Philander Smith is an "Historically Black College or University" (HBCU)
The Higher Education Act of 1965 established historically black colleges and universities as institutions whose principal mission was the education of African-Americans. Today, the HBCU designation does not necessitate that Philander Smith is exclusively or even predominantly African-American (though it currently is). Thanks to integration efforts, there are HBCUs with non-black majorities and non-HBCUs with black majorities. For more information you can review the White House Initiative on Historically Black Colleges and Universities.
Philander Smith College is Affiliated With the United Methodist Faith.
Some, but not all, schools with a religious affiliation may require a statement of faith or religious studies component. Contact the school to see what their requirements are. If an affinity with the United Methodist faith interests you, check out our ranking of The Best United Methodist Colleges and Universities.
Philander Smith Has a Disability Services Site
Individuals with disabilities make up 7.0% of the student population at Philander Smith. For more information on policies and accommodations that the college provides to ensure all students get the opportunity to participate, you can visit Philander Smith Disability Services.
Philander Smith for the Military
While not a "service academy", Philander Smith does offer support for veterans and those seeking a career in the armed forces. Undergraduates have access to one or more ROTC programs. For more information, check out our Philander Smith for Veterans Guide.
Freshmen Living Arrangements at Philander Smith College
Philander Smith offers on-campus housing, but freshmen are not required to take advantage of it. In the end though, most do choose to live in the dorms.
* Data compiled from students who received financial aid, including loans.
Full-time vs. Part-time Studies at Philander Smith College
Philander Smith has a comparatively very small, student body. There were 891 undergraduates in 2018. Full-time attendance was 845 (94.8%). Part-time attendance was 46 (5.2%).
Philander Smith College is Ranked #1,625 for Overall Diversity
Compared to other colleges and universities across the nation, Philander Smith is less diverse than average in terms of overall diversity. We rank Philander Smith #1625 out of 2,179.
The chart below shows each element that we looked at to determine this ranking, and how that metric compares to the national average. 100 would indicate excellent diversity in each category, and 1 would mean poor diversity.
Philander Smith College Competes in the NIAA
Philander Smith has a total of 45 student athletes, 25 men and 20 women who compete in inter-collegiate athletics.
|Total Revenue (all teams)||$453,286|
|Total Expenses (all teams)||$453,286|
For more information about athletics including per-team sizes, coaching and scholarships check out our Guide to Philander Smith College Athletics