339 reviews
  1. Little Rock, AR
  2. 4 Year
C+
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    C+
  2. Value
    C+
  3. Diversity
    B
  4. Campus
    C+
  5. Athletics
    C
  6. Party Scene
    B
  7. Professors
    B
  8. Location
    B-
  9. Dorms
    B+
  10. Campus Food
    C
  11. Student Life
    C+
  12. Safety
    C
Philander Smith College is ...
Private not-for-profit, HBCU, Methodist
Athletic Division
NAIA Division I
Athletic Conference
Gulf Coast Athletic Conference
Address
900 W. Daisy Bates Drive
Little Rock, AR 72202

Philander Smith College 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
100%
SAT Scores Range
Data not available
ACT Scores Range
Data not available
Application Fee
$25
SAT/ACT
Data not available
High School GPA
Data not available
Application Website
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Test Scores and GPA for Philander Smith College

Cost

Net Price
$13,101/ year
National
$15,431

Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.

Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $13,483/ year
  • $30-48k
    $14,081/ year
  • $49-75k
    $15,691/ year
  • $76-110k
    $10,752/ year
  • $110k+
    $12,115/ year

Academics

Professors
B
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
10:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
75%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.24 responses
58%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.24 responses
75%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.24 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
521Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
14%
Pell Grant
80%
Varsity Athletes
9%
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Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
91%
Poll
45%
of students say that Greek life is pretty big.22 responses
Poll
45%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.29 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 13 responses
Report
  • Exciting
    46%
  • Interesting
    46%
  • Less than mediocre
    8%

After Philander Smith College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$26,200/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
39%
National
47%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
84%
National
83%
76%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.17 responses

Philander Smith College Reviews

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Philander Smith Collegiate Choir came long ways, although the loss of former choir director Dr. Parker was unfortunate the school choir still managed to keep flowing. New Director Mr. Chapel has continued a new path, increasing the choirs Collegiate understanding of music.  Recently Philander Smith Collegiate Choir had travelled down to Fort Worth, Texas to perform collegiate songs for Alumnus, in which, they were given donations for the showcase. Philander Smith's  Choir was also apart of panel discussion for the Presidency inauguration performance, if however, Hilary Clinton won the race. Despite the news of Trump taking the Presidency, Philander Smith Collegiate choir still have a substantial amount of Performances coming
What I like about Philander is that the professors truly do care, they will try to help you as much as they can and so will the advisers. Honestly all of the staff there is very friendly and helpful, I love my HBCU. But what I would like to see change is more diversity and more job opportunities for students who really want to go to college but seriously can not afford to take out any loans and weren't fortunate enough to get any scholarships.
My overall experience at this school so far is that everyone here get along very well, I also think that this is a great HBCU. I love the library here, one of the top best 5% black historical libraries in Arkansas. Which makes this school very unique. I would choose Philander Smith College over again because everyone is like one big family here and there are many different opportunities here.