350 Spelman Lane SW Atlanta, GA 30314-4399 404-270-5193
http://www.spelman.edu/ admiss@spelman.edu
About Spelman College
  • Year of Foundation 1881
  • Size of Campus 323 Acre
  • Type of Instituition Private institution
  • Religious Orientation None
  • Degrees Bachelor
  • Calendar Type Semester
  • Undergraduate Population 2,318
  • Women % / Men % / Out of state 100% Female, 69% out of state
  • App. Deadlines FAFSA
  • Tuition Costs In / Out - State $14,470
  • Room and Board $8,750
  • Nonfall Registration Accepted
  • Selectivity of the Intuition More selective
  • Application Fee $35
  • Enrollment No. 2,337
Founded in 1881 as the Atlanta Baptist Female Seminary, we became Spelman College in 1924 and have since held the distinction of being America's oldest historically Black college for women. Now a global leader in the education of women of African descent, Spelman College is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, and we are proud members of the Atlanta University Center Consortium. Today our student body comprises more than 2,100 students from 41 states and 15 foreign countries. Spelman empowers women to engage the many cultures of the world and inspires a commitment to positive social change through service. We are dedicated to academic excellence in the liberal arts and sciences and the intellectual, creative, ethical and leadership development of our students. Spelman is proud of its 80-plus percent graduation rate, one of the best in the nation, but our support doesn’t stop once you step on stage to take your diploma. Our global alumnae network is strong, providing connections and helping hands to graduates as they begin on their path of global engagement.
Social Life And Activities
  • Other on-campus organizations 2%
  • Percent students who are frat sororities 5%
  • Number of on-campus international organizations (Appears as submitted by school) International Students Organization, NAACP
  • Alcohol Policies No
  • Number of frats N/A
  • Other general policies class attendance policies set by individual instructors, honor code, hazing prohibited, smoking prohibited
  • Number of frat chapter houses N/A
  • Popular Event and Social Activities on Campus The Annual Morehouse-Spelman Christmas Carol Concert, Founders Day Celebration, Theatrical Productions, Miss Spelman Pageant, Homecoming, Reunion
  • Number of students in fraternities N/A
  • Percent students who are frat members N/A
  • Number of honor societies Psi Chi (Psychology), Pi Kappa Lambda (Music), Pi Mu Epsilon (Mathematics), Pi Sigma Alpha (Political Science), Alpha Kappa Delta (Sociology), Beta Kappa Chi (Science), Omicron Delta Epsilon (Economics), Sigma Tau Delta (Physics), Sigma Delta Pi (Spanish),
  • Setting Urban
  • Number of sororities 4
  • On-campus religious organizations (Appears as submitted by school) An-nissa, Atlanta Adventist Collegiate Ministry, B'hai Club, Campus Crusade for Christ, Intervarsity Christian Fellowship, among others
  • Car Permitted On Campus No
  • Distance to nearest airport Atlanta (10)
  • Distance to nearest train Atlanta (5)
  • Distance to nearest bus Atlanta (2)
  • Public Transportation to the University Yes
Student Housing
  • Percentage of housing units owned by the college that are doubles 59%
  • High speed or wireless internet in college housing 85%
  • College housing safety - Sprinkler system 100%
  • Percentage of housing units owned by the college that are apartments 3%
  • College housing safety - Fire alarms 100%
  • Number of students using college housing 62%
  • College campus housing availability Yes
  • Percentage of housing units owned by the college that are triples 6%
  • On and Off campus housing offered Yes
  • Type of housing provided for students women's dorms (96%), other housing options (4%)
  • Percentage of housing units owned by the college that are singles 30%
  • Number of housing and appartment units owned by the university 11
  • Percentage of housing units owned by the college that are undefined 2%
  • Off and remote campus housing assistance available Yes
Campus Services
  • Number Of Wired Computers Available In Campus Labs(est) 500
  • Number Of Wired Computers Available In Classrooms 350
  • Location Of Available Computers computer center/labs, residence halls, library, student center
  • Student Allowed To Post A Web Page No
  • Library Facilities N/A
  • Number Of Wired Computers Available In The Library 400
  • Number Of Microforms 867,237
  • Student Computer Availability Yes
  • Library On Campus Yes
  • Location Of Area With Wireless Support in all school buildings and on all school property
  • Number Of Wired Computers Available In The Other Locations 1,569
  • Number of e-books 30,000
  • Computer Courses Yes
  • Internet Access Yes
  • Estimated Capacity Of Wireless Network 3,000
  • Online Course Registration Available Yes
  • Number Of Books in Library 752,499
  • Basic Services Provided nonremedial tutoring, women's center, placement service, health service, health insurance
  • Student Email Accounts Yes
  • Wireless Network - Student wi-fi Yes
  • OS of Wifi Network Microsoft
  • Number of Audiovisuals-cds,videos,dvds 10,827
  • Campus Safety 24-hour foot and vehicle patrols, late night transport/escort service, 24-hour emergency telephones, lighted pathways/sidewalks, controlled dormitory access (key, security card, etc)
  • Number Of Subscriptions 1,419
  • Counseling Services career, personal, academic, birth control
  • Tutoring and Remedial Help N/A
  • Museums Spelman College Art Museum, Digital Media Lab
Student Employment and Career
  • Navy ROTC on campus? Offered at cooperating institution (Morehouse College)
  • Career placment and training internships, resume assistance, career/job search classes, interview training
  • Number of undergraduates (only) with employment 10%
  • The average earnings of employed undergrads 2,500
  • Employed Students after 6 Months 52%
  • Student Employment Fedral Work Study Program Available
  • Airforce ROTC on campus? Offered at cooperating institution (Morehouse College)
  • Employed Students after 1 year N/A
  • Army ROTC on campus? Offered at cooperating institution (Morehouse College)
  • Does the school discourage student employment Yes
  • Employed Students after 2 years N/A
  • Top Companies Selecting Students For Jobs Chase, Goldman Sachs, Kimberly Clark, Morgan Stanley, Bank of America, A T Kearney, Merrill Lynch, Federal Reserve Bank, Bank of New York, Abbott Laboratories, Merck, Baxter Health Care
Loan, Scholarship, Fellowship, Grant Page Details
  • Specific Locations/Universities Metropolis