Allen University


Highest Degree Offered: Bachelors

College Type: Private

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Academic Calendar: Semester

State: South Carolina


Allen University opened its doors in 1870 to provide educational opportunities for newly freed slaves. Our roots are grounded in the belief that men and women who are prepared are better citizens and can make a greater contribution to society. Today, Allen continues its legacy of providing relevant training in a close-knit, nurturing environment that prepares men and women for life and careers. Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) as a whole have made a tremendous contribution to higher education in producing the majority of African American professionals in our nation's workforce. Many of our faculty and staff share similar experiences and a commitment to providing a sound academic and social environment for students.

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Student/Faculty Numbers

Total Students: 725
Total Grad Students:
Undergraduate Students: 725
Faculty: 32

Total Student/Faculty Ratio: 23:1
Undergraduate Student/Faculty Ratio: 23:1

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Contact Information

1530 Harden Street
Columbia South Carolina 29204


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Main Phone: 803-254-4416

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Admissions Contact:
Dwan Young

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Applying to Transfer

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Minimum GPA for Applying:
Transfer students with a grade point average of less than a 2.0 will be admitted on academic probation.

Minimum Grades for Transfer:
Allen does not publish a minimum requirement for transfer credit.

Credits (Min/Max):
Transfer students who have accumulated more than 30 hours of transferable credit at the time of the admission decision and have been in good academic, financial, and disciplinary standing at the institution they most recently attended are considered.

Test Scores for Applying:
If applying for academic and/or athletic scholarships, SAT or ACT test scores are required.

Letters of Recommendation Required:
Recommendation documentation is required only for students who fall below a 2.0 GPA. We provide recommendation forms; however, we accept letters, emails, and other written communication that serves as a form of recommendation.

Essay(s) required:
Allen does not publish a requirement for the submission of an essay, nor do they ask for one with your application.

Application Fee:
There is no application fee.

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