University Description

Allen University is a private historically black university in Columbia, South Carolina. It has more than 600 students and still serves a predominantly Black constituency.[2] The campus is listed on the National Register of Historic Places as Allen University Historic District.. Read More

University History

Allen University was founded by the African Methodist Episcopal (AME) Church in 1870. The University has a distinguished history, rich in the tradition of promoting spiritual growth and training men and women to become productive leaders in an ever- changing society. Manifesting the dream of Daniel Alexander Payne, an apostle of black education in the United States, Allen University educated men and women for stellar leadership and service.
Graduation Rate: 9% Acceptance Rate: 57% Student Faculty Ratio: 14:1 School Setting: rural Notable Alumni: Sam Davis,William D. Chappele,Hall Johnson,Kay Patterson,George Harold,Sandy Gilliam

Academic Programs

  • General Biology
  • General Business Administration and Management
  • General Chemistry
  • General English Language and Literature
  • General Mathematics
  • General Music
  • Sport and Fitness Administration
  • General Social Sciences
  • Religious Studies
  • General Biology
  • General Business Administration and Management
  • General Mathematics
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Sports Offered

  • Softball (W)
  • Basketball (M)
  • Basketball (W)
  • Cross Country (M)
  • Cross Country (W)

Greek Life

  • Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity
  • Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority
  • Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity
  • Omega Psi Phi Fraternity
  • Delta Sigma Theta Sorority
  • Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity
  • Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority
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