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Allen University

Allen University is a small and affordable school located in the heart of Columbia, South Carolina that is affiliated with the African Methodist Episcopal Church. Faculty and staff members from other countries reportedly give Allen an international flair.

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Offers Baccalaureate Degrees, Heavy Focus on Undergraduate Arts and Science, Historically Black College or University (HBCU), Liberal Arts College, Open Admissions, Religiously affiliated, Focus on Undergraduate Professions

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Allen University is a small and affordable school located in the heart of Columbia, South Carolina that is affiliated with the African Methodist Episcopal Church. Faculty and staff members from other countries reportedly give Allen an international flair.

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Allen University is an academic community which provides students an opportunity to obtain a baccalaureate degree in liberal arts and professional programs. The University has a strong unalterable commitment to teaching in delivery of its baccalaureate programs.

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Student Life

Student Life

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Student Body

Total Undergraduates 651
Gender 38% Male / 62% Female
Enrollment Breakdown 98% Full Time / 2% Part Time
Socio-Economic Diversity 84% of students received Pell Grants, which are provided by the U.S. government to students from middle and lower income families. It gives you an idea of a school’s socio-economic diversity.
Ethnic Diversity
Percentage
Hispanic/Latino 0%
Ethnicity Unknown 0%
Black or African American 99%
Asian 0%
Greek Life 30% of male undergrads participate in Greek life
30% of female undergrads participate in Greek life

Housing

Campus housing is available for undergraduates. Housing deposit : $150.00. Housing deposit due : Jul 31. Housing deposit is not refunded if student does not enroll.. Freshman allowed to have car. No pets.

97% of students live on-campus.

30% of male students live in fraternities.

30% of female students live in sororities.

  • Apartments for Single Students
  • Housing Offered
  • Men's Dorms
  • Women's Dorms

Activities

  • Government or Political Activity
  • International Student Organization
  • Yearbook
  • Choral Groups
  • Music Ensembles
  • Fraternities
  • Sororities
  • Campus Ministries

Student Services

  • Academic Support Services: learning center study skills assistance tutoring writing center pre-admission summer program reduced course load
  • Computer Services: dorms wired for access to campus-wide network wireless network available dorms wired for high speed internet connections
  • Counseling Services: career counseling employment services for undergraduates health services personal counseling placement services for graduates chaplain/spiritual director financial aid counseling adult (re-entering) student services/programs veteran's counselor
  • Facilities
  • Special Needs Services: wheelchair accessibility partial services for students with learning disabilities
  • Specialty Programs (ROTC, Accelerated Programs, Professional Development, etc.): honors program independent study internships teacher certification cooperative education
  • Transfer In Services
  • Transfer Out Services

Academics

Academics

Popular Majors

Social Sciences (23%), Humanities/Humanistic Studies (22%), Business Administration and Management (15%), Biology/Biological Sciences (12%), English Language and Literature (8%), Religion/Religious Studies (7%)

Majors Offered

Bachelor's

A general program that focuses on the English language, including its history, structure and related communications skills; and the literature and culture of English-speaking peoples.

Job Opportunities:

English Language and Literature Teachers, Postsecondary
Teach courses in English language and literature, including linguistics and comparative literature. Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of teaching and research.
Secondary School Teachers, Except Special and Career/Technical Education
Teach students in one or more subjects, such as English, mathematics, or social studies at the secondary level in public or private schools. May be designated according to subject matter specialty.

A program that focuses on combined studies and research in the humanities subjects as distinguished from the social and physical sciences, emphasizing languages, literatures, art, music, philosophy and religion.

Job Opportunities:

Postsecondary Teachers, All Other
All postsecondary teachers not listed separately.

A general program that focuses on the introductory study and appreciation of music and the performing arts. Includes instruction in music, dance, and other performing arts media.

Job Opportunities:

Secondary School Teachers, Except Special and Career/Technical Education
Teach students in one or more subjects, such as English, mathematics, or social studies at the secondary level in public or private schools. May be designated according to subject matter specialty.
Musicians and Singers
Play one or more musical instruments or sing. May perform on stage, for on-air broadcasting, or for sound or video recording.

A program that focuses on the nature of religious belief and specific religious and quasi-religious systems. Includes instruction in phenomenology; the sociology, psychology, philosophy, anthropology, literature and art of religion; mythology; scriptural and textual studies; religious history and politics; and specific studies of particular faith communities and their behavior.

Job Opportunities:

Philosophy and Religion Teachers, Postsecondary
Teach courses in philosophy, religion, and theology. Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of teaching and research.

Bachelor's

A program that generally prepares individuals to plan, organize, direct, and control the functions and processes of a firm or organization. Includes instruction in management theory, human resources management and behavior, accounting and other quantitative methods, purchasing and logistics, organization and production, marketing, and business decision-making.

