C+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B-
  2. Value
    B-
  3. Diversity
    B
  4. Campus
    C-
  5. Athletics
    B
  6. Party Scene
    B+
  7. Professors
    B
  8. Location
    B+
  9. Dorms
    D-
  10. Campus Food
    D
  11. Student Life
    C-
  12. Safety
    C-
Johnson C. Smith University is ...
Private not-for-profit, HBCU
Athletic Division
NCAA Division II (with football)
Athletic Conference
Central Intercollegiate Athletic Assoc
Address
100 Beatties Ford Road
Charlotte, NC 28216
Website
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Johnson C. Smith University Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
45%
Application Deadline
SAT Range
740-915
ACT Range
15-19
Application Fee
$25
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action
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Cost

Net Price
$18,974/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $18,593/ year
  • $30-48k
    $17,281/ year
  • $49-75k
    $20,664/ year
  • $76-110k
    $25,951/ year
  • $110k+
    $26,353/ year

Academics

Professors
B
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
12:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
75%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.60 responses
59%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.61 responses
57%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.60 responses
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Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
1,322Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
16%
Pell Grant
76%
Varsity Athletes
18%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 23 responses
Report
  • Determined
    78%
  • Sophomoric
    22%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
93%
Poll
47%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.58 responses
Poll
71%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.83 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 29 responses
Report
  • Expensive
    34%
  • Pride
    34%
  • Tradition
    24%
  • Lack of pride and energy
    7%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$28,300/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
51%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
93%
National
83%
79%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.28 responses
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Johnson C. Smith University has given me an experience I would never forget. Being from a poor family as well as neighborhood once gave me the impression that I would not leave that situation. Battling depression and other feelings were indescribable as far as words go. I visited JCSU during my preteen years and could only dream of a chance to enroll. Well, 2017 I was accepted and experienced college at 27 years old. That was the most exhilarating, unbelievable, phenomenal moment in my life. I strongly recommend JCSU to anyone looking to make a change for themselves or study in a pleasant environment.JCSU saved my life. My name is Eric Darcey Flowe and I want to personally thankJohnson C. Smith University!
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Johnson C. Smith University in Charlotte, North Carolina, is unique because it provides an outstanding education for a diverse group of talented and highly motivated students from various ethnic, socioeconomic, and geographic backgrounds. Johnson C. Smith University offers a liberal education which allows students to enhance their learning to its fullest. Likewise, the University embraces its responsibility to provide leadership and service!
There is nothing like game day! From football, basketball, track and field, tennis, etc. Our teams always gives the crowd what they came for. And our support keeps their spirits up. Our band is loud and our cheers are strong. We have the best school spirit. Even with losses you still can feel that great JCSU pride in the air. We love all sports and support all teams.