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Spelman College Campus Life

Campus Size

Small Campus
Total Undergrads
Including 97 Part-time
Degree-Seeking Freshmen
Including 3 Part-time

Gender Breakdown:

100% Women


We do not have information on athletics at Spelman College


Student Total
American Indian/Alaskan Native 0.0%
Asian/Pacific Islander 0.1%
Black/non-Hispanic 91.4%
Hispanic 0.1%
Non-resident alien 0.5%
Race/Ethnicity unknown 4.5%
Two or more races 3.3%
White/non-Hispanic 0.1%
Percent of students with disability 3% or less

Services & Housing

Services Offered
  • Academic/Career counseling
  • Employment services for current students to find part-time positions
  • Job placement for graduates to find full-time employment
  • Shared library with other institution
  • On-Campus Housing
  • Meal plan offered, maximum 21 meals per week.

Clubs & Organizations

Musical Groups
  • Choral Groups
  • Jazz Band
  • Music Ensemble
Performance Arts
  • Dance
  • Drama Theater
Journalism & Publications
  • Student Newspaper
  • Yearbook
Reserved Officers' Training Corps (ROTC)
  • Army ROTC
  • Navy ROTC
  • Student Government

Safety Statistics

Arrests On Campus
Illegal Weapons Possession 0
Drug Law Violation 0
Liquor Law Violation 0
Criminal Offenses On Campus
Personal Crime 0
Property Crime 2
Reviews Dorm Life
  • Avi Victoria from New York, NY
  • 4
  • As a first-year (freshmen) you will reside in one of four dorms (similar to the four houses from the Harry Potter franchise), each dorm has a very distinct personality and…

  • Mar-22-2012 Read More
  • Saleena from Harrisburg, PA
  • 5
  • the dorms are so much fun. i recommend staying on campus at least first and second year because you meet so many of your sisters and form life-long bonds with…

  • Feb-06-2012 Read More
  • Elle from Atlanta, GA
  • 3
  • The dorm life is not as bad as people make it seem. Spelman is working to remodel the four oldest dorms because they have no a/c system. The other five…

  • Jun-27-2012 Read More


Student Responses to Review Topic: Food And Dining
  • 2
  • Erin from Olathe, KS
  • Jan-02-2015 I am a current student here

    The food isn't good, I'll be honest, by the end of the semester you'll be so sick of it.

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  • 4
  • Indigo from Atlanta, GA
  • Dec-30-2014 I am a current student here

    The food and dining accommodations are very nice. All the students have the choice of dining dollars and cafeteria food. As a freshman student the 14 a week meal plan with 200 plus dining dollars is highly recommended. Also the hours of the food court down stairs is quite helping.

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  • 4
  • Bri from Tamarac, FL
  • Dec-28-2014 I am a current student here

    Dining in the cafeteria is decent.There are other places to eat on campus like Subway, Starbucks, Jamba Juice, Grille works and AFC Sushi. Most people eat at one of those places whenever they get tired of the cafeteria food.

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  • 2
  • Aaliyah from Philadelphia, PA
  • Nov-18-2014 I am a current student here

    We almost always have the same food all the time. They make foods that don't go together available on certain days.The only time we have really good food is when we have special occasions like a day in the life of Spelman/Spelbound. You get tired of the cafe eventually. I most eat off campus, in the java cafe downstairs with starbucks, sushi, grille works and jamba juice. I even order out on occasions from grub hub.

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  • 2
  • Jasmine from Grand Ledge, MI
  • Jul-30-2014 I am a current student here

    The food is okay but you can always order. There is food for everyone no matter what you like...if you are a meat eater, vegetarian, or vegan. Spelman also has a small food court on the first floor of the dining hall.

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  • 3
  • Marleca from Miami, FL
  • Apr-16-2014 I am a current student here

    The food in the cafeteria could be a lot worse. I find the food to be pretty decent, and there are a lot of options available. Wednesday is fried chicken Wednesdays, so the caf. is usually pretty packed with students.

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  • 3
  • Kailyn from Richmond Heights, OH
  • Mar-27-2014 I am a current student here

    The food is...a hit or miss most times. You WILL get tired of the caf, but Lower Manley features a sushi place, a fresh grille, Subway, Jamba Juice and Starbucks, so this definitely makes up for it

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  • 4
  • Ashia from Fresno, CA
  • Feb-16-2014 I am a current student here

    Spelman's Cafeteria is smaller than most other colleges but the food is still amazing. Don't miss out on the fried chicken and peach cobbler every Wednesday.

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  • 2
  • Skye from Boston, MA
  • Feb-05-2014 I am a current student here

    FCW is one of the only meals that is a little taste of homeâ?¦ Regardless of whether or not we are at an HBCU we are still dealing with Cafeteria foodâ?¦ Definitely something to get use to.

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  • 2
  • jbay
  • Jan-23-2014 I am a current student here

    I hate the cafe food.

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Student Responses to Review Topic: Greek Life
  • 0
  • Aaliyah from Philadelphia, PA
  • Nov-18-2014 I am a current student here

    I am not to sure about the greek life as much because I am a sophomore and have not been exposed to all the greeks that are offered here on cmapus besides the main ones such as Delta Sigma Theta, Alpha Kappa Alpha, Gamma Sigma Sigma,Zeta Phi Beta, and Sigma Gamma Rho. But when I see them strolling and their event on their weeks it seems like they have a true sisterhood bond that can not be broken.

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  • 0
  • Dru from Houston, TX
  • Sep-25-2013 I am a current student here

    Greek life is very big here, most events everybody is out trying to see stroll teams. At times each dorm seems like a little sorority.

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  • 0
  • Imani from Philadelphia, PA
  • Aug-21-2013 I am a current student here

    I don't know anything about that. You will have to figure that out for yourself. All I can tell you is that all of the sororities held on HBCU's are held here.

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  • 0
  • Reid from Philadelphia, PA
  • Aug-12-2013 I am a current student here

    Greek Life is fun to see ! I believe our Greeks are very involved and social . They are always helping the community and having fun at the same time ! You'll LOVE IT !

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  • 0
  • Raven from Atlanta, GA
  • Jul-12-2013 I am accepted here and planning to attend soon

    Its an HBCU so greek life is heavy. Not only here but Morehouse and Clark Atlanta as well.

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