Spelman College

Atlanta, GA

Spelman College

Atlanta, GA

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Tuition & Fees

$29,064

not including room and board

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
4%
600-699
40%
500-599
53%
400-499
3%
700-800
4%
600-699
19%
500-599
67%
400-499
10%
30-36
7%
24-29
38%
18-23
54%
12-17
1%
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undergraduateRatios

NA%

male

100%

female

1

teacher

11

students

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Very Selective

39%

acceptance rate

Accepted 3,718
Declined 5,733
Total Received 9,451
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Private

2,171

undergraduate students

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Location

School Facts

Spelman College, founded in 1881, is a private, historically black, liberal arts college for women. Its 39-acre campus is located one mile from downtown Atlanta.

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Public/private Private
Campus enrollment 2,171
Established in 1881
Coeducational Women Only
Historically Black college/university yes

39-acre campus in Atlanta (population: 486,290). Served by air, bus, and train. Public transportation serves campus.

  • Metropolitan area: Atlanta
  • Campus Size: hectares
  • Nearest airport: Hartsfield-Jackson Atlanta International

Spelman College
350 Spelman Lane, SW
Atlanta
30314-4399

Campus Life

yes
Housing available
65%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
yes
Students through sophomore year required to live on campus
yes
Freshman priority housing
yes
Women only housing

Top Organizations

  • Glee Club
  • Theater Program
  • Student Government
  • Honors Program
  • Religious Groups

Top Events

  • Founder's Day
  • Spelman-Morehouse Homecoming
  • Research Day
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Campus Facts

  • Student-run campus newspaper
  • Drama/Theater group
  • Choral groups
  • National soroities on campus

Campus Security

  • 24 hour emergency telephone/alarm devices
  • 24 hour patrol by trained security personnel
  • Late-night transport/escort service
  • Electronically-operated dormitory entrances
  • Other security measures
  • lighted pathways/sidewalks

% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
10%
Top 1/4
25%
Top 1/2
50%

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
4%
600-699
40%
500-599
53%
400-499
3%
700-800
4%
600-699
19%
500-599
67%
400-499
10%
30-36
7%
24-29
38%
18-23
54%
12-17
1%

Admissions Facts

Considers standardized test scores in admission decisions yes
Application fee $40
Application deadline February 1
Has early decision program yes
School has early action program yes
Average Freshman GPA (4.0 scale) 3.73

Very Selective

39%

acceptance rate

Accepted 3,718
Declined 5,733
Total Received 9,451

Admissions Factors

Very Important

character/personal qualities
application essay
academic GPA
recommendation(s)
rigor of secondary school record
standardized test scores

Important

extracurricular activities
class rank
volunteer work

Considered

alumni/ae relation
level of applicant's interest
geographical residence
talent/ability
work experience

Not Considered

first generation
interview
racial/ethnic status
religious affiliation/commitment
state residency

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International Facts

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens 9
Accepts International Baccalaureate no
Offers English as a second language no
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Financial Facts

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Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Biochemistry
Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Chemistry, General
Computer and Information Sciences, General
Dance, General
Documentary Production
Early Childhood Education and Teaching
Economics, General
Engineering, General
English Language and Literature, General
Environmental Science
Environmental Studies
French Language and Literature
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences, General
History, General
Human Services, General
International/Global Studies
Mathematics, General
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other
Music, General
Philosophy
Photography
Physics, General
Political Science and Government, General
Psychology, General
Religion/Religious Studies
Sociology
Sociology and Anthropology
Spanish Language and Literature
Teacher Education, Multiple Levels
Women's Studies
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Programs Offered

  • Double major
  • Independent study
  • Honors college
  • Cooporative programs
  • Internships
  • Off campus study
  • Study abroad
  • Part time undergraduate degrees
  • Army ROTC
  • Navy ROTC
  • Air force ROTC

2,171

total students

26%

in-state

74%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

100%

2,171
students

Female
100%
2,171

Male
0%
0

Not reported

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

97%

2,123
students

Female
100%
2,123

Male
0%
0

3%

48
students

Female
100%
48

Male
0%
0

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Student Facts

Freshman retention rate 91%
Student 4 year graduation rate 68%
Student 5 year graduation rate 5%
Student 6 year graduation rate 2%

Student Break-down

< 1%
Nonresident aliens
97%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
1%
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino

38

Transfer students enrolled

2%

Transfer students

Transfer Information

Fall transfer enrollment yes
Winter transfer enrollment no
Spring transfer enrollment yes
Summer transfer enrollment no
Accepts CLEP subject tests no
Accepts CLEP general tests no
Accepts excelsior college examinations no
Generally accepts credits from other institutions yes
Accepts DSST/DANTES no
Accepts Life Long Learning Credit no
Age limit (number of years) for completed credits/courses to be transferred no
No Age limit for completed credits/courses to be transferred yes

Transfer Application Deadlines

Fall: April 1

Transfer difficulty

Very difficult

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Counseling services

  • Group career
  • Individual career
  • Learning disability
  • Personal/Psychological

Remedial services offered

Not reported

Career placement services

  • Career interest testing
  • Interview workshop
  • Job Fairs
  • Job Interviews
  • On-campus employer recruitment
  • Resume preparation

Percent of the campus accessible to physically disabled students

Not Reported

Additional services

  • Computer training or assistance
  • Health clinic
  • Library reserved study rooms
  • Women's center

Special programs for physically disabled students

Not Reported

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