Spelman College is a nonprofit private historically black institution located in Atlanta, GA. Most historically black colleges and universities (also known as HBCUs) were founded after the civil war to provide newly freed African Americans with educational opportunities. Nearly two thousand students enroll at Spelman College yearly.
Students can pick from a few areas of study, including:
- Biological And Biomedical Sciences
- English Language And Literature
- Social Sciences
The admissions process starts with the submission of an application, transcripts, and test scores, which are then evaluated by admissions staff. Either the ACT or SAT exam can be taken in order to be able to apply to Spelman College. Scores between 20 - 24 on the ACT or 940 - 1110 on the SAT are needed to greatly increase your chances for admission. Spelman College admits approximately 40% of students applying. Of those students admitted, around 27% enrolled. More information from the admissions office can be found at spelman.edu.
The cost of tuition is close to $26,000 annually. Tuition prices may change for any number of reasons, and therefore students should visit the school's net price calculator to understand their cost of attendance. Some students at Spelman College may be eligible for financial aid, which is generally offered as grants or student loans.
The Spelman College Jaguars participate in several athletic programs, as part of the NCAA organization.
To see a full list of programs offered, enrollment information, financial aid details, and more, please take a look at the school's website at http://www.spelman.edu.
Admission Requirements & Details
The admission details below may provide a better idea of the applicants Spelman College accepts. The details may include admissions application requirements and recommendations, as well as any college credits that may be transferred.
College Credits Accepted
- Dual Credits
- AP Course Credits
Total enrollment at Spelman College is around 2,100 students, with undergraduate students making up about 100% of the total student population and graduate students making up the rest.
Estimated Costs & Financial Aid
The items listed below are for informational purposes only and may not represent current tuition, fees, and expenses.
Tuition & Fees Information
- The estimated tuition range is around $23,000-$27,000 per year
- Part time students pay in the range of $950 to $1,100 per unit
- on campus dorms & meals are estimated to cost around $15,000, the amount includes the serving of twenty-one meals each week
Financial Aid Details
The table below breaks down the types of financial aid, the percent of students receiving aid, and average amount of aid per student per year.
|Percent of Students||Average Amount|
|Any Financial Aid||95%||-|
|Receiving Grants & Scholarships||77%||$11,671|
|Receiving Student Loans||75%||$9,001|
Academics & Student Services
Student ServicesTo support students and graduates, Spelman College may provide student services like those listed below:
- Career path counseling
- Work study style employment
- Employment search assistance
The overall graduation rate of Spelman College is close to 68%.
|Number of Year to Graduate||Percent of Entering Class|
|Students Graduating in 4 Years||60%|
|Graduating in 5 Years||6%|
|Graduating in 6 Years||2%|
Specialized Programs & Accreditations
- Music Program
- * Accredited by the National Association of Schools of Music, Commission on Accreditation (since 1973)
- Elementary and Secondary School Teacher Education Program
- * Accredited by the National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education (since 1992)
The program list below is organized by areas of study. The programs that have a link will direct you to the program's profile page where you can learn more about education requirements and career pathways.
Get more information about the programs offered by Spelman College by clicking the request information to the right.
(C) Certificate or Award | (A) Associate's | (B) Bachelor's | (M) Master's Degree | (D) Doctorate (PhD,...)
Biological and Biomedical Sciences
Computer and Information Sciences
English Language and Literature
Ethnic Cultural and Gender Studies
Foreign Languages and Literature
Mathematics and Statistics
Natural Resources and Conservation
Philosophy and Religious Studies
Public Administration and Social Services
Visual and Performing Arts
Other 4-Year Private Colleges
The list of schools below have been selected by researching which schools offer similar programs to Spelman College.
- Georgia Gwinnett College in Lawrenceville, GA (29 miles away)
- Gordon College in Barnesville, GA (50 miles away)
- Georgia Southwestern State University in Americus, GA (118 miles away)
- Lander University in Greenwood, SC (132 miles away)
- University of Montevallo in Montevallo, AL (141 miles away)
See a list of all the colleges and universities by clicking on one of the links below:
- Visit the main Georgia colleges & universities profile page
- See all private colleges in Georgia
- Find other great liberal arts colleges in Georgia
Information displayed on this page has been obtained from Institution, State, and Federal data sources, including the US Dept. of Education's Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) Survey 2010-2016. Information should be solely used for informational purposes only and may not be accurate for the current year. Contact Spelman College for official up-to-date information.