Ask Dr. Carter

What is the University’s value proposition that an alumnus can use to convince a high school student and his/her parents that JCSU is a good choice for the student’s undergraduate education?

JCSU students receive a high quality education in a family atmosphere in the midst of a thriving Southern city. This is just the tip of the iceberg!  The University offers small class sizes and excellent faculty-student ratios resulting in a supportive learning environment and opportunities for applied research. In addition, JCSU fosters an environment where students have the opportunity to exceed their own expectations as they explore and grow intellectually, physically, socially, culturally and spiritually.

As is the case with any institution, JCSU is not the right fit for every student. However, the University has carved a niche that is the basis for a good value proposition that appeals to highly talented and highly motivated students interested in becoming transformational leaders who thrive on the creative insecurity necessary to solve tough problems and become change agents in all aspects of their lives. JCSU has created an instructional niche that blends the liberal arts with professional studies and emphasizes social consciousness. Because the University has distinct niche in providing academically rigorous programs with a global perspective grounded in servant leadership, our students develop the desire to live and learn at their growing edge for a lifetime. To that end, JCSU delivers on our brand promise:  Johnson C. Smith University is an independent, close-knit, urban university with a growing national reputation for integrating the liberal arts with business, the sciences, and technology in innovative, socially conscious ways to empower tomorrow’s diverse entrepreneurial citizens and leaders.


If you know high school students who fit the bill, talk with them about JCSU and encourage them to apply. You may also contact our Office of Admissions with information about prospective students, so our admissions counselors can contact them and provide more information about our academic programs and our vibrant campus experience. Please click here to learn more about our admission process.

This answer was posted on: 6/14/2013 8:25 am