Johnson C. Smith University

772 reviews
  1. Charlotte, NC
  2. 4 Year
C
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    B-
  2. Value
    B-
  3. Diversity
    B+
  4. Campus
    C-
  5. Athletics
    B-
  6. Party Scene
    B+
  7. Professors
    B-
  8. Location
    B+
  9. Dorms
    D-
  10. Campus Food
    D
  11. Student Life
    C
  12. Safety
    C-
Johnson C. Smith University is ...
Private not-for-profit, HBCU
Athletic Division
NCAA Division II (with football)
Athletic Conference
Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association
Address
100 Beatties Ford Road
Charlotte, NC 28216
Website

Johnson C. Smith University Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
42%
SAT Range
720-900
ACT Range
15-18
Application Fee
$25
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Application Website

Cost

Net Price
$19,032/ year
National
$15,431

Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.

Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $19,002/ year
  • $30-48k
    $22,431/ year
  • $49-75k
    $22,543/ year
  • $76-110k
    $25,698/ year
  • $110k+
    $27,055/ year

Academics

Professors
B-
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
11:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
75%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.60 responses
59%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.58 responses
58%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.57 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
1,318Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
17%
Pell Grant
72%
Varsity Athletes
17%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 20 responses
Report
  • Determined
    75%
  • Sophomoric
    25%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
89%
Poll
44%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.55 responses
Poll
71%
of students say varsity sports are a big part of campus life.80 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 26 responses
Report
  • Expensive
    35%
  • Pride
    35%
  • Tradition
    23%
  • Lack of pride and energy
    8%

After Johnson C. Smith University

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$31,300/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
44%
National
47%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
91%
National
83%
79%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.28 responses

Reviews

772 reviews
  • Excellent
    75
  • Very Good
    205
  • Average
    340
  • Poor
    90
  • Terrible
    62
Johnson C. Smith University in Charlotte, North Carolina, is unique because it provides an outstanding education for a diverse group of talented and highly motivated students from various ethnic, socioeconomic, and geographic backgrounds. Johnson C. Smith University offers a liberal education which allows students to enhance their learning to its fullest. Likewise, the University embraces its responsibility to provide leadership and service!
  • College Sophomore
  • 5 months ago
When it's hot, it's hot. The humidity can be a pain, but for the most part the weather is nice. Students are mostly outside between classes, hanging out at the coffee shop, or conversing with friends on the &quot;block&quot; or plaza. Some of the dorm halls have an issue with air conditioning, but there are available heaters and fans for residents that ask for them. In the classrooms and facilities around campus, they are air conditioned! They're small safe havens to get away from the heat. When it rains or if there are tornado warnings, they don't affect campus too much. Some professors will take into account that it's raining and give a little extra little wiggle room for late students, but this is not available for all professors. REPEAT: NOT AVAILABLE FOR ALL PROFESSORS. When it's cold, it's bitter. So, it would do you well to dress warmly.
  • College Sophomore
  • July 3 2011
I went to Johnson C Smith University for a year and I feel like if you aren't interested in things they expose to you then you are not going to enjoy yourself at all. They do have their good days, however it can be difficult when certain clubs and organizations require that you be a certain classification/ have a high GPA. Very diverse campus. Food is decent, heard they are now partnered with someone else. Financially the school seems to be a bit shady you do have to watch your money because they will bill you for nothing! Dorm life is okay.
  • College Junior
  • July 18 2013