Philander Smith College

Little Rock, AR

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Philander Smith College

Philander Smith College

Philander Smith College Student Essentials

Philander Smith College Student Essentials
Region: Southeast
Setting: Mid-size City Setting
Type: Private
Affiliation: United Methodist
Size: Small (Under 2,000 Undergrad)
Mascot: Panther
Website: www.philander.edu
On-Campus Housing Available: Yes
Selectivity: Open Admissions
In-State Tuition: $12,464
Out-of-State Tuition: $12,464
Retention Rate: 63%
Enrollment: 817
Year Established: 1877

About Philander Smith College

A historically African-American school, Philander Smith College in Little Rock, Arkansas is committed to providing an intimate undergraduate learning experience that embodies the school’s vision of social justice.

A Philander Smith education is sure to include small classes where close work with faculty fosters a high level of learning.

Majors available at Philander Smith include:

  • Accounting
  • Education
  • Music
  • Philosophy and Religion
  • Social Work

In recent years, Philander Smith has also introduced a social justice theme across all disciplines and has even established its on-campus Center for Social Justice, which is responsible for introducing social justice ideas and activities to the campus and local communities.

Philander Smith’s Bless the Mic Lecture Series, another social justice themed activity, is designed for both students and the community.

Additional student life offerings include religious activities and a number of student services, such as tutoring and career development.

Prospective Philander Smith students will need to submit transcripts and SAT or ACT scores for admissions consideration.

Scholarships, work-study and loans are some of the financial aid sources available to qualifying students.

Philander Smith College Map & Location

Philander Smith College
900 W. Daisy Bates Drive
Little Rock, AR 72202


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Getting Around Philander Smith College

Walkability

Very good walkability. We recommend walking in this area.

8/10
walk

Weather

Seasonal average temperatures for Little Rock, AR

Winter
Dec
52
34
Jan
51
31
Feb
55
35
Spring
Mar
64
43
Apr
73
51
May
81
61
Summer
Jun
89
69
Jul
93
73
Aug
93
72
Fall
Sep
86
65
Oct
75
53
Nov
63
42

Students

Full-Time Undergrad Students 817
Freshman Class 270
Total Students (Undergrads & Graduate Students) 817

Ethnic Diversity:

  • Latino: 1%
  • African American: 97%
  • Unknown and Other: 2%
Latino 1%
African American 97%
Unknown and Other 2%

Undergraduate 100%
Graduate 0%
Full-Time 0%
Part-Time 100%
International 4%
Domestic 96%

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