Allen University

1530 Harden S, Columbia, United States
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Overview of Allen University

About this school

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.
  • Institution Type


    Private

  • Undergraduate Students


    • Undergraduate Students:827
    • Men:361 (43.7%)
    • Women:466 (56.3%)

Location

Admission Information

Freshman Admission Requirements

Difficulty of Admission


Admission to Allen University is 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

Required Or Recomended High School Units


SubjectRequired UnitsRecommended Units
English
-
4
Mathematics
-
4
Science
-
3
Foreign Language
-
1
Social Studies
-
3
History
-
3
Academic Electives
-
-

Examinations Required


ExamRequiredScores Due Date
SAT or ACT
Recommended
Not reported
SAT Only
-
-
ACT Only
-
-
SAT and SAT Subject Tests, or ACT
-
-
SAT Subject Tests Only
-
-
Essay/TestStatusScores Due Date
SAT Essay Component Policy
Not reported
ACT Writing Test Policy
Not reported
Use of SAT/ACT Essay
Not reported

Admission Details

Admissions Office


Address
1530 Harden Street
City, State, Zip
Columbia, SC  29204
Phone
(803) 376-5735
Fax
(803) 376-5731
Email

Application Dates And Fees


Regular Admission 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

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

Factors involed in acceptance process.
4 star = most important, 1 star = least important.

FactorImportance
Rigor of Secondary School Record
Academic GPA
Standardized Tests
Class Rank
Recommendations
Essay
Interview
Level of Applicant's Interest
Extracurricular Activities
Volunteer Work
Particular|Talent/Ability
Character/Personal Qualities
First Generation to Attend College
State Residency
Geographic Residence
Relation with Alumnus
Religious Affiliation/ Commitment
Ethnicity
Work Experience

Profile of Fall Admission

Overall Admission Rate


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


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

Grade Point Average of Enrolled First-Year Students


Average GPA
Not reported
375 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 Score of Enrolled First-Year Students


Sat Math
Not reported
• Score 700 - 800
Not reported
• Score 600 - 700
Not reported
• Score 500 - 600
Not reported
• Score 400 - 500
Not reported
• Score 300 - 400
Not reported
• Score 200 - 300
Not reported
Sat Critical Reading
Not reported
• Score 700 - 800
Not reported
• Score 600 - 700
Not reported
• Score 500 - 600
Not reported
• Score 400 - 500
Not reported
• Score 300 - 400
Not reported
• Score 200 - 300
Not reported

ACT Scores of Enrolled First-Year Students


Act Composite
Not reported
• Score 30 - 36
0%
• Score 24 - 29
0%
• Score 18 - 23
0%
• Score 12 - 17
100%
• Score 6 - 11
0%
• Score 5 Or Below
0%

Tuition & Financial Aid

Tuition & Expenses

Cost of Attendance


  • Books & Supplies: - $13,040 (50.30864197530864%)
  • Room & Board: - $6,880 (26.54320987654321%)
  • Other Expences: - $2,000 (7.716049382716049%)
  • Tuition & Fees: - $4,000 (15.432098765432098%)
Books & Supplies
Room & Board
Other Expences
Tuition & Fees

Payment Plans


Allen University accepts installment plan

Applying for Financial Aid

Financial Aid Office


Email
-
Website
Net Price Calculator Url

Application Process


Application Deadline
Priority deadline June 30
Award Notification Date
Not reported
Methodology For Awarding Institutional Aid
Federal Methodology

Forms Required


Forms RequiredFiling Cost
FAFSA| Code is 003417
Free

Profile of 2017-18 Financial Aid

First-Year Student


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


2016 Graduates with Loans
78%
Average Indebtedness Of 2016 Graduates
$13,037
Parents Borrowing Plus Loans
-
Parents Of Students Receiving Aid
5.0%
Parents Of Students Not Receiving Aid
1.0%

Financial Aid Programs

Scholarchips 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
Not reported
Creative Arts/Performance
Not reported
Special Achievements/Activities
Not reported
Special Characteristics
Not reported

Employment


Work-Study Programs
Federal work study available
Average Earnings from On-Campus Employment
$1,000

Academics & Instruction

Academics Overview

Academic Calendar System


Semester

Summer Session


Offered

Graduation Requirements

General Education/Core Cirriculum


Required

Computer


Required

Foreign Language


Required

Math/Science


Required for all students

Faculty & 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

Libraries


Library Available On Campus
Yes
Holdings
-

Computing


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 Students Requiring Accommodations


Not reported

Services for Students with Accessibility Needs


Allen University provides wheelchair access

Undergraduate Retention & Graduation

Returning First-Year Students


62.0%

Students Graduating Within 4 Years


Not reported

Students Graduating Within 5 Years


Not reported

Students Graduating Within 6 Years


Not reported

Programs & Majors

Undergraduate Education

Undergraduate Majors (8)


  • 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


Offered

Professional Degree Programs


Not reported

Special Programs


Cooperative work study program, Honors program, Independent study, Internships, Study abroad, Summer session

Study Abroad


Business/marketing, Social sciences, Philosophy and religious studies

Online Degrees


None

Graduate and Professional Education

Master's Degrees Offered


Not reported

Campus Life

Location & Geography

Population


133,358

Nearest Metropolitan Area


Environment


Suburban environment

Campus Size


Weather


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

Available Transportation


Nearest Airport
12 miles from campus in Columbia
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 of College Housing


Housing Restrictions


Freshman Housing Guarantee


Freshmen are guaranteed housing

Students Living Off Campus/Commuting


40%

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

Personal Support Services

Health Service


Offered

Personal Counseling


Offered

Child Care


Not offered

Sports & Recreation

School Athletics


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

Intercollegiate Athletics (Women)


FactorOfferedScholarships Given
Basketball
Cross-Country Running
Golf
Track And Field
Volleyball

Intercollegiate Athletics (Men)


SportOfferedScholarships Given
Basketball
Cross-Country Running
Golf
Track And Field
Volleyball

Recreational Sports


Intramural Sports
-

Student Activities

Activities And Organizations


Allen University offers 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

Co-educational


Yes

Number of Full-Time Undergraduates


804

Undergraduates


All Undergraduates
827
Women
466
Men
361

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.


  • Not reported

International Students


Not reported

Average Age


Number of Graduate Students


Not reported

Student Resources

Study resources