1530 Harden Street Columbia, SC 29204 803-3765700
http://www.allenuniversity.edu admissions@allenuniversity.edu
About Allen University
  • Year of Foundation
  • Size of Campus N/A
  • Type of Instituition Private institution
  • Religious Orientation African Methodist Episcopal
  • Degrees Bachelor's
  • Calendar Type Semester
  • Undergraduate Population N/A
  • Women % / Men % / Out of state
Application
  • App. Deadlines
  • Tuition Costs In / Out - State
  • Room and Board
  • Nonfall Registration
  • Selectivity of the Intuition Less selective
  • Application Fee
  • Enrollment No.
The Allen University story begins seven years after the signing of the Emancipation Proclamation and five years after the end of the American Civil War. The end of that conflict saw significant expansion of the African Methodist Episcopal Church in the former Confederate States. Allen University grew out of the church’s desire to educate newly freed slaves and to ensure a well-trained clergy for the African Methodist Episcopal Church. The Right Revered John Mifflin Brown and the assembled clergy of the Columbia District of the AME Church, on July 29, 1870, agreed to raise funds to purchase a 150-acre farm in Cokesbury, South Carolina. They did so in hopes of locating a school there that would be the “FIRST INSTITUTION OF LEARNING CONSECRATED TO NEGRO SELF ACTIVITY AND NEGRO MANHOOD,” in the state of South Carolina. The Reverend Simon Miller led a five-person committee in the actual development of a school on that land. Reverend Miller, who served as Presiding Elder of the Abbeville District of the AME Church and as founding past of Miller Chapel AME Church in Newberry, saw that hope become reality in the establishment of Payne Institute. The school was named in honor of Bishop Daniel Alexander Payne, a native South Carolinian, the founder of Wilberfoce University and the driving force behind the quest for an educated clergy and laity in the African Methodist Episcopal Church.
Social Life And Activities
  • Number of frat chapter houses 0
  • Popular Event and Social Activities on Campus N/A
  • Number of students in fraternities 4
  • Percent students who are frat members N/A
  • Number of honor societies Allen University Honors Program
  • Setting Urban
  • Number of sororities 4
  • On-campus religious organizations N/A
  • Other on-campus organizations N/A
  • Percent students who are frat sororities N/A
  • Number of on-campus international organizations N/A
  • Alcohol Policies No
  • Number of frats 4
  • Other general policies class attendance mandatory, dress/hair code, honor code, hazing prohibited, smoking prohibited
Transportation
  • Distance to nearest train Columbia (5)
  • Distance to nearest bus Columbia (1)
  • Public Transportation to the University Yes
  • Car Permitted On Campus Yes
  • Distance to nearest airport Columbia (10)
Student Housing
  • College housing safety - Fire alarms N/A
  • Percentage of housing units owned by the college that are triples N/A
  • College campus housing availability Yes
  • High speed or wireless internet in college housing 10%
  • Percentage of housing units owned by the college that are apartments N/A
  • Off and remote campus housing assistance available Yes
  • Percentage of housing units owned by the college that are undefined N/A
  • Type of housing provided for students women's dorms, men's dorms, apartment for single students
  • Number of housing and appartment units owned by the university N/A
  • Percentage of housing units owned by the college that are singles N/A
  • On and Off campus housing offered Yes
  • College housing safety - Sprinkler system N/A
  • Percentage of housing units owned by the college that are doubles N/A
  • Number of students using college housing N/A
Campus Services
  • Internet Access Yes
  • Online Course Registration Available Yes
  • Library Facilities N/A
  • Wireless Network - Student wi-fi Yes
  • Number Of Books in Library N/A
  • Location Of Available Computers computer center/labs, residence halls, library
  • Campus Safety 24-hour foot and vehicle patrols, 24-hour emergency telephones, lighted pathways/sidewalks
  • Museums N/A
  • Location Of Area With Wireless Support in some of the libraries (excluding computer labs), in some classrooms, in computer labs, in administrative/faculty offices and work areas
  • Number Of Subscriptions N/A
  • Basic Services Provided nonremedial tutoring, placement service, health service, health insurance
  • Number Of Wired Computers Available In The Library 20
  • Computer Courses Yes
  • Estimated Capacity Of Wireless Network 300
  • Number Of Microforms 0
  • Tutoring and Remedial Help reading, math
  • Number Of Wired Computers Available In Classrooms 50
  • Student Computer Availability No
  • OS of Wifi Network Other
  • Number of Audiovisuals-cds,videos,dvds N/A
  • Number Of Wired Computers Available In Campus Labs(est) 250
  • Counseling Services minority student, career, military, personal, veteran student, academic, older student, psychological, birth control, religious
  • Student Email Accounts Yes
  • Student Allowed To Post A Web Page Yes
  • Number of e-books N/A
  • Number Of Wired Computers Available In The Other Locations 30
  • Library On Campus Yes
Student Employment and Career
  • Top Companies Selecting Students For Jobs N/A
  • Airforce ROTC on campus? Not offered
  • Number of undergraduates (only) with employment 0%
  • Career placment and training co-op education, on-campus job interviews, internships, resume assistance, career/job search classes, alumni network, interest inventory, interview training
  • The average earnings of employed undergrads 0
  • Employed Students after 6 Months N/A
  • Does the school discourage student employment Yes
  • Employed Students after 1 year N/A
  • Army ROTC on campus? Offered at cooperating institution (Benedict College)
  • Employed Students after 2 years N/A
  • Navy ROTC on campus? Offered at cooperating institution (University of South Carolina)