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- Party SceneB
- Campus FoodC+
- Student LifeC+
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.
NAIA Division II
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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
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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
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- of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.3 responses
Allen University Reviews
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 😊
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.