I lived in Allen my freshman year in 2009 and have been an RA there my sophomore and junior year. Allen is always busy, friendly, and fun. If you are looking for a place with lots of social activity this is it. There are programs all the time and the staff stays dedicated year-round. We have a lot of classrooms because we are a living-learning community, but that doesnt mean that those rooms are usually quiet. Only a couple are designated quiet rooms. The food is alright. I'm usually too lazy to go any where else to eat and I've survived. We are right next to CRCE too so there is no excuse for hitting the gym. :P I highly recommend this residence hall!