Rate
50%
Application Deadline
SAT Range
ACT Range
Application Fee
$50
SAT/ACT
Neither required nor recommended
High School GPA
Neither required nor recommended
Early Decision/Early Action

Cost

Net Price
$6,953/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Average Total Aid Awarded
$23,729/ year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
100%

Academics

Professors
NG
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
9:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
100%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.4 responses
50%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.6 responses
0%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.6 responses

Majors

Online

Online Programs Offered
4
Offers Online Courses
Yes
Online Certificate Programs
1
Online Associates Programs
0
Online Bachelor's Programs
3
How Students Learn
  • Mix of Online and on Campus
    78%
  • On Campus
    13%
  • Online
    9%

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
303Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
39
Undergrads Over 25
14%
Pell Grant
100%
Varsity Athletes
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After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$50,800/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
100%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
97%
National
83%
100%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.3 responses
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Allen College overall has great education and professors. However, the college costs a lot more than what they portray and does not offer enough financial aid to compensate the costs. Another disappointment is that refunds were not provided for clinical experiences that were not able to have been attended due to COVID-19 as the college felt as if online virtual simulations could compensate for hands on skills that would otherwise have been done in the clinical setting.
Along with this, students are not fully respected by higher up faculty as they are left out of decisions and are not told all of the information about decisions that are made. Faculty make decisions that are the easiest for them, rather than making decisions in the best interest of the students. When students voice their concern about decisions they are shot down and told to “stay in their own lane”.
I am very disappointed in my Allen College experience as I do not feel respected as a student.
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This program will sure help you pass the test, but so will any other college that is not as extremely overpriced. There are many unnecessary, annoying classes and assignments and teachers have very poor teaching skills. They are nurses, not real teachers. Would not recommend. Save your money, time, and metal health, get your degree elsewhere.
I am happy to be a student at Allen, I feel that we learn "more" than what other colleges have to offer (just by working with non-bsn RN's)... The first and second semesters were difficult, but Allen does offer excellent support, and your instructors are more than willing to individually help you out, all you gotta do is reach out and ask!! (push push push that communication!!!) I wish we had some more vending machines, but, Allen does cater for free lunches for us often, and the SNA group and faculty are pretty awesome with setting up snack tables and little activities to relieve stress during mid-terms and finals! Being a private college increases the chance for scholarships, Allen also offers clubs to join which provide scholarships as well. Overall, I love it here at Allen, and I will be proud to add my Allen College BSN-RN degree achievement to my resume soon :)