Philander Smith College


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Philander Smith College


  • 35% have a job after 6 months
  • N/A have a job after 1 year
  • N/A have a job after 2 years


$7,766 / year

Room and Board


Application deadline

July 15

Application fee


Educational Resources


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 are computers in teh Technology Center and Library that are designed for visually impaired students. The library houses a separate Children’s Collection, Faculty Development Center and small grouplearning areas in addition to the following: data ports for lap-top interface; presentation system adn tele-video conferencing features. The systesm allow for the transfer of video, keyboard and mouse signals to or from any computer on the system, has two hidden projection screens and is designed for large screen display of ttransparencies, hard copies adn 3D objects, DVD, CD and VHA presentations, cable television adn video projections; the Conference Center has a hidden electronic projection screen with an audiovisual system that is capable of graphics display, 35MM slide presentations, audiotape, DVD, CD and VHS presentations. The Music lab features a hidden, electronic projection screen in a classroom setting with a digital, surround sound system, computer graphics display capability, video tape, DVD, CD, phonograph player, cable television, audiotape and auxiliary input and an electronic piano as a teaching aid. The two Multi-Media Student Listening Rooms have desktop multimedia equipment for VHS tape, DVD/CD playback and electronic keyboards for composition and playback; six monitors in teh multimedia listening area have assigned media channels for audio, DVE,CD, phonographic functions simultaneously and cable television capability. The Teacher Education Lab has 15 computers with a hidden electronic projection screen, a 35MM slide projector with remote control, video projection adnintgegrated teaching station with laptop and desktop input adn VHS/DVD/CD playback.

  • Member of library consortia.
  • 67,756 books, serial backfiles, and other material including government documents.
  • 283 current serial subscriptions.
  • 2,360 microforms.
  • 1,096 Audio/Visual items.
  • 0 e-books.

Museums & Art

Eighty piece Afro-American Art Collection in various media. The collection’s value is approximately 403,000.00



  • Students are required to take a computer course.
  • Students are not required to own or lease a computer.
  • Recommended computer operating system: Microsoft
  • 25 Internet connections in libraries.
  • 75 Internet connections in classrooms.
  • 0 Internet connections in Laboratories.
  • 30 Internet connections elsewhere on campus.

Student accommodations

  • Email accounts are available to all students.
  • Internet access is available to all students.
  • Student web-pages are not permitted.
  • Online class registration is not available.
  • 100% of college-owned hosting units are available for internet access.



    nonremedial tutoring, placement service, health service, health insurance


    reading, math, writing, study skills


    career, personal, veteran student, academic, psychological, religious


    on-campus job interviews, resume assistance, alumni network, interest inventory, interview training

    Campus Safety

    24-hour foot and vehicle patrols, controlled dormitory access (key, security card, etc)

    Campus Life



    • The school offers housing for students.
    • 26% of students live in school housing.
    • The school will provide assistance for off-campus housing

    Types of housing available

    • 100% of housing units are Doubles.
    • In total, there are 2 housing buildings.

    Room Accessories

    • 100% of rooms are equipped with sprinkler systems.
    • 100% of rooms are equipped with fire alarms.
    • 100% are equipped with high-speed internet connections.


    • Alcohol is not permitted on campus.
    • Popular events on campus: Basketball Games, Homecoming, Coronation Ball, Mr. Essence, Miss Black and Gold, Miss Philander Smith Pageant, SGA Dances, Midnight Madness.
    • Student activities: choral groups, drama/theater, music ensembles, musical theater, opera, pep band, student government, student newspaper, yearbook
    • In total, there are about 10 organizations on campus.
    • Honor societies: Alpha Kappa Mu, Beta Kappa Chi
    • Religious organizations: (Appears as submitted by school) Student Christian Association
    • International organizations: (Appears as submitted by school) International Students Association
    • Other organizations: (Appears as submitted by school) Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Phi Beta Sigma Fraternity, Omega Phi Psi Fraternity, Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Sigma Gamma Rho Sorority, Third Ward Association, President’s Ambassadors
    • Student papers: (Appears as submitted by school) Student Paper (twice each semester)


    • Nearest airport(s) (distance in miles): Little Rock (7), Memphis (135)
    • Nearest train(s) (distance in miles): Little Rock (2)
    • Nearest bus-station(s) (distance in miles): North Little Rock (3)
    • Public transportation serves the campus.
    • All students are permitted to have cars on campus.


    • School employment is available.
    • 7% of undergrads are employed with average earnings of 3,000
    • Freshman are not discouraged from working.

    Greek Life

    • There are 3 fraternities
    • 0 fraternity houses
    • 4% of students are fraternity members
    • There are 3 sororities
    • 0 sorority houses
    • 2% of students are sorority members.


    • Army ROTC: Offered at cooperating institution (Univ. Of Arkansas at Little Rock)
    • Navy ROTC: Not offered
    • Airforce ROTC: Not offered
    • Additional Policies

      class attendance mandatory, class attendance policies set by individual instructors, hazing prohibited

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