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
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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
36%
Application Deadline
February 1
SAT Range
980-1170
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
$32,399/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $32,077/ year
  • $30-48k
    $34,977/ year
  • $49-75k
    $35,249/ year
  • $76-110k
    $37,883/ year
  • $110k+
    $39,808/ year

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
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
2,061Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
1%
Pell Grant
54%
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
$46,800/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
77%
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 has a great talk, but not such a great walk. Pros: the school is very invested in bettering its students and the careers department is amazing! Cons: the foods terrible, housing is terrible, and they mostly only care about bettering students who are science majors. OH and the party scene is non-existent.
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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!
Spelman will most likely be worth it after I receive my degree. Currently, it is a money drain. Housing is of just about the lowest quality possible. It's quite unacceptable. The administration is often unnecessarily rude and will give you the runaround before admitting that they don't know the answer to a question or request. This is extremely offputting and quite honestly, discouraging. I wish that the administration here would respect and support that as opposed to seemingly purposely making students feel uncomfortable for simply asking for help. I feel as though many of the people who are supposed to be here for me are snickering and scoffing at me behind my back. Perhaps it's just the price I pay to attend an all women's college. It's just unfortunate that the same cattiness and problematic behavior has seemingly followed me from high school... and by the administration, no less.