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Spelman College
  • 4 Year
  • ATLANTA, GA

Report Card

grade B+
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    grade A minus
  2. Value
    grade B+
  3. Diversity
    grade B
  4. Campus
    grade B minus
  5. Athletics
    grade unavailable
  6. Party Scene
    grade A
  7. Professors
    grade B
  8. Location
    grade B+
  9. Dorms
    grade D+
  10. Campus Food
    grade C minus
  11. Student Life
    grade A+
  12. Safety
    grade B

editorial

Spelman is an above-average 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 2,080 undergraduate students. Admissions is fairly competitive as the Spelman acceptance rate is 43%. Popular majors include Psychology, Political Science and Government, and Biology. Graduating 75% of students, Spelman alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $31,500.

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350 SPELMAN LANE SW
ATLANTA, GA 30314
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Athletic Conference
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Spelman College Rankings

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Spelman Admissions

Acceptance Rate
43%
Application Deadline
February 1
SAT Range
1080-1230
ACT Range
22-26
Application Fee
$40
SAT/ACT
Considered but not required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action
Yes

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Cost

Net Price
$43,042 / 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
$9,831 / year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
97%

Scholarship

Academics

Professors
grade 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
59%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want. 74 responses
50%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage. 74 responses

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Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
2,080 Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
40
Undergrads Over 25
1%
Pell Grant
46%
Varsity Athletes
No data available  
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 51 responses
  • Intelligent
    43%
  • Driven
    29%
  • Individuality and Originality
    14%
  • Creative, Spelman
    6%
  • Respectful of authority and traditions
    4%
  • Game Changer
    2%
  • Stressed
    2%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
100%
Poll
55%
of students say that Greek life is pretty big. 96 responses
Poll
54%
of students say no one pays attention to varsity sports. 112 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 50 responses
  • Sisterhood
    58%
  • Sometimes sisterhood, sometimes complete strangers
    28%
  • Family
    6%
  • People are judgmentally
    6%
  • Community
    2%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$47,000 / year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
75%
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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