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
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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
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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

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
58%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.26 responses
73%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.26 responses
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Students

Full-Time Enrollment
549Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
12%
Pell Grant
79%
Varsity Athletes
8%
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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.24 responses
Poll
45%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.31 responses
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What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 15 responses
Report
  • Interesting
    47%
  • Exciting
    40%
  • I don't really know
    7%
  • Less than mediocre
    7%

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
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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 love that it’s a small college, and you get that family environment. I also love that I can get one on one time with my teacher due to the small classroom size. My favorite experience with Philander Smith College is that they have a summer bridge program call START. The program allow students that SAT’s or ACT’s scores wasn’t high enough to attend philander in June for six weeks and get a semester out the way. Another good thing about it is it’s free. That’s a few positive ways why I love my school
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!