1 Trudie Kibbe Reed Drive Little Rock, AR 72202-3718 501.370.5221
About Philander Smith College
  • Year of Foundation 1877
  • Size of Campus 25 acres
  • Type of Instituition Private institution
  • Religious Orientation United Methodist
  • Degrees Bachelor, Master
  • Calendar Type Semester
  • Undergraduate Population 785
  • Women % / Men % / Out of state
Application
  • App. Deadlines FAFSA
  • Tuition Costs In / Out - State 7,766
  • Room and Board
  • Nonfall Registration
  • Selectivity of the Intuition Least selective
  • Application Fee $25
  • Enrollment No. 800
Philander Smith College is a private, historically black college that is affiliated with the United Methodist Church. It is located in Little Rock, Arkansas. The student body averages around 850 attendees, with around 30% of that figure attending part time. Although known historically as a school for African Americans, it accepts students of all races. However, the vast majority of its students are black. Philander Smith College was officially founded in 1877 under the name of Walden Seminary as a means of providing education opportunities for freed slaves west of the Mississippi River. The school was renamed Philander Smith College in 1882 to recognize the financial contributions of Adeline Smith, the widow of Philander Smith. The college was chartered as a four-year college in 1883 and conferred its first bachelor’s degree in 1888. In 1933, it merged the assets of the George R. Smith College in Sedalia, Missouri, which burned down in 1925.
Social Life And Activities
  • Number of frats 3
  • Other general policies class attendance mandatory, class attendance policies set by individual instructors, hazing prohibited
  • Number of frat chapter houses 0
  • Popular Event and Social Activities on Campus Basketball Games, Homecoming, Coronation Ball, Mr. Essence, Miss Black and Gold, Miss Philander Smith Pageant, SGA Dances, Midnight Madness.
  • Number of students in fraternities 3
  • Percent students who are frat members 4%
  • Number of honor societies Alpha Kappa Mu, Beta Kappa Chi
  • Setting Urban
  • Number of sororities 3
  • On-campus religious organizations (Appears as submitted by school) Student Christian Association
  • Other on-campus organizations N/A
  • Percent students who are frat sororities 2%
  • Number of on-campus international organizations (Appears as submitted by school) International Students Association
  • Alcohol Policies No
Transportation
  • Public Transportation to the University Yes
  • Car Permitted On Campus Yes
  • Distance to nearest airport Little Rock (7), Memphis (135)
  • Distance to nearest train Little Rock (2)
  • Distance to nearest bus North Little Rock (3)
Student Housing
  • Number of students using college housing 26%
  • College housing safety - Fire alarms 100%
  • Percentage of housing units owned by the college that are triples N/A
  • College campus housing availability Yes
  • High speed or wireless internet in college housing 100%
  • Percentage of housing units owned by the college that are apartments N/A
  • Off and remote campus housing assistance available Yes
  • Percentage of housing units owned by the college that are undefined N/A
  • Type of housing provided for students coed dorms (100%)
  • Number of housing and appartment units owned by the university 2
  • Percentage of housing units owned by the college that are singles N/A
  • On and Off campus housing offered Yes
  • College housing safety - Sprinkler system 100%
  • Percentage of housing units owned by the college that are doubles 100%
Campus Services
  • Student Computer Availability No
  • Number of Audiovisuals-cds,videos,dvds 1,096
  • OS of Wifi Network Microsoft
  • Number Of Wired Computers Available In Campus Labs(est) 0
  • Counseling Services career, personal, veteran student, academic, psychological, religious
  • Student Email Accounts Yes
  • Number of e-books 0
  • Student Allowed To Post A Web Page No
  • Number Of Wired Computers Available In The Other Locations 30
  • Library On Campus Yes
  • Internet Access Yes
  • Library Facilities The Technology Center in the Library has 30 computer stations. The Archival Center has special termperature/humidity controls, display areas and three research computer stations; The Library has 28 other computers stations designated for research. There ar
  • Online Course Registration Available No
  • Wireless Network - Student wi-fi No
  • Number Of Books in Library 67,756
  • Location Of Available Computers computer center/labs, residence halls, library, student center
  • Museums Eighty piece Afro-American Art Collection in various media. The collection's value is approximately 403,000.00
  • Campus Safety 24-hour foot and vehicle patrols, controlled dormitory access (key, security card, etc)
  • Number Of Subscriptions 283
  • Location Of Area With Wireless Support
  • Number Of Wired Computers Available In The Library 25
  • Basic Services Provided nonremedial tutoring, placement service, health service, health insurance
  • Computer Courses Yes
  • Number Of Microforms 2,360
  • Estimated Capacity Of Wireless Network
  • Number Of Wired Computers Available In Classrooms 75
  • Tutoring and Remedial Help reading, math, writing, study skills
Student Employment and Career
  • Number of undergraduates (only) with employment 7%
  • Career placment and training on-campus job interviews, resume assistance, alumni network, interest inventory, interview training
  • The average earnings of employed undergrads 3,000
  • Employed Students after 6 Months 35%
  • Does the school discourage student employment No
  • Employed Students after 1 year N/A
  • Army ROTC on campus? Offered at cooperating institution (Univ. Of Arkansas at Little Rock)
  • Employed Students after 2 years N/A
  • Navy ROTC on campus? Not offered
  • Top Companies Selecting Students For Jobs V.A. Hospital,Home Depot,Cingular Wireless, Hollywood Video, Department of Human Services,Staffmark, Burlingtons,Arkansas Children's Hospital, UPS, Blue Cross Blue Shield, State Government, Alltel
  • Airforce ROTC on campus? Not offered