2,137
Students
Financial aid thermometer
17,443
Avg. Financial Aid
Very Selective
Admission Difficulty
40
40%
Acceptance Rate
Urban setting
Urban
Setting
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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. Tiffany Nelson
Director of Admissions
Email: admiss@spelman.edu
Phone: 800-982-2411
Fax: 404-270-5201

Majors & Degrees

Area, Ethnic, Cultural, And Gender Studies Associate Bachelors
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Biological And Biomedical Sciences Associate Bachelors
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Computer And Information Sciences And Support Services Associate Bachelors
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Education Associate Bachelors
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Engineering Associate Bachelors
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English Language And Literature/Letters Associate Bachelors
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Foreign Languages, Literatures, And Linguistics Associate Bachelors
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Health Professions And Related Clinical Sciences Associate Bachelors
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History Associate Bachelors
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Mathematics And Statistics Associate Bachelors
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Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies Associate Bachelors
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Natural Resources And Conservation Associate Bachelors
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Philosophy And Religious Studies Associate Bachelors
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Physical Sciences Associate Bachelors
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Psychology Associate Bachelors
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Public Administration And Social Service Professions Associate Bachelors
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Social Sciences Associate Bachelors
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Visual And Performing Arts Associate Bachelors
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Admissions

Acceptance Rate

8,344
Applied
3,342
Accepted
2,137
Enrolled
40%
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Female Admissions

8,344
Females Applied
3,342
Females Accepted
40%
Acceptance Rate

Applying

40
Application Fee
3.6
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
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 Accepted 25th PercentileInfo icon 75th PercentileInfo icon
SAT Critical Reading 589 550 625
SAT Math 557 520 590
ACT Composite 23 22 26

Tuition & Fees

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Tuition

25,151
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Fees

3,913
Full-time student fees
13,865
Room & board
8,128
Room only

Financial Aid

17,443
Avg. Financial Aid Package
15,660
Avg. Freshman Financial Aid Package
24,770
Avg. International Student Financial Aid Package
4,773
Avg. Loan Aid
39,108
Avg. Grant Aid
14,406
Avg. Scholarship and/or Grant Aid awarded
100% Percentage of students with need who receive financial aid
35%
Avg. Percentage of Financial Need Met
49%
Percentage of Students Who Had Their Need Fully Met

Student Body

2,137
Total undergrad students
1%
International Students
72%
Out-of-state students

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 0.09%
Black or African American 96.91%
White or Caucasian 0.09%
American Indian or Alaska Native 1.54%
Two or more races 0.51%

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 67%

Student Activities

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Campus events:
Founder's Day, Spelman&-Morehouse Homecoming and Research Day

Student Services

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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
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Other Campus Security & Safety:
lighted pathways/sidewalks

Faculty

241
Total Faculty
11:1
Student-Faculty Ratio
Full-time - 173
Part-time - 68
Male - 68
Female - 173