Allen University

Columbia, SC

Allen is a private, liberal arts university affiliated with the African Methodist Episcopal Church. It was founded in 1870. Its campus is located in Columbia.

Website: www.allenuniversity.edu/

Private
Co-ed
827
Undergraduate
Students
(56.3%) 466 Women
(43.7%) 361 Men
Not reported
Graduate
Students

Admission

Entrance Difficulty
Minimally difficult
Overall Admission Rate
72% of 1,937 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered
No
Early Decision Offered
No
Regular Admission Deadline
July 31

Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

Average GPA
Not reported
SAT Math
Not reported
SAT EBRW
Not reported
ACT Composite
Not reported
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Money Matters

Cost of Attendance
$25,920
Tuition and Fees
$13,040
Room and Board
$6,880
Average Percent of Need Met
70%
Average Freshman Award
$7,025
Average Indebtedness of 2018 Graduates
$13,037
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Academics

Academic Calendar System
Semester
General Education/Core Curriculum
Required for most or all students
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates
29
Regular Class Size
Not reported
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Campus Life

Columbia Population
133,358
Nearest Metropolitan Area
 
Freshman Housing Guarantee
Freshmen are guaranteed housing
Students in College Housing
 
Athletic Conferences
National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics
Mascot
Fighting Yellow Jacket
Sororities
 
Fraternities
 
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Students

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
Not reported
International Students
Not reported
First-Year Students Returning
62.0%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
Not reported
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
Not reported
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
Not reported
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Freshman Admission Requirements


Entrance Difficulty

Minimally Difficult: Most freshmen were not in the top 50% of their high school class and scored somewhat below 1010 on the SAT I or below 19 on the ACT; up to 95% of all applicants accepted.

High School Preparation

High School Graduation
High school diploma required and GED is accepted
High School Program
College preparatory program is recommended

High School Units Required or Recommended

High School Units Required or Recommended
Subject Required Units Recommended Units
English   4
Mathematics   4
Science   3
Foreign Language   1
Social Studies   3
History   3
Academic Electives    

Examinations

Examinations
Exam Required Units Scores Due in Admissions Office
SAT or ACT Recommended Not reported
SAT Only    
ACT Only    
SAT and SAT Subject Tests, or ACT    
SAT Subject Tests Only  
SAT Essay Component Policy Not reported
ACT Writing Test Policy Not reported
ACT Writing Test Policy Not reported

Applying for Admission


Admissions Office

Address
1530 Harden Street
City, State, Zip
Columbia, SC 29204
Phone
(803) 376-5735
Fax
(803) 376-5731
E-mail
bbyrd@allenuniversity.edu

Application Dates and Fees

Regular Admisson Deadline
July 31
Application Fee
$20
Application Fee Waiver
Not reported
Regular Admission Notification
Not reported
Accept Offer of Admission
By May 1 or within 2 weeks if notified after May 1
Waiting List Used
No
Defer Admission
 
Transfer Admission
Transfer applications accepted

Early Admission

Early Decision Offered
No
Early Decision Deadline
 
Early Decision Notification
 
Early Action Offered
No
Early Action Deadline
 
Early Action Notification
 

Application Form

Common Application
Not accepted
Universal College Application
Not accepted
Electronic Application
Available

Other Application Requirements

Interview
Not Required
Essay or Personal Statement
Required for all freshmen
Letters of Recommendation
2 required for all freshmen
Other
 
Financial Need
Financial need is a consideration in the admissions process

Selection of Students


Selection of Students
Factor Very Important Important Considered Not Considered
Rigor of Secondary School Record X
Academic GPA X
Standardized Tests X
Class Rank X
Recommendations X
Essay X
Interview
Level of Applicant's Interest X
Extracurricular Activities X
Volunteer Work X
Particular Talent/Ability
Character/Personal Qualities X
First Generation to Attend College X
State Residency
Geographic Residence
Relation with Alumnus
Religious Affiliation/Commitment
Ethnicity X
Work Experience X

Profile of Fall Admission


Overall Admission Rate
72% of 1,937 applicants were admitted
Women
75% of 1,245 applicants were admitted
Men
67% of 692 applicants were admitted
Students Enrolled
531 (38%) of 1,395 admitted students enrolled
Women
307 (33%) of 931 admitted students enrolled
Men
224 (48%) of 464 admitted students enrolled
Early Decision Admission Rate
 
