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
    B+
  9. Dorms
    C-
  10. Campus Food
    C-
  11. Student Life
    A+
  12. Safety
    B
Spelman College is ...
Private not-for-profit, HBCU
Athletic Division
Athletic Conference
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
48%
Application Deadline
February 1
SAT Range
920-1120
ACT Range
20-23
Application Fee
$35
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action
Yes
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Cost

Net Price
$31,986/ year
National
$15,403
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $31,122/ year
  • $30-48k
    $31,023/ year
  • $49-75k
    $36,642/ year
  • $76-110k
    $38,936/ year
  • $110k+
    $40,263/ 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
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
2,090Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
1%
Pell Grant
55%
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
$46,400/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
76%
National
48%
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
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I enjoyed that Spelman College is a college for women that are like minded and driven. There is a true familial element to Spelman College and the support system by the faculty is very genuine. There are so many campus wide activities and clubs to be involved in and the sisterhood and friendships that develop there are for a lifetime. I know that there have been quite a few food options added to the campus and that is something that I can appreciate. During the time that I spent at Spelman, the food options were not that appealing to me and was something that I wanted to see changed. Since then, there has been new additions and I hear they are great!
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Spelman was one of the best decisions I have ever made. My academic experience was phenomenal there is countless faculty ready to help you reach the career or next step you are working towards. The campus is beautiful and campus life itself is optimal as there are so many clubs and programs and service opportunities set in place that are sure to meet your needs. And if not you have the ability to make one! The best thing I loved about the school was coming in contact with thousands of powerful women who looked like me and were excelling in life. Who showed you hard work is necessary and that dreams are achievable no matter how discouraging they process in achieving them may be.!
I love Spelman! It is giving me so many great opportunities in the future and the sisterhood is unmatched. It is helping me get a greater understanding for my culture and appreciation for diversity. The only thing I would change if I could is that they should give more scholarships because a lot of the students here can't afford it and it limits them which is very unfortunate.