Philander Smith College

Little Rock, AR

Philander Smith College

Little Rock, AR

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Tuition & Fees

$12,864

not including room and board

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

Not Reported

24-29
3%
18-23
31%
12-17
64%
6-11
2%
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undergraduateRatios

38%

male

62%

female

17

students

1

faculty

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Selective

51%

acceptance rate

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

765

undergraduate students

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School Facts

Philander Smith College, 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.

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Application link Apply online
Public/private Private
Campus enrollment 765
Established in 1877
Coeducational Coeducational
Religious affiliation United Methodist
Historically Black college/university yes

25-acre campus in downtown Little Rock (population: 198,606). Served by air, bus, and train. Public transportation serves campus.

  • Campus Setting: Major city
  • Campus Size: hectares
  • Nearest airport: Bill and Hillary Clinton National/Adams Field

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

Campus Life

yes
Housing available
63%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
yes
Students through freshman year required to live on campus
yes
Freshman guaranteed housing
yes
Coed housing

Top Organizations

  • Student Government Association
  • Panther Programming Council
  • Panther Dolls
  • Panther Newscast
  • Religious Life Council

Top Events

  • Bless the Mic
  • Renaissance Awards
  • Health & Wellness Fair
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Campus Facts

  • Drama/Theater group
  • Choral groups
  • National fraternities on campus
  • National soroities on campus

Campus Security

  • 24 hour emergency telephone/alarm devices
  • 24 hour patrol by trained security personnel
  • Student patrols
  • Electronically-operated dormitory entrances

% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
15%
Top 1/4
32%
Top 1/2
59%

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

Not Reported

24-29
3%
18-23
31%
12-17
64%
6-11
2%

Admissions Facts

Considers standardized test scores in admission decisions yes
Application fee $25
Average Freshman GPA (4.0 scale) 3.04

Selective

51%

acceptance rate

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

Admissions Factors

Very Important

character/personal qualities
academic GPA
standardized test scores

Important

class rank
rigor of secondary school record

Considered

extracurricular activities
first generation
racial/ethnic status
talent/ability
volunteer work
work experience

Not Considered

alumni/ae relation
application essay
geographical residence
interview
recommendation(s)
state residency

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International Facts

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens 8
Accepts International Baccalaureate yes
Offers English as a second language no

Financial Aid

99%

Of students' needs
were fully met

$5,654

Average financial aid

Cost

Tuition $11,804
Room & board $8,250
Additional fees $1,060
Books & supplies $1,200
Other fees $1,863
Total $24,177
Average Financial Aid - $5,654
Total with Avg. Aid $18,523

Scholarships & Grants

Need-based

Not Reported

Non-need-based

Not Reported

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Financial Facts

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Installment payment plan yes
Deferred payment plan yes
Tuition waiver for employees (and children) yes

Varsity Sports

M W
Basketball
Track and field
Volleyball
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Athletic Conference

NAIA

Majors

Assc. Bach.
Biological and Physical Sciences
Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Business Administration and Management, General
Chemistry, General
Computer Science
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies
Educational Administration and Supervision, Other
Elementary and Middle School Administration/Principalship
English Language and Literature, General
Health and Physical Education/Fitness, General
Hospitality Administration/Management, General
Kindergarten/Preschool Education and Teaching
Mathematics, General
Organizational Behavior Studies
Political Science and Government, General
Psychology, General
Religion/Religious Studies
Social Work
Sociology
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Programs Offered

  • Distance learning
  • Double major
  • Independent study
  • Accelerated degree
  • Cooporative programs
  • Internships
  • Summer session for credit
  • Study abroad
  • Part time undergraduate degrees
  • Army ROTC

765

total students

50%

in-state

50%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

100%

765
students

Female
62%
471

Male
38%
294

Not reported

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

94%

725
students

Female
62%
445

Male
38%
280

6%

40
students

Female
65%
26

Male
35%
14

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Student Facts

Freshman retention rate 69%
Student 4 year graduation rate 22%
Student 5 year graduation rate 10%
Student 6 year graduation rate 5%

Student Break-down

2%
Nonresident aliens
92%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
1%
Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
2%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic/Latino

66

Transfer students enrolled

9%

Transfer students

Transfer Information

Fall transfer enrollment yes
Winter transfer enrollment yes
Spring transfer enrollment yes
Summer transfer enrollment yes
Accepts CLEP subject tests yes
Accepts CLEP general tests yes
Accepts excelsior college examinations no
Generally accepts credits from other institutions yes
Accepts DSST/DANTES no
Accepts Life Long Learning Credit yes
Age limit (number of years) for completed credits/courses to be transferred no
No Age limit for completed credits/courses to be transferred yes

Transfer Application Deadlines

Not reported

Transfer difficulty

'Minimally difficult

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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
  • Career Library
  • Career interest testing
  • Interview workshop
  • Job Fairs
  • Job Interviews
  • Job bank
  • On-campus employer recruitment
  • Resume preparation
  • Resume referral

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
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