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Spelman College
Atlanta, GA
Spelman, founded in 1881, is a private, historically black, liberal arts college for women. Its 32-acre campus is located one mile from downtown Atlanta.
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Institution Type Private
Coeducational No, women only
Undergraduate Students 2,125
   Women 2,125 (100.0%)
   Men Not reported
Graduate Students Not reported
Entrance Difficulty Very difficult
Overall Admission Rate 36% of 7,864 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered Yes
Early Decision Offered Yes
Regular Admission Deadline February 1
Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen
Average GPA 3.46
SAT Math 526 average
480-580 range of middle 50%
SAT Critical Reading 547 average
500-590 range of middle 50%
SAT Writing
ACT Composite 23 average
22-26 range of middle 50%
Selection of Students
Factor Very Important Important Considered Not Considered
Academic GPA X      
Standardized Tests X      
Essay X      
Extracurricular Activities   X    
Cost of Attendance $46,409
  Tuition and Fees $27,314
  Room and Board $12,795
Average Percent of Need Met 33%
Average Freshman Award $15,771
Average Indebtedness of
2016 Graduates
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Academic Calendar System Semester
General Education/Core Curriculum Required
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates 180
Regular Class Size 2-9 students: 20% of classes
10-19 students: 38% of classes
20-29 students: 27% of classes
30-39 students: 10% of classes
40-49 students: 2% of classes
50-99 students: 2% of classes
Over 100 students: 0% of classes
Atlanta Population 443,775
Nearest Metropolitan Area Atlanta
Freshman Housing Guarantee Freshmen are given priority consideration for housing
Students in College Housing 99% of freshmen, 68% of all students
Athletic Conferences  
Mascot Jaguars
Sororities 2% of women participate
Ethnicity of Students from U.S. 1.1% American Indian/Alaskan Native
0.1% Asian
97.2% Black/African-American
0.2% Hispanic/Latino
1.3% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.0% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
0.0% White
International Students 0.8% from 7 countries
First-Year Students Returning 91.0%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years 70.7%
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months 28%
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly 25.0%