Johnson C Smith University

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Johnson C Smith University is a historically black college found in Charlotte, NC. Over 1,600 students are enrolled at Johnson C Smith University.

Students can submit either the SAT Exam or ACT scores to this school. A score in the range of 803 to 960 on the SAT exam, or 14 to 18 on the ACT exam is among the 25th - 75th percentile range among accepted students. We were able to estimate the Johnson C Smith University average GPA (2.51 - 2.81) of admitted students by applying sampled GPA data on over 150 schools. An estimated 50 percent of all students which applied were admitted at Johnson C Smith University, and from those that were granted acceptance nearly 11 percent continued on to enroll. You can get more information from the admissions office website at

Overall Johnson C Smith University Acceptance Rate - Fall 2020


The overall acceptance rate for Johnson C Smith University was reported as 47.0% in Fall 2020 with over 6,170 college applications submitted to Johnson C Smith University. Both in state and out of state applicants are included in these figures. We do not have data on transfer acceptance rates currently.

Accepted Applicants Profile

  • ACT Scores: 14 - 18
  • Average GPA: 2.51 - 2.81

How Hard Is It to Get into Johnson C Smith University?

Applicant Selectivity: Low

Students applying to Johnson C Smith University have a higher chance of getting accepted due to the low selectivity of the school as determined by the average standardized test scores ACT/SAT and average high school GPA of applicants from previous years.

Historical Trend and Acceptance Rate 2024 Projection

The historical trend chart shows acceptance rates from the previous years, from which we have projected the acceptance rate for the 2024-2025 school year. The overall acceptance rate trend for Johnson C Smith University has been on an upward trend when compared to previous years.

Acceptance Rate By Year

  • 2016-2017: 45.3%
  • 2017-2018: 38.1%
  • 2018-2019: 45.8%
  • 2019-2020: 47.0%
  • Projected Acceptance Rate 2024-2025: 41.7%

How Does Johnson C Smith University Compare?

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National Avg

The acceptance rate for Johnson C Smith University is twenty-one percent lower than the national average of all colleges which is around 56.7%.

Nearby Similar College Acceptance Rates

SchoolAcceptance Rate
Johnson & Wales University-Charlotte84.9%
Queens University of Charlotte65.2%
Belmont Abbey College80.7%
Davidson College18.1%

Admissions Rates & Enrollment Rates - Details

General Recommendations & Requirements for Admissions

  • High School GPA Scores are Required
  • School Records are Required
  • Submit Recommendation Letters are Required
  • Standardized Test Scores (SAT,ACT,...) are Required
  • TOEFL Exam (Foreign Language Students) are Recommended

Number of Applicants, Percent Accepted, and Enrolled Students (Fall 2020)


Average ACT/SAT Scores of Applicants to Johnson C Smith University (Fall 2020)

SAT® SectionScore Range
Critical Reading410 - 490
Math393 - 470
Total Score803 - 960
ACT®Score Range
English12 - 16
Math14 - 17
Composite Score14 - 18
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