Johnson C. Smith University Admissions

SAT Scores, Acceptance Rate, Financial Aid & More

Johnson C. Smith University
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Johnson C. Smith University Admissions Overview:

Johnson C. Smith University, with an acceptance rate of 45%, may seem selective, but the admissions bar isn't high. Applicants with average grades and test scores who have completed a college preparatory curriculum will have a good chance of being admitted. As part of the application process, students will need to submit an application online, high school transcripts, and scores from the SAT or ACT. Visit the school's website for more information, including application deadlines.

Admissions Data (2016):

Johnson C. Smith University Description:

Johnson C. Smith University is a private, four-year college located on a 100-acre campus in Charlotte, North Carolina. The school's 1,600 students are supported by a 14 to 1 student/faculty ratio. JCSU has a host of student clubs and organizations, and is a member of the NCAA Division II Central Intercollegiate Athletics Association (CIAA). JCSU's men’s and women’s basketball teams have won CIAA championships. JCSU is the first Historically Black College or University (HBCU) to have every student receive a laptop computer. It is also the fourth most wired campus in the nation, according to U.S. News & World Report. JCSU makes a point to give back to the community as shown by its program, PhasingUp to New Possibilities, designed to help support and ease the transition of those coming out of the foster care system. The university aims to provide mentors and opportunities for those in need.

Enrollment (2016):

  • Total Enrollment: 1,428 (1,326 undergraduates)
  • Gender Breakdown: 39% Male / 61% Female
  • 97% Full-time

Costs (2016 - 17):

  • Tuition and Fees: $18,236 (in-state)
  • Books: $1,700 (why so much?)
  • Room and Board: $7,100
  • Other Expenses: $5,100
  • Total Cost: $32,136

Johnson C. Smith University Financial Aid (2015 - 16):

  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Aid: 99%
  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Types of Aid
    • Grants: 96%
    • Loans: 92%
  • Average Amount of Aid
    • Grants: $13,027
    • Loans: $6,847

Academic Programs:

  • Most Popular Majors: Biology, Business Administration, Communication Arts, Computer Science, Criminology, Sport Management

Transfer, Graduation and Retention Rates:

  • First Year Student Retention (full-time students): 65%
  • Transfer Out Rate: 30%
  • 4-Year Graduation Rate: 41%
  • 6-Year Graduation Rate: 51%

Intercollegiate Athletic Programs:

  • Men's Sports: Basketball, Football, Tennis, Cross Country, Track and Field, Golf
  • Women's Sports: Volleyball, Basketball, Track and Field, Bowling, Tennis, Softball, Cross Country

Data Source:

National Center for Educational Statistics

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