Spelman College

Spelman College

Atlanta, GA
location
Private
type
Urban
setting
100%
0%
student ratio
2,137
total students
Tuition Cost $25,151 | $25,151
in-state | out-of-state
Average Financial Aid Package $16,900
February 1
fall application deadline
40%
acceptance rate
Very Difficult
admission difficulty
Average test scores for all first-year students that were accepted and enrolled.
557
sat math
589
sat reading
Not
Reported
sat writing
23
act composite

Majors & Degrees

Degrees Offered
Bachelor's
Associate's
  • Area and ethnic studies
    • Women's Studies
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Biological/life sciences
    • Biochemistry
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Biology/Biological Sciences
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Computer and information sciences
    • Computer and Information Sciences
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Education
    • Early Childhood Education
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Education (Multiple Levels)
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Engineering
    • Engineering
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • English
    • English
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Foreign languages and literature
    • French
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Spanish
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Health professions and related sciences
    • Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • History
    • History
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Interdisciplinary studies
    • International/Global Studies
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies Related
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Mathematics and statistics
    • Mathematics
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Natural resources/environmental science
    • Environmental Science
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Environmental Studies
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Philosophy and religious studies
    • Philosophy
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Religious Studies
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Physical sciences
    • Chemistry
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Physics
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Psychology
    • Psychology
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Public administration and social services
    • Human Services
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Social sciences
    • Economics
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Political Science and Government
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Sociology
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Sociology and Anthropology
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Visual and performing arts
    • Dance
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Documentary Production
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Music
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Photography
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.

Admissions

40% of applicants are admitted.
  • Acceptance Rate
    • Applied8,344
    • Accepted3,342
    • Acceptance Rate40%
    • Enrolled2,137
    • Female Applicants8,344
    • Females Accepted3,342
    • Female Acceptance Rate40%
    • Male Applicants
    • Males Accepted
    • Male Acceptance Rate
  • Applying
    • Application Fee $40
    • Required for All Essay or personal statement
      Transcript of high school record
      Letter(s) of recommendation
      Minimum high school GPA of 2
    • Required for Some
    • Average high school GPA for first-year freshman3.60
  • Application Deadlines
    • Type Application Closing Notification Date Rolling Admissions
    • Fall freshmen February 1st April 1st --
    • Out-of-state Fall freshmen Not Reported
    • Early decision plan November 1st December 15th --
    • Other early decision plan Not Reported
    • Transfer April 1st May 1st --
  • Test Scores Accepted
    • Test Average School Accepted 25th Percentile* 75th Percentile*
    • SAT Critical Reading 589 550 625
    • SAT Math 557 520 590
    • SAT Writing
    • ACT Composite 23 22 26
    • * 25th and 75th percentile is the score that 25/75 percent of students score at or below.

Tuition & Fees

  • Tuition
    • In-state tuition *$25,151
    • Out-of-state tuition *$25,151
    • In-district tuitionN/A
    • * Tuition costs are based on a full academic year typically extending from September to June.
  • Fees
    • Full-time student fees$3,913
    • Room and board *$13,865
    • Room only *$8,128
    • * Room and board charges vary according to board plan selected (i.e., 12-meal plan, 19-meal plan, etc.) and student level (freshman, sophomore, etc.)
  • Other Payment Considerations
    • Guaranteed tuition plan offeredNot Reported
    • Tuition pre-payment planNot Reported
    • Tuition payment plans offeredNot Reported
    • Student groups that qualify for full or partial waiver of tuitionNot Reported

Financial Aid

    • Average Financial Aid Package:$16,900
    • Average Freshman Financial Aid Package:$15,771
    • Average International Student Financial Aid Package:$14,020
    • Average Loan Aid:$5,013
    • Average Grant Aid:$35,697
    • Average Scholarship and/or Grant Aid Awarded:$12,410
    • Percentage of Students with Need who Receive Financial Aid:99%
    • Average Percentage of Financial Need Met: 33%
    • Percentage of Students Who Had Their Need Fully Met: 1%

Student Body

  • Gender
    • Total Undergraduate Students2,137
    • Male Student Percentage%
    • Female Student Percentage100%
  • Race/Ethnicity
    • Hispanic/Latino.09%
    • Black or African American96.91%
    • White or Caucasian.09%
    • American Indian or Alaska Native1.54%
    • Asian%
    • Native Hawaiian or other Pacific IslanderNot Reported
    • Two or more races.51%
    • Unknown or International Student%
  • Other Student Statistics
    • International Breakout.84% representing 9 other countries
    • Out-of-state Students72% out-of-state student

Campus Life

  • Housing
    • College-owned housing available Yes
    • Housing Requirements None
    • Housing options Female-only housing
    • Percentage of undergraduate students who live in college-owned housing 67%
  • Student Activities
    • Student-run campus newspaper Yes
    • Drama / theater group Yes
    • Student-run radio station No
    • Student-run television station No
    • Marching band No
    • Choral groups Yes
  • Student Services
    • Legal services No
    • Health clinic Yes
    • Personal / psychological counseling Yes
    • Women's center Yes
  • Student Organizations
    • Greek fraternities No
    • Greek sororities Yes
    • Local fraternities No
    • Local sororities No
    • Other organizations No
    • Most popular organizations Glee Club, Theater Program, Student Government, Honors Program, Religious Groups
  • Campus Security and Safety
    • 24-hour emergency telephone / alarm services Yes
    • 24-hour patrols by trained officers Yes
    • Students patrols Not Reported
    • Late-night transport / escort services Yes
    • Electronically-operated dormitory entrances Yes
    • Other lighted pathways/sidewalks

Faculty

  • Faculty Breakdown
    • Total Faculty241
    • Full-time Percentage72%
    • Part-time Percentage28%
    • Female Percentage72%
    • Male Percentage28%
    • Student:Faculty Ratio11:1 or 2,103 students to 196 faculty

Location & Contact

350 Spelman Lane, SW
Atlanta, GA 30314-4399
USA

Ms. Tiffany Nelson

Director of Admissions

Phone: 800-982-2411
Fax: 404-270-5201
Email: admiss@spelman.edu


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