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Spelman College

  • Type Control of Institution - Public/Private

    Private, Not-For-Profit

  • Acceptance Rate:


  • Level

    4 Years

  • Religious Affiliation Indicates religious affiliation (denomination) for private not-for-profit institutions that are religiously affiliated.

    Not applicable

  • Accreditation Accreditation is the process by which the quality of learning at various educational institutions are evaluated. Read More.


  • Website

  • Student Population Number of Students attending College


  • On Campus Housing Does the institution provide on-campus housing?


Located in Atlanta, GA, Spelman College is a private university. Spelman College was founded in the year 1881. Spelman College believes in imparting education and contributing to society by focusing on innovation, research, education, and commitment. The motto of the university is Our Whole School for Christ and its official colors are columbia blue and white. Across all the courses offered at Spelman College, the enrolment stands at 2,120. To teach various courses to the students, the school has employed a total of 212 faculty. At SC, around 100% of the students are females and 0% are males. Further, around 98% of the students are 24 and under. In its 139 years of existence, SC has produced several known personalities like Alice Walker (Poet, Novelist), Keshia Knight Pulliam (Entrepreneur, Actor), Esther Rolle (Actor), and Sharmell Sullivan-Huffman (Wrestler, Actor). The school believes in the all-round growth of the students and therefore, encourages students to take part in several sporting activities, conducted inside the campus. A total of 27 programs are currently offered by the varsity to the students. It includes both the residential as well as online programs. The university also has a long list of accreditations. It has been accredited by NASM (National Association of Schools of Music), NCATE (National Council for Accreditation of Teacher Education), and SACS (Southern Assn. of Colleges and Schools). Spelman College has around $390 million (2019) in endowment.

Location & Contact




350 Spelman Lane SW


The rankings provided by Forbes and US News are trusted everywhere, as long as US universities are concerned. Spelman College has been ranked at the 468th position among other universities by Forbes. It is to be noted that Forbes decides on the rankings of the college based on common metrics like acceptance rate, endowment, benefits, and SAT scores, among others.


  • Application Deadline Deadline for application submissions. Please contact the school for more details.

    1st Feb

  • Acceptance Rate Percentage of applicants who are accepted in an Institution.


  • SAT Range

    1080 - 1220



  • ACT Range

    22 - 26

  • High School GPA


  • Application Fee


  • Accept Common App


The admissions process is moderately difficult albeit selective in its approach. The admission process starts by filling up the form and submitting a fee of $40. If the SAT score of a student lies in the range of 1080-1230, it would improve her chances. Notably, students securing ACT score less than 22 might also given admission but the average ACT score at Spelman College is 24. The candidates can apply for the courses online. However, in case they need information or want to feel the vibes, they visit the school's office at 350 Spelman Lane SW, Atlanta, Georgia 30314-4399. They can also call them at (404) 681-3643.

Annual Cost to Attend

  • Net Price Cost of attendance minus any grants and scholarships received.


  • Average Annual Cost


Additional Costs:

  • Books And Supplies


  • Other Fees


  • Room And Board The charges for an academic year for ooming accommodations and meals for a typical student.


  • Budget For Other Expenses


Total One Year Cost


Before applying to SC, candidates must keep in mind the tuition fees and the cost of living during the course tenure. The full-time cost of attendance is approximately $54,310 per year. This cost consists of the average annual tuition cost ($29,972), books and supplies ($3,000), room and boarding ($14,338), and budget for other expenses ($7,000). If it sounds unaffordable to the applicant, there are numerous financial aid options available that they can explore.


Highest Degree Offered The highest degree offered by the Institution.

Bachelor's degree

Student:Faculty Ratio


Full-Time Retention Rate Percent of the that re-enrolled at the institution as either full- or part-time in the current year.


Part-Time Retention Rate Percent of the that re-enrolled at the institution as either full- or part-time in the current year.


Academic Calendar


Research Funding per Student


Faculty Overview


Male Professors


Female Professors

Non-traditional Learning

Evening Degree Programs

Teacher Certification

Distance Education

Study Abroad


Most Popular Majors:

  • Psychology, General

    83 Graduates

  • Biology, General

    55 Graduates

  • Political Science and Government

    44 Graduates

  • Economics

    43 Graduates

  • International/Global Studies

    34 Graduates

  • English Language and Literature, Ge...

    31 Graduates

  • Mathematics

    26 Graduates

  • Ethnic, Cultural Minority, Gender,...

    21 Graduates

  • International/Global Studies

    34 Graduates

  • English Language and Literature, Ge...

