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  1. Academics
    C-
  2. Value
    C-
  3. Diversity
    B-
  4. Campus
    C+
  5. Athletics
    B-
  6. Party Scene
    B
  7. Professors
    B-
  8. Location
    B
  9. Dorms
    B-
  10. Campus Food
    C+
  11. Student Life
    C+
  12. Safety
    B+
Allen University is a private, Christian university located in Columbia, South Carolina. As a historically black college, Allen University has a strong history of and commitment to the education of black Americans. It is a small institution with an enrollment of 654 undergraduate students. The Allen University acceptance rate is 100%. Popular majors include Business, Biology, and Social Science Research Methods. Graduating 31% of students, Allen University alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $15,900.
1530 Harden Street
Columbia, SC 29204
Athletic Division
NAIA Division II
Athletic Conference
Association of Independent Institutions

Allen University Rankings

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Allen University Admissions

Acceptance Rate
100%
Application Deadline
SAT Range
ACT Range
Application Fee
$25
SAT/ACT
Considered but not required
High School GPA
Early Decision/Early Action

Cost

Net Price
$14,790/ 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
$8,887/ year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
98%

Academics

Professors
B-
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
16:1
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
    17%
  • On Campus
    83%
  • Online
    0%

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
654Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
44
Undergrads Over 25
10%
Pell Grant
90%
Varsity Athletes
23%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 7 responses
Report
  • Focused
    100%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
95%
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
Report
  • 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
31%
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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My experience was different from being at home, I realized that i was on the road to adulthood. Making decisions for myself in which I choose the positive Road. I met new people and learnt a whole lot of knowledge. Once you set a goal strive to reach it and work hard at making the right decision because in the long run it will either be beneficial. The only thing I'd choose is some of the cafe food 😊
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What I liked about Allen was the variety of people from many different places coming here. The professors were very good people that really looked out for you if you were consistent and concise. The changes I would like to see is improvements with the buildings, better cafe food, more friendly staff members, and more importantly I would like more people that work at an HBCU to actually care about the HBCU.
Was invited to orientation by Coach B. My checklist consist of a few things but the main items are cost, # of students and how far is it from home in case something happens. This place meets all 3 and on top of that it's a HBCU which was on the list as well but #4. Everyone was welcoming and felt like family. My mind was made up at that point.