Allen University is a nonprofit private historically black institution located in Columbia, SC. Many historically black colleges and universities (also known as HBCUs) were founded after the civil war to provide newly freed African Americans with educational opportunities. The African Methodist Episcopal affiliation of this school is an important part of the history, education and curriculum that defines the school. The school's limited space in terms of enrollment, about 850 students, allows students to have a more hands on education due to class size and ease of access to professors.
A list of some of the programs offered are:
- Business Administration
- Social Sciences
- Religious Studies
The school maintains an open enrollment policy, accepting all applicants that meet the basic requirements for admission. Submission of transcripts, test scores, and admissions essays may be required for certain programs.
The cost of tuition is approximately $13,000 for the year. Tuition prices may change for a variety of reasons, and that is why students should visit the school's price of attendance calculator to get a better idea of their personalized cost estimate of attendance. Some students at this school may qualify for financial aid, which is generally offered as grants or student loans.
The mascot for Allen University is the "Yellow Jackets", and they participate in intercollegiate athletic programs through the NAIA. Available sports offered may include:
- Basketball (NAIA Division I)
- Track and Field, X-Country (NAIA Division I)
Students can visit the school's allenuniversity.edu to see additional information about the school's curricular offerings, extracurricular activities, student services, and campus life.
Admission Requirements & Details
The information regarding admissions below may provide a better idea of the students Allen University accepts. The details may include application requirements and recommendations, as well as any AP college credits that may be transferred.
College Credits Accepted
- Dual Credits
- AP Course Credits
Allen University has a total student population of about 630, where graduate students make up roughly 28% of the student body.
Estimated Costs & Financial Aid
The items listed below are for informational purposes only and may not represent current tuition, fees, and expenses.
Tuition & Fees Information
- Annual tuition estimates are between $13,000-$15,000 for both state residents and nonresidents
- For part-time students, charges are between $450-$540 per unit
- The average estimated cost for room and board is listed to be around $7,900, the price includes nineteen meals per week
Financial Aid Details
The table below breaks down the types of financial aid, the percent of students receiving aid, and average amount of aid per student per year.
|Percent of Students||Average Amount|
|Any Financial Aid||93%||-|
|Receiving Grants & Scholarships||93%||$6,871|
|Receiving Student Loans||93%||$5,600|
Academics & Student Services
Student ServicesTo help support students, Allen University may offer services like:
- Weekend and night classes available
- Career path counseling
- Work study style employment
- Helping students find work after graduation
The overall graduation rate of Allen University is approximately 23%.
|Number of Year to Graduate||Percent of Entering Class|
|Students Graduating in 4 Years||11%|
|Graduating in 5 Years||8%|
|Graduating in 6 Years||3%|
Allen University is a Member of National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA), with many of the sports belonging to the NAIA Division I classification. The most popular sports played are listed below:
- Basketball (Division I Independents)
- Track and Field, X-Country
The program list below is organized by areas of study. The programs that have a link will direct you to the program's profile page where you can learn more about education requirements and career pathways.
Get more information about the programs offered by Allen University by clicking the request information to the right.
(C) Certificate or Award | (A) Associate's | (B) Bachelor's | (M) Master's Degree | (D) Doctorate (PhD,...)
Biological and Biomedical Sciences
Business and Marketing Studies
English Language and Literature
Mathematics and Statistics
Philosophy and Religious Studies
Visual and Performing Arts
Information displayed on this page has been obtained from Institution, State, and Federal data sources, including the US Dept. of Education's Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) Survey 2010-2016. Information should be solely used for informational purposes only and may not be accurate for the current year. Contact Allen University for official up-to-date information.