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Get the facts about Allen University. Learn how it ranks, what majors it offers, how diverse it is, and much more. All you need to do to learn more about a stat is click on its tile, and you'll be taken to another page that analyzes that data more closely. Also, you can use the links below to scroll to any section of this page.

How Well Is Allen University Ranked?

2021 Rankings

In its yearly rankings, College Factual analyzes over 2,000 colleges and universities to determine which ones are the best in a variety of categories, such as overall value, quality, diversity, which schools are the best for each major, and much more.

Allen University was awarded 12 badges in the 2021 rankings. The highest ranked major at the school is general social sciences.

Overall Quality

Allen U is ranked #1,623 out of 1,715 schools in the nation for overall quality on College Factual's 2021 Best Colleges list.

Allen U is also ranked #32 out of 34 schools in South Carolina.

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Is It Hard to Get Into Allen U?

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Allen University Faculty

Student to Faculty Ratio

The student to faculty ratio at Allen University is about average at 15 to 1. This ratio is often used to gauge how many students might be in an average class and how much time professors will have to spend with their students on an individual level. The national average for this metric is 15 to 1.

Percent of Full-Time Faculty

When estimating how much access students will have to their teachers, some people like to look at what percentage of faculty members are full time. This is because part-time teachers may not have as much time to spend on campus as their full-time counterparts.

The full-time faculty percentage at Allen University is 83%. This is higher than the national average of 47%.

Full-Time Faculty Percent  83 out of 100

Retention and Graduation Rates at Allen University

Freshmen Retention Rate

The freshmen retention rate of 36% tells us that most first-year, full-time students don't stick around for a second year at Allen University. Students may have a variety of reasons for this, such as only intending to attend a school for one year while they brush up on certain subjects.

Freshmen Retention Rate  36 out of 100

Graduation Rate

When we say that a student has graduated on time, we mean that they have finished their bachelor's degree within four years. The on-time graduation rate at Allen U is 7%. That's lower than the national rate of 33.3%

On-Time Graduation Rate  7 out of 100

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Below Average Overall Diversity at Allen U

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 698 undergraduates at Allen U with 654 being full-time and 44 being part-time.

Allen U Diversity Score

For each college and university, College Factual calculates an overall diversity score that takes four factors into account: gender, ethnicity, age, and home location of the student. Then, the schools with the best mixtures of students with respect to these factors are ranked the highest.

The overall diversity score for Allen U is 35.35 out of 100. This is below average when compared to other schools in the United States.

Overall Diversity Score  35.35 out of 100
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How Much Does Allen University Cost?

The overall average net price of Allen U is $14,790. The affordability of the school largely depends on your financial need since net price varies by income group. See the table below for the net price for different income groups.

Net Price by Income Group for Allen U

$0-30 K $30K-48K $48-75 $75-110K $110K +
$14,106 $15,370 $16,697 $18,389 $18,031

The net price is calculated by adding tuition, room, board and other costs and subtracting financial aid.Note that the net price is typically less than the published for a school. For more information on the sticker price of Allen U, see our tuition and fees and room and board pages.

Student Loan Debt

It's not uncommon for college students to take out loans to pay for school. In fact, almost 66% of students nationwide depend at least partially on loans. At Allen U, approximately 93% of students took out student loans averaging $7,897 a year. That adds up to $31,588 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Allen U is 10.3%. This is about the same as the national default rate of 10.1%.

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How Much Money Do Allen U Graduates Make?

Although some majors pay more than others, students who graduate from Allen U with a bachelor's degree go on to jobs where they make an average salary of $23,300 in their early years. This is about 41% less that the average pay for college graduates overall. However, graduates with your major may make more.


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Location of Allen University

Allen University is a private not-for-profit institution situated in Columbia, South Carolina. Columbia is a great location for students who prefer city over country life.

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Location of Allen University

Contact details for Allen U are given below.

Contact Details
Address: 1530 Harden Street, Columbia, SC 29204
Phone: 803-376-5700

Allen University Majors

Most Popular Majors Bachelor’s Degrees Average Salary of Graduates
General Social Sciences 19 $21,400
Business Administration & Management 17 NA
General Biology 13 NA
Mathematics 4 NA
Religious Studies 4 NA
General English Literature 3 NA
Music 1 NA
Health & Physical Education 0 NA
Chemistry 0 NA
Theological & Ministerial Studies 0 NA

Learn more about the majors offered at Allen University along with which ones have the highest average starting salaries.

Online Learning at Allen U

Online learning is becoming popular at even the oldest colleges and universities in the United States. Not only are online classes great for returning adults with busy schedules, they are also frequented by a growing number of traditional students.

In 2017-2018, 121 students took at least one online class at Allen University. This is an increase from the 0 students who took online classes the previous year.

Year Took at Least One Online Class Took All Classes Online
2017-2018 121 0
2016-2017 0 0
2015-2016 0 0
2014-2015 0 0
2013-2014 0 0

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Notes and References


*The racial-ethnic minorities count is calculated by taking the total number of students and subtracting white students, international students, and students whose race/ethnicity was unknown. This number is then divided by the total number of students at the school to obtain the racial-ethnic minorities percentage.


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