C O L L E G E   P R O F I L E   -   O V E R V I E W
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.
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Institution Type Private
Coeducational Yes
Undergraduate Students 827
   Women 466 (56.3%)
   Men 361 (43.7%)
Graduate Students Not reported
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 Critical Reading Not reported
SAT Writing
ACT Composite Not reported
Selection of Students
Factor Very Important Important Considered Not Considered
Academic GPA X      
Standardized Tests   X    
Essay     X  
Extracurricular Activities     X  
Cost of Attendance $22,100
  Tuition and Fees $12,740
  Room and Board $6,560
Average Percent of Need Met 70%
Average Freshman Award $7,025
Average Indebtedness of
2016 Graduates
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Academic Calendar System Semester
General Education/Core Curriculum Required
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates 44
Regular Class Size Not reported
Columbia Population 133,358
Nearest Metropolitan Area  
Freshman Housing Guarantee Freshmen are guaranteed housing
Students in College Housing 97% of all students
Athletic Conferences National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics
Mascot Fighting Yellow Jacket
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