Allen University Rankings

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Rank Ranking
#6166 of 14,131 In the World
#1698 of 2,597 In North America
#1613 of 2,496 In the United States
#30 of 37 In South Carolina
#5 of 6 In Columbia

Quick Review

Religion
African Methodist Episcopal
Acceptance rate
65%
Avg. cost to attend
$13,858 /y
Aid receiving
99%
Undergraduates
656
Graduates
49
Male:Female Ratio
54:46
Control
Private
not-for-profit
Highest Degree
Master's degree

Allen University Acceptance rate and Admissions statistics

Total Men Women
Acceptance Rate 65% 56% 69%
Applicants 3,490 1,290 2,200
Admissions 2,254 726 1,528
Freshmen enrolled full time 148 90 58
Freshmen enrolled part time 25 16 9

693 students enrolled in some distance education courses.

12 enrolled exclusively in distance education.

Admissions requirements

Secondary school GPA Required
Secondary school record Required
Other Tests Recommended
SAT/ACT Recommended
Secondary school rank Recommended
TOEFL Recommended
College-preparatory program Considered but not required
Formal demonstration of competencies Considered but not required
Recommendations Considered but not required

Enrollment by race or ethnicity

Black or African American 654 (93%)
Race or Ethnicity unknown 25 (4%)
Hispanic 10 (1%)
White 5 (0.7%)
Nonresident Alien 4 (0.6%)
American Indian or Alaska Native 3 (0.4%)
Asian 2 (0.3%)
Two or more races 1 (0.1%)

Costs per year: Tuition, Housing, Fees

Net average cost to attend
$13,858/year
Average aid awarded
$10,856
Students receiving aid
99%

Average costs by household income

<$30K $13,962
$30-48K $12,140
$48-75K $15,380
$75-110K $17,435
$110K+ $15,081

Tuition and fees

UndergraduatesGraduates
Tuition in-district $12,540$8,100
Tuition in-state $12,540$8,100
Tuition out-of-state $12,540$8,100
Fee in-district $800$800
Fee in-state $800$800
Fee out-of-state $800$800

Room and board price

Dormitory capacity 458
Combined charge for room and board $6,560
Room charge $2,520
Meal charge $5,072

Allen University Majors

Major Bachelor's Master's
Social Sciences, General 12
Biology & Biological Sciences, General 10
Business Administration and Management, General 6
Divinity & Ministry 5
Sport and Fitness Administration & Management 5
Religion & Religious Studies 3
Mathematics, General 2
English Language and Literature, General 1
Music, General 1
Grand Total 40 5
Total Men Women
Graduation rate 19% 23% 17%
  • Full-time retention rate - 50%
  • Part-time retention rate - 17%

Publications & Citations

Publications
32
Citations
463

Publication / Citation count by topic

Liberal Arts & Social Sciences
10 / 82
Medicine
7 / 339
Physics
7 / 21
Atomic and Molecular physics
4 / 13
Art & Design
4 / 4
Chemistry
4 / 10
Engineering
4 / 10
Aesthetics
3 / 4
Materials Science
3 / 9
Political Science
3 / 69
Gerontology
2 / 236
Public Health
2 / 236
Psychology
2 / 9
Biology
2 / 32
Sociology
2 / 2
Genetics
2 / 32
History
2 / 0
Law
2 / 67
Gender Studies
1 / 0
Creative Writing
1 / 0
Computational Chemistry
1 / 1
Acoustical Engineering
1 / 1
Bioinformatics and Computational biology
1 / 17
Theoretical Physics
1 / 1
Theology / Divinity / Religious studies
1 / 2
Anatomy and Physiology
1 / 63
Demography
1 / 0
Literature
1 / 2
Broadcast Journalism
1 / 0
Communications and Public Relations
1 / 0
Business
1 / 0
Child Psychology
1 / 0
Health Science
1 / 0
Healthcare Management (MHA)
1 / 16
Social Psychology
1 / 9
Political Economy
1 / 59
Computer Science
1 / 17
Economics
1 / 59
Philosophy
1 / 2
Electrical Engineering
1 / 1

Annual publication & citation counts

Year Publications Citations
1991 0 0
1992 0 0
1993 0 0
1994 0 0
1995 0 0
1996 0 0
1997 0 0
1998 0 0
1999 0 0
2000 0 0
2001 0 0
2002 0 0
2003 0 0
2004 0 4
2005 1 0
2006 0 3
2007 2 3
2008 0 3
2009 0 12
2010 4 4
2011 0 22
2012 3 19
2013 2 52
2014 3 51
2015 7 53
2016 1 29
2017 1 39
2018 1 50
2019 2 44
2020 2 47
2021 2 37

Notable alumni

  1. William D. Chappelle

    William D. Chappelle
    Born in
    United States Flag United States
    Years
    1857-1925 (aged 68)
    Occupations
    educatoractivistbishop
    Biography

    William David Chappelle was an American educationalist and bishop of the African Methodist Episcopal Church. Chappelle served as president of Allen University, a historically Black university in Columbia, South Carolina, from 1897 to 1899 and served as the chairman of its board of trustees from 1916 to 1925.

General info

Founded 1870
Motto We Teach The Mind To Think, The Hands To Work, The Heart To Love
Colors blue, gold
Academic Calendar Semesters
Total FTE staff 127
Carnegie Classification Baccalaureate Colleges: Arts & Sciences Focus

Location and Contacts

Address 1530 Harden Street
Columbia, South Carolina, 29204
United States
City population 137,000
Phone 8033765700

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