Allen University

1530 Harden Street, Columbia, SC

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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
  • Biology
  • Religious Studies
  • English

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 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

Student Enrollment

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 StudentsAverage Amount
Any Financial Aid93%-
Receiving Grants & Scholarships93%$6,871
Receiving Student Loans93%$5,600
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Academics & Student Services

Student Services

To 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

Graduation Rates

The overall graduation rate of Allen University is approximately 23%.

Number of Year to GraduatePercent of Entering Class
Students Graduating in 4 Years11%
Graduating in 5 Years8%
Graduating in 6 Years3%

Intercollegiate Athletics

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
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Programs Offered

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

Physical Sciences

Social Sciences

Visual and Performing Arts

Data Disclaimer

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.

Contact Information

General Contact

Admissions Office

Financial Aid Office

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