Early Action Admission Rate
 
Students Offered Wait List
 
Students Accepting Wait List Position
 
Students Admitted From Wait List
 

Grade Point Average of Enrolled Freshmen (4.0 scale)

Average GPA
Not reported
3.75 and Above
3%
3.50 - 3.74
6%
3.25 - 3.49
7%
3.00 - 3.24
12%
2.50 - 2.99
39%
2.00 - 2.49
30%

SAT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen

SAT Math
Not reported
Score of 700 - 800
Not reported
Score of 600 - 700
Not reported
Score of 500 - 600
Not reported
Score of 400 - 500
Not reported
Score of 300 - 400
Not reported
Score of 200 - 300
Not reported
SAT EBRW
Not reported
Score of 700 - 800
Not reported
Score of 600 - 700
Not reported
Score of 500 - 600
Not reported
Score of 400 - 500
Not reported
Score of 300 - 400
Not reported
Score of 200 - 300
Not reported

ACT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen

ACT Composite
Not reported
Score of 30 - 36
0%
Score of 24 - 29
0%
Score of 18 - 23
0%
Score of 12 - 17
100%
Score of 6 - 11
0%
Score of 5 or Below
0%

Other Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

High School Class Rank
 
National Merit Scholar
Not reported
Valedictorian
Not reported
Class President
Not reported
Student Government Officer
Not reported

Tuition and Expenses


Cost of Attendance
$25,920
Tuition and Fees
$13,040
Room and Board
$6,880
Books and Supplies
$2,000
Other Expenses
$4,000
Payment Plans
Installment plan

Applying for Financial Aid


Financial Aid Office

Email
Web Site
Financial Aid Web Site
Net Price Calculator URL
Net Price Calculator URL

Application Process

Application Deadline
Priority deadline June 30
Award Notification
Not reported
Methodology for Awarding Institutional Aid
Federal Methodology
Forms Required Cost to File
FAFSA
Code is 003417
Free

Profile of 2018 - 19 Financial Aid


Freshman

Financial Aid Applicants
167 (100.0%) of freshmen
Found to Have Financial Need
121 (72.5%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
121 (100.0%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
Not reported
Average Percent of Need Met
70%
Average Award
$7,025
Need-Based Gift
Received by 121 (100.0%) of aid recipients, average amount $2,213
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 36 (29.8%) of aid recipients, average amount $1,000
Merit-Based Gift
Received by 15 (12.4%) of aid recipients
Merit-Based Gift
Not reported

All Undergraduates

Financial Aid Applicants
552 (100.0%) of undergraduates
Found to Have Financial Need
442 (80.1%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
442 (100.0%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
54 (12.2%) of aid recipients
Average Percent of Need Met
74%
Average Award
$8,081
Need-Based Gift
Received by 442 (100.0%) of aid recipients, average amount $2,213
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 160 (36.2%) of aid recipients, average amount $1,000
Merit-Based Gift
Received by 58 (13.1%) of aid recipients
Merit-Based Gift
3 (.5%) of undergraduates had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $3,609

Borrowing

2018 Graduates Who Took Out Loans
78%
Average Indebtedness of 2018 Graduates
$13,037
Parents of Students Receiving Aid
5.0%
Parents of Students Not Receiving Aid
1.0%

Financial Aid Programs


Loans

Federal Loans
 
State Loans
 
Other Loans
 

Scholarships and Grants

Need-Based Available
Federal Pell grants, SEOG, State scholarships, Private scholarships
Non-Need–Based Available
Academic scholarships

Non-Need Awards

Academic Interest/Achievement Award Areas
Not reported
Number of Awards
10
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Creative Arts/Performance Award Areas
Not reported
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Special Achievements/Activities Award Areas
Not reported
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Special Characteristics Award Areas
Not reported
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 

Employment

Work-Study Programs
Federal work study available
Average Earnings from On-Campus Employment
$1,000
Academic Calendar System
Semester
Summer Session
Offered
General Catalog/Bulletin
Online Catalog

