Allen University

138 reviews
  1. Columbia, SC
  2. 4 Year
C-
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    C
  2. Value
    C-
  3. Diversity
    C
  4. Campus
    C+
  5. Athletics
    C-
  6. Party Scene
    C+
  7. Professors
    B-
  8. Location
    B+
  9. Dorms
    B
  10. Campus Food
    B+
  11. Student Life
    C-
  12. Safety
    B
Allen University is ...
Private not-for-profit, HBCU, Methodist
Athletic Division
NAIA Division I
Athletic Conference
Division I Independents
Address
1530 Harden Street
Columbia, SC 29204

Allen University Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
100%
SAT Range
Data not available
ACT Range
Data not available
Application Fee
$0
SAT/ACT
Data not available
High School GPA
Data not available

Cost

Net Price
$13,251/ year
National
$15,431

Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.

Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $12,497/ year
  • $30-48k
    $13,765/ year
  • $49-75k
    $16,280/ year
  • $76-110k
    $17,189/ year
  • $110k+
    $16,026/ year

Academics

Professors
B-
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
14:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
100%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.8 responses
56%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.9 responses
56%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.9 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
642Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
8%
Pell Grant
85%
Varsity Athletes
10%
Poll
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Based on 4 responses
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  • Focused
    100%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
94%
Poll
63%
of students say that Greek life is pretty big.8 responses
Poll
50%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.8 responses
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After Allen University

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$19,400/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
28%
National
47%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
80%
National
83%
100%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.3 responses

Reviews

138 reviews
  • Excellent
    18
  • Very Good
    50
  • Average
    52
  • Poor
    10
  • Terrible
    8
The professors at Allen are of a broad spectrum of cultures , races, and Religious denominations. Just because Allen is an A.M.E. school, you could never tell just by attending this institution of higher education. And when I say higher education, I mean just that...Its goals are centered around creating the ideal character of a fully self-actualized individual. Although many of us will never reach &quot;The Total Self-actualized&quot; individual, as dictated by Abraham Maslow's model in Psychology, but we will ALL benefit in one way or another by having attended AIIen University.

There are any number of study options presented to the students from individual attention to mass Study Halls offered by the fraternal organizations on campus. Also Allen's library has any number of leaflets and pamphlets to help a student in his/her research endeavors. These options are available outside the classroom and Instructors encourage the student population to use them. The Joseph S. Flipper is the one place on campus that you will always find buzzing with activity from the future movers and shapers of the community that Allen University is apart of as well as the future policy makers and theologians and educators of this country.
  • College Senior
  • Nov 19 2012
Well, the new residence hall last time I checked had cracks in the foundation on the higher floors and it scared me when I leaved there. I rooms are okay but you have a few rooms in different buildings that are not suppose to have two people in them and then there in one building that got shut down, but it didn't stop them, but anyway that's life. Amenities are most times you get to choose your roommate and social atmosphere depends on who you are. They believe in everyone being closer to similar or doing the same thing if not you will catch the devil because you are different, but if you blend in you are good. Cost is great. It's affordable. Residence halls are convenient because they are only a few steps away from the buildings the classes are in. housing process in fine. Just fill out an application and show up on time and get in before the rush it will be simple for you, but over all the housing is okay to be here.
  • College Junior
  • May 18 2015
OUR CAFETERIA SHOULD BE NAMED DIVERSITY – The dining facilities are always clean and you have enough of a concientious staff to make sure that everyone gets waited on in a timely fashion. There may be some long lines at times,however they do not last long.

The food is magnificent, but you must consider that the writer of this review is an Adult. The Food consists, and I will categorize here: Cold cuts with plenty of lettuce and tomatoes and pickles; a salad bar; beverages of many kinds, both hot and col; pizza corner; fast food bar with chicken(baked,barbequed and sometimes fried), french fries, wonderful main courses which consist of many and varied vegetables, different types of rice dishes,lean meats, soups, potatoes, and just about anything a person could want. There is also fresh fruit in season. Oh yes and one more thing, desert(cakes and pies).

So you see why I stated the Cafeteria should be named Diversity or maybe even Diverse City!!
  • College Sophomore
  • May 31 2011