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 563 undergraduate students. The Allen University acceptance rate is 100%. Popular majors include Business, Social Science Research Methods, and Biology. Graduating 24% of students, Allen University alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $15,900.
NAIA Division II
Appalachian Athletic Conference
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Early Decision/Early Action
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- of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.8 responses
- of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.13 responses
- of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.13 responses
Undergrads Over 25
Freshmen Live On-Campus
- of students say that Greek life is pretty big.12 responses
- of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.12 responses
Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
Allen University Reviews
Allen University is named after Richard Allen, the founder of the AME Church. Allen University, recognized as the first university in South Carolina founded by African Americans for the education of African Americans, is also the first university named after an African American.
I have only been there 2 years now, first year I have lived on the campus. Living arrangement was very convient. Allen university as a whole is nice. Teachers give you a chance to make up work, missing anything they were helpful. My class schedule was not overloaded, it fits to my day to day living.
Allen University is a great school. The teachers push you to do great and they help you with anything. Athletics are pretty good, especially basketball. We are adding a football team this year as well. The food in the cafe could be better and better WiFi throughout the campus.