Allen College: Review & Facts

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Allen College is a very small four-year, private not-for-profit school with 615 students enrolled. This institution was established in 1989 and is one of the 3 schools and colleges located in Waterloo, Iowa.

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Academic Offerings

At Allen College you can earn your 1-year certificate, associate's degree, bachelor's degree, postbaccalaureate certificate, master's degree, postmaster certificate, or doctoral degree.

Allen College implements a semester-based curriculum calendar system and allows you to choose from 15 majors. The most popular concentrations are Nursing, Medical, Radiology Technology, Laboratory Assistance, and Medical Assistant. Read the details about Majors offered at this college and see program Ratings against other schools.

Student Retention
It is worthwhile to know student retention and graduation rates before you apply to a school to get your diploma or to engage in a long-term study; high retention and graduation rates are normally a good sign. However, if you would like to transfer or take non-credit coursework, these metrics are not important.

The rate of student retention at Allen College is fair at 75% (close to Iowa average). Considering this statistic, it seems that students enjoy their stay at this school.

Students to Faculty Ratio
8 : 1
The graduation rate at Allen College is average - 65%. Approximately 44% of the school's undergraduate students transfer to other colleges.

Student to faculty ratio at Allen College is good - 8:1. Learn more regarding instructors at this college in the Faculty & Salaries report.

Tuition and Loans

Tuition and fees per year
Average tuition prices are fairly high, $16,100 per year. The additional fees at Allen College not covered by tuition are nearly $1,400; which comes to $17,500 per year.

Read the details about Allen College additional charges as well as availability of loans and likelihood of repaying them upon graduation in the Tuition & Loans report for this college.

Admissions Information

As reported in recent data, 3 applications were submitted and 1 were accepted; so it is pretty hard to get admitted at this school.

This school might accept dual credits, credits for life experience (learned through independent study, noncredit adult courses, work experience, portfolio demonstration, previous licensure or certification, or completion of other learning opportunities), and advanced placement credits (college-level courses taught in high school) earned prior to admission.

Dual Credits
The undergraduate application fee at Allen College is $50.00. The graduate application fee is $50.00.

To receive the most accurate and up-to-date information about admission at Allen College and a program that best suits your goals and budget, call this school's general information office at (319) 226-2000 or check Allen College Website.

Opportunities and Services

Annual Price
Allen College offers a distance learning option, study abroad programs, and evening/weekend study opportunity, which is a great option for those who work full-time.

There are options for on-campus part-time employment at Allen College, which allows students to cover some of the tuition expenses. Additionally, this school helps students to evaluate their career options and to find a full-time job upon graduation.

Allen College offers on-campus housing. Dormitory capacity at this college accommodates roughly 100 students, which provides a reasonable on-campus housing option. The room price is relatively low -- approximately $3,600 annually.

Army ROTC programs are available at Allen College. Reserve Officers' Training Corps commissioning programs typically imply elective classes in addition to required college curriculum, possible funding for your tuition, and an obligation to serve upon graduation.

It is important to keep in mind that enrolling in a ROTC course does not commit you to serve unless you have received a ROTC scholarship, grant, or any other funding.

Based on the college crime data, Allen College appears to be a generally safe school. Read the details in the Campus Crime report for this college.

Allen College Location and Maps

Post Address: Allen College, 1990 Heath St, Waterloo, Iowa 50703-1999, USA
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