Job Opportunities:

Chief Executives
Determine and formulate policies and provide overall direction of companies or private and public sector organizations within guidelines set up by a board of directors or similar governing body. Plan, direct, or coordinate operational activities at the highest level of management with the help of subordinate executives and staff managers.
General and Operations Managers
Plan, direct, or coordinate the operations of public or private sector organizations. Duties and responsibilities include formulating policies, managing daily operations, and planning the use of materials and human resources, but are too diverse and general in nature to be classified in any one functional area of management or administration, such as personnel, purchasing, or administrative services.
Sales Managers
Plan, direct, or coordinate the actual distribution or movement of a product or service to the customer. Coordinate sales distribution by establishing sales territories, quotas, and goals and establish training programs for sales representatives. Analyze sales statistics gathered by staff to determine sales potential and inventory requirements and monitor the preferences of customers.
Administrative Services Managers
Plan, direct, or coordinate one or more administrative services of an organization, such as records and information management, mail distribution, facilities planning and maintenance, custodial operations, and other office support services.
Industrial Production Managers
Plan, direct, or coordinate the work activities and resources necessary for manufacturing products in accordance with cost, quality, and quantity specifications.
Transportation, Storage, and Distribution Managers
Plan, direct, or coordinate transportation, storage, or distribution activities in accordance with organizational policies and applicable government laws or regulations. Includes logistics managers.
Construction Managers
Plan, direct, or coordinate, usually through subordinate supervisory personnel, activities concerned with the construction and maintenance of structures, facilities, and systems. Participate in the conceptual development of a construction project and oversee its organization, scheduling, budgeting, and implementation. Includes managers in specialized construction fields, such as carpentry or plumbing.
Social and Community Service Managers
Plan, direct, or coordinate the activities of a social service program or community outreach organization. Oversee the program or organization's budget and policies regarding participant involvement, program requirements, and benefits. Work may involve directing social workers, counselors, or probation officers.
Managers, All Other
All managers not listed separately.
Cost Estimators
Prepare cost estimates for product manufacturing, construction projects, or services to aid management in bidding on or determining price of product or service. May specialize according to particular service performed or type of product manufactured.
Management Analysts
Conduct organizational studies and evaluations, design systems and procedures, conduct work simplification and measurement studies, and prepare operations and procedures manuals to assist management in operating more efficiently and effectively. Includes program analysts and management consultants.
Business Teachers, Postsecondary
Teach courses in business administration and management, such as accounting, finance, human resources, labor and industrial relations, marketing, and operations research. Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of teaching and research.

Bachelor's

A program that focuses on the general theory and practice of learning and teaching, the basic principles of educational psychology, the art of teaching, the planning and administration of educational activities, school safety and health issues, and the social foundations of education.

Job Opportunities:

Education Teachers, Postsecondary
Teach courses pertaining to education, such as counseling, curriculum, guidance, instruction, teacher education, and teaching English as a second language. Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of teaching and research.

Bachelor's

A general program of biology at the introductory, basic level or a program in biology or the biological sciences that is undifferentiated as to title or content. Includes instruction in general biology and programs covering a variety of biological specializations.

Job Opportunities:

Natural Sciences Managers
Plan, direct, or coordinate activities in such fields as life sciences, physical sciences, mathematics, statistics, and research and development in these fields.
Biological Scientists, All Other
All biological scientists not listed separately.
Life Scientists, All Other
All life scientists not listed separately.
Biological Science Teachers, Postsecondary
Teach courses in biological sciences. Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of teaching and research.
Secondary School Teachers, Except Special and Career/Technical Education
Teach students in one or more subjects, such as English, mathematics, or social studies at the secondary level in public or private schools. May be designated according to subject matter specialty.

A general program that focuses on the scientific study of the composition and behavior of matter, including its micro- and macro-structure, the processes of chemical change, and the theoretical description and laboratory simulation of these phenomena.

Job Opportunities:

Natural Sciences Managers
Plan, direct, or coordinate activities in such fields as life sciences, physical sciences, mathematics, statistics, and research and development in these fields.
Chemists
Conduct qualitative and quantitative chemical analyses or experiments in laboratories for quality or process control or to develop new products or knowledge.
Chemistry Teachers, Postsecondary
Teach courses pertaining to the chemical and physical properties and compositional changes of substances. Work may include instruction in the methods of qualitative and quantitative chemical analysis. Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching, and those who do a combination of teaching and research.
Secondary School Teachers, Except Special and Career/Technical Education
Teach students in one or more subjects, such as English, mathematics, or social studies at the secondary level in public or private schools. May be designated according to subject matter specialty.

A general program that focuses on the analysis of quantities, magnitudes, forms, and their relationships, using symbolic logic and language. Includes instruction in algebra, calculus, functional analysis, geometry, number theory, logic, topology and other mathematical specializations.

