Allen School of Health Sciences

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About Allen School of Health Sciences Reviews

For more than 60 years, the Allen School of Health Sciences has assisted and trained thousands of people for their new careers in health care. The company's goal is for office to meet clinic, giving students an opportunity to work with medical professionals in a physician's office, clinic or hospital. The school's training courses are designed to provide students with the skills needed to be successful, and its accelerated program can be completed in less than a year.

Pros & Cons


  • Accredited program
  • Multiple campuses
  • Aid available
  • Accelerated timeline


  • Nursing Assistant program only at New York campuses
  • No lodging

Bottom Line

Allen School of Health Sciences offers accredited online training programs for medical assistants and nursing assistants. The programs don’t include lodging and can be pricey, but financial aid and accelerated tracks are available.

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What is Allen School of Health Sciences?

Allen School of Health Sciences is a nationally accredited medical assistant and nursing assistant training facility with campuses in New York and Arizona and online education options. The school has been around since 1961, and it offers an accelerated program schedule (typically nine months) for full-time students seeking certification for medical assistant and nursing assistant careers.

Allen School of Health Sciences requirements

Allen School of Health Sciences requires that students have a high school or a GED diploma. To enroll, you must also be at least 17 years old and meet state standard minimum requirements for admission. Students also have to complete an interview with the admissions department, submit proof of graduation, pay a registration fee and attend a mandatory orientation session as part of registration. The interview is meant to assess the applicant’s motivation and expectations for the program. Nursing Assistant students must also receive at least an 11 on the Wonderlic exam.

To apply, students can either fill out the online request form, chat with a representative online or call the school directly. There is a registration fee — it's $100 for New York campuses and $25 for the Phoenix location — which is applied toward tuition.

Allen School of Health Sciences cost

Allen School of Health Sciences' MA program costs about $18,134 (tuition and fees). The NA program, which takes only 130 hours, costs about $1,995. It’s unclear how its online program costs compare to the price of its campus-based education, however.

Allen School of Health Sciences estimates that students will spend an additional $600 on books and supplies. Students also have to pay an application fee ($25 or $100). For those who can’t afford out-of-pocket costs, there is financial aid available. The admissions team can help navigate your options, which include federal student aid, grants, loans, scholarships and military benefits.

Due to the financial hardships that the coronavirus outbreak has caused, the Allen School of Health Sciences is temporarily waiving the requirements that payment of a registration fee is due prior to being considered for enrollment. The registration fee will be due upon the completion of the program.

Allen School of Health Sciences FAQ

How long is the Allen School medical assistant program?

Nine months for a full-time student, on average. It depends on how many hours you take and at what cadence, however.

Is the Allen School accredited?

Yes. The Allen School of Health Sciences is accredited by the Commission of the Council on Occupational Education (COE). It’s also licensed by the New York State Education Department and the Arizona State Board for Private Postsecondary Education.

Does Allen School of Health Sciences offer financial aid?

Yes. Its financial aid office helps students gain funding from federal, state, institutional and private sources. There are also scholarship programs available at its Phoenix location.

Where is Allen School of Health Sciences located?

There are three campuses: two in New York and one in Arizona. The New York campuses are in Brooklyn and Jamaica (Queens), and the Arizona location is in Phoenix.

Do we recommend Allen School of Health Sciences?

For students who want an accredited program for medical assistant or nursing assistant training, Allen School of Health Sciences is a good option. With three campuses to choose from in two states and online options, there’s a decent amount of flexibility in terms of location. Also, many full-time students can finish the program in just nine months. The pricing may be a bit expensive for some since it doesn’t include room and board or even a full year’s worth of education, but there are financial aid options available for most students.

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Reviewed Oct. 3, 2023

I just started with Allen School and it's going well. It's a lot of work and it's very technical. But it's very organized and helpful, and they offer many programs to assist you. At first, it was challenging because I was getting back to school after years of not being in. But most of the professors are very understanding and they'll help you outside of class if you need it. Allen School also offers general help. If one of my professors didn't have time or wasn't willing to help me, there's someone else who will. So I feel supported.

The professors are all top-notch. I only know four but they're very knowledgeable people and know what they're doing. They’re masters of their craft and we haven't even gotten to the tough stuff yet so I'm excited to learn more as we go along. Priscilla was the one who recruited me and helped me with getting established and getting all the documents I needed. Even she's amazing. She checks on me every day, every week and asks how everything is going. She tells me to ask her if I need any help or if I have any questions. So it's easy. You don't have to do it by yourself. Even with the challenges that come up, the way that Allen School deals with it, I love it. It's impressive, orderly and communicative.

I was already sold from my other experience but the salesperson went through the processes and answered every question, was available, and answered back. So it was excellent. The cost is great because college and so many other programs are so much more expensive with a lot less support. I'm getting my money's worth. But the online tools could use some work. Allen School just started using the program called Canva for the students and it's great, but there were some technical difficulties that make class a little frustrating sometimes. But that's the one issue out of everything else being amazing. And the teachers that are learning it with us are doing a great job and saying we’re in this together and not to worry.

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    Reviewed Sept. 12, 2023

    Allen School is mainly online and it’s very convenient for me. They work with your schedule. The professors always help you. If you have any questions, you are able to get your questions answered timely. As a student, you just have to make sure you're on top of everything. I had a great experience while I was becoming a medical assistant as well as now where I'm going back to school with them for medical management. I finished up my MA and now, I'm attending a hybrid program that they offered me for medical management. I was eligible to receive a grant from the school and while the grant from the school took care of everything, they work with a payment plan to then pay this back.

