Allen College

Overview of Allen College

Allen is found in Waterloo, IA. Waterloo is a rural site not far from an urban area. The school is a private, not-for-profit institution. Students can earn degrees up to and including the Post-Master's certificate at Allen.

Areas of Study

The school is known for its programs in nursing and emergency medicine.

Allen Selectivity

Admission to Allen is not automatic; not everyone who applies gets in.


The school maintains a faculty/student ratio (full-time) which is better than most colleges.

Student Body

Students numbered 462 in 2007-2008 at Allen. A very high share of students at the school are female.

More complete details are provided below.

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Contacting Allen

Allen College
1990 Heath St
Waterloo , IA 50703-1999
General Phone: (319) 226-2000

Allen Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Nursing and Emergency Medicine106registered nursing
Medical Support and Technology14health service and sciences

Number of programs and degrees for Allen in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Associate's degree141
Bachelor's degree961
Master's degree101
Post-master's certificate01

Allen Student Body

In 2007-2008, Allen had a total enrollment of 462 students (316 full-time equivalent).

Students in the Freshman Class:

Group Percent
Women 100%
Full-Time 100%

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 81%
Graduate 19%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 96%
Black 1%
Hispanic 1%
Asian 1%
American Indian 1%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 0%
18-19 16%
20-21 24%
22-24 25%
25-29 9%
30-34 5%
35-39 7%
40-49 8%
50-64 5%

Incoming (Freshman) Students by Place of Residence:
(From available data sampling)


Allen Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 94 %

Allen Room and Board (2007)

Allen offers campus housing for 24 of its 316 (full-time) students.

(Please refer to our profile of Waterloo, Iowa for details about the area surrounding the campus. Also see our list of other Iowa Colleges).

The school does not offer students a meal plan.

Allen Admissions and Selectivity


EnrolledPercent of
Accepted Enrolled

Standardized Test Scores:

Test25th Percentile75th Percetile
ACT Verbal2129
ACT Math2224
ACT Composite2125

Application Requirements:

Class Rankrequired
High School Recordrequired
College Prep Programnot required
Formal Demonstration of Competencenot required
Standardized Tests (SAT and/or ACT)required
Percent of Applicants Submitting ACT100%
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)required
Years of College Work Before Admittancerequired

Allen Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 14,895
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 14,895
Room and board $ 6,178
Room charge $ 3,470
Books and supplies $ 964
Other expenses $ 4,024

Financial Aid:
Allen participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 3069100)

Allen Faculty

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Associate professorcalendar year0*1*
Assistant professorcalendar year1*1*
Instructorcalendar year0*2*
All faculty totalcalendar year1*4$61,944

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professoracademic year0*5$68,499
Associate professoracademic year0*5$58,489
Assistant professoracademic year0*12$51,289
All faculty totalacademic year0*22$56,837

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

Allen Degree Programs (2007)

Medical Support And Technology
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences, General

Nursing And Emergency Medicine
Nursing/Registered Nurse (RN, ASN, BSN, MSN)

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Allen Highlights

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What Sets Allen Apart:

% of degrees in nursing and emergency medicine
(vs. all colleges)
Top 8%Allen % of degrees in nursing and emergency medicine
Female % of student body
(vs. all colleges)
Top 13%Allen Female % of student body
Degrees concentrated in limited number of degree programs
(vs. all colleges)
Top 14%Allen Degrees concentrated in limited number of degree programs
Faculty/student ratio (full-time)
(vs. all colleges)
Top 16%Allen Faculty/student ratio (full-time)
% of accepted students who choose to enroll
(vs. colleges with similar degree levels)
Top 18%Allen % of accepted students who choose to enroll

checked Accepts some high school credits
checked Grants credits for AP courses
checked Offers distance learning
checked Career counseling
checked Career services
checked Student employment services
checked On-campus day care
checked Remedial classes for students
checked Offers part-time study
checked On-campus library
checked Offers campus housing
checked Has ROTC (army)

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