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Allen College

Allen College is college with 398 students located in Waterloo, IA.

Medicine and Allied Health School


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Allen College has a tradition of more than 78 years of excellence in healthcare education. Allen College students may enroll in the following degree programs: Associate of Science in Radiography, Bachelor of Health Sciences, Bachelor of Science in Nursing, Master of Science in Nursing and Doctor of Nursing Practice degree programs. We are regionally accredited by the Higher Learning Commission of the North Central Association of Colleges and Schools.

We are located on a beautiful campus in Waterloo, Iowa. The Waterloo-Cedar Falls metropolitan area combines the diversity of a large city with the friendliness of a small town. Residents value their high quality of life and strive to maintain it. The metro area offers a setting appropriate for nearly every occasion--from shopping and dining at an increasing number of retail areas and restaurants, to leisurely walks along nature trails and exhilarating nights at concerts, shows or sporting events.

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Student Body

Total Undergraduates 398
Gender 7% Male / 93% Female
Enrollment Breakdown 65% Full Time / 35% Part Time
Geography 95% In State / 5% Out of State / 0% International
Ethnic Diversity
White 95%
Multi-racial 1%
International 1%
Hispanic/Latino 0%
Black or African American 2%
Asian 1%


Campus housing is available for undergraduates. Housing deposit : $200.00. Housing deposit is not refunded if student does not enroll.. Freshman allowed to have car. No pets.

4% of students live on-campus.

100% of freshman live on-campus.

  • Apartments for Married Students
  • Apartments for Single Students
  • Coed Dorms
  • Housing Offered
  • Men's Dorms
  • Special Housing for Disabled Students
  • Special Housing for International Students
  • Wellness Housing
  • Women's Dorms


  • Government or Political Activity
  • Choral Groups

Student Services

  • Academic Support Services: learning center study skills assistance tutoring writing center
  • Computer Services: computer center, libraries, dorms dorms wired for high speed internet connections wireless network available
  • Counseling Services: alcohol/substance abuse counseling chaplain/spiritual director career counseling financial aid counseling health services on-campus daycare personal counseling placement services for graduates women's services minority students services
  • Facilities
  • Special Needs Services: services and/or facilities for hearing impaired partial services for students with learning disabilities services and/or facilities for speech or communications disorders services and/or facilities for visually impaired wheelchair accessibility
  • Specialty Programs (ROTC, Accelerated Programs, Professional Development, etc.): cooperative education external degree program independent study internships liberal arts/career combination accelerated program honors program ROTC, Army
  • Transfer In Services
  • Transfer Out Services



Popular Majors

Registered Nursing/Registered Nurse (83%), Radiologic Technology/Science - Radiographer (9%), Clinical/Medical Laboratory Technician (2%), Diagnostic Medical Sonography/Sonographer and Ultrasound Technician (2%), Nuclear Medical Technology/Technologist (1%)

Majors Offered


A program that prepares individuals, under the supervision of clinical laboratory scientists/medical technologists, to perform routine medical laboratory procedures and tests and to apply preset strategies to record and analyze data. Includes instruction in general laboratory procedures and skills; laboratory mathematics; medical computer applications; interpersonal and communications skills; and the basic principles of hematology, medical microbiology, immunohematology, immunology, clinical chemistry, and urinalysis.

Job Opportunities:

Health Specialties Teachers, Postsecondary
Teach courses in health specialties, in fields such as dentistry, laboratory technology, medicine, pharmacy, public health, therapy, and veterinary medicine.
Medical and Clinical Laboratory Technicians
Perform routine medical laboratory tests for the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of disease. May work under the supervision of a medical technologist.

A program that prepares individuals, under the supervision of physicians, to utilize medical ultrasound techniques to gather sonographic data used to diagnose a variety of conditions and diseases. Includes instruction in obtaining, reviewing, and integrating patient histories and data; patient instruction and care; anatomic, physiologic and pathologic data recording; sonographic data processing; sonography equipment operation; and professional standards and ethics.

Job Opportunities:

Health Specialties Teachers, Postsecondary
Teach courses in health specialties, in fields such as dentistry, laboratory technology, medicine, pharmacy, public health, therapy, and veterinary medicine.
Diagnostic Medical Sonographers
Produce ultrasonic recordings of internal organs for use by physicians.