    31 Graduates

  • Mathematics

    26 Graduates

  • Ethnic, Cultural Minority, Gender,...

    21 Graduates

  • Computer and Information Sciences,...

    13 Graduates

  • Sociology

    13 Graduates

  • Natural Resources Conservation and...

    12 Graduates

  • Chemistry

    10 Graduates

  • Drama/Theatre Arts and Stagecraft

    9 Graduates

  • Education, General

    9 Graduates

  • History

    7 Graduates

  • Teacher Education and Professional...

    7 Graduates

  • Biochemistry, Biophysics and Molecu...

    6 Graduates

  • Philosophy

    6 Graduates

  • Sociology and Anthropology

    5 Graduates

  • Fine and Studio Arts

    4 Graduates

  • Music

    4 Graduates

  • Romance Languages, Literatures, and...

    3 Graduates

  • Religion/Religious Studies

    2 Graduates

  • Dance

    1 Graduates

  • Human Services, General

    1 Graduates

  • Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies, Ot...

    1 Graduates

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Student Body

Undergraduate Students


Socio-Economic Diversity Percent of full-time, first-time students receiving an income-based Federal Pell Grant intended for low-income students.


Full-time / Part-time

98% / 2%

Students Gender



US National: 44%



US National: 56%












Two or more races


Non Resident alien




American Indian/Alaska native


Native Hawaiians/Pacific islander


Geographic Density

Geographic Density



Unknown Location


Out Of State


In State



Economic Diversity

36% percentage of students who recieved an income-based Federal Pell Grant intended for low-income students.

Median Household Income

$63,158 per year

Campus Life


The students can reside on campus and 98% of Freshman Live On-Campus.

On Campus Housing Available


Freshmen Required to Live on Campus


Freshmen Live on Campus


Undergrads in College Housing


Averege Housing Cost


Campus Food

The institution has several dining and meal plan options available to students and the average meal plan cost is around N/A.

Meal Plan Available


Average Meal Plan Available



Division Sports Nickname


School Colors

Columbia blue

Varsity Athletics Association


Varsity Athletics Conference Primary

Not applicable

Total Male Athletes


Total Female Athletes


Intramural Sports


Sports Club


Campus Security

Students who want to enjoy the campus and lodging life can benefit from the on-campus housing facility provided by SC. The normal expense for on-campus housing is $14,338 per year. At Spelman College, students are offered well-cooked food keeping in mind their health and nutritional requirements. Additionally, the college offers a wide assortment of dining and meal options to the students. The college considers the safety and security of its students to be paramount. At SC, campus safety and security features include 24-hr security patrol, campus emergency phones, 24-hr escort safety rides and mobile campus emergency alert. The number of female and male students at the college are 0% and 100%, respectively.

24-Hour Security Patrol

Campus Emergency Phones

24-Hour Escort Safety rides

Mobile Campus Emergency Alert

After Graduation

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation


Median Earnings 10 Years After Graduation


Median Total Debt After Graduation The median cumulative federal debt of undergraduate borrowers who graduated.

$24,950 - $27,000

Typical Monthly Loan Payment The median monthly loan payment for student borrowers who completed, if it were repaid over 10 years at a 4.53% interest rate.

$259 - $280

Outcomes 8 Years of Attending

Show data for students who

and started their studies

Out of 7,811 students

30% Graduated

10% Still Enrolled

15% Transfer

1% Withdraw

Financial Aid

Students Receiving Gift Aid Percent of undergraduate students awarded federal gift aid.


Average Aid Per Year


Students Receiving Federal Grants


Average Aid Per Year


Students Receiving State Aid


Average Aid Per Year


Students Receiving Institutional Grants


Average Aid Per Year


Average Grant & Scholarship by Family Income Aid awarded based on the family income.


Average Amount

< $30K


$30K - $48K


$48K - $75K


$75K - $110K


> $110K


Total Needs based Scholarships/Grants


Total Non-Needs based Scholarships/Grants


As mentioned, if one finds the fees and cost of living at SC to be on the higher side, the financial aid department of the varsity would be of huge assistance. They can assist students with scholarships, grants, and student loans as well. The average federal grant that comes from the college is around $5,312, whereas the financial aid is $8,856. Prospective students can benefit from state-level aid worth $4,654 as well as institutional aid worth $8,856. The total need-based scholarships/grants offered at SC based on students' financial needs add up to $25,230,952 per year. Meanwhile, the total non-need-based scholarships/grants in a year come to around $1,657,419.

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