1,038 reviews
  1. Atlanta, GA
  2. 4 Year
A-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    B+
  2. Value
    A-
  3. Diversity
    B-
  4. Campus
    B+
  5. Athletics
    NG
  6. Party Scene
    A
  7. Professors
    B+
  8. Location
    A-
  9. Dorms
    C-
  10. Campus Food
    C-
  11. Student Life
    A+
  12. Safety
    B
Spelman College is ...
Private not-for-profit, HBCU
Athletic Division
Data not available
Athletic Conference
Data not available
Address
350 Spelman Lane SW
Atlanta, GA 30314

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
54%
SAT Scores Range
900-1100
ACT Scores Range
19-24
Application Fee
$35
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
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Test Scores and GPA for Spelman College

Cost

Net Price
$30,522/ year
National
$15,431

Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.

Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $30,307/ year
  • $30-48k
    $32,422/ year
  • $49-75k
    $37,409/ year
  • $76-110k
    $37,990/ year
  • $110k+
    $39,188/ year

Academics

Professors
B+
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
10:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
85%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.67 responses
58%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.67 responses
49%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.67 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
2,072Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
1%
Pell Grant
49%
Varsity Athletes
Data not available
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 45 responses
Report
  • Intelligent
    42%
  • Driven
    31%
  • Individuality and Originality
    13%
  • Creative, Spelman
    7%
  • Respectful of authority and traditions
    4%
  • Game Changer
    2%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
98%
Poll
55%
of students say that Greek life is pretty big.89 responses
Poll
53%
of students say no one pays attention to varsity sports.105 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 43 responses
Report
  • Sisterhood
    56%
  • Sometimes sisterhood, sometimes complete strangers
    28%
  • Family
    7%
  • People are judgmentally
    7%
  • Community
    2%

After Spelman College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$46,400/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
74%
National
47%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
90%
National
83%
92%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.50 responses

Spelman College Reviews

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There are plenty of options in regards to pretty much anything that you want to do. The workload is not that bad and it makes it a million times easier if you decide to get a study buddy that can split the load with you. There are a lot of opportunities to do abroad and domestic studies which I think are vital to the growth of an individual. Spelman College also challenges the notion that all black people are the same. There are plenty of people from different socioeconomic groups as well as people with cultural, linguistic, and ideological differences. I am proud to be a Spelmanite and I really love my HBCU!
Spelman College is an amazing place for me! My overall experience has been stressful, but beneficial in so many ways. I joined the dance team here, which has helped me grow physically, emotionally, and mentally in personal ways and in dance. My favorite experience so far, is studying late at night for a math exam. It was hard, but it taught me how much more capable I really am, and how much I can accomplish no matter the time span is. What makes my school unique is the way it mentally changes you for the better. Spelman implants a mindset that, in order to be great, you have to work twice as hard and be the best in anything you do. One cannot expects big or grand results doing minor work. If I could do it all over, I would still choose Spelman because that is how great of a school it is.
Spelman was not my first choice of college, however I am happy that I made the decision to come here. The academics are amazing and many focus on empowering us as intelligent black women in America. The courses are challenging so come prepared to thing deeply. My complaint lies with financial aid and food and housing. Spelman is a private institution so scholarships are very hard to come by, very very hard. It is very hard to eat healthily here, and if you are vegan your options are limited. The freshman housing is very old, and while the heat does build sisterhood the radiators in the winter made me and a few other students sick because of how old they were. Other than this my experience so far has been excellent.