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  1. Academics
    B
  2. Value
    B-
  3. Diversity
    B+
  4. Campus
    D+
  5. Athletics
    B
  6. Party Scene
    B+
  7. Professors
    B
  8. Location
    B
  9. Dorms
    D+
  10. Campus Food
    C-
  11. Student Life
    C
  12. Safety
    C
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 1,284 undergraduate students. Admissions is fairly competitive as the Johnson C. Smith acceptance rate is 45%. Popular majors include Business, Communications, and Social Work and Youth Services. Graduating 51% of students, Johnson C. Smith alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $22,200.
About Johnson C. Smith University...
Athletic Division
NCAA Division II (with football)
Athletic Conference
Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association
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
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Academics

Professors
B
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
11:1
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.64 responses
56%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.63 responses
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Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
1,284Undergrads
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 26 responses
Report
  • Determined
    73%
  • Sophomoric
    19%
  • Lacks engagement
    4%
  • Outgoing
    4%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
93%
Poll
46%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.61 responses
Poll
72%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.86 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 32 responses
Report
  • Expensive
    31%
  • Pride
    31%
  • Tradition
    25%
  • Lack of pride and energy
    6%
  • Home away from home
    3%
  • Underrated
    3%

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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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.
My experience as a college student at Johnson C. Smith, this past year has been very valuable to me, because The University is a HBCU, that fosters academic achievement and success, for students like myself who wants to achieve the American Dream of obtaining a College degree. Johnson C Smith University has smaller class sizes where I can get the support I need from the dedicated Professional Faculty members and Professors . My Football coaches at Johnson C Smith University, is dedicated to the students, by providing professional development and motivation to the Students, both on and off the football field. The respect that my peers have for each other and the support from my Senior peers, has been very appreciated by me. And has given me a great experience as a college freshmen. Now I am starting my Sophmore year, and playing Football with the goal of success in the Classroom this year.