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  1. Academics
    A-
  2. Value
    A-
  3. Diversity
    B-
  4. Campus
    B-
  5. Athletics
    NG
  6. Party Scene
    A+
  7. Professors
    A-
  8. Location
    B
  9. Dorms
    D
  10. Campus Food
    C-
  11. Student Life
    A+
  12. Safety
    B
Spelman is a highly rated private college located in Atlanta, Georgia. As a historically black college, Spelman has a strong history of and commitment to the education of black Americans. It is a small institution with an enrollment of 2,061 undergraduate students. Admissions is fairly competitive as the Spelman acceptance rate is 36%. Popular majors include Psychology, Biology, and Political Science and Government. Graduating 77% of students, Spelman alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $29,800.
Athletic Division
Athletic Conference
Address
350 Spelman Lane SW
Atlanta, GA 30314
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Spelman College Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
36%
Application Deadline
February 1
SAT Range
980-1170
ACT Range
22-26
Application Fee
$35
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action
Yes

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Cost

Net Price
$32,399/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $32,077/ year
  • $30-48k
    $34,977/ year
  • $49-75k
    $35,249/ year
  • $76-110k
    $37,883/ year
  • $110k+
    $39,808/ year
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Academics

Professors
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Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
11:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
85%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.67 responses
59%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.68 responses
50%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.68 responses
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Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
2,061Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
1%
Pell Grant
54%
Varsity Athletes
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 46 responses
Report
  • Intelligent
    41%
  • Driven
    33%
  • Individuality and Originality
    13%
  • Creative, Spelman
    7%
  • Respectful of authority and traditions
    4%
  • Game Changer
    2%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
99%
Poll
54%
of students say that Greek life is pretty big.90 responses
Poll
54%
of students say no one pays attention to varsity sports.106 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 44 responses
Report
  • Sisterhood
    55%
  • Sometimes sisterhood, sometimes complete strangers
    30%
  • Family
    7%
  • People are judgmentally
    7%
  • Community
    2%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$46,800/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
77%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
94%
National
83%
92%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.50 responses
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Spelman college is just the overall ideal of an all African-American women’s college. It gives you everything you’ve ever asked for. Not only are you connecting with other women and creating an unbreakable bond, but the college experience I’ve heard of is like no other. There’s a good student:professor ratio and there’s good people around you. You’re connected to your neighbor colleges which consist of Moorehouse and Clark. Attending Spelman gives you a lot of opportunities that you wouldn’t experience anywhere else!
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Spelman is an amazing institution––coming here is the best decision I have made! Professors are supportive, campus culture is affirming, and you truly learn how to become a strong-minded, informed young woman with the passion to positively change the world.
Although I am not in college yet, I did receive the significant opportunity to tour the campus of Spelman College. My experience so far with the school has been amazing! I absolutely adore the enthusiasm and energy that the campus itself offers.