Allen University

1530 Harden Street, Columbia, SC 29204
Tel: (803)376-5700
Private not-for-profit | 671 students
Allen University is an independent liberal arts academic institution which provides students an opportunity to obtain a baccalaureate degree in liberal arts and professional programs. The University has a strong unalterable commitment to teaching in delivery of its baccalaureate programs.

School Overview:

Allen University
CountyRichland County, SC
Title IV EligibleParticipat
Carnegie ClassificationBaccalaureate Colleges--General
Institution LevelFour or more years
Institution ControlPrivate not-for-profit
Instructional Staff Total
(research/public service staff included)
48 staff115 staff
Student Body
Total Enrollment671 students1,633 students
# Full-Time Students
660 students1,434 students
# Part-Time Students
11 students137 students
% American Indian/Alaskan
% Asian
% Hawaiian
% Hispanic
% Black
% White
% Two or more races
Finances and Admission
In-State Tuition Fees
Out-State Tuition Fees

School Notes:

  • Allen University opened its doors in 1870 in order to provide educational opportunities for newly freed slaves. Its 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 University continues its legacy of providing relevant training in a close, nurturing environment that prepares men and women for life and careers.
  • Allen University offers a nurturing environment that enables our students to prosper academically and spiritually in preparation for achievement of their personal, graduate and professional goals. By striving to make positive and meaningful contributions to our community and society through our academic enrichment programs and cultural offerings, Allen University is shaping the future by investing in its students and helping them maximize their opportunities in today's increasingly competitive marketplace.
  • Allen University, located in the capitol city of Columbia, S.C. is the home of several colleges and institutions, including the Museum of Arts & Sciences, the Planetarium, the Riverbanks Zoological Gardens, the State Historical Society, and many others. Allen University‚Äôs Historic District has been officially entered on the National Register of Historic Places by the U.S. Department of the Interior, recognizing the following campus sites.
  • Allen University is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools.
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