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3 College Freshman

Nightlife: I don't really party that much, I'd much rather hang out with a few friends in someone's room or around campus.

1 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: It is not easy AT ALL to find housing around here. Either it is affordable and amongst a DANGEROUS neighborhood, or it is safe and EXTREMELY OVERPRICED (due to the fact that we are so close to downtown Atlanta).

3 College Freshman

Local Atmosphere: I am starting to get a bit more acquainted with leaving in Atlanta, but it doesn't seem like there is much to do outside of campus.

College Freshman

Greek Life: I don't know much about Greek Life at Spelman, mostly because freshman aren't allowed to pledge.

4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: At first, I desperately wanted to transfer, but I decided to stick it out, and hopefully once I graduate I'll be glad that I decided to stay.

1 College Freshman

Campus Housing: I'm not sure if it's just the freshman dorms that are this disgusting, but these dorms are filthy. The cleaning staff are really nice women, but to be perfectly honest, they do not do the best job keeping up with the maintenance of this building.

3 College Freshman

Guys & Girls: I guess meeting guys would be easy if you got out a lot, but that has not been the case for me.

3 College Freshman

Computers: I'm pleased with the amount of electronics available around campus.

1 College Freshman

Athletics: There are no sports teams at Spelman whatsoever!!!

3 College Freshman

Campus Strictness: I don't think the "rules" here are really enforced. For example, there is supposed to be strict rules regarding visitation, but I notice that girls sometimes have guys in their rooms when there isn't visitation.

5 College Freshman

Academics: The course work is definitely challenging, and the professors really care about teaching.

4 College Freshman

Majors: Biology is hard, but I didn't expect it to be easy, and it will all be worth it in the end.

5 College Freshman

Majors: My adviser is the best, and she made the transition from high school to college effortless!

3 College Freshman

Health & Safety: Public safety seems to only do enough to keep from getting complaints, but the health services offered on campus are superb.

4 College Freshman

Weather: Besides the fact that it rains a lot here, this weather sure beats Chicago's at this point in the year.

1 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: Besides the fact that there isn't much around here but fast food restaurants, the people that work there are very rude and the location isn't all that great either.

4 College Freshman

Facilities: There is a lot of tradition here. Also, there are so many opportunities here, sometimes it seems as if there is TOO MUCH to do! Companies come here specifically scouting Spelman students, I really like that.

3 College Freshman

Scholarships: Definitely try to start the process early, before they begin the process of giving out money.

2 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: Small rooms, no air-conditioning and dirty bathrooms.

4 College Sophomore

Local Atmosphere: The local atmosphere is average. A lot of cool scenery and good weather!

3 College Sophomore

Majors: The process of getting into the Biology department is simple. As freshmen we just have to take a math test and then whatever math level you test in is where you start. You start at 100 level Biology class.

2 College Sophomore

Majors: It is bittersweet being in my specific program at school.

1 College Sophomore

Athletics: Sports has been taken away from Spelman entirely.

3 College Sophomore

Academics: My major is biology, but the department as a whole is unorganized.

2 College Sophomore

Campus Strictness: The strictness on campus necessary and than unnecessary at times.


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Candace Wheeler
Stone Mountain, GA
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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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