Spelman College
Atlanta, GA, USA

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Key Admission Stats

Institution Type
Private
  • HBCU
  • Women’s College

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This school may consider an applicant’s financial situation when deciding admission

Level of Institution
4 Year
Campus Setting
Major city
0
100
53%
Acceptance Rate
9,118
Students Applied
38%
Transfer Acceptance Rate
36
Transfer Students Admitted

Admissions Requirements

SAT
Yes
ACT
Yes
SAT Subject Tests
No
AP Course Credit
Yes
Dual Enrollment
Yes
Transcript
Yes

Important Deadlines

Application Type Application Deadline Reply Deadline
Early Decision Acceptance is binding so student must attend college if accepted. November 1 January 31
Early Action Acceptance is not binding, but student will receive admissions decision earlier. November 15 May 1
Fall Regular Decision February 1 May 1
Test Optional
Yes
Application Fee
$40
Fee waivers available
Applications Accepted
Rolling Admissions
No

Admitted Student Stats

In-State Students
25%
Out-Of-State Students
75%
US States Represented
44
Countries Represented
8
49%
Submitting ACT
71%
Submitting SAT
Average ACT Composite: 24
0
36
Average SAT Composite: 1167
0
1600
SAT Percentiles

Math
25th
510
75th
580
Reading
25th
540
75th
620
3.80
Average GPA
Students Enrolled By GPA

3.75+
40%
3.50 - 3.74
29%
3.25 - 3.49
23%
3.00 - 3.24
8%
2.50 - 2.99
1%
Students Enrolled By Class Rank

Top 10%
26
Top 25%
59
Top 50%
93

Admissions Resources

Admissions: visit page
Admissions Email: [email protected]
Admissions Telephone: 800-982-2411
For International Student Services: visit page
For Students with Disabilities: visit page

What Students Are Saying

3.73 Average Rating
If you are invited to attend Spel-Bound make sure to participate, it gives you an inside look at life here at Spelman much more in-depth than a regular campus tour. You stay with a current student, get a feel for campus life, accompany us to classes, etc. It's a wonderful program, and those admitted students who are debating if Spelman is for them usually commit after Spel-Bound.
Avi Victoria from New York, NY
Spelman college is an all female, historically black college. Not only does this mean you will gain a deeper understanding of yourself, but you will make the conscious decision to change the world. As with many colleges and universities, there are temptations on may different levels. This four years of experience will be some of the best years in your life; do not get involved in anything that goes against your beliefs and your judgment. Survival in college is about discipline and remaining true to yourself and your morals. Times will be challenging and you may ask yourself, Is this all worth it. That is what sets everyone apart from one another; what are you willing to do and sacrifice?
Quamisha from Poughkeepsie, NY
Don't have tunnel vision when applying for colleges. Keep your mind open to every possibility. Remember you're going to be basically living at your college choice for the next four years.
Samantha from Springfield, VA
Stay in touch with the financial aid office on a weekly basis. My classmates and I have done that and found scholarships that helped out with books and travel
Jessika from Mattapan, MA
Stay focus and true to yourself! It's easy to get caught up into situations that you have no business getting into. Create a connect with your professors that way it's easier to get letters of recommendations and internships.
Amani from Sacramento, CA
visit spelman and do a day or weekend program like a day in the life or spel-bound. some of my spelman sisters said they only came to spelman because they loved spel-bound so much.
Saleena from Harrisburg, PA
STAY ON TOP OF YOUR WORK...develop appropriate personal relationships w/ your professors, if need be...GO OUT...get familiar and involved with the community (the AUC)...it's scary @ first, but you'll always have your sisters for support & encouragement...LOVE YOUR SPELMAN/AUC SISTERS/CLARK & MOREHOUSE BROTHERS...these girls & boys will be ones in which you will grow life-long relationships with...it's a wonderful experience...MAKE GOOD CHOICES...boys...partying...just be an adult...
Overall Lesson: Change the misconception of African American Youth (particularly young women) through kind words, intelligent banter, and common civility- Spelman College offers all of these advantages to those who seek them. Consider Spelman College based upon an aspiration to discover an institute where your ability to serve others is just as important as your academic record...where your search of a special venue is validated where learning is a passion, not just another formality. At Spelman College, you wish dwell in a location where you are simply not only a student body member, but a cherished member of society, a place where you are an individual, and not a number. Spelman College is a place where your desire is not purely to improve oneself, but rather improve the world.
Chastity from College Grove, TN
Spelman is an illustrious world renowned institution know for producing women who change the world. This is an excellent liberal arts school. It is located in the heart of Atlanta surrounded by Morehouse College, and Clark Atlanta University. Spelman is a part of the Atlanta University Center. As a part of the AUC you can enroll in classes at all three institutions.
Kamiyah from Ellenwood, GA
Be open to new experiences and new people. You will be living in close quarters so be very respectful of others and their space and you'll be fine. The RA's there to assist you with any issues you may have, so call them when you need them.
Kristin from Bolingbrook, IL
DO YOUR RESEARCH! I for one did not attend Spel-Bound (although i did visit the school prior to the application process and enrollment) and I regretted not being able to form that bond with my sisters before classes started. Don't slack and wait around for scholarships to hit you in the face, grants to fall out of the sky, or for your parents to simply put the money on the table (more power to you if your parents have that option). Speaking from personal experience, I wish that I had taken the financial process more seriously, as to avoid confusion and stress later on throughout my school year. Spelman, because of it's location in Atlanta and in reference to other schools, is a great opportunity for networking and amazing memories. I for one can write a four page list of memories and I'm only entering my second semester this month.
Tayla from Newburgh, NY

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