Tuition & Fees

$12,564

$12,564

not including room and board

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
0
600-699
0
500-599
17%
400-499
50%
300-399
33%
200-299
0
700-800
0
600-699
8%
500-599
17%
400-499
67%
300-399
8%
200-299
0
30-36
0
24-29
15%
18-23
36%
12-17
34%
6-11
15%
Below 6
0
30-36
0
24-29
6%
18-23
34%
12-17
60%
6-11
0
Below 6
0
30-36
0
24-29
7%
18-23
47%
12-17
43%
6-11
3%
Below 6
0
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undergraduateRatios

36%

64%

male

female

1
11

teacher

students

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Selective

51%

acceptance rate

Accepted 1,730
Declined + 1,600
Total Received 3,330
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Private (nonprofit)

567

undergraduate students

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School Facts

Philander Smith, established in 1877, is a church-affiliated, historically black private college. Its 25-acre campus is located in the heart of downtown Little Rock, in the Quapaw Quarter historic residential district.

Public/private Private (nonprofit)
Campus Enrollment 567
Established in 1877
Coeducational Coeducational College, Founded Coeducational College
Religious affiliation Methodist
Historically Black college/university yes
Accredited by •  ACBSP (Accreditation Council for Business Schools and Programs)
•  CSWE (Council on Social Work Education)
•  NCACS (North Central Assn. of Colleges and Schools)
•  NCATE (National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education)

Little Rock, AR

25-acre campus in downtown Little Rock (population: 197,357). Served by air, bus, and train. Public transportation serves campus.

Philander Smith College
900 Daisy Bates Drive
Little Rock, AR 72202-3718

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Campus Life

yes
Housing available
40%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
100%
Percent of freshmen that live in campus-owned housing
yes
Students may have cars on campus

% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
15%
Top 1/4
32%
Top 1/2
59%
Bottom 1/2
41%
Bottom 1/4
17%

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
0
600-699
0
500-599
17%
400-499
50%
300-399
33%
200-299
0
700-800
0
600-699
8%
500-599
17%
400-499
67%
300-399
8%
200-299
0
30-36
0
24-29
15%
18-23
36%
12-17
34%
6-11
15%
Below 6
0
30-36
0
24-29
6%
18-23
34%
12-17
60%
6-11
0
Below 6
0
30-36
0
24-29
7%
18-23
47%
12-17
43%
6-11
3%
Below 6
0

Admissions Facts

Application fee $25
Common application accepted yes
Application deadline March 1 (priority deadline)
July 1
School has early decision program no
School has early action program no
Admissions interview
(required or recommended)
Recommended
SAT/ACT requirements SAT or ACT Required

Selective

51%

acceptance rate

Accepted 1,730
Declined + 1,600
Total Received 3,330

Admissions Factors

Very Important

Character/ personal qualities
Standardized test scores

Important

Class rank
Secondary school record

Considered

Extracurricular activities
Minority affiliation
Particular talent/ability
Volunteer Work
Work Experience

Not Considered

Alumni/ae relationship
Essay
Geographical residence
Interview
Recommendations
State residency

Not Considered

Religious affiliation/commitment

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Admissions Contact

Damien Williams
Vice President of Enrollment Management
P: 800 446-6772
F: 501 370-5225
admissions@philander.edu

Cost

Tuition $11,804
Room $5,192
Board $3,058
Additional fees $760
Books & supplies $1,000
Total $21,814
Average Financial Aid - $13,452
Total with Avg. Aid $8,362

Financial Aid

55%

Of students' needs
were fully met

$13,452

Average financial aid

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Scholarships & Grants

Need-based

Federal $1,927,032
State $279,066
Institutional $1,644,869
Other external $266,362
Total $4,117,329

Non-need-based

Federal $55,944
State $4,000
Institutional $782,524
Other external $192,627
Total $1,035,095

Varsity Sports

M W
basketball
track and field (indoor)
track and field (outdoor)
volleyball

Athletic Facts

Mascot
Panther
School colors
green and gold
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Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Biology
Business Administration
Chemistry
Computer Science
Early Childhood Education
English
General Science
Mathematics
Middle Childhood/Early Adolescence Education
Organizational Management
Philosophy/Religion
Physical Education/Recreation
Political Science
Psychology
Social Work
Sociology
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Undergraduate

100%

567
students

Female
64%
363

Male
36%
204

Graduate

Not reported

undergraduateFull-time

91%

521
students

Female
64%
330

Male
36%
191

undergraduatePart-time

9%

46
students

Female
72%
33

Male
28%
13

Student Break-down

6%
Nonresident aliens
90%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
2%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic/Latino

Transfer Admissions

38%

Transfer applicants accepted

63%

Applicants accepted who enroll

Transfer Requirements

Minimum requirements College GPA: 2.00
High school transcript Required of Some
College transcript(s) Required of All
Statement of good standing from prior institution(s) Required of All
Interview Not Required/Recommended
Standardized test scores Required of Some
Essay or personal statement Not Required/Recommended

Transfer Application Deadlines

Fall: rolling

Winter: rolling

Spring: rolling

Summer: rolling

Transfer Credits

Minimum transfers must complete

22

semester hours

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Counseling services

  • Academic
  • Birth control
  • Career
  • Personal
  • Psychological
  • Religious
  • Veteran student

Remedial services offered

  • Math
  • Reading
  • Writing

Career placement services

  • Alumni network
  • Interest inventory
  • Internships
  • Interview training
  • On-campus job interviews
  • Resume assistance
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Percent of the campus accessible to physically disabled students

70%

Additional services

  • Health insurance
  • Health service
  • Nonremedial tutoring
  • Placement service

Special programs for physically disabled students

  • Adaptive equipment
  • Tutors

International Students

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens 5
Countries most often represented Congo
Ghana
Rwanda
Zimbabwe
The Bahamas
Special services offered for international applicants Special orientation

International Student Contact

Bertha Owens
Registrar
bowens@philander.edu

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