Skip to Main Content
C
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    C
  2. Value
    C
  3. Diversity
    B
  4. Campus
    B
  5. Athletics
    C+
  6. Party Scene
    A-
  7. Professors
    B-
  8. Location
    B+
  9. Dorms
    B
  10. Campus Food
    B
  11. Student Life
    B
  12. Safety
    C+
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 725 undergraduate students. The Philander Smith acceptance rate is 100%. Popular majors include Business, Biology, and Psychology. Graduating 40% of students, Philander Smith alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $21,300.
About Philander Smith College...
Athletic Division
NAIA Division I
Athletic Conference
Gulf Coast Athletic Conference
Address
900 W. Daisy Bates Drive
Little Rock, AR 72202
Work Here? Claim Your College

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%
Application Deadline
SAT Range
ACT Range
Application Fee
$25
SAT/ACT
High School GPA
Early Decision/Early Action

Test Prep

SAT and ACT Prep Options
Learn More
  • Score higher—guaranteed, or your money back
  • A team of teachers ready to answer your questions

Cost

Net Price
$16,018/ 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
    $15,764/ year
  • $30-48k
    $16,044/ year
  • $49-75k
    $16,478/ year
  • $76-110k
    $19,433/ year
  • $110k+
    $21,851/ year
Student Loan Options from Lenders
Learn More
  • Apply online in just 3 minutes
  • No origination, application and processing fees, no fees for early repayment
Niche may be compensated by the third party lenders and others who place ads on the website. Niche is not a lender and does not endorse the products of these advertisers. Fees that Niche receives for ads do not affect the terms you may be offered by the lender you choose. There are many additional borrowing options available.

Academics

Professors
B-
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
16:1
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
Do You Work at Philander Smith College? Claim Your College Today!
Claim your free account to keep your college's data up-to-date and get insights on user activity for your profile.

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
725Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
13%
Pell Grant
79%
Varsity Athletes
8%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 13 responses
Report
  • Ambitious
    23%
  • Educated
    23%
  • Excited
    23%
  • Focused
    23%
  • Outgoing
    8%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
89%
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
Report
  • Interesting
    53%
  • Exciting
    35%
  • I don't really know
    6%
  • Less than mediocre
    6%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$23,800/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
40%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
82%
National
83%
76%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.17 responses
Colleges like Philander Smith College
More

Philander Smith College Reviews

377 reviews
All Categories
Philander has alot to give back to the community. This Social Justice College has given students the opportunity to fulfill dreams and even make wishes come true. Organizations like The Philander Smith Collegiate Choir, still gives the school enough recognition to be on top of most private HBCUs. The choir is one of the most popular organizations at the school, bringing in funds and notoriety. Academics are great as we all can tell by the Annual Honors Convocation. Greek Life is expanding and Campus Royalty seems to never disappoint their subjects. Philander has taught many people the importance of friendship and loyalty and even about how to live in our best days. Philander Smith College prepares its students to go out into the world to be the best them and to not have to be scared of whatever challenges that come their way. I love my HBCU!
Start Your Review of Philander Smith College
Rate It!
Philander Smith college is a HBCU that makes every student feel comfortable and confident. Their academics are amazing, entertainment is fun, safe and friendly, and their staff strives to make sure every student gets the most of their education. I would recommend this school to any upcoming student looking for an environment where they can grow, learn, and understand the value of their education.
This is my first year at Philander Smith College. With it being a small institution they are very helpful to all of their students. Philander really works with their students on classes, flexibility, and Financial Aid. I have had the pleasure of encountering some very wonderful people. Tamara Bates, Lakiesha Hart, Ms. Donna Collins, Mr. Lloyd Sain etc. are all awesome people. I love Philander Smith College.