A program that prepares individuals, under the supervision of physicians, to employ radioactive and stable nuclides in diagnostic evaluations and therapeutic applications while monitoring for patient health and safety. Includes instruction in nuclear physics, health physics, instrumentation and statistics, biochemistry, immunology, radiopharmacology, radiation biology, clinical nuclear medicine, radionuclide therapy, computer applications, safety regulations, equipment operation, quality control, laboratory procedures, taking patient histories, patient evaluation and monitoring, emergency first aid, administration and record-keeping, and personnel supervision.

Job Opportunities:

Health Specialties Teachers, Postsecondary
Teach courses in health specialties, in fields such as dentistry, laboratory technology, medicine, pharmacy, public health, therapy, and veterinary medicine.
Nuclear Medicine Technologists
Prepare, administer, and measure radioactive isotopes in therapeutic, diagnostic, and tracer studies using a variety of radioisotope equipment. Prepare stock solutions of radioactive materials and calculate doses to be administered by radiologists. Subject patients to radiation. Execute blood volume, red cell survival, and fat absorption studies following standard laboratory techniques.

A program that generally prepares individuals in the knowledge, techniques and procedures for promoting health, providing care for sick, disabled, infirmed, or other individuals or groups. Includes instruction in the administration of medication and treatments, assisting a physician during treatments and examinations, Referring patients to physicians and other health care specialists, and planning education for health maintenance.

Job Opportunities:

Nursing Instructors and Teachers, Postsecondary
Demonstrate and teach patient care in classroom and clinical units to nursing students. Includes both teachers primarily engaged in teaching and those who do a combination of teaching and research.
Registered Nurses
Assess patient health problems and needs, develop and implement nursing care plans, and maintain medical records. Administer nursing care to ill, injured, convalescent, or disabled patients. May advise patients on health maintenance and disease prevention or provide case management. Licensing or registration required.


A program that prepares individuals, under the supervision of physicians, to provide medical imaging services to patients and attending health care professionals. Includes instruction in applied anatomy and physiology, patient positioning, radiographic technique, radiation biology, safety and emergency procedures, equipment operation and maintenance, quality assurance, patient education, and medical imaging/radiologic services management.

Job Opportunities:

Radiologic Technologists
Take x rays and CAT scans or administer nonradioactive materials into patient's blood stream for diagnostic purposes. Includes technologists who specialize in other scanning modalities.

Administration & Faculty

Chancellor Jerry Durham
Accredited by North Central Association of Colleges and Schools, The Higher Learning Commission
Full-time Faculty 28
Student : Faculty Ratio 12 : 1
Faculty Gender (% Male : Female) 3 : 96
Percentage of Faculty Members
Non-Tenure Track Faculty 100




Acceptance Rate: 50.0% accepted of 4 applications

100% of students graduated in the top half of their class.
100% of students graduated in the top quarter of their class.
100% of students graduated in the top tenth of their class.

Admission Considerations

Very Important: Class Rank, Extracurricular Activities, Level Of Applicants Interest, Recommendations, Academic GPA, Talent Ability, Volunteer Work, Work Experience, Standardized Test Scores, Application Essay, Character Personal Qualities

Important: Alumni Relation, First Generation College Student

Also Considered: Rigor Of Secondary School Record

High School Curriculum (years of study):
Required Recommended
English 4 0
Math 3 0
Science 3 0
Science Lab 2 0
Social Studies 3 0

Other Application Information: SAT or ACT




Regular Decision

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Average Net Tuition

The average student pays $24,065 for tuition, fees, and other expenses, after grants and scholarships.

Household Income Real Cost
$75K-$110K $24,065

Sticker Price

Total stated tuition is $16,771, in-state and on-campus, before financial aid.

On-Campus Off-Campus
Stated Tuition $16,771 Same as On-Campus
Fees $2,058 Same as On-Campus
Housing $7,281 $7,281
Books $1,200 $1,200
Total (before financial aid) $27,310 $27,310

Students Receiving Aid

100% of students receive some form of financial aid.

Undergrads Receiving Aid Average Aid Amount
Federal Loans 100% $5,500
Institutional Grants 100% $2,000
Other Loans 100% $19,001
State and Local Scholarships/Grants 100% $3,840
Student Loans 100% $24,501

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Alumni and Outcomes

Alumni and Outcomes

Graduation Rates

57% of students graduated on time.

66% of students graduated in six years.

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