- 4 Year
- ATLANTA, GA
Overall Niche Grade
- Academicsgrade A minus
- Valuegrade B+
- Diversitygrade B
- Campusgrade B minus
- Athleticsgrade unavailable
- Party Scenegrade A
- Professorsgrade B
- Locationgrade B+
- Dormsgrade D+
- Campus Foodgrade C minus
- Student Lifegrade A+
- Safetygrade B
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.
Spelman College Rankings
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$43,042 / year
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Average Total Aid Awarded
$9,831 / year
Students Receiving Financial Aid
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Student Faculty Ratio
Evening Degree Programs
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
Most Popular Majors
- Psychology60 Graduates
- Political Science and Government58 Graduates
- Biology55 Graduates
- Economics49 Graduates
- English35 Graduates
- Health Service Preparatory Studies31 Graduates
- Sociology26 Graduates
- Women's Studies22 Graduates
- International Studies19 Graduates
- Mathematics19 Graduates
Undergrads Over 25
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What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 51 responses
- Individuality and Originality14%
- Creative, Spelman6%
- Respectful of authority and traditions4%
- Game Changer2%
Freshmen Live On-Campus
55%of students say that Greek life is pretty big. 96 responses
54%of students say no one pays attention to varsity sports. 112 responses
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 50 responses
- Sometimes sisterhood, sometimes complete strangers28%
- People are judgmentally6%
Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$47,000 / year
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
92%of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation. 50 responses
Colleges like Spelman College
- grade C+Clark Atlanta University
- 4 Year
- ATLANTA, GA
- Rating 3.48 out of 5 1,975 reviews
- grade B minusClayton State University
- 4 Year
- MORROW, GA
- Rating 3.6 out of 5 1,180 reviews
- grade C+Savannah State University
- 4 Year
- SAVANNAH, GA
- Rating 3.44 out of 5 1,287 reviews
- grade CAlbany State University
- 4 Year
- ALBANY, GA
- Rating 3.64 out of 5 1,383 reviews
Spelman College Reviews
Rating 3.66 out of 5 1,175 reviews
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Unlike other schools the Spelman College sisterhood is for life. I have had the opportunity to collaborate with some of the brightest minds and the honor of working side by side with other future leaders of the world. The sky is the limit when it comes to internships, research programs, and job opportunities. I wouldn't trade a moment of my time here to go anywhere else. Their is nothing like being a Spelmanite!
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!
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.