39%

Acceptance Rate

$11,364

Avg.Financial Aid

001594

FAFSA Code

About Spelman College

Type Control of Institution - Public/Private

Private

Not-For-Profit

4 