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C-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    C-
  2. Value
    C-
  3. Diversity
    B-
  4. Campus
    C
  5. Athletics
    C+
  6. Party Scene
    B
  7. Professors
    B-
  8. Location
    B
  9. Dorms
    B-
  10. Campus Food
    B-
  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 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.
About Allen University...
Athletic Division
NAIA Division II
Athletic Conference
Appalachian Athletic Conference
Address
1530 Harden Street
Columbia, SC 29204

Allen University Rankings

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

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
100%
Application Deadline
SAT Range
ACT Range
Application Fee
$25
SAT/ACT
High School GPA
Early Decision/Early Action

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Cost

Net Price
$15,848/ 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
$6,845/ year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
100%

Academics

Professors
B-
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
15:1
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

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
563Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
27
Undergrads Over 25
10%
Pell Grant
96%
Varsity Athletes
19%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 8 responses
Report
  • Focused
    88%
  • Stressed
    13%

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
24%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
87%
National
83%
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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.
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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.