Location
Atlanta, GA
Undergrads
2,074
Tuition
$23,794
Admission Difficulty
Hard
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Reviews 1016 total reviews with an average rating of 3.5

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3 College Sophomore

Facilities: some building's don't have AC

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5 College Sophomore

Facilities: best HBCU in the Nation

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4 College Sophomore

Campus Strictness: The only thing that is super strict on campus are visitation rules. They're super annoying and so inconvenient to anyone with male friends or a social life. However, breaking these rules will have its consequences soooo... just follow them

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2 College Sophomore

Scholarships: Spelman's financial aid isn't very helpful. I cannot count the number of times I've left that office crying from frustration. TIP: Get as many outside scholarships as you possibly can because Spelman will not help you receive any more aid during the year.

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3 College Sophomore

Local Atmosphere: The AUC is smack in the middle of the West End of Atlanta, Georgia, a poor, black community that isn't necessarily the safest place to be alone. However, Spelman goes to great lengths to try and prepare students on how to safely get around in the West End any time of the day.

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5 College Sophomore

Diversity: Although almost everyone looks the same(African American Females), the ethnic, religious and sexual diversity makes almost everyone on campus completely different. It's great and you learn alot just by making new friends and talking to them about themselves.

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4 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: As the Fort Knox of the AUC, campus security makes themselves very visible but aren't always the best at quickly responding to emergencies,however, they do keep the campus safe from most problems.

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4 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: There are lots of options that are within walking distance of the AUC. Finding a roommate is super easy and the cost is almost always cheaper than room and board.

5 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: The school is way over-priced, however, it has by far been the best years of my life at Spelman and even though my family and I struggle financially from semester to semester, I would choose Spelman again if i had to.

4 College Junior

Off-Campus Housing: I personally have never lived off campus, until this year, but I have heard good reviews about off campus housing. A con would be transportation. If you do not own your own car, it can be difficult to get to school or get around town. We do have public transportation that you can utilize to get where you need to go. Most landlords are understanding especially if you choose to live in off campus student housing.

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5 College Junior

Health & Safety: We have 24/7 protection from officers on campus known as public safety and anyone that does not attend our school has to notify them why they are coming on campus.

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4 College Junior

Off-Campus Dining: There is a wide variety of off-campus dining restaurants near school or not very far from school. It's all about exploring different options.

3 College Junior

Diversity: They're numerous diverse activities to get involved in. We rarely have any challenges regarding race/ethnic backgrounds or economic backgrounds. Politics, religion, and sexual orientation is widely discussed in my school.

3 College Junior

Overall Experience: My school was easy to apply to, but they lack a wide variety of majors. That is the only thing I would want to change.

3 College Junior

Guys & Girls: Guys and girls are overall friendly. However, the main focus for me going to school is to get an education, the other things fall into place later. However, dating/social life on campus is seen in many students.

5 College Junior

Local Atmosphere: Atlanta life is amazing. They have many activities to do around town. Some include touring museums, special park activities, tours around the city, and the food is great. They also have many shopping malls with numerous stores that are affordable for college students. Many locals are friendly and inviting individuals.

3 College Junior

Campus Housing: Campus housing can be a pain at times. The dorms are old, but they do provide a place for you to stay, which is nice. The cost is expensive, but you do have the option of moving off campus during your junior and senior years. Most dorms have vending machines and a community bathroom. You meet some of your lifelong friends while living in dorms and build relationships with numerous individuals.

4 College Junior

Facilities: They have many clubs you organizations you can be a part of, including clubs and social life.

5 College Junior

Facilities: The most unique opportunities my school offers are numerous ways to better your academic, social, and overall college life. We have tutors, clubs, and chapel service on campus that is all free and would be a great asset for anyone to be involved in.

4 College Junior

Majors: I enjoy my program because it is an opportunity for me to achieve what I want in my career life. It also allows me to learn different aspects of a program by doing activities on and off campus.

5 College Junior

Majors: A typical internship requires a lot of hard work and dedication. I have interned in the archives of a university and although it had nothing to do with my major, it helped me with customer service and how to go out and obtain what was needed to become successful in any career. They pay was okay, but what I learned was even better than pay.

4 College Junior

Academics: My college is extremely driven when it comes to academics. Most professor are willing to assist students when it comes to understanding of a topic; however, there are some professors who are not as active in helping students achieve their goals. You have to be able to be independent and proactive in order to get the grades you want. Registering for classes is fairly easy since it is online and you can choose the professor and class you need for the semester. Workload varies from class to class, but I would advise that you set priorties and follow through with them.

3 College Junior

Academics: I am an economics major with a concentration in fashion design. Overall the economics department is helpful when it come to getting a clear understanding of a topic. however, some professors are not reliable, so I definitely would be cautious when choosing the professor that is right depending on how you learn. They are numerous internship/job opportunities in this field. It is just all about going out and finding what you want.

3 College Junior

Greek Life: There is no special Greek housing available on our campus that I am aware of. Greeks do not affect the social atmosphere on campus, and you are mainly recognized for academics.

5 College Junior

Academics: Spelman is the top Historically Black Colleges in the nation, as well as one of the top liberal art schools in America. They have outstanding academic programs that guide students into successful careers.

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Candace Wheeler
Hometown
Stone Mountain, GA
Major
Sociology
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Spelman students generally embrace both the good and the bad elements of their college experience and emerge with a positive overall view. The sisterhood, challenges, and nurturing environment are aspects of their time at Spelman that they cherish the most. Many express a love for Spelman that one could conclude transcends the educational experience and speaks more to a bond formed with the institution, the faculty, and their peers. Spelman is definitely a small school, so there are a few students who may feel like they missed out on the advantages of a big, coed, institution. For others, they like the fact that they had the access to the other campuses of the Atlanta University Center but were always able to return to the gates of Spelman. Spelman is seen as a journey into womanhood for many young ladies. It is also an opportunity for many students to meet other women of color like themselves, for the first time in their lives. As was mentioned in the Diversity section, Spelman brings together a plethora of women who might not otherwise have met or ever discovered the common bonds they share despite their different upbringings and backgrounds. Academically, Spelman ranks high and has been recognized in the media for producing successful women who go on to be recognized in all fields of study, industry, and business.

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