Johnson C Smith University

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Johnson C Smith University is a historically black college found in Charlotte, NC. Over 1,500 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 733 to 920 on the SAT exam, or 15 to 19 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 (2.64 - 2.90) of admitted students by applying sampled GPA data on over 150 schools. An estimated 40 percent of all students which applied were admitted at Johnson C Smith University, and from those that were granted acceptance nearly 13 percent continued on to enroll. You can get more information from the admissions office website at

Overall Johnson C Smith University Acceptance Rate - Fall 2013


The overall acceptance rate for Johnson C Smith University was reported as 36.7% in Fall 2013 with over 4,780 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: 15 - 19
  • Average GPA: 2.64 - 2.90

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 2021 Projection

The historical trend chart shows acceptance rates from the previous years, from which we have projected the acceptance rate for the 2021-2022 school year. The overall acceptance rate trend for Johnson C Smith University has been getting much higher in the past few years.

Acceptance Rate By Year

  • 2009-2010: 26.0%
  • 2010-2011: 24.4%
  • 2011-2012: 28.9%
  • 2012-2013: 38.1%
  • 2013-2014: 36.7%
  • Projected Acceptance Rate 2021-2022: 33.5%

How Does Johnson C Smith University Compare?

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National Avg

The acceptance rate for Johnson C Smith University is fifty-one percent lower than the national average of all colleges which is around 55.5%.

Nearby Similar College Acceptance Rates

SchoolAcceptance Rate
Johnson & Wales University-Charlotte59.6%
Queens University of Charlotte76.9%
Belmont Abbey College67.6%
Davidson College25.6%
Wingate University79.3%

Admissions Rates & Enrollment Rates - Details

General Recommendations & Requirements for Admissions

  • High School GPA Scores are Required
  • School Records are Required
  • College Prep Classes 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 2013)


Average ACT/SAT Scores of Applicants to Johnson C Smith University (Fall 2013)

ACT®Score Range
English0 - 0
Math0 - 0
Composite Score15 - 19
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