Undergraduate Education


Undergraduate Majors

  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
  • Business Administration and Management, General
  • Chemistry, General
  • English Language and Literature, General
  • Mathematics, General
  • Music, General
  • Religion/Religious Studies
  • Social Sciences, General
Most Popular Disciplines
Business/marketing, Social sciences, Philosophy and religious studies
Combined Liberal Arts/Professional Degree Programs
None
Special Programs
Cooperative work study program, Honors program, Independent study, Internships, Study abroad, Summer session
Study Abroad
Offered
Online Degrees
Not reported

Curriculum and Graduation Requirements


General Education/Core Curriculum
Required for most or all students
Computer
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Foreign Language
Required
Math/Science
Required for all students

Faculty and Instruction


Full-Time Faculty
29
Part-Time Faculty
12
Full-Time Faculty with Ph.D./Terminal Degree
32%
Regular Class Size
Not reported
Discussion Section/Lab Class Size
Not reported

Advanced Placement


International Baccalaureate
Not reported
Advanced Placement (AP) Examinations
 
Sophomore Standing
Not reported

Academic Resources


Library Available on Campus
Yes
Holdings
 
Computer Ownership
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Computers Available on Campus
Not Reported
Internet/E-mail Access
Not reported

Academic Support Services


Remedial Instruction
Offered
Tutoring
Available
Services for Learning Disabled Students
Not reported
Services for Physically Disabled Students
Wheelchair access

Graduate/Professional School Education


Master's Degrees Offered

Not reported

Master's Programs of Study

  • Not reported

Doctoral Degrees Offered

Not reported

Doctoral Programs of Study

  • Not reported

Location and Setting


Columbia Population
133,358
Nearest Metropolitan Area
 
Campus Size
 

Weather

Temperature
32.1 average low in January, 88.8 average high in September
Rain
110 rainy days per year

Getting Around

Campus Map
Map
Nearest Bus Station
1 mile from campus in Columbia
Nearest Train Station
5 miles from campus in Columbia

Housing


College Housing
College offers housing to students
Types of Housing
Men only housing, women only housing
Students in College Housing
 
Housing Requirements
 
Freshman Housing Guarantee
Freshmen are guaranteed housing
Students Living Off Campus/Commuting
40%
Off-Campus Housing Assistance
Assistance in locating off-campus housing is available

Security


24-Hour Emergency Phone/Alarm Devices
Available
24-Hour Security Patrols
Available
Late-Night Transport/Escort Services
Not available
Electronically Operated Housing Entrances
Available
Other
 

Personal Support Services


Health Service
Offered
Personal Counseling
Offered
Child Care
Not offered

Sports and Recreation


Intercollegiate Athletics

Athletic Conferences
National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics
Mascot
Fighting Yellow Jacket
School Colors
Royal blue and gold

Intercollegiate Sports Offered

Sports Women Men
Offered Scholarships Offered Scholarships
Basketball x x x x
Cross-Country Running x   x  
Golf x   x  
Track And Field x   x  
Volleyball x      
Women's Sports Offered Scholarships
Basketball x x
Cross-Country Running x  
Golf x  
Track And Field x  
Volleyball x  
Mens's Sports Offered Scholarships
Basketball x x
Cross-Country Running x  
Golf x  
Track And Field x  
Volleyball    
Women's Club Sports
 
Men's Club Sports
 

Recreational Sports

Intramural Sports
 

Student Activities


Activities and Organizations
choral groups, student newspaper, national fraternities, international students club, social science club, gospel choir, naacp, phi beta lambda and basic
Sororities
 
Fraternities
 
ROTC
Army ROTC is offered off campus

Student Body


Coeducational
Yes
All Undergraduates
827
Women
466 (56.3%)
Men
361 (43.7%)
Full-Time Undergraduates
804
Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
Not reported
International Students.
Not reported
Average Age
All Graduate Students
Not reported

Undergraduate Retention and Graduation


First-Year Students Returning
62.0%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
Not reported
Students Graduating Within 5 Years
Not reported
Students Graduating Within 6 Years
Not reported

After Graduation


Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
Not reported
Average Starting Salary
Not reported
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
Not reported
Disciplines Pursued
Not reported

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