Philander Smith College: Review & Facts

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Philander Smith College is a very small four-year, private not-for-profit school with 585 students enrolled. This school was established in 1882 and is one of the 15 colleges and schools located in Little Rock, Arkansas.

Philander Smith College is one of the Historically Black College or University institutions (HBCU) and is also affiliated with United Methodist Church.

Academic Offerings



Majors
Offered
14
Fair
Philander Smith College will give you the option to earn a bachelor's degree.

Philander Smith College implements a semester-based curriculum calendar system and provides 14 majors. The most popular concentrations are Management, Business, Occupational Therapy, Psychology, and Social Work. Read the details about Majors offered at this college and see prorgam Ratings compared to other schools and colleges.


Student Retention
63%
Fair
It is important to know student retention and graduation rates before you apply to a school to get your diploma or to engage in a long-term study; high retention and graduation rates are normally a good sign. However, if you wish to transfer or take non-credit coursework, these metrics are not important.

The student retention rate at Philander Smith College is relatively low at 63% (close to Arkansas average). Taking this statistic into consideration, apparently students somewhat enjoy their stay at this school.

Students to Faculty Ratio
15 : 1
Low
The graduation rate at Philander Smith College is low: 48%.

Student to faculty ratio at Philander Smith College is pretty decent - 15:1. Learn more about instructors at this college in the Faculty & Salaries report.

Tuition and Loans



Tuition and fees per year
$12,700
Medium
Average tuition charges are close to the nationwide median - about $11,900 per academic year. The additional fees at Philander Smith College (not included in tuition costs) are around $800; this totals $12,700 annually.

Read the details about Philander Smith College additional charges as well as availability of loans and likelyhood of repaying them upon graduation in the Tuition & Loans report for this college.

Admissions Information



Acceptance
Rate
68%
According to government data, 2,906 applications were submitted and 1,976 were accepted; so it is relatively easy to get accepted at this school.

The school will consider accepting dual credits, credits for life experience (learned through independent study, noncredit adult courses, work experience, portfolio demonstration, previous licensure or certification, or completion of other learning opportunities), and advanced placement credits (college-level courses taught in high school) for admission.

Dual Credits
Accepted
Yes
The undergraduate application fee at Philander Smith College is $25.00.

To request the most accurate and up-to-date information about enrolling to Philander Smith College and a program that best suits your goals and budget, call this school's general information office at (501) 375-9845 or check Philander Smith College Website.

Opportunities and Services



Dormatory
Annual Price
$5,200
Medium
Philander Smith College provides study abroad programs and evening/weekend study opportunity, which is a great option for those who work full-time.

There are options for on-campus part-time employment at Philander Smith College, which allows students to cover some of the tuition expenses. Additionally, this school helps students to evaluate their career options and to find a full-time job upon graduation.

Safety
Grade
D-
Unsafe
Philander Smith College provides on-campus housing. Dormitory capacity at this college accommodates around 400 students, which offers a nice on-campus housing opportunity. The room price is reasonable, about $5,200 annually.

Army ROTC programs are available at Philander Smith College. Reserve Officers' Training Corps commissioning programs typically imply elective classes in addition to required college curriculum, possible funding for your tuition, and an obligation to serve upon graduation.

ROTC
Available
Yes
It is important to keep in mind that enrolling in a ROTC course does not commit you to serve unless you have received a ROTC scholarship, grant, or any other funding.

Based on the college crime data, Philander Smith College seems to be a very dangerous school. Read the details in the Campus Crime report for this college.

Philander Smith College Location and Maps



Post Address: Philander Smith College, 900 W. Daisy Bates Drive, Little Rock, Arkansas 72202-3799, USA
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