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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.

Website: www.spelman.edu

Private
2,171
Undergraduate
Students
(100.0%) 2,171 Women
(%Not Reported) Men
Not reported
Graduate
Students

Admission

Entrance Difficulty
Very difficult
Overall Admission Rate
39% of 9,451 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered
Yes
Early Decision Offered
Yes
Regular Admission Deadline
February 1

Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

Average GPA
3.73
SAT Math
555 average
520-590 range of middle 50%
SAT EBRW
595 average
560-630 range of middle 50%
ACT Composite
24 average
22-26 range of middle 50%
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Money Matters

Cost of Attendance
$53,179
Tuition and Fees
$29,064
Room and Board
$13,865
Average Percent of Need Met
36%
Average Freshman Award
$15,761
Average Indebtedness of 2019 Graduates
$33,870
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Academics

Academic Calendar System
Semester
General Education/Core Curriculum
Required for most or all students
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates
177
Regular Class Size
2-9 students: 26% of classes
10-19 students: 36% of classes
20-29 students: 29% of classes
30-39 students: 8% of classes
40-49 students: 1% of classes
50-99 students: 1% of classes
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Campus Life

Atlanta Population
443,775
Nearest Metropolitan Area
Atlanta
Freshman Housing Guarantee
Freshmen are given priority consideration for housing
Students in College Housing
65% of all students
Athletic Conferences
 
Mascot
Jaguars
Sororities
6% of women participate
Fraternities
Not reported
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Students

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
1.9% American Indian/Alaskan Native
0.0% Asian
97.8% Black/African-American
0.1% Hispanic/Latino
0.0% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.0% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
0.1% White
0.0% Unknown
International Students
0.7% from 9 countries
First-Year Students Returning
91.0%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
68.3%
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
32%
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
30.0%
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