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Philander Smith College
  • 4 Year
  • LITTLE ROCK, AR

Report Card

grade C
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    grade C
  2. Value
    grade C
  3. Diversity
    grade B minus
  4. Campus
    grade B
  5. Athletics
    grade B minus
  6. Party Scene
    grade A minus
  7. Professors
    grade B minus
  8. Location
    grade B+
  9. Dorms
    grade B+
  10. Campus Food
    grade B+
  11. Student Life
    grade B
  12. Safety
    grade A minus

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Philander Smith is a private, Christian college located in Little Rock, Arkansas. As a historically black college, Philander Smith has a strong history of and commitment to the education of black Americans. It is a small institution with an enrollment of 699 undergraduate students. The Philander Smith acceptance rate is 100%. Popular majors include Business, Psychology, and Biology. Graduating 34% of students, Philander Smith alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $21,400.

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900 W. DAISY BATES DRIVE
LITTLE ROCK, AR 72202
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Athletic Division
NAIA
Athletic Conference
Gulf Coast Athletic Conference

Philander Smith College Rankings

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Philander Smith Admissions

Acceptance Rate
100%
Application Deadline
June 30
SAT Range
No data available  
ACT Range
No data available  
Application Fee
$25
SAT/ACT
Neither required nor recommended
High School GPA
No data available  
Early Decision/Early Action
No data available  

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Cost

Net Price
$13,579 / year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Average Total Aid Awarded
$12,679 / year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
100%

Scholarship

Academics

Professors
grade B minus
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. 24 responses
61%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want. 28 responses
71%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage. 28 responses

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Majors

Online

Online Programs Offered
0
Offers Online Courses
Yes
Online Certificate Programs
0
Online Associates Programs
0
Online Bachelor's Programs
0
How Students Learn
  • Mix of Online and on Campus
    96%
  • On Campus
    1%
  • Online
    3%

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
699 Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
100
Undergrads Over 25
12%
Pell Grant
79%
Varsity Athletes
11%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 13 responses
  • Ambitious
    23%
  • Educated
    23%
  • Excited
    23%
  • Focused
    23%
  • Outgoing
    8%

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. 26 responses
Poll
45%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life. 33 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 17 responses
  • Interesting
    53%
  • Exciting
    35%
  • I don't really know
    6%
  • Less than mediocre
    6%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$24,400 / year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
34%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
89%
National
83%
76%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation. 17 responses

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