    The teachers make sure that while you're taking the course, you are aware of everything. Some teachers just teach to teach, to just get the money. But for some reason, the teachers at Allen School take their time out to make sure that each and every student understands what's being taught. So I like them for that. They were very attentive. If you need homework help, if you need any questions answered, they're just there. Even with customer service, if you call in and ask any questions, they make sure they get back to you promptly. They explain things in a way that you would understand, which is why I like it. I would recommend anyone to go to Allen School because they were great and they got me to where I needed to be.

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    Reviewed Aug. 20, 2023

    I would recommend Allen School. When it comes down to learning, they make it easy. Nine months, they break it down how many classes you would have. It's the way to go. Go here as opposed to going to a two-year or four-year college because you will not have that same experience. Donna walked me through everything. She was there with me every step of the way. She was like an angel without wings. The learning experience is easy. I like that the classes are small and that I can come in campus, and Allen School has the online.

    I like the professionalism of the teachers, staff, and students. The professors go over what we have to do. Every Monday, we have to go into the thing. I'm in module 1 now. Tuesday to Friday is online. On Fridays, we go through a lesson but we do a review of what to expect on Monday and they tell us, “Make sure you take these notes because this will definitely appear on the test on Monday.” And gives us the opportunity to study for how we do it. One teacher suggested us doing WhatsApp or Zoom with the class. That way, we have a group chat. And someone set that up.

    The way they set up everything is easy. Being able to go back on to Canvas and see the slides, I like that way of learning. Colleges don't do that. I had to copy things off the board. I had to go into the class. I went into the campus every day, and that was inconvenient. So, I like the fact that Allen School has the thing set up with Canvas, and I can go into the notes and look at the slide, because the slides are a very big help. That's a wonderful idea.

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    Reviewed Nov. 16, 2022

    I was also looking to get CNA done, and I went to a place down the hillside and it was so crappy and I was like, "I'm not gonna pay my money to go to an ugly place like that." That was when I called up Allen School and I was sold. I find the staff most appealing. I love my lecturers. They always find the time to listen and explain. If there was anything we didn't understand, they would go through it back with us. If any students have any issues, then that's one of the main things you look forward to. One of the things I love most is the communication between lecturers and students. If there was a problem, they don't just say, "Go do it yourself," or, "Go figure it out." They were always there to help. My learning experiences are really amazing.

    Even though I finished school, I can still call them up at any time and if I need help, they'll be there. The other day, I was getting trouble with applying to do the state board and I called up and I said, "I'm getting trouble with this website and I really need to do the scores because somebody is trying to help me to get into a hospital and I need that." He was like, "Come on in." He was busy but then, another lecturer came and she helped me. She took my phone to him while he was lecturing, he made sure everything was okay, and I was done. I'm getting my exam done next month. So, even though we're done with school, they're always there to help and that is something I greatly appreciate.

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    Reviewed Oct. 21, 2022

    I liked how welcome I felt when I spoke to the lady on the phone the first day and all the information they gave me. When I went in, I liked how friendly everybody was and how happy and welcoming everybody was even though they just met me and didn't know me for a long time. There was a lot of energy. I thought the enrollment process would be more stressful like college but it was smooth. I spoke to somebody on the phone most of the time and they kept calling to check up on me to make sure I was coming. Even the financial aid was easy.

    The quality of professors is good. They are a bit strict but you can get that going into college. They explain the work and how it's to be done. We're not confused about what's going on. But I would like the learning process to be more in-person than just one day because I'm an in-person learner and I work better that way. But I do understand that because of COVID, it has to be online and they can't have so many people in the building. That's the only thing I would like to change as it does affect my learning. But as I get older, I have to work on it and adjust to what is not perfect for me.

    Other than that, the program is well thought out. I'm only at the beginning of mod two. My first module was an introduction class and they took their time to teach us even though it was the basics. They went through everything so we could all understand. They never had a problem with us asking questions or they never made us feel the questions were dumb. The homework and assignments were very straightforward.

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    Reviewed Sept. 23, 2023

    I recommend Allen School to anybody. They are wonderful. After I applied, Regina called me. She told me to come in so I could see the campus. She also told me about Fastweb which they helped me set up. Then they told me to go to orientation. I have a job so it's hard to manage with life and school. But the teachers do a good job of helping and encouraging me. They email and ask if I need help or have any questions. I love how they teach the classes and how much help they give us. They're there for me.

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    Reviewed Sept. 22, 2023

    Allen School went to a school fair back when I was in high school. We got to apply to many schools. One of my main was Allen because I was interested in the medical field and they had really good activities. I liked the interviews. There's just something about the school that made me want to join. The enrollment process was very easy.

    My learning experience was really well. All the courses were awesome. I liked everything such as the anatomy, the hands-on activity, and the administration. The professors were really great and I liked them. They were challenging and charismatic. It was everything. Join this school because it opens up a lot of doors for your future. It was one of the best schools that I've ever gone to. I got to learn a lot and I interacted with many professional professors.

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    Reviewed Sept. 13, 2023

    The enrollment process at Allen School was fast. The learning experience was great too. When you don't understand something, the teachers try to repeat it again so you can understand.

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    Reviewed Sept. 12, 2023

    I love the Allen School of Health Sciences. I spoke to an advisor, and I felt we had a connection towards my future with the school. As far as giving me confidence and faith to myself that I can have a good career for doing Medical Assistant, that helped. I love the teachers and classes. I'm learning stuff.

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    Reviewed Sept. 8, 2023

    Enrollment was good, and I start school on Monday. As far as my financial aid goes, it has been a little rocky, but overall, I've been having a good experience so far.

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