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Johnson C Smith University Campus Life

Campus Size

Small Campus
Total Undergrads
Including 33 Part-time
Degree-Seeking Freshmen
Including 2 Part-time

Gender Breakdown:

59% Women
41% Men


NCAA Division II (with football)

Central Intercollegiate Athletic Assoc

  • Football
  • Basketball
  • Cross Country/Track

Total Varsity Sports


Men's sports coaches (Average salary: $72,976)
Women's sports coaches (Average salary: $59,235)
Athletics Details
Sport Varsity Men Varsity Women Club Intramural
All Track Combined 55 39 - -
Basketball 15 15 - Yes
Bowling - 8 - -
Football 81 - - Yes
Golf 6 - - -
Softball - 16 - -
Tennis 5 7 - -
Volleyball - 13 - -
Cheerleading/Dance Team - - Yes -
Dance - - Yes -
Table Tennis - - - Yes


Student Total
American Indian/Alaskan Native 0.2%
Asian/Pacific Islander 0.1%
Black/non-Hispanic 96.2%
Hispanic 0.2%
Non-resident alien 0.8%
Race/Ethnicity unknown 2.0%
Two or more races 0.0%
White/non-Hispanic 0.5%
Percent of students with disability 3% or less

Services & Housing

Services Offered
  • Remedial services for students with learning disabilities
  • Academic/Career counseling
  • Employment services for current students to find part-time positions
  • Job placement for graduates to find full-time employment
  • Library on campus
  • On-Campus Housing
  • Meal plan offered, maximum 19 meals per week.

Clubs & Organizations

Musical Groups
  • Choral Groups
  • Concert Band
  • Jazz Band
  • Marching Band
  • Music Ensemble
  • Pep Band
Performance Arts
  • Dance
  • Drama Theater
Journalism & Publications
  • Yearbook
Reserved Officers' Training Corps (ROTC)
  • Army ROTC
  • Air Force ROTC
  • International Student Organization
  • Student Government
  • Campus Ministries

Safety Statistics

Arrests On Campus
Illegal Weapons Possession 2
Drug Law Violation 6
Liquor Law Violation 0
Criminal Offenses On Campus
Personal Crime 2
Property Crime 45

Notable Alumni

  • Avon Williams, former Tennessee senator
  • Charlie Smith Dannelly, member of the North Carolina General Assembly
  • Don Pullen, jazz pianist
  • Fred "Curly" Neal, former Harlem Globetrotter
  • Pettis Norman, NFL football player
  • Richard Erwin, first African American to be elected to state-wide office in North Carolina
  • Eva M. Clayton, North Carolina state representative
Reviews Dorm Life
  • Whitney
  • 4
  • the dorm rooms are well equipped with technical needs advanced students have the ability to stay in special housing dorms. dorms are design by contracted designers. the expansion of johnson c. smiths university…

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Student Responses to Review Topic: Food And Dining
  • 3
  • Anjelica from Silver Spring, MD
  • I am a current student here

    The cafeteria service could do much better. Aside from eating in the caf, you can choose from Burger King and a coffee shop on campus. There isn't much in the way of food in the surrounding area but downtown is just a free trolley ride away.

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  • 3
  • Mechelle from Simpsonville, SC
  • I am a current student here

    We have Perkins Management for cafeteria dining. We also have a Burger King on campus, we have a smoothie shop where these restaurants are included in students meal plans. We also have a place called coco mo's that is a coffee and brunch shop .

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  • 1
  • TyQuan from Cleveland, OH
  • I am a current student here

    The food is nasty! The food taste good when you come for orientation and bull academy but when the actual school year starts it's nasty.

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  • 3
  • DaRon from Richmond, VA
  • I am a current student here

    There isn't much diversity in food here. The food is either greasy or not. I get the Asian grill or sandwiches because the other food is disgusting. There is supposed to be restaurants where we can use our flex dollars to buy different food but they haven't been built yet.

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  • 3
  • Nick P
  • I am a current student here

    Ok days and days where you swear its close to murder although the cooking staff will be changed of the 2013 year.

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  • 3
  • Christian from Manchester, CT
  • I am a current student here

    Try to make the most out of the cafe food. Make sure you get all of the food groups in every meal. The cafe will be able to supply you with a good meal everyday you walk in there.

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Student Responses to Review Topic: Greek Life
  • 0
  • TyQuan from Cleveland, OH
  • I am a current student here

    Greek life is very weak on campus, looking at colleges one of my requirements was a strong Greek life on campus. But on Smith's campus you get disappointed. Some of the sororities and fraternities are suspended, and the ones that are not don't really show there pride when called out during events and the strolls are always sloppy. So if your looking for a strong Greek life Smith is DEFINITELY not the place.

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  • 0
  • Christian from Manchester, CT
  • I am a current student here

    Greek life helps you network yourself for when you need a job after college. Greeks helps out in the community and they are willing to give back. It will give you reason to perform well in the class room.

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  • 0
  • Anthony from Gastonia, NC
  • I am a current student here

    The greek life is wonderful at Johnson C Smith. I may not be a part of one but I respect every organization and what they represent.

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  • 0
  • Chris from Maryland
  • I am a current student here

    The Greeks keep campus alive and fun. Their mini performances during gym parties get the whole school involved. The students love cheering on the fraternities and sororities.

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