Spelman College: Ranking & Review

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Atlanta
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United States
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World
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56702356
Top 14%

Spelman College Acceptance rate and Admissions statistics

TotalMenWomen
Acceptance Rate40%0%40%
Applicants8,34408,344
Admissions3,34203,342
Enrolled undergraduates5480548
Enrolled total (including graduate students)2,13702,137

Male-Female Ratio

Enrollment by race or ethnicity

Typical SAT scores

Number of students submitting SAT scores351
Percent of students submitting SAT scores64%
Evidence-Based Reading and Writing
587
Math
555

Typical ACT scores

Number of students submitting ACT scores336
Percent of students submitting ACT scores61%
ACT Composite
24
ACT English
24
ACT Math
22

Admission requirements

Application fee for undergraduates - $35.

Secondary school GPARequired
Secondary school rankRecommended
Secondary school recordRequired
Completion of the college-preparatory programRequired
RecommendationsRequired
Formal demonstration of competenciesNeither required nor recommended
Admission test scoresRequired
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)Neither required nor recommended
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)Required

Spelman College Tuition

Total cost for students livingIn-stateOut-of-state
On-campus$51,642$51,642
Off-campus$51,642$51,642
The total cost includes tuition and fees, books, supplies, on-campus room and board payment of $13,461 and other expenses per full academic year.

Spelman College provides on-campus housing with total dormitory capacity of 1,400 students.

Average Tuition and fees for academic year programs
In-stateOut-of-state
Tuition for Full-time undergraduates$24,382$24,382
Fees for full-time undergraduates$3,799$3,799
Per credit hour charge for part-time undergraduates$1,010$1,010

Programs and Degrees

ProgramsBachelor'sTotal
Social Sciences108108
Psychology8484
Biological and Biomedical Sciences6262
Multi & Interdisciplinary Studies3535
English Language and Literature & Letters3232
Mathematics and Statistics2727
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender, and Group Studies2323
Visual and Performing Arts1818
Education1616
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services1313
Natural Resources and Conservation1212
Physical Sciences1111
Philosophy and Religious Studies88
History77
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics33
Public Administration and Social Service Professions11
Engineering
Grand Total460460

A total of 460 4-year bachelor's degrees conferred across undergraduate programs at Spelman College.

TotalWomen
Graduation rate74%74%
  • Full-time retention rate - 89%
  • Part-time retention rate - 0%

General info

Founded1881
MottoOur whole school for Christ
Religious affiliationNot applicable
Mission StatementSpelman College, a historically Black College for women and a global leader in the education of women of African descent, is dedicated to academic excellence in the liberal arts and sciences and the intellectual, creative, ethical and leadership potential of its students. Spelman empowers the whole person to engage the many cultures of the world and inspires a commitment to positive social change.
Colorscolumbia blue, white
Academic CalendarSemester
Total FTE staff577
Instructional FTE196
Sector of institutionPrivate not-for-profit, 4-year or above
Control of institutionPrivate not-for-profit
Carnegie ClassificationBaccalaureate Colleges: Arts & Sciences Focus

Location and Contacts

Official Websitespelman.edu
Address350 Spelman Lane SW
Atlanta, Georgia, 30314-4399
United States
Urbanization levelCity: Large
City population486,000
Phone4046813643
Fax+1 (404) 270 5201

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