Johnson C Smith University
Charlotte, NC, USA

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Johnson C Smith University
3.17 Average Rating

Lanee

accepted here and planning to attend soon
7 people found this review useful
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Will learn a lot
At Johnson C. Smith University I will learn a lot about the field I'm going to major in which is Health Education. I will also learn more about the history of my school. How? Who? What? Where? All the need to know bases.Time management. I will learn how to become more independent.
Will enjoy being here
I will most definitely enjoy being here. During the Golden Bull Academy which is a Program for incoming freshman I learned so much. Most importantly the school made me feel at home. JCSU is a family and as a freshman I have become a part of that family. I cant wait to start school on Aug 12,2010. I'm really looking forward to it. ;D
Tips for prospective students
Be very Motivated and involved. Don't get distracted by others who would have you fail. Surround yourself with people who want to do something in life and are a positive influence, not those who are negative because they will pull you down. You want to be lifted.Enjoy yourself and have FUN!
Great for these types of students
Focused
Determined
Proud
African American
Diverse
Pro Active
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Brittany from Salisbury, NC

a current student here
1 person found this review useful
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In three sentences
I would give Johnson C Smith University a 7 on a scale of 10. It has a nice environment and good teachers but there is various issues with financial aid. If you have decided to come to the University make sure that you always stay on your finances.
Tips for prospective students
Always stay on your finances. If you receive an academic scholarship be sure to keep your GPA above a 3.0.
Academic Rigor
The rigor of your classes will be determined upon the major you have decided upon. Being a double major in biology and chemistry the rigor of your classes is very high.
Dorm Life
Dorms are a good size and you have the options of single rooms or double. New dorms have just been built. The only issues is, as with living with other people is the cleanliness issue.
Food and Dining
The food in the cafe is good, especially breakfast. The cafe is unlimited food once you have entered.
What to do for fun
Being located in Charlotte, NC there are many fun things to do in you're free time. This includes theme parks, clubs, and downtown Charlotte is only five minutes away.
Bang for the buck
The school is quite expensive but you will get an education and experience not found many other places.
Campus Safety
There is a full staff of campus police as well as gates around the school. Each gate has a guard booth and is monitored 24/7.
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Chris from Maryland

a current student here
1 person found this review useful
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In three sentences
A wonderful school with small class proportions. Great sense of community there. Located in Charlotte, the Queen City.
Tips for prospective students
Manage your time well. Do not get so involved with the party life that you forget why you're attending the school in the first place. Get to know your professors, as well as your peers, because you'll need someone's help before you graduate. Don't forget to enjoy your college career and still try to have fun!
Academic Rigor
Nice, small classrooms. You have the ability to get to know your professors and vice versa. You can actually learn and engage in the lessons versus taking endless notes in a class of 400 students.
Dorm Life
Dorms are nice and clean. Great housekeeping staff.
Food and Dining
Food could use a little improvement but still good nonetheless.
What to do for fun
Via bus, there's several malls, movies, and restaurants. If you have a car though, there's so much more. Clubs, bowling, skating, facilities for outdoor activities (mountain climbing, whitewater rafting, etc.), museums and much more!
Bang for the buck
Johnson C. Smith University is a private institute so there is no in-state/out-of-state tuition; everyone pays the same amount for tuition. Teachers are so involved in the students' academic progress, as well as satisfying graduation requirements, such as community service projects.
Share any unusual traditions or locations on campus
On designated Thursdays, at 10:10 pm, campus clubs and organizations make-up short performances for all students to get an insight on what they are all about.
Great for these types of students
JCSU is great for students who like a small campus with small classes, where everbody knows everybody.
Clubs and Activities
There is: tennis, volleyball, track & field, basketball, football, modeling troupes, a cheerleading squad, and so much more.
Greek Life
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.
Campus Safety
The campus is pretty much safe seeing as how you have to go past the security booth before entering the main campus. Most freshman stay across the street in their designated dorms, which are gated and has its own little security booth. Only those freshman have key access to the gates.
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stacy from brooklyn, NY

a current student here
1 person found this review useful
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In three sentences
Its a private school. Johnson C smith is a small campus. The class room learning is great.
Tips for prospective students
Make sure you research your college. Check out the majors. And make sure its where you want to go.
Academic Rigor
It's great.
Dorm Life
Dorms are pretty spacey.
Food and Dining
Food sucks.
What to do for fun
Party, athletics, feternities, clubs and school.
Great for these types of students
African Americans
Clubs and Activities
all sports
Greek Life
pretty cool
Campus Safety
Pretty much cool.
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Whitney

a current student here
1 person found this review useful
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In three sentences
you development long lasting relationships with faculty and staff.
the campus setup is beneficial to network capabilities.
johnson c. smith is part of a developing city.
Tips for prospective students
be open to new cultures.
make us of the small class room sizes.
develop a repoir with fellow classmates.
Academic Rigor
all professors are graduated doctorates.
the professor has a high tendency to know you by face.
the school has a prestigious business academy.
johnson c. smith university's science academy is acquiring advance technology.
johnson c. smith has a great performance arts academy
Dorm Life
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 dormitories stretch into metro charlotte.
Food and Dining
johnson c. smith university has good breakfast, lunch and dinner accommodations.
you are allowed 19 meals per week.
johnson c. smith university gives every students a $200 gift card to papa johns, which is located on campus.
What to do for fun
for fun you can cool out at the student union hall were everybody goes and engage in different games or t.v.
at johnson c. smith there are various organizations you can join.
the gym is always available during none practice hours.
johnson c. smith has a series of activities lined-up throughout the year for students to participate.
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Brittne from Copley, OH

a current student here
1 person found this review useful
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Am learning a lot
I am learning so much at Johnson C. Smith University. Everyday I learn a little more about life and how to balance a career and a social calendar.
Am enjoying being here
I have met some really terrific people who I wouldn't trade in for the world!!!!!!!
Bang for the buck
For what we pay to attend JCSU I expect more, but we are growing and building to make JCSU the best HBCU in the south.
Tips for prospective students
Get to know your professors and administration. It will make coming to Smith easier.
Great for these types of students
If you wanna have fun and get a great education this is the best institution for you!
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