Spelman College Summary

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Sister's Chapel

Basic Statistics

Atlanta, GA
Full-Time Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
Large city
In-State Tuition
Out-of-State Tuition
Room & Board
Acceptance Rate
38 %
Admission Difficulty
Average SAT Scores
Average ACT Scores

Best ThingsMore . . .

  • Homecoming
  • In the heart of the Atlanta University Center
  • Unique traditions that are a part of the rich history of the school
  • Market Friday

Worst ThingsMore . . .

  • Your car getting towed off campus
  • Parking sucks!
  • Dorms with no air conditioning
  • Controlled male visitation

Frequently ComparedCompare . . .

Overall ExperienceWhat's This?

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.

Spelman Student Reviews

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3 College Sophomore

Facilities: some building's don't have AC

5 College Sophomore

Facilities: best HBCU in the Nation

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.

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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