Philander Smith College

900 W. Daisy Bates Drive, Little Rock, AR 72202-3799

About Philander Smith College

Philander Smith College is classified as a baccalaureate college with a diverse set of academic offerings. At least 10 percent of all undergraduate degrees awarded are bachelor’s degrees. This small four-year college has an estimated annual full-time enrollment of 1,000 degree-seeking students. Most students are enrolled full time, and up to half of the student body resides on campus. This institution awards a balanced number of bachelor’s degrees in both the arts and sciences and the professional fields. No graduate degrees are awarded in fields available to undergraduate majors.. According to data for fall enrollment, 80% of undergraduates are enrolled full-time. Enrollment data shows that only undergraduates are enrolled at this four-year bachelor’s degree granting institution.

School Information

General Information

Student Body SizeUndergraduate668
Student Age% Under 2577%
 % 25 and Over23%
 % Age Unknown0%
Attendance Type% Full-time89%
 % Part-time11%
Race/Ethnicity% White0.0%
 % Black95.2%
 % Asian0.1%
 % Latino0.9%
 % Native American0.0%
 % Race Unknown0.6%
 % International student3%
Student ServicesCareer CounselingYes
 Student Employment ServicesYes
 Graduate Placement ServicesYes
 Study AbroadYes
 Day CareNO
Religious AffiliationNO
Campus setting
Intitution typePrivate
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Academic Information

Art-Related Areas of StudyPerforming Arts
Art Degrees OfferedBachelors Degree
Distance Learning Available
Calendar SystemSemester

Admissions Information

Open AdmissionNo
 % Admitted71%
 % Admitted Who Enrolled12%
Application RequirementsHigh School GPA
 High School TranscriptRecommended
 High School RankingRecommended
 College Prep CoursesRecommended
 Letter of RecommendationNeither required nor recommended
 Demonstration of CompetenciesNeither required nor recommended
 Admissions ExaminationRecommended
 Test of English as a Foreign Language (International Students)Required
Standardized Tests% of Applicants Submitting SAT16%
 % of Applicants Submitting ACT76%
Admitted Student SAT Scores 25th Percentile75th Percentile
 SAT Critical Reading / 800540 / 800
 SAT Writing390 / 800500 / 800
 SAT Math410 / 800520 / 800
Admitted Student ACT Scores 25th Percentile75th Percentile
 ACT Composite16 / 3621 / 36
 ACT English15 / 3622
 ACT Writing / 12 / 12
 ACT Math16 / 3620 / 36

Tuition and Financial Aid

Tuition & FeesUndergraduate Application Fee$25
 In-State Tuition & Fees$9,450
 Out-of-State Tuition & Fees$9,450
Financial Aid% Undergraduates with Financial Aid91%
 % Undergraduates with Loans75%
 % Undergraduates with Grants89%
 Average Undergraduate Financial Aid Award$ 0
Other CostsBooks and Supplies (Estimated)$1,000
 Typical On-Campus Room and Board Cost$7,200
 Off-Campus Room and Board Cost (Estimated)$9,098
 On-Campus Living Expenses (Estimated)$3,116
 Off-Campus Living Expenses (Estimated)$4,176
 Living with Family, Living Expenses (Estimated)$4,176

Neighborhood Data for the Little Rock Area

Median Age34.7
Median Household Income$44,392
Total Population192,185
Age/Gender % Men % Women
 Total47.5% 52.5%
 Age 0-947.8%52.2%
 Age 10-1750.6%49.4%
 Age 18-2450.2%49.8%
 Age 25-2949.5%50.5%
 Age 30-3947.6%52.4%
Race/Ethnicity% White51.1%
 % Black42.2%
 % Asian2.6%
 % Latino6.5%
 % Native American0.3%
 % Pacific Islander0.0%
 % Indian (South Asia)1.0%


On Campus Housing ProvidedYes
Meal Plan ProvidedYes, number of meals in the maximum meal plan offered
Typical On-Campus Room and Board Cost$7,200
Off-Campus Room and Board Cost (Estimated)$9,098
Median Rent (Rental Units of Any Size)$589
Rental Price Distribution StudioOne BedroomTwo Bedroom
 Under $50042.0%23.3%6.3%
 $500 to $74945.4%54.1%0.0%
 $750 to $9994.2%16.5%41.7%
 Over $10008.4%6.1%16.7%
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