Johnson C. Smith University Rankings

By | April 19, 2020

Located in Charlotte, NC, Johnson C. Smith University is one of the best universities in the state of North Carolina. On this page, you will find in-depth rankings for Johnson C. Smith University in the following areas: graduation rates, teaching  resources, financing opportunities, and alumni donations. Latest acceptance rate is also given to show how competitive is Johnson C. Smith University.

100 Beatties Ford Road Charlotte, NC 28216
Phone: (704) 378-1010
Web site:

Rankings: Johnson C. Smith University

Rankings, Ratings, and Admissions Statistics
Peer college rating (out of 5) 2.0
Graduation and retention ranking: 222
Average freshman retention rate: 64.5%
6-year graduation rate: 39.0%
Predicted graduation rate: 38%
Overperformance(+)/Underperformance(-): 1
Faculty resources ranking: 224
Classes with under 20 students (2020): 44.3%
Classes with 50 or more students (2020): 0.0%
Student faculty ratio (2020): 14:1
Percent of faculty who are full-time (2020) 93.4%
Student selectivity ranking: 247
SAT/ACT 25th-75th percentile (2020) 745-950
2020 Freshmen in top 10 percent of high school class: 3%
Freshmen in top 25 percent of high school class (2020): 13%
Fall 2020 Acceptance rate: 49.3%
Financial resources rank: 152
Alumni giving rank: 180
Average alumni giving rate (2020): 17.7%

Johnson C. Smith University History

Essential Facts: Johnson C. Smith University

  • The Johnson C. Smith Golden Bulls are the athletic teams that represent Johnson C. The Golden Bulls compete as members of the Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association for all 13 varsity sports.
  • Smith University was established on April 7, 1867 as the Biddle Memorial Institute at a meeting of the Catawba Presbytery in the old Charlotte Presbyterian Church.
  • Smith University became the first African American college in North Carolina to receive regional accreditation by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools.

Rules and regulations Sports Activities 

General Information  
Percent of undergraduate students who live in college-owned, operated, or affiliated housing: 73%
Percent of undergraduates who are members of a fraternity: N/A
Percent of student body who are members of a sorority: N/A
Average percentage of students on campus during weekends: N/A
Are all students permitted to have cars on campus? No
Percent of students who have cars on campus: 37%
Is alcohol permitted on campus for students of legal age? No
Additional policies and regulations: class attendance mandatory, dress/hair code, honor code, hazing prohibited
Collegiate athletic association: NCAA II
Men’s scholarship sports: basketball, cross country, football, golf, tennis, track and field (outdoor)
Women’s scholarship sports: basketball, bowling, cross country, golf, softball, tennis, track and field (outdoor), volleyball
Student activities: campus ministries, choral groups, concert band, drama/theater, jazz band, marching band, music ensembles, pep band, student government, student newspaper, yearbook