765
Students
Financial aid thermometer
13,134
Avg. Financial Aid
Minimal
Admission Difficulty
51
1730/3330
Acceptance Rate
Urban setting
Urban
Setting
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Overview

Philander Smith College is a 4-year institution located in Little Rock, AR, in an urban setting.

Location & Contact

Address 900 West Daisy Bates Drive
Little Rock, AR  72202
United States
Contact Mr. Maurice Osbourne
Director of Admissions
Phone: 501-370-5221
Fax: 501-370-5225

Majors & Degrees

Biological And Biomedical Sciences Associate Bachelors
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Business, Management, Marketing, And Related Support Services Associate Bachelors
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Computer And Information Sciences And Support Services Associate Bachelors
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Education Associate Bachelors
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English Language And Literature/Letters Associate Bachelors
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Mathematics And Statistics Associate Bachelors
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Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies Associate Bachelors
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Parks, Recreation, Leisure And Fitness Studies Associate Bachelors
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Philosophy And Religious Studies Associate Bachelors
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Physical Sciences Associate Bachelors
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Psychology Associate Bachelors
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Public Administration And Social Service Professions Associate Bachelors
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Security And Protective Services Associate Bachelors
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Social Sciences Associate Bachelors
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Admissions

Acceptance Rate

3,330
Applied
1,730
Accepted
765
Enrolled
52%
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Female Admissions

2,181
Females Applied
1,140
Females Accepted
52%
Acceptance Rate
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Male Admissions

1,149
Males Applied
590
Males Accepted
51%
Acceptance Rate

Applying

25
Application Fee
2.88
Avg. high school GPA for freshman
Admission Requirements
Required Transcript of high school record

Application Deadlines

Type Application Closing Notification Date Rolling Admissions
Fall freshmen Not reported Not reported Yes
Out of state Fall freshmen Not reported Not reported Yes
Other early decision plan Not reported Not reported
Transfer Not reported Not reported Yes

Test Scores Accepted

Test Avg. Score Accepted 25th PercentileInfo icon 75th PercentileInfo icon
ACT Composite 17 14 19

Tuition & Fees

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Tuition

11,804
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Fees

910
Full-time student fees
5,192
Room & board
3,058
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Other Payment Considerations

Guaranteed tuition plan offered No
Tuition pre-payment plan No
Tuition payment plans offered Yes
Tuition deferred payment Yes
Student groups that qualify for full or partial waiver of tuition Employees

Financial Aid

13,134
Avg. Financial Aid Package
12,704
Avg. Freshman Financial Aid Package
19
Avg. International Student Financial Aid Package
3,653
Avg. Loan Aid
13,673
Avg. Grant Aid
9,917
Avg. Scholarship and/or Grant Aid awarded
100% Percentage of students with need who receive financial aid
51%
Avg. Percentage of Financial Need Met
5%
Percentage of Students Who Had Their Need Fully Met

Student Body

765
Total undergrad students
3%
International Students
49%
Out-of-state students

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 1.44%
Black or African American 92.16%
White or Caucasian 0.39%
Asian 0.39%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0.13%
Two or more races 2.22%
Other 0.39%

Gender

Male (38.43%)
Female (61.57%)

Campus Life

Housing

Type
College-owned housing Yes
Housing requirements Yes
Housing options Co-ed housing
Freshman car parking
% of undergrad students who live in college housing 63%

Student Activities

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Campus events:
Bless the Mic, Renaissance Awards and Health & Wellness Fair

Student Services

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Student Organizations

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Local fraternities
Local sororities
Most popular organizations:
Student Government Association, Panther Programming Council, Panther Dolls, Panther Newscast and Religious Life Council

Campus Security & Safety

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Athletics

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Men's Sports

Sport Intramural Intercollegiate Scholarship
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Volleyball No No No
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Women's Sports

Sport Intramural Intercollegiate Scholarship
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Faculty

66
Total Faculty
16:1
Student-Faculty Ratio
Full-time - 36
Part-time - 30
Male - 34
Female - 32