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Allen University
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  • 4 Year
  • COLUMBIA, SC

Report Card

grade C
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    grade B minus
  2. Value
    grade C minus
  3. Diversity
    grade B minus
  4. Campus
    grade B minus
  5. Athletics
    grade B minus
  6. Party Scene
    grade B
  7. Professors
    grade B minus
  8. Location
    grade B+
  9. Dorms
    grade B minus
  10. Campus Food
    grade C+
  11. Student Life
    grade C+
  12. Safety
    grade B+

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AU is a private, Christian university located in Columbia, South Carolina. As a historically black college, AU has a strong history of and commitment to the education of black Americans. It is a small institution with an enrollment of 715 undergraduate students. Admissions is fairly competitive as the AU acceptance rate is 53%. Popular majors include Social Science Research Methods, Business, and Biology. Graduating 22% of students, AU alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $15,900.

About

1530 HARDEN STREET
COLUMBIA, SC 29204
Athletic Division
NAIA Division II
Athletic Conference
Association of Independent Institutions

Allen University Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

AU Admissions

Acceptance Rate
53%
Application Deadline
Rolling Admissions
SAT Range
No data available  
ACT Range
No data available  
Application Fee
$25
SAT/ACT
Considered but not required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action
No data available  

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Cost

Net Price
$14,303 / 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
$10,055 / year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
97%

Scholarship

Academics

Professors
grade B minus
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
17:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
100%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes. 8 responses
54%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want. 13 responses
62%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage. 13 responses

Majors

Online

Online Programs Offered
0
Offers Online Courses
Yes
Online Certificate Programs
0
Online Associates Programs
0
Online Bachelor's Programs
0
How Students Learn
  • Mix of Online and on Campus
    14%
  • On Campus
    86%
  • Online
    0%

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
715 Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
39
Undergrads Over 25
8%
Pell Grant
86%
Varsity Athletes
31%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 8 responses
  • Focused
    88%
  • Stressed
    13%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
97%
Poll
42%
of students say that Greek life is pretty big. 12 responses
Poll
42%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life. 12 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 6 responses
  • Hysterical
    50%
  • Home away from home
    33%
  • Underrated
    17%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$23,300 / year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
22%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
87%
National
83%
100%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation. 3 responses

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