Location
Atlanta, GA
Undergrads
2,074
Tuition
$23,794
Admission Difficulty
Hard
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5 College Sophomore

Facilities: Student life is beautiful on campus! Everyone has something that they want you to be a part of. Find your niche. Don't le anyone hassle you to be in any club or organization until you do your research.

College Sophomore

Guys & Girls: This is an all women's college. However some males tak classes on our campus. Everyday you eill see women dressing anywhere from business formal or casual to boho chic. Fashion is not everything,b tmany of te students dress well.

3 College Sophomore

Scholarships: Know your financial aid advisor. Get scholarships!!!!!!! Loans suck.

4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: You must be recognizable to your professor. Make usre they know you. Their belief in your abilities could be the difference between a letter grade up because they know you have put forth the effort.

5 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: Our school is very tight knit. To graduate from Spelman will have alumni in your corner and a high job possibility due to our national ranking.

College Sophomore

Athletics: We do not have sports and our gym is currently getting remodeled.

College Sophomore

Guys & Girls: I attend an all girls school (Spelman College), but the all boy school (Morehouse College) is right next door. Most of the guys there are more like brothers. I think a black man working to get a degree is very attractive. The social life is SUPER AMAZING!!! We have the best parties, homecomings, Market Fridays, Hump Wednesdays,etc. Theres nothing like attending a black college.

4 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: I loved staying on campus my freshman year. The dorms are old but the have so much class and tradition. The upperclassman suites and Laura Spelman hall have the best rooms since they are newer. The social atmosphere is awesome. I made lots of friends staying in the dorm. I was able to get to know the girls a little better and bond with them. My hall...ABBY HALL... was the best freshman hall and it was close to the science center which was great since I was a biology major.

4 College Sophomore

Majors: The admission for Spelman College is pretty competitive. Everyone that attend were in the IB Diploma program, valedictorians, or student government presidents. Spelman searches for the best students with achievements in the community and academics.

5 College Sophomore

Majors: I absolutely love my school! Each major program contains the best professors that actually love to teach and learn. The workload is pretty descent. But it mostly depends on your major. Spelman has the most opportunities for jobs, internships, and study abroad. Our school makes sure that we are prepared for the real world.

2 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: The off-campus dining options near my school include fast food restaurants such as Taco Bell and chinese restaurants. The convenience is great... but the food is very unhealthy. Some of the restaurants have student discounts but nothing major. Its all pretty much the same food... soul food, chinese, and bbq.

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.

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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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