Resources › For Students and Parents Allen University Admissions SAT Scores, Acceptance Rate, Financial Aid & More Share Flipboard Email Print Coppin Hall at Allen University in Columbia, South Carolina. Abductive / Wikimedia Commons For Students and Parents College Admissions College Profiles College Admissions Process College Rankings Choosing A College Application Tips Essay Samples & Tips Testing Graphs College Financial Aid Extracurricular Activities Advanced Placement Homework Help Private School Test Prep College Life Graduate School Business School Law School Distance Learning View More By Allen Grove College Admissions Expert Ph.D., English, University of Pennsylvania M.A., English, University of Pennsylvania B.S., Materials Science & Engineering and Literature, MIT Dr. Allen Grove is an Alfred University English professor and a college admissions expert with 20 years of experience helping students transition to college. our editorial process Facebook Facebook Twitter Twitter Allen Grove Updated February 10, 2018 Allen University has open admissions, so any student who has a high school diploma and meets the minimum requirements for admission has the opportunity to study there. However, interested students must still submit an application that includes a high school transcript (or GED certificate) and two letters of recommendation—from a teacher, guidance counselor, and/or member of the clergy. If interested in applying for a scholarships, students may also submit scores from the SAT or ACT. Students must have a 2.0 GPA for admission. Campus visits are encouraged for all interested students to see if the school would be a good fit for them. Admissions Data (2016): Allen University has open admissionsTest Scores -- 25th / 75th PercentileSAT Critical Reading: - / -SAT Math: - / -What's a good SAT score?ACT Composite: - / -ACT English: - / -ACT Math: - / -What's a good ACT score? Allen University Description: Founded in 1870, Allen University is a four-year, private university located in Columbia, South Carolina. Allen is a historically black college affiliated with the African Methodist Episcopal Church. In fact, the university is named after Richard Allen, the founder of the African Methodist Episcopal Church. The university is home to roughly 650 students with a student / faculty ratio of 15 to 1. The college offers eight majors with 21 concentrations across its academic divisions of Business Administration, Humanities, Religion, and Mathematics and Natural Sciences. Students will find plenty to do on campus with Allen's 30+ clubs and organizations, as well as the school's fraternities and sororities. On the athletic front, the Allen Yellow Jackets compete as a member of the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA) and the Association of Independent Institutions (A.I.I.). The college has teams for men’s basketball, women’s basketball, and volleyball. Enrollment (2016): Total Enrollment: 600 (all undergraduates)Gender Breakdown: 46 percent male / 54 percent female96 percent full-time Costs (2016 - 17): Tuition and Fees: $13,140Books: $1,100 (why so much?)Room and Board: $6,560Other Expenses: $2,000Total Cost: $22,800 Allen University Financial Aid (2015 - 16): Percentage of New Students Receiving Aid: 97 percentPercentage of New Students Receiving Types of AidGrants: 97 percentLoans: 95 percentAverage Amount of AidGrants: $8,438Loans: $6,666 Academic Programs: Most Popular Majors: Biology, Business Administration, English, Humanities, Social Sciences, Music, Religious Studies, Mathematics, Chemistry Transfer, Graduation and Retention Rates: First Year Student Retention (full-time students): 48 percentTransfer Out Rate: 7 percent4-Year Graduation Rate: 9 percent6-Year Graduation Rate: 18 percent Intercollegiate Athletic Programs: Men's Sports: Track and Field, Cross Country, BasketballWomen's Sports: Cross Country, Basketball, Track and Field, Volleyball Data Source: National Center for Educational Statistics If You Like Allen University, You May Also Like These Schools: For students interested in another school that's affiliated with the African Methodist Episcopal Church, other choices from around the country include Edward Waters College (Florida), Wilberforce University (Ohio), and Paul Quinn College (Texas). For those looking for a small college or university in South Carolina, be sure to check out Erskine College, Converse College, or Morris College. These schools all have under 1,000 undergraduates, and admissions at each are largely accessible.