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Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    A-
  2. Value
    A-
  3. Diversity
    B-
  4. Campus
    B-
  5. Athletics
    NG
  6. Party Scene
    A
  7. Professors
    B+
  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 2,086 undergraduate students. Admissions is fairly competitive as the Spelman acceptance rate is 40%. Popular majors include Psychology, Biology, and Political Science and Government. Graduating 74% of students, Spelman alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $31,500.
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
40%
Application Deadline
February 1
SAT Range
1070-1220
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
$36,190/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Average Total Aid Awarded
$13,647/ year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
98%

Academics

Professors
B+
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
60%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.70 responses
50%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.70 responses
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Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
2,086Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
51
Undergrads Over 25
1%
Pell Grant
49%
Varsity Athletes
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 48 responses
Report
  • Intelligent
    42%
  • Driven
    31%
  • Individuality and Originality
    13%
  • Creative, Spelman
    6%
  • Respectful of authority and traditions
    4%
  • Game Changer
    2%
  • Stressed
    2%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
98%
Poll
54%
of students say that Greek life is pretty big.92 responses
Poll
53%
of students say no one pays attention to varsity sports.108 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 46 responses
Report
  • Sisterhood
    57%
  • Sometimes sisterhood, sometimes complete strangers
    28%
  • Family
    7%
  • People are judgmentally
    7%
  • Community
    2%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$47,000/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
74%
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 truly meant for women who are ready to learn about their culture, dive into deep issues, and are prepared to grow in character. Spelman's academics are like no other (very rigorous). Spelman challenges the individual to think beyond the surface. Spelman also has a beautiful campus, and is well-secured from the surrounding community of Atlanta. My experience at Spelman College's Early College Program has taught me a lot about my African American heritage and has helped me to become humble. Spelman College is expensive in price, however, the education is worth it!
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Classes provide an open and safe environment for learning/discussions. If an all-female institution scares you, don't worry! Male students are on-campus until 12am so you'll see them around eating or interacting in different campus orgs. Also, a lot of the women at Spelman are driven and passionate so if you're a student who doesn't know exactly what they want to do yet(like me), your Spelman sisters motivate you and help guide you to finding your passion. There are also plenty of research opportunities. Spelman is also supportive of their students and will address gender/sexual discrimination or incidences as an institution. However, like any institution Spelman has its issues. Some issues include: that the cafeteria could have longer hours and better food, there needs to be more areas on campus that are open 24 hours for studying, and Spelman is really expensive (these loans are no joke)! Other than that, I love my institution and I'm proud to claim that I am a Spelmanite.
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!