Campus Housing

Location
Atlanta, GA
Undergrads
2,074
Tuition
$23,794
Admission Difficulty
Hard
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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.

2 College Sophomore

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

3 College Senior

Campus Housing: i dont live on campus but the dorms seem pretty small and uncomfortable

2 College Freshman

Campus Housing: The freshmen dorm I am assigned to has no air conditioning,

3 College Freshman

Campus Housing: Freshman don't get AC but that becomes a bond and you'll have visitation rules.

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Rankings View more rankings . . .

  • 100th
    Best Dorm Atmosphere
  • 724th
    Shortest Walk to Class
  • 1185th
    Cleanest Dorms
  • 1202nd
    Most Spacious Dorms

Student Author OverviewWhat's This?

Candace Wheeler
Hometown
Stone Mountain, GA
Major
Sociology
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For first-year students at Spelman, living on campus is mandatory. The best dorm for you will depend on your personality. For example, if you prefer the luxuries of hotel living, elevators, atriums, computer labs, and courtyards, your best bet is LLCI. This dorm is the newest and nicest of the first-year dorms. It is also home to upperclasswomen, and certain rooms are reserved for honors program members or scholarship recipients. Another option is Howard Harreld Hall, mostly referred to as HH. The camaraderie in this dorm is evident, it being the largest freshman dorm. Abby Hall is probably located the furthest from the front gates of Spelman, and, like HH, it offers singles through quads. It is sure to be a memorable experience for anyone with more than one roommate! Manley is one of the dorms that people just don't talk about much. By design, it is set up much like HH and is in proximity to the major buildings on campus. Only certain dorms (LLCI and LLCII) are air-conditioned, and the ones that are seem to have the smallest rooms. Most students believe it is a choice between being hot or being confined. Front doors are locked in each dorm late at night and visitation, specifically male guests, is only allowed during certain hours. Overall, living conditions on campus are decent. The dorms are very conducive to studying and provide a safe and quiet environment.

Facts & Statistics

On-Campus Housing Available?
Yes
Campus Housing Capacity
1,481
Freshmen Required to Live on Campus?
Yes
Undergrads Living On Campus
62%
Number of Dormitories
10
Number of Campus-Owned Apartments
2
Best Dorms
  • LLC I and II
  • MacVicar
  • Spelman Suites
Worst Dorms
  • Abby
  • Howard Harreld
  • Manley
What You Get
  • Bed
  • Cable TV
  • Chair
  • Closet
  • Desk and chair
  • Dresser
  • Ethernet connection
  • Local telephone service
  • Smoke-free living environment
  • Vending machines
Also Available
Students in need of special accommodations can reach out to the Office of Disability Services at (404) 270-5289.
Did You Know?
  • Chadwick Hall, acquired in 1945, once stood in the space where the science center is now located. This was originally the location of the Leonard Street Orphans home and was converted to a dorm for usage by the school. The building was demolished in 1987.
  • Abby Hall is the oldest dorm on Spelman's campus.

DormitoriesWhat's This?

Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Hall (Abby)
Floors: 3
Number of Occupants: 126
Bathrooms: Shared by floor
Residents: First-years
Room Types: Singles, doubles, triples, quads
Special Features: Computer lounge, exercise room, laundry facilities, vending areas, storage rooms, hall kitchens with microwaves.
Bessie Strong Hall (Bessie Strong)
Floors: 2
Number of Occupants: 10
Bathrooms: Shared by floor
Residents: Upperclasswomen
Room Types: Singles
Special Features: Exercise room, key-card entry, kitchen, meditation rooms, meeting rooms, study/television lounges, used as the background in the TV show, "A Different World."
Dorothy Shepard Manley Hall (Manley)
Floors: 3 basement
Number of Occupants: 131
Bathrooms: Shared by hall
Residents: First-years
Room Types: Singles, doubles, triples, quads
Special Features: Full kitchen with microwave, storage room, study lounge.
Howard Harreld Hall (HH)
Floors: 3 basement
Number of Occupants: 181
Bathrooms: Shared by floor
Residents: First-years
Room Types: Singles, doubles, triples, quads
Special Features: Aerobic facility, full kitchen, laundry facilities, vending areas, storage rooms.
Laura Spelman Residence Hall (Laura Spelman)
Floors: 3
Number of Occupants: 39
Bathrooms: Shared by floor
Residents: Upperclasswomen
Room Types: Singles, doubles
Special Features: Full kitchen, laundry facilities, study lounges.
Living-Learning Center I (LLCI)
Floors: 3
Number of Occupants: 200
Bathrooms: Shared by floor
Residents: First-years and upperclasswomen, some honors students
Room Types: Singles, doubles
Special Features: Air-conditioning, conference rooms, courtyard, elevator, guest suites, hall kitchens with microwave, storage room, study lounges.
Living-Learning Center II (LLCII)
Floors: 3
Number of Occupants: 200
Bathrooms: Shared by floor
Residents: First-years and upperclasswomen
Room Types: Singles, doubles
Special Features: Air-conditioning, auditorium, elevator, game rooms, laundry facilities, multifunctional gathering rooms, office of residential life, storage rooms.
MacVicar Residence Hall
Floors: 2
Number of Occupants: 8
Bathrooms: Shared by floor
Residents: First-years, upperclasswomen
Room Types: Singles
Special Features: Hardwood floors, key-card entry, study/meeting rooms, vending area.
Morehouse James Hall
Floors: 3 basement
Number of Occupants: 84
Bathrooms: Shared by hall
Residents: Upperclasswomen
Room Types: Singles, doubles
Special Features: Commuter student computer lounge, laundry facilities, vending area.
Sally Sage McAlpin Hall (McAlpin)
Floors: 3 basement
Number of Occupants: 116
Bathrooms: Shared by hall
Residents: Upperclasswomen
Room Types: Singles, doubles
Special Features: Elevator, kitchenettes with stoves/microwaves, laundry facilities, study/television lounges, vending area.
Spelman Suites
Number of Occupants: 303
Bathrooms: One or two per suite
Residents: Upperclasswomen
Room Types: 2-, 3-, 4-bedroom suites
Special Features: Each suite has air-conditioning, kitchenette, living room, and is fully furnished.

Campus-Owned ApartmentsWhat's This?

Ashley Terrace Apartments
Residents: Spelman students
Special Features: Full kitchens

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