Johnson C. Smith is a private university located in Charlotte, North Carolina. As a historically black college, JCSU has a strong history of and commitment to the education of black Americans. It is a small institution with an enrollment of 1,329 undergraduate students. Admissions is fairly competitive as the Johnson C. Smith acceptance rate is 38%. Popular majors include Business, Communications, and Social Work and Youth Services. Graduating 44% of students, Johnson C. Smith alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $24,600.
Johnson C. Smith University Rankings
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- of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.60 responses
- of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.66 responses
- of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.65 responses
Most Popular Majors
Social Work and Youth Services27 Graduates
Sport and Fitness Management26 Graduates
Community Health Services and Counseling9 Graduates
Information Science9 Graduates
Liberal Arts and Humanities7 Graduates
Undergrads Over 25
Freshmen Live On-Campus
- of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.63 responses
- of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.88 responses
Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
- of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.28 responses
Johnson C. Smith University Reviews
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!
My first year of college was the most hardest. I wasn’t used to being away from my family nor being on my own. When I got to Smith, students made me feel welcomed. Students showed me around and took me in as their little sister. The professors are very helpful and they also are willing to work with you when you need help. Smith has tutoring services for each major so that students are receiving all help that they need. Also, if you attend to those tutoring sessions, you may be eligible for scholarships. Most colleges don’t do “field trips” like elementary- high school, but MY HBCU does. Every semester, they give student the opportunity to explore more than just what’s offered on campus and sometimes just to have fun. Of course you would have to work in order to receive these privileges but it’s all worth it.
Overall, Johnson C. Smith University is a great university. The student life is very good and homecoming is the best! The campus is wonderful, the professors are very hands-on and will work hard to make sure their students will succeed in life. The environment is nice, everyone there will make you feel right at home. The staff is very friendly and helpful.