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Spelman College

Atlanta, GA

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Overview

Spelman College is a 4-year institution located in Atlanta, GA, in an urban setting.

Location & Contact

Address 350 Spelman Lane, SW
Atlanta, GA  30314-4399
United States
Contact Ms. Chelsea Holley
Interim Director of Admissions
Email: admiss@spelman.edu
Phone: 404-270-5193
Fax: 404-270-5201

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Majors & Degrees

Area, Ethnic, Cultural, And Gender Studies Associate Bachelors
Women's Studies Checkmark
Biological And Biomedical Sciences Associate Bachelors
Biochemistry Checkmark
Biology/biological Sciences, General Checkmark
Computer And Information Sciences And Support Services Associate Bachelors
Computer And Information Sciences, General Checkmark
Education Associate Bachelors
Early Childhood Education And Teaching Checkmark
Elementary Education And Teaching Checkmark
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Engineering Associate Bachelors
Engineering, General Checkmark
English Language And Literature/Letters Associate Bachelors
English Language And Literature, General Checkmark
Foreign Languages, Literatures, And Linguistics Associate Bachelors
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Spanish Language And Literature Checkmark
Health Professions And Related Clinical Sciences Associate Bachelors
Health Services/allied Health/health Sciences, General Checkmark
History Associate Bachelors
History, General Checkmark
Mathematics And Statistics Associate Bachelors
Mathematics, General Checkmark
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies Associate Bachelors
International/globalization Studies Checkmark
Multi-/interdisciplinary Studies, Other Checkmark
Natural Resources And Conservation Associate Bachelors
Environmental Science Checkmark
Environmental Studies Checkmark
Philosophy And Religious Studies Associate Bachelors
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Religion/religious Studies Checkmark
Physical Sciences Associate Bachelors
Chemistry, General Checkmark
Physics, General Checkmark
Psychology Associate Bachelors
Psychology, General Checkmark
Public Administration And Social Service Professions Associate Bachelors
Human Services, General Checkmark
Social Sciences Associate Bachelors
Economics, General Checkmark
Political Science And Government, General Checkmark
Sociology And Anthropology Checkmark
Sociology, General Checkmark
Visual And Performing Arts Associate Bachelors
Art History, Criticism And Conservation Checkmark
Dance, General Checkmark
Documentary Production Checkmark
Drama And Dramatics/theatre Arts, General Checkmark
Fine Arts And Art Studies, Other Checkmark
Music, General Checkmark
Photography Checkmark

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

9,118
Applied
4,794
Accepted
2,207
Enrolled
53%
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Female Admissions

9,118
Females Applied
4,794
Females Accepted
53%
Acceptance Rate

Applying

40
Application Fee
3.65
Avg. high school GPA for freshman
Admission Requirements
Required Transcript of high school record
Essay
A minimum high school GPA of 2
2 recommendations

Application Deadlines

Type Application Closing Notification Date Rolling Admissions
Fall freshmen February 1st April 1st
Out of state Fall freshmen February 1st January 1st
Early decision plan November 1st December 15th
Other early decision plan November 15th December 31st
Transfer April 1st May 1st

Test Scores Accepted

Test Avg. Score 25th % Info icon 75th % Info icon
SAT Critical Reading 581 540 620
SAT Math 551 510 580
ACT Composite 23 20 25

Tuition & Fees

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Tuition

25,942
Private
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Fees

4,030
Full-time student fees
14,768
Room & board
8,623
Room only
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Other Payment Considerations

Guaranteed tuition plan offered No
Tuition pre-payment plan No
Tuition payment plans offered Yes
Student groups that qualify for full or partial waiver of tuition Employees

Financial Aid

17,798
Avg. Financial Aid Package
16,004
Avg. Freshman Financial Aid Package
21,705
Avg. International Student Financial Aid Package
4,701
Avg. Loan Aid
14,072
Avg. Grant Aid
14,168
Avg. Scholarship and/or Grant Aid awarded
100% Percentage of students with need who receive financial aid
52%
Avg. Percentage of Financial Need Met
63%
Percentage of Students Who Had Their Need Fully Met

Student Body

2,207
Total Undergrad students
0%
International Students
73%
Out-of-state students

Race/Ethnicity

Black or African American 98.46%
White or Caucasian 0.09%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0.82%
Asian 0.05%
Two or more races 0.09%

Gender

Male (0%)
Female (100%)

Campus Life

Housing

Type
College-owned housing Yes
Housing requirements Yes
Housing options Women-only housing
% of undergrad students who live in college housing 0%

Student Activities

Student-run campus newspaper Checkmark
Drama/theatre group Checkmark
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Marching band Checkmark
Choral groups Checkmark
Campus events:
Founder's Day, Spelman-Morehouse Homecoming and Research Day

Student Services

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Health clinic Checkmark
Personal/psychological counseling Checkmark
Women's center Checkmark
International students advisor Checkmark

Student Organizations

Greek fraternities
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Local fraternities
Local sororities
Most popular organizations:
Glee Club, Theater Program, Student Government, Honors Program and Religious Groups

Campus Security & Safety

24-hour emergency telephone/alarm services Checkmark
24-hour patrols by trained officers Checkmark
Student patrols Checkmark
Late-night transport/escort services Checkmark
Electronically-operated dormitory entrances Checkmark

Faculty

246
Total Faculty
11:1
Student-Faculty Ratio
Full-time - 179
Part-time - 67
Male - 59
Female - 187
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