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Johnson C. Smith University is located at 100 Beatties Ford Road, near the intersection of West Trade Street, Fifth Street and Rozzelles Ferry Road in Charlotte, N.C.

Charlotte is served by the major airlinesGreyhound and Trailway buses, as well as Amtrak. The campus is easily accessible from Interstate 85 and 77.


From Atlanta


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Driving directions from Atlanta

  • Take I-85 N through South Carolina and into North Carolina to the NC-16/BROOKSHIRE BLVD (EXIT 36) toward US-74 E/DOWNTOWN.
  • Merge onto NC-16 S toward CHARLOTTE/ERICSSON STADIUM.
  • Take the ramp toward BEATTIES FORD RD/JC SMITH UNIVERSITY.
  • Merge onto FRENCH ST.
  • Turn LEFT onto BEATTIES FORD RD. 
  • JCSU campus will be on your left.

From Raleigh


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Driving directions from Raleigh

  • Take the I-440/INNER BELTLINE ramp toward CARY/DURHAM.
  • Merge onto I-40 W.
  • Merge onto US-70 W/US-29 S (EXIT 123) on the LEFT toward HIGH POINT/CHARLOTTE.
  • Take I-85 S toward CHARLOTTE.
  • Merge onto I-77 S/US-21 S (EXIT 38) toward COLUMBIA. Take FIFTH ST WEST/TRADE ST WEST (EXIT 10C).
  • Turn RIGHT onto W 5TH ST.
  • Go straight through the first light, which merges onto Beatties Ford Road.
  • JCSU campus is on the right.