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  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 575 undergraduate students. The Allen University acceptance rate is 100%. Popular majors include Business, Social Science Research Methods, and Biology. Graduating 18% of students, Allen University alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $16,700.
About Allen University...
Athletic Division
NAIA Division II
Athletic Conference
Appalachian Athletic Conference
Address
1530 Harden Street
Columbia, SC 29204

Allen University Rankings

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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
$14,187/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $13,681/ year
  • $30-48k
    $15,329/ year
  • $49-75k
    $14,223/ year
  • $76-110k
    $16,116/ year
  • $110k+
    $17,292/ year
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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
64%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.11 responses
64%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.11 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
575Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
9%
Pell Grant
92%
Varsity Athletes
10%
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  • Focused
    100%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
92%
Poll
50%
of students say that Greek life is pretty big.10 responses
Poll
40%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.10 responses
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After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$21,800/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
18%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
83%
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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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.
My Allen university experience is wonderful. The life on our campus is wonderful and enlightening. Everyone around works hard and want to succeed in life your everyone has a hard working potential. Professors are wonderful and willing to help anyone who’s asks for help. It is great being at Allen university.