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
    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%
Application Deadline
SAT Range
ACT Range
Application Fee
$25
SAT/ACT
High School GPA
Will You Get In?

Test Scores and GPA for Philander Smith College

Cost

Net Price
$15,679/ year
National
$15,403
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $15,300/ year
  • $30-48k
    $15,597/ year
  • $49-75k
    $15,893/ year
  • $76-110k
    $17,912/ year
  • $110k+
    $21,978/ year

Academics

Professors
B
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
15:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
75%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.24 responses
60%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.25 responses
76%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.25 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
549Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
12%
Pell Grant
87%
Varsity Athletes
8%
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Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
88%
Poll
43%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.23 responses
Poll
47%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.30 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 14 responses
Report
  • Interesting
    50%
  • Exciting
    43%
  • Less than mediocre
    7%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$26,200/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
40%
National
48%
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
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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
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I absolutely love Philander. The staff are very supportive and wants you to become successful. The students are friendly and I guarantee you will be know. I'm an athlete at Philander and most schools they show favoritism towards athletes,PSC doesn't. Which I'm not upset about. At Philander you aren't given anything,you work for them. Just like real life,jobs not going to be handed out to you. I love my HBCU and wouldn't trade it for any other!
Philander Smith College is the best thing that every happened to me. The staff is amazing, including the cafe workers. They joke around with you about little stuff,they try to make you feel better if they see you don't look like yourself. The professors really engage with us. If we need there help we can call or text them about the work. Philander is good school in general, I love attending the school.