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Reviews 1116 total reviews with an average rating of 3.5

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4 College Freshman

Greek Life: very mysterious and political but exciting fir the whole campus

1 person found this useful Report
3 College Freshman

Party Scene: dry campus. must find parties off campus which happen every weekend

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College Freshman

Scholarships: scholarships are rare outside financial aid is a must

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2 College Freshman

Campus Food: it actually sucks but morehouse has cfa and whichwich. you will most likely enjoy the cafe 4 times a school year.

3 College Freshman

Campus Housing: college housing will never be great, but there is a nice cleaning staff and very few bug problems.

2 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: I haven't stayed off campus but I do have friends that live in off campus housing and its definitely not the move. Well at least not the ones in close proximity to the school.

2 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: All the off campus dining near campus are fast food restaurants. Every last one of them. You have to go out a bit a way near downtown atlanta to get decent food and dine in restaurants.

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4 College Freshman

Administration: The administration are very strict as far as ANY rule. They follow the rules down to the very last 't'. There is no getting around , finding loop holes or bending the rules.

3 College Freshman

Scholarships: I did receive financial aid and the financial aid representatives at the school have done all they could to cover any costs that they could. I got the maximum amount available to me. Yet i am still struggling to scrape up all the money i need to afford this education.

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5 College Freshman

Party Scene: The party scene is amazing. For one this Atlanta. THings are always going on a daily basis. You will always find something to do everyday. There is never a worry for being bored. Plus they take into consideration we are college students on a budget.Most parties are free to college students with their ID, free till 11, or just 3 to 5 dollars. MOst of the parties provide safe shuttles to and from the campus

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5 College Freshman

Campus Food: All the campus food options are amazing, from the cafe in upper manley to lower manley. There are so many options, including Starbucks, Grill Works, Subway, Jumba Juice, and Sushi. It caters to all.

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5 College Freshman

Campus Housing: Spelman College is one of the best HBCUs around. It really focuses and caters to their students. This is really the place to build up a strong successful, free-thinking black woman. At Spelman College their is a sisterhood and a bond that is impeccable. Not only amongst the students of Spelman but also amongst their neighboring brothers at Morehoure College. The Spelhouse experience is truly a dream come true.

4 people found this useful Report
3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: Depending on where you decide to live, off campus can either be amazing or a huge hassle.

5 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: Dining around Atlanta is absolutely the best. The variety of food options insures that you'll never be bored with food again.

1 person found this useful Report
3 College Freshman

Administration: Honestly, Spelman isn't too strict. Just do as you're told and you'll be fine.

2 College Freshman

Scholarships: The Spelman financial aid department is horrible.

2 people found this useful Report
4 College Freshman

Party Scene: Parties at Spelman and across the entire AUC are really awesome!

3 College Freshman

Campus Food: Although the cafe food is terrible, the options in Lower Manley and across the street at Morehouse are awesome.

3 College Freshman

Campus Housing: Although staying in Howard Harreld Hall (HH) my freshman year supplied me with many great friends and amazing memories, the quality I the building is subpar. The residence hall was was built in 1964 and has not had any major repurposing since. The rooms are large enough but the bathroom and showers need serious work.

4 Recent Alumnus

Party Scene: A range of house parties / kickbacks occur every week. Larger campus or club events are more spread out usually every two or three weeks.

3 people found this useful Report
3 Recent Alumnus

Health & Safety: Public safety does a great job of keeping us safe within the gates. McVicar student health services offers basic clinic care in addition to addressing women's health issues e.g. screens, pregnancy tests, etc.

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3 Recent Alumnus

Campus Food: The cafe is like any other American school cafeteria. We do have an increasing number of "food court," optons including Grille Works (burgers, fries, etc.), Sushi / Asian Dishes, Starbucks, and Jamba Juice. Additionally, Morehouse College right next door offers Chick-fil-A, Papa John's, and Jazzman's Cafe.

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4 Recent Alumnus

Campus Housing: First and second year students are required to live on campus, and are guranteed housing. First years are assigned to Manley, HH, Abby, or LLC1 (the Honors and Bonner Student housing). Juniors and seniors get the option of entering the lottery for the Suites - apartment style two, three, or four person housing.

3 Recent Alumnus

Local Area: Many do opt to live and work in metro-Atlanta due to affordable housing, suburban life, etc.

Recent Alumnus

Greek Life: The only place that might be harder to cross is Howard Univ.

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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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