Allen University: Review & Facts

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Allen University is a very small four-year, private not-for-profit school with 625 students enrolled. This college was established in 1870 and is one of the 19 colleges located in Columbia, South Carolina.

Allen University is one of the Historically Black College or University institutions (HBCU) and is also affiliated with African Methodist Episcopal Church.

Academic Offerings



Majors
Offered
8
Few
At Allen University you can get your bachelor's degree.

Allen University implements a semester-based curriculum calendar system and lets you to select from 8 majors. The most popular concentrations are General Studies, Social Work, Management, Business, and Biology. Read the details about Majors offered at this college and see prorgam Ratings compared to other schools.


Student Retention
39%
Bad
It is important to know student retention and graduation rates before you apply to a school to get your diploma or to engage in a long-term study; high retention and graduation rates are usually a good sign. Nevertheless, if you are planning to transfer or take non-credit coursework, these metrics are not important.

Allen University student retention rate is very low at 39% (way below South Carolina average). Considering this statistic, it seems that students do not seem to enjoy their stay at this school.

Students to Faculty Ratio
15 : 1
Low
The graduation rate at Allen University is low: 30%. Roughly 14% of the school's undergraduate students transfer to other colleges.

Student to faculty ratio at Allen University is pretty decent: 15:1. Learn more details about faculty at this college in the Faculty & Salaries report.

Tuition and Loans



Tuition and fees per year
$13,200
Medium
Average tuition charges are close to the nationwide median - $12,800 per year. The additional fees at Allen University beyond tuition are about $400; which makes it a total of $13,200 per year.

Read the details about Allen University additional charges as well as availability of loans and likelyhood of repaying them upon graduation in the Tuition & Loans report for this college.

Admissions Information



Dual Credits
Accepted
Yes
Allen University will consider accepting your dual credits and advanced placement credits (college-level courses taught in high school) at entry.

To request the most accurate and up-to-date information about enrolling to Allen University and a program that best suits your goals and budget, call this school's general information office at (803) 376-5700 or check Allen University Website.

Opportunities and Services



Dormatory
Annual Price
$1,900
Low
Allen University provides evening/weekend study opportunity, which is a solid option for those who work full-time.

There are options for on-campus part-time employment at Allen University, which allows students to cover some of the tuition expenses. Additionally, this school helps students to evaluate their career options and to find a full-time job upon graduation.

Safety
Grade
C+
Dicey
Allen University offers on-campus housing. Dormitory capacity at this college accommodates about 600 students, which provides a reasonable on-campus housing option. The room price is low - approximately $1,900 a year.

Army, Navy, and Air Force ROTC programs are available at Allen University. Reserve Officers' Training Corps commissioning programs typically imply elective classes in addition to required college curriculum, possible funding for your tuition, and an obligation to serve upon graduation.

ROTC
Available
Yes
It is important to keep in mind that enrolling in a ROTC course does not commit you to serve unless you have obtained a ROTC scholarship, grant, or any other funding.

Based on the college crime numbers, Allen University appears to be a relatively safe school. Read the details in the Campus Crime report for this college.

Allen University Location and Maps



Post Address: Allen University, 1530 Harden Street, Columbia, South Carolina 29204, USA
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