Allen University

Allen University

Columbia, South Carolina

Allen University

Allen University is a private not-for-profit, four or more years institution located in Columbia, South Carolina. The campus is situated in a midsize city area and is home to 754 undergraduate students.

Frequently Asked

How difficult is it to get into Allen University?

Admission into Allen University is fairly competitive with an acceptance rate of 53%. Male students have an acceptance rate of 63% compared to female students with an acceptance rate of 48%.

How much does it cost to attend Allen University?

The cost of undergraduate tuition and fees for attending Allen University for an academic year is $13,340. Both in-state and out-of-state students pay the same tuition. Including the cost of living of $10,592 (for room and board, books and supplies and other miscellaneous expenses), raises the cost from $13,340 to $23,932 for an academic year. 97% of undergraduate students at Allen University receive financial aid reducing the average cost paid by students to $14,303.

What degrees are offered at Allen University?

The degrees offered at Allen University include "bachelor's degree" and "master's degree".

What are the popular majors at Allen University?

The most popular programs/majors at Allen University include "Social Sciences, General", "Business Administration, Management and Operations"" and "Biology, General".

What is the graduation rate at Allen University?

The graduation rate at Allen University is 22%.

What is the debt of graduating Allen University students? What is the earnings?

The median debt of Allen University students is $9,500 and after college, former students in their mid-career (10 years after entry) earn an average salary of $26,400.


College Category

Degree-granting, primarily baccalaureate or above

Student-to-faculty Ratio


Awards Offered

Bachelor's degree

Master's degree



College Type

Private not-for-profit

Campus Housing


Location Setting

Midsize City

Average Grant or Scholarship Aid




1530 Harden Street
Columbia, South Carolina 29204


Allen University has an acceptance rate of 53%. The acceptance rate of 53% implies that for every 100 students that applied 53 students got accepted. 689 students appied to Allen University. 53% of the students that applied got accepted, and 66% that that got accepted enrolled.

Number of Applicants


Acceptance Rate


Application Fee$25
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Costs to Attend

The cost for undergraduate students to attend Allen University for an academic year can be broken down into $12,540 for tuition, $800 for fees, $1,000 for books and supplies, $7,592 for room and board and $2,000 for other expenses. The cost for in-state and out-of-state students is the same.

Tuition and Fees

Books and supplies$1,000
Room and board$7,592
Other expenses$2,000
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Allen University has 754 undergradute students. 51% of the undergraduate students are male compared to 49% female.

Undergradute Enrollment


Enrollment by gender


51% men


49% women

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The graduation rate for undergraduate students at Allen University is 22%. The graduation rate for male undergraduate students is 15% compared to 27% for female undergraduate students.

The retention rate for undergraduate students at Allen University is 56%. Retention rate is the percentage of first-time undergraduate students who return to continue their studies the following fall semester.

Graduation Rate


Graduation Rate by Gender


15% men


27% women

Retention Rate

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After College

The average earnings of former students working 10 years after entry at Allen University is $26,400 with 25% of former students having earnings less than $12,600 compared to 25% former students having earnings greater than $35,400.

Mean Earnings After 10 Years


Earnings Range After 10 Years

$12,600 - $35,400

Percent Earning Over $25,000 After 10 Years


The percent of former students working 10 years after entry at Allen University is 86% compared to 14% of former students 10 years after entry not working.

Working Status


86% percent_working


14% percent_not_working

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Programs and Majors

The largest programs/majors at Allen University include "Social Sciences, General" with 19 graduates followed by "Business Administration, Management and Operations" with 17 graduates, "Biology, General" with 13 graduates, "Mathematics" with 4 graduates and "Religion/Religious Studies" with 4 graduates.

Social Sciences, General19
Business Administration, Management and Operations17
Biology, General13
Religion/Religious Studies4

ⓘ Graduates by program are reported for students receiving bachelors degree.

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