South Carolina

Allen University

Columbia, SC
School Type:
4-year, Private
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Admission Requirements
Required GPA
Required SAT
Required ACT
Quick facts
  • Founded: 1870
  • Enrollment: 657
  • Mascot: Fighting Yellow Jacket
  • Colors: Blue and Gold
  • Motto: We Teach The Mind To Think, The Hands To Work, The Heart To Love
  • Campus Setting: City
  • Campus Housing: Yes
Short description

Founded in 1870, Allen University is a historically black institution located in the heart of Columbia, South Carolina. The University has a proud history of molding minds and instilling a work ethic in its students, as exemplified by its motto, "We Teach The Mind To Think, The Hands To Work, The Heart To Love". 

Allen University is a private four-year institution offering Bachelor's and Master's degrees programs to a tight-knit student community of 657 students, including 603 undergraduates. The university's popular majors are Business Administration, Mathematics, Biology, Sports Management, and Social Science. 

The university prides itself on its athletics, participating in the NCAA Division II - Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SIAC) as the Fighting Yellow Jackets, reflecting their energetic spirit and tenacity. The campus, set in a vibrant city environment, offers on-campus housing and is distinguished by its blue and gold school colors.

Admissions & Financial Aid
  • Admissions: (803) 376-5801 
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  • Financial Aid:  (803) 255-4999 
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Popular Majors
  • Business Administration
  • Mathematics
  • Biology
  • Sports Management
  • Social Science

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NCAA Division II - Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SIAC)

Team Name: Yellow Jackets

Men's Sports:

  • Basketball
  • Football
  • Wrestling (Conference Carolinas)
  • Track & Field
  • Cross Country

Women's Sports:

  • Basketball
  • Soccer (Independent)
  • Volleyball
  • Track & Field
  • Cross Country
  • Wrestling (Independent)

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