Allen University

School Overview: Acceptance Rate, Tuition, and More

Columbia, SC

This school is more affordable than other private schools

Affordability is calculated by subtracting average financial aid from total tuition and fees.

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$13,340

Avg tuition

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About Allen University

School Type: Private

Status: Non-profit

Accreditation: Regional

HBCU: YesHistorically Black Colleges and Universities are accredited schools established prior to 1965 whose principal mission was, and is, the education of Black Americans. Explore our HBCU resource hub to learn more.

Religious Affiliation: Christian, African Methodist Episcopal  While the student experience is largely unaffected at most schools with religious affiliations, some schools place more of an emphasis on religion. Learn how religious affiliations may impact students' experience.

Allen University is a small private university located on an urban campus in Columbia, South Carolina. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 705, and admissions are selective, with an acceptance rate of 65%. The university offers 9 bachelor's degrees, has an average graduation rate of 19%, and a student-faculty ratio of 15:1. Tuition and fees for students are $13,340.

Admissions Breakdown

Acceptance Rate Insight

This school has a high acceptance rate.

This school accepts students at a higher rate than other schools. High acceptance schools welcome 51-100% of all applicants.

65% of students were accepted during the 2020-2021 school year. Sometimes schools with midrange acceptance rates have higher standards of entry but are still accessible to many students who apply.

Retention Rate Insight

50% of full-time students stayed to continue their studies the following academic year. These students started in Fall 2019 and returned in Fall 2020.

Graduation Rate Insight

19% of students graduated out of all full-time, first-time students who began their studies in Fall 2014. Keep in mind many students who enroll are not typically first-time students, as most are adult learners. Therefore, the number of first-time students is traditionally low.

Test scores Recommended

High school rank Recommended

High school GPA Required

Completion of college prep program Considered (not required)

High school transcript Required

Letter of recommendation Considered (not required)

Open admission No

Test of English as a foreign language (TOEFL) Recommended

SAT & ACT

ACT 25th-75th Percentile Currently Unavailable

SAT 25th-75th Percentile Currently Unavailable

Learning Environment

Student Body Stats

This school has a student body of fewer than 5,000 students.

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705

Students enrolled

100%

Online student enrollment

15:1

Student to faculty ratio

Ways Students Can Learn

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Demographics

Black

93%

Unknown

4%

White

1%

Hispanic

1%

Non-U.S. Citizen

1%

American Indian/Alaska Native

1%

Two or more races

0%

Asian

0%

Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander

Information not available

Female student population

46%

Socio-economic diversity

90% of students received an income-based Federal Pell Grant intended for low-income students.

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Financial Breakdown

Students Receiving Aid

Federal Grant Aid

91%

State Grant Aid

44%

Institution Grant Aid

70%

Pell Grant

90%

Average Aid Awarded

Federal Grant Aid $5,559
State Grant Aid $4,969
Institution Grant Aid $4,878
Pell Grant Aid $5,332

Financial Outlook

$33k

Average student debt after graduation

$18k

Average salary 6 years after starting school

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Data collected from the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS), [2020-2021]. In the absence of IPED data, information was collected directly from the school and is accurate as of the date of collection. Contact the school directly for the most current and complete information.