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Allen University Data & Information Overview

57% Acceptance Rate
22% Student Loan Default Rate
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How Well Is Allen University Ranked?

Business Administration & Management Highest Ranked Major

2024 Rankings

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Overall Quality

Allen U was not ranked in College Factual's 2024 Best Overall Colleges report. This could be for a number of reasons, including lack of data.

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Is It Hard to Get Into Allen U?

57% Acceptance Rate
59% Of Accepted Are Women

Acceptance Rate

The acceptance rate at Allen University is a competitive 57%, so make sure you take your application seriously when putting it together. Even leaving out a minor detail could be a reason to move you to the rejection pile.

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Allen University Faculty

15 to 1 Student to Faculty
100% Full Time Teachers

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 100%. This is higher than the national average of 47%.

Full-Time Faculty Percent  100 out of 100

Retention and Graduation Rates at Allen University

62% Freshmen Retention
13% On-Time Graduation Rate

Freshmen Retention Rate

The freshmen retention rate is a sign of how many full-time students like a college or university well enough to come back for their sophomore year. At Allen University this rate is 62%, which is a bit lower than the national average of 68%.

Freshmen Retention Rate  62 out of 100

Graduation Rate

The on-time graduation rate is the percent of first-time, full time students who obtain their bachelor's degree in four years or less. This rate is 13% for first-time, full-time students at Allen U, which is lower than the national rate of 33.3%.

On-Time Graduation Rate  13 out of 100

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Allen University Undergraduate Student Diversity

577 Full-Time Undergraduates
95.7% Racial-Ethnic Minorities*
44.7% Percent Women

During the 2017-2018 academic year, there were 656 undergraduates at Allen U with 577 being full-time and 79 being part-time.

How Much Does Allen University Cost?

$13,963 Net Price
84% Take Out Loans
$25,364 Total Student Loans
The overall average net price of Allen U is $13,963. 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 +
$13,962 $12,140 $15,380 $17,435 $15,081

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

While almost two-thirds of students nationwide take out loans to pay for college, the percentage may be quite different for the school you plan on attending. At Allen U, approximately 84% of students took out student loans averaging $6,341 a year. That adds up to $25,364 over four years for those students.

The student loan default rate at Allen U is 21.8%. Watch out! This is significantly higher than the national default rate of 10.1%, which means you could have trouble paying back your student loans if you take any out.

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How Much Money Do Allen U Graduates Make?

$28,816 Avg Salary of Grads
High Earnings Boost
The pay for some majors is higher than others, but on average, students who graduate with a bachelor's degree from Allen U make about $28,816 a year during their first few years of employment after graduation. Unfortunately, this is 32% less that the average college graduate's salary of $42,485 per year. However, graduates in your major field may make more.


See which majors at Allen University make the most money.

Location of Allen University

South Carolina State
577 Full-Time Undergraduates
Midsize City Campus Setting
Allen University is a private not-for-profit institution located in Columbia, South Carolina. Columbia is a great location for students who prefer city over country life.

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Contact details for Allen U are given below.

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

Allen University Majors

10 Majors With Completions
47 Undergraduate Degrees
13 Graduate Degrees
During the most recent year for which we have data, students from 10 majors graduated from Allen University. Of these students, 47 received undergraduate degrees and 13 graduated with a master's or doctor's degree. The following table lists the most popular undergraduate majors along with the average salary graduates from those majors make.

Most Popular Majors Bachelor’s Degrees Average Salary of Graduates
General Social Sciences 13 NA
Business Administration & Management 11 $22,477
Health & Physical Education 7 NA
General Biology 6 $17,432
General English Literature 3 NA
Mathematics 3 NA
Religious Studies 2 NA
Music 2 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

13% Take At Least One Class Online
3% Take All Classes Online

Online courses area a great option for busy, working students as well as for those who have scheduling conflicts and want to study on their own time. As time goes by, expect to see more and more online learning options become available.

In 2020-2021, 78 students took at least one online class at Allen University. This is a decrease from the 705 students who took online classes the previous year.

Year Took at Least One Online Class Took All Classes Online
2020-2021 78 20
2019-2020 705 12
2018-2019 109 2
2017-2018 121 0
2016-2017 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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