Tuition & Fees

$29,064

$29,064

not including room and board

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
5%
600-699
38%
500-599
54%
400-499
2%
300-399
1%
700-800
3%
600-699
19%
500-599
67%
400-499
10%
300-399
1%
700-800
2%
600-699
18%
500-599
53%
400-499
24%
300-399
3%
30-36
13%
24-29
41%
18-23
42%
12-17
4%
30-36
2%
24-29
39%
18-23
48%
12-17
11%
30-36
3%
24-29
44%
18-23
51%
12-17
2%
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undergraduateRatios

0%

male

100%

female

1

teacher

11

students

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Selective

40%

acceptance rate

Accepted 3,342
Declined + 5,002
Total Received 8,344
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Private (nonprofit)

2,137

undergraduate students

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Most Popular Majors

  1. Psychology
  2. Biology
  3. Political Science
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Codes

SAT 5628
ACT 0794

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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.

Public/private Private (nonprofit)
Campus Enrollment 2,137
Established in 1881
Coeducational Women's College
Historically Black college/university yes
Accredited by •  NASM (National Association of Schools of Music)
•  NCATE (National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education)
•  SACS (Southern Assn. of Colleges and Schools)

Atlanta, GA

39-acre campus in Atlanta (population: 472,522). Served by air, bus, and train. Public transportation serves campus.

Spelman College
350 Spelman Lane, SW
Atlanta, GA 30314-4399

Campus Life

yes
Housing available
67%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
99%
Percent of freshmen that live in campus-owned housing
yes
Students are required to live in school housing
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% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
26%
Top 1/4
53%
Top 1/2
89%
Bottom 1/2
11%
Bottom 1/4
2%

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
5%
600-699
38%
500-599
54%
400-499
2%
300-399
1%
700-800
3%
600-699
19%
500-599
67%
400-499
10%
300-399
1%
700-800
2%
600-699
18%
500-599
53%
400-499
24%
300-399
3%
30-36
13%
24-29
41%
18-23
42%
12-17
4%
30-36
2%
24-29
39%
18-23
48%
12-17
11%
30-36
3%
24-29
44%
18-23
51%
12-17
2%

Admissions Facts

Application fee $40
Common application accepted yes
Application deadline February 1
School has early decision program yes
Early decision program application deadline November 1
School has early action program yes
Early action program application deadline November 15
Admissions interview
(required or recommended)
Neither
SAT/ACT requirements SAT Subject Tests Required of some
SAT or ACT Required

Selective

40%

acceptance rate

Accepted 3,342
Declined + 5,002
Total Received 8,344

Admissions Factors

Very Important

Character/ personal qualities
Essay
Recommendations
Secondary school record
Standardized test scores

Important

Class rank
Extracurricular activities
Volunteer Work

Considered

Alumni/ae relationship
Geographical residence
Particular talent/ability
Work Experience

Not Considered

Interview
Minority affiliation
Religious affiliation/commitment
State residency

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Admissions Contact

Ingrid Hayes
Vice President of Enrollment Management
P: 800 982-2411
F: 404 270-5201
admissions@spelman.edu

Financial Aid

35%

Of students' needs
were fully met

$17,443

Average financial aid

Cost

Tuition $25,151
Room & board $13,865
Additional fees $3,913
Books & supplies $3,000
Total $45,929
Average Financial Aid - $17,443
Total with Avg. Aid $28,486
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Required Financial Aid Forms

FAFSA

Financial Aid Office

P: 404 270-5222
F: 404 270-5220

Financial Aid Officer

Lenora J. Jackson
Director of Financial Aid
lenoraj@spelman.edu

Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Art
Biochemistry
Biology
Chemistry
Comparative Women's Studies
Computer Science
Dance Performance/Choreography
Documentary Filmmaking
Early Childhood Education
Economics
Education Studies
English
Environmental Science
Environmental Studies
French
General Science
Health Sciences
History
Human Services
International Studies
Mathematics
Music
Philosophy
Photography
Physics
Political Science
Psychology
Religious Studies
Sociology
Sociology/Anthropology
Spanish
Theatre/Performance
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Most Popular Majors

  1. Psychology
  2. Biology
  3. Political Science

Programs Offered

  • Certificate programs
  • Double majors
  • Dual degrees
  • Honors program
  • Independent study
  • Internships
  • Phi Beta Kappa
  • Self-designed majors

Cooperative Education Programs

  • Art
  • Business
  • Computer Science
  • Education
  • Engineering
  • Health Professions
  • Humanities
  • Natural Science
  • Social/Behavioral Science
  • Technologies

Pre-professional Programs

  • Pre-dentistry
  • Pre-law
  • Pre-medicine
  • Pre-optometry
  • Pre-pharmacy
  • Pre-veterinary science

2,137

total students

28%

in-state

72%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

100%

2,137
students

Female
100%
2,137

Male
0%
0

Not reported

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

97%

2,086
students

Female
100%
2,086

Male
0%
0

3%

51
students

Female
100%
51

Male
0%
0

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Student Break-down

< 1%
Nonresident aliens
97%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
2%
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino

Transfer Admissions

44%

Transfer applicants accepted

48%

Applicants accepted who enroll

Transfer Requirements

Minimum requirements College GPA: 2.00
High school transcript Required of Some
College transcript(s) Required of All
Statement of good standing from prior institution(s) Not Required/Recommended
Interview Not Required/Recommended
Standardized test scores Required of Some
Essay or personal statement Required of All

Transfer Application Deadlines

Fall: April 1

Spring: November 1

Transfer Credits

Maximum transfered

60

semester hours

Minimum transfers must complete

60

semester hours

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Counseling services

  • Academic
  • Birth control
  • Career
  • Military
  • Minority student
  • Older student
  • Personal
  • Psychological
  • Religious
  • Veteran student

Remedial services offered

Not Reported

Career placement services

  • Alumni network
  • Career/job search classes
  • Co-op education
  • Interest inventory
  • Internships
  • Interview training
  • On-campus job interviews
  • Other
  • Resume assistance

Percent of the campus accessible to physically disabled students

85%

Additional services

  • Health insurance
  • Health service
  • Nonremedial tutoring
  • Placement service
  • Women's Center

Special programs for physically disabled students

  • Adaptive equipment
  • Interpreters for hearing-impaired
  • Note-taking services
  • Reader services
  • Special housing
  • Talking books
  • Tape recorders
  • Tutors
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International Students

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens 8
Countries most often represented Bermuda
Ethiopia
Kenya
Nigeria
Rwanda
The Bahamas
Special services offered for international applicants International student center
Special counselors/advisors
Special orientation

International Student Contact

Ingrid Hayes
Vice President of Enrollment Management
404 270-5186
ihayes1@spelman.edu

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