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Philander Smith College

  • Little Rock, AR
    location
  • Private
    type
  • Urban
    setting
  • 66%34%
    student ratio
  • 556
    total students
  • $11,804 | $11,804
    in-state tuition | out-of-state tuition
  • Not Reported
    fall application deadline
  • 41%
    acceptance rate
  • Minimally Difficult
    admission difficulty
  • Average test scores for all first-year students that were accepted and enrolled.
  • 494
    sat math
  • 468
    sat reading
  • Not
    Reported

    sat writing
  • 19
    act composite

Majors & Degrees

Degrees Offered
Bachelor's
Associate's
  • Computer and information sciences
    • Computer Science
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Education
    • Elementary and Middle School Administration/Principalship
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Educational Administration and Supervision Related
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Kindergarten/Preschool Education
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • English
    • English
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Biological/life sciences
    • Biology/Biological Sciences
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Mathematics and statistics
    • Mathematics
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Interdisciplinary studies
    • Biological and Physical Sciences
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Parks and recreation
    • Health and Physical Education/Fitness
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Philosophy and religious studies
    • Religious Studies
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Physical sciences
    • Chemistry
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Psychology
    • Psychology
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Public administration and social services
    • Social Work
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Social sciences
    • Political Science and Government
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Sociology
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Business/marketing
    • Business Administration and Management
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Hospitality Administration
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Organizational Behavior
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.

Admissions

41% of applicants are admitted.
  • Acceptance Rate
    • Applied5,181
    • Accepted2,151
    • Acceptance Rate41%
    • Enrolled556
    • Female Applicants3,472
    • Females Accepted1,465
    • Female Acceptance Rate42%
    • Male Applicants1,709
    • Males Accepted686
    • Male Acceptance Rate40%
  • Applying
    • Application Fee
    • Required for All Transcript of high school record
    • Required for Some
    • Average high school GPA for first-year freshman3.08
  • Application Deadlines
    • Type Application Closing Notification Date Rolling Admissions
    • Fall freshmen Not Reported
    • Out-of-state Fall freshmen Not Reported
    • Early decision plan Not Reported
    • Other early decision plan Not Reported
    • Transfer Yes
  • Test Scores Accepted
    • Test Average School Accepted 25th Percentile* 75th Percentile*
    • SAT Critical Reading 468 430 520
    • SAT Math 494 380 600
    • SAT Writing
    • ACT Composite 19 16 22
    • * 25th and 75th percentile is the score that 25/75 percent of students score at or below.

Tuition & Fees

  • Tuition
    • In-state tuition *$11,804
    • Out-of-state tuition *$11,804
    • In-district tuitionN/A
    • * Tuition costs are based on a full academic year typically extending from September to June.
  • Fees
    • Full-time student fees$610.00
    • Room and board *$8,104.00
    • Room only *$5,192.00
    • * Room and board charges vary according to board plan selected (i.e., 12-meal plan, 19-meal plan, etc.) and student level (freshman, sophomore, etc.)
  • Other Payment Considerations
    • Guaranteed tuition plan offeredNo
    • Tuition pre-payment planNo
    • Tuition payment plans offeredDeferred paymentsDeferred payments and Installments
    • Student groups that qualify for full or partial waiver of tuitionEmployees or children of employees

Student Body

  • Gender
    • Total Undergraduate Students556
    • Male Student Percentage34%
    • Female Student Percentage66%
  • Ethnicity
    • Hispanic/Latino.36%
    • Black or African American89.21%
    • White or Caucasian.72%
    • American Indian or Alaska Native%
    • Asian.18%
    • Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander.18%
    • Two or more races1.26%
    • Unknown%
  • Other Student Statistics
    • International Breakout8.09% representing 6 other countries
    • Out-of-state Students50% out-of-state student

Campus Life

  • Housing
    • College-owned housing available Yes
    • Housing Requirements None
    • Housing options Coed housing
    • Percentage of undergraduate students who live in college-owned housing Not Reported
  • Student Activities
    • Student-run campus newspaper No
    • Drama / theater group Yes
    • Student-run radio station No
    • Student-run television station No
    • Marching band No
    • Choral groups Yes
  • Student Services
    • Legal services No
    • Health clinic Yes
    • Personal / psychological counseling Yes
    • Women's center No
  • Student Organizations
    • Greek fraternities Yes
    • Greek sororities Yes
    • Local fraternities No
    • Local sororities No
    • Other organizations No
    • Most popular organizations Student Government Association, Panther Programming Council, Panther Dolls, Panther Newscast, Religious Life Council
  • Campus Security and Safety
    • 24-hour emergency telephone / alarm services Yes
    • 24-hour patrols by trained officers Yes
    • Students patrols Yes
    • Late-night transport / escort services Not Reported
    • Electronically-operated dormitory entrances Yes
    • Other Not Reported

Athletics

Member of the: National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA)
  • Men's Sports
    • Sport Intramural Intercollegiate Scholarship
    • Basketball No Division X Yes
    • Track No Division X Yes
    • Volleyball No No No
  • Women's Sports
    • Sport Intramural Intercollegiate Scholarship
    • Basketball No Division X Yes
    • Track No Division X Yes
    • Volleyball No Division X Yes

Faculty

  • Faculty Breakout
    • Total Faculty65
    • Full-time Percentage77%
    • Part-time Percentage23%
    • Female PercentageNot Reported
    • Male PercentageNot Reported
    • Student:Faculty Ratio10:1 or 534 students to 55 faculty

Location & Contact

Philander Smith College

900 West Daisy Bates Drive
Little Rock, AR 72202-3799
USA

Ms.Bertha Owens

Recruitment Admissions and Registrar

Phone: 501-370-5303
Fax: 501-370-5385



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