If you want to apply to Philander Smith College, the fee for the application costs $25.
The following is an overiew of some of Philander Smith College's admissions stats.
|Philander Smith College 2022||Admissions Statistics|
|Mean Unweighted GPA||3.0|
|Admitted Students in Top 10% of Graduating Class||15%|
|Admissions Test Policy||Not optional and are considered|
|Applicants Who Submit SATs||11%|
|Applicants Who Submit ACTs||79%|
These are the application deadlines for Philander Smith College.
|Application Type||Offered||Application Deadline||Notification Deadline|
|Early Decision I||No||––||––|
|Early Decision II||––||––||––|
Philander Smith College does not offer early decision or early action.
Getting into Philander Smith College is not difficult. Philander Smith College has open admissions, which means admission is not competitive and any applicants that met the basic requirements can enroll.
In 2021, Philander Smith College accepted 52% of all applicants, about 1,730 from 3,330 applicants.
Schools that are not difficult to get into, like Philander Smith College, accept up to 95% of applicants. Most admitted students scored at most a 1010 on the SAT and a 19 on the ACT.
Transfer student admissions is not difficult.
Philander Smith College has not reported data for waitlisted and admitted students.
Colleges consider a range of factors when choosing who to admit for their next incoming class. Each college decides which factors are are most important in the admissions process. When creating your list of schools to apply to, you may want to consider your strengths and any possible weaknesses in your application, and apply to colleges that prioritize the areas where you're strong.
What does Philander Smith College consider during the admissions process? Take a look at the list below to see which factors are most important during the admissions process.
|Academic GPA||Very Important|
|Character/Personal Qualities||Very Important|
|Standardized Test Scores||Very Important|
|Rigor of Secondary School Record||Important|
Make sure to check with Philander Smith College for more information on admission factors.
To apply to Philander Smith College, all applicants must submit the following items. Check with Philander Smith College's admissions department to confirm all application materials and requirements.
|Area||Required||Recommended||Required for Some||Details (If Any)|
|Transcript of High School Record||√|
Students admitted to Philander Smith College have an average unweighted GPA of 3.0.
Out of all students that were admitted, 84% submitted a class rank. At Philander Smith College 15% of students ranked in the top 10% of their graduating class in high school, 32% were in the top 25% and 59% were in the top 50%.
At Philander Smith College, student GPAs fall in the following ranges.
|GPA||Percent of Students|
|3.75 and 3.99||––|
|3.50 and 3.74||––|
|3.25 and 3.49||––|
|3.00 and 3.24||––|
|2.50 and 2.9||––|
|2.00 and 2.49||––|
This chart depicts the percentage of all enrolled, degree-seeking, first-time, first year (freshmen) students who had high school grade point average within the given ranges.
Note: Some schools choose not release this information. If you have any questions regarding missing numbers, be sure to reach out to Philander Smith College directly.
Your high school grade point average (GPA) is a number that reflects your high school academic performance. A weighted GPA or an unweighted GPA are the two possible GPA scores considered by colleges.
An unweighted GPA is an average of your scores from each class on a four-point scale. Unweighted GPAs range from 4.0 to under 1.0. A weighted GPA considers your average grade and the difficulty of your classes. A weighted GPA boosts your average by adding extra points for honors or Advanced Placement courses.
Philander Smith College considers ACT or SAT scores as part of the admissions process.
Philander Smith College does not have a test optional admissions policy. Test optional schools allow students to choose if they want to submit ACT or SAT scores with their applications or not.
In 2022, 11% of Philander Smith College's first-year students submitted their SAT scores with their application. 79% of admitted applicants sent ACT scores.
To be most competitive at Philander Smith College, you should strive to earn between 14 and 19 on the ACT.
An ACT score of 19 means you fall in the 75th percentile for Philander Smith College's admitted students. One out of every four students scored above a 19, and three out of four students scored lower than 19 on the ACT.
A 14 on the ACT is the 25th percentile for Philander Smith College students. Only one out of every four students scored below 14.
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For transfer students, it is not difficult to get admitted to Philander Smith College. Transfer applications are processed on a on a rolling basis as they are received.
Transfer students can enroll in Philander Smith College during the following terms:
• Fall Term
• Winter Term
• Spring Term
• Winter Term
• Summer Term
Can I defer my acceptance to Philander Smith College?
✅ Yes, admitted students can defer their admission to Philander Smith College.
Does Philander Smith College accept transfer credits?
✅ Philander Smith College accepts eligible transfer credits from accredited institutions. Philander Smith College accepts:
• CLEP subject tests • Life Long Learning Credit
Does Philander Smith College accept Advanced Placement (AP) or International Baccalaureate (IB) credits?
✅ Philander Smith College accepts International Baccalaureate credits (IB) credits and Advanced Placement (AP) credits.
Do I have to submit test scores to Philander Smith College?
✅ Philander Smith College is not test optional. You must submit test scores as part of the application.
What is Philander Smith College's acceptance rate?
✅ Philander Smith College has an acceptance rate of 52%.
What is the early decision acceptance rate at Philander Smith College?
❌ Philander Smith College does not offer early decision.
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How hard is it to get into Philander Smith College? Philander Smith College is a less selective institution. The Philander Smith College acceptance rate is 52%. This means that the institution accepts 51 out of every 100 applicants.
First-Year Applications are Due
The deadline for Fall first-year applications to Philander Smith College is Continuous processing.
The deadline for Fall transfer applications to Philander Smith College is Continuous processing.
Check the school website for more information about deadlines for specific programs or special admissions programs
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Avg. High School GPA (non-weighted)
At Philander Smith College, the average unweighted high-school GPA for admitted students is 3.04. This is the average, which means that some applicants submit GPAs lower than this and some applicants submit GPAs above this level. If your GPA falls below the average, strong test scores or other qualifications may help you make you a more competitive applicant.
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