Job Opportunities:

Natural Sciences Managers
Plan, direct, or coordinate activities in such fields as life sciences, physical sciences, mathematics, statistics, and research and development in these fields.
Mathematicians
Conduct research in fundamental mathematics or in application of mathematical techniques to science, management, and other fields. Solve problems in various fields using mathematical methods.
Statisticians
Develop or apply mathematical or statistical theory and methods to collect, organize, interpret, and summarize numerical data to provide usable information. May specialize in fields such as bio-statistics, agricultural statistics, business statistics, or economic statistics. Includes mathematical and survey statisticians.
Mathematical Science Occupations, All Other
All mathematical scientists not listed separately.
Mathematical Science Teachers, Postsecondary
Teach courses pertaining to mathematical concepts, statistics, and actuarial science and to the application of original and standardized mathematical techniques in solving specific problems and situations. Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of teaching and research.
Secondary School Teachers, Except Special and Career/Technical Education
Teach students in one or more subjects, such as English, mathematics, or social studies at the secondary level in public or private schools. May be designated according to subject matter specialty.

Bachelor's

A program that focuses on the general study of human social behavior and social institutions using any of the methodologies common to the social sciences and/or history, or an undifferentiated program of study in the social sciences.

Job Opportunities:

Managers, All Other
All managers not listed separately.
Social Scientists and Related Workers, All Other
All social scientists and related workers not listed separately.
Social Science Research Assistants
Assist social scientists in laboratory, survey, and other social science research. May help prepare findings for publication and assist in laboratory analysis, quality control, or data management.
Social Sciences Teachers, Postsecondary, All Other
All postsecondary social sciences teachers not listed separately.
Secondary School Teachers, Except Special and Career/Technical Education
Teach students in one or more subjects, such as English, mathematics, or social studies at the secondary level in public or private schools. May be designated according to subject matter specialty.

Administration & Faculty

President Dr. Pamela Wilson
Accredited by Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges
Full-time Faculty 44
Student : Faculty Ratio 15 : 1
Faculty Gender (% Male : Female) 50 : 50
Percentage of Faculty Members
Non-Tenure Track Faculty 100

Admissions

Admissions

Selectivity

Selectivity Score: 22/100
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Admission Considerations

Very Important: Recommendations, Academic GPA

Important: Standardized Test Scores

Also Considered: Talent Ability, First Generation College Student, Level Of Applicants Interest, Rigor Of Secondary School Record, Application Essay, Character Personal Qualities, Class Rank, Extracurricular Activities

High School Curriculum (years of study):
Required Recommended
History 0 3
English 0 4
Math 0 4
Science 0 3
Social Studies 0 3
Foreign Language 0 1
Computer Science 0 1

Other Application Information: SAT or ACT

Deadlines

July

31

Regular Decision

Admissions Websites

Finance

Finance

Average Net Tuition

The average student pays $13,960 for tuition, fees, and other expenses, after grants and scholarships.

Household Income Real Cost
$0-$30K $13,283
$30K-$48K $14,645
$48K-$75K $18,025
$75K-$110K $17,380
$110K+ $10,209

Sticker Price

Total stated tuition is $11,540, in-state and on-campus, before financial aid.

On-Campus Off-Campus
Stated Tuition $11,540 Same as On-Campus
Fees $400 Same as On-Campus
Housing $5,560 $4,800
Books $1,000 $1,000
Total (before financial aid) $18,500 $17,740

Students Receiving Aid

93% of students receive some form of financial aid.

Undergrads Receiving Aid Average Aid Amount
Federal Loans 87% $7,071
Federal Scholarships/Grants 84% $4,637
Institutional Grants 32% $4,406
Other Federal Grants 43% $525
Pell Grants 84% $4,370
State and Local Scholarships/Grants 45% $3,407
Student Loans 87% $7,071

Financial Aid Websites

Learn more about financial aid at http://allenuniversity.edu.

Estimate the net price for you at http://www.allenuniversity.edu/npcalc.htm.

Alumni and Outcomes

Alumni and Outcomes

Graduation Rates

11% of students graduated on time.

22% of students graduated in six years.

45% of full time students continued studying at this school after freshman year.

Athletics

Athletics

Allen University participates in the NAIA Division I for college athletics.

Sport Contact
Basketball Travis Williams (Get recruited )
Sport Coach
Basketball Lucinda Stukes (Get recruited )
Cheerleading Mindy Covey (Get recruited )

Rankings

U.S. News & World Report

#232 National Liberal Arts Colleges High School Counselor Rankings

WalletHub

#100 The Best and Worst College Cities and Towns in America

Washington Monthly

#55 Liberal Arts Colleges - Research Expenditures Rank
#61 Liberal Arts Colleges - ROTC Rank
#125 Liberal Arts Colleges - Service Staff, Courses, and Financial Aid Rank
#125 Liberal Arts Colleges - Community Service Participation Rank
#150 Liberal Arts Colleges - Overall Rank
#174 Liberal Arts Colleges - Graduation Rate Rank
#204 Liberal Arts Colleges - Federal Work-Study Funds Spent on Service Rank
#208 Liberal Arts Colleges - Peace Corps Rank
#214 Liberal Arts Colleges - Bachelor's to PhD Rank
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