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Johnson C. Smith University is a private institution that was founded in 1867. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 1,669, its setting is urban, and the campus size is 100 acres. It utilizes a semester-based academic calendar. Johnson C. Smith University's ranking in the 2014 edition of Best Colleges is National Liberal Arts Colleges, Tier 2. Its tuition and fees are $18,236 (2013-14).
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Founded in 1867 under the auspices of the Committee on Freedmen of the Presbyterian Church, U.S.A., Johnson C. Smith University (JCSU) is an independent, private, coeducational institution of higher learning. Located in the rapidly growing metropolis of Charlotte, North Carolina, "Queen City of the South", this historically African-American university has a residential campus with a familiar atmosphere in which students are stimulated and nurtured by dedicated and caring faculty and staff.
Consistent with its Christian roots, the university recognizes the importance of moral and ethical values to undergird intellectual development and all endeavors. JCSU believes in the unrelenting pursuit of knowledge and in the values of cultivating the life of the mind. The university assigns great significance to the development of self-confidence, to the understanding of ones' own heritage as well as an awareness of the cultures of others, to exploration of the myriad forces affecting people of a complex technological age, and to formulating a sense of one's role in this schema.
The university endeavors to produce graduates who are able to communicate effectively, think critically, learn independently as well as collaboratively, and demonstrate competence in their chosen fields. Further, it provides an environment in which students can fulfill their physical, social, cultural, spiritual, and other personal needs through which they can develop a compelling sense of social and civic responsibility for leadership and service in a dynamic, multicultural society. Likewise, the university embraces its responsibility to provide leadership, service, and lifelong learning to the larger community.
The university enrolls approximately 1,500 students and confers bachelor degrees to hundreds of students each year across different majors.
Each student receives a laptop computer equipped with the latest software and wireless capabilities. Internet access is provided through electronic data ports in the library, dormitory rooms and multimedia classrooms. Network access is available through dial-up modem for off-campus students.
The university's service learning component, which combines academics and community service, has become a national model to other higher education institutions. Extensive career development opportunities abound through co-op programs and internships with more than 90 companies.
|School type||private, coed college|
When applying to Johnson C. Smith University, it's important to note the application deadline is rolling. The application fee at Johnson C. Smith University is $25. It is less selective, with an acceptance rate of 38.1 percent.
For more information about the tests, essays, interviews, and admissions process, visit the Applying to College knowledge center.
|Fall 2012 acceptance rate||38.1%|
|SAT/ACT scores must be received by||N/A|
The student-faculty ratio at Johnson C. Smith University is 13:1, and the school has 61.5 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students. The most popular majors at Johnson C. Smith University include: Business Administration and Management, General; Mass Communication/Media Studies; Criminology; Biology/Biological Sciences, General; and Physical Education Teaching and Coaching. The average freshman retention rate, an indicator of student satisfaction, is 71 percent.
Johnson C. Smith University has a total undergraduate enrollment of 1,669, with a gender distribution of 38.5 percent male students and 61.5 percent female students. At this school, 61 percent of the students live in college-owned, -operated, or -affiliated housing and 39 percent of students live off campus. Johnson C. Smith University is part of the NCAA II athletic conference.
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|Collegiate athletic association||NCAA II|
Campus Info & Services
Johnson C. Smith University offers a number of student services including nonremedial tutoring, placement service, health service, and health insurance. Johnson C. Smith University also offers campus safety and security services like 24-hour foot and vehicle patrols, 24-hour emergency telephones, lighted pathways/sidewalks, and controlled dormitory access (key, security card, etc). Of the students at Johnson C. Smith University, 33 percent have cars on campus. Alcohol is not permitted for students of legal age at Johnson C. Smith University.
|Students who have cars on campus||33%|
|Health insurance offered||Yes|
Paying for School
At Johnson C. Smith University, 87.9 percent of full-time undergraduates receive some kind of need-based financial aid and the average need-based scholarship or grant award is $11,103.
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|Tuition and fees||$18,236 (2013-14)|
|Room and board||$7,100 (2013-14)|
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* Overview details based on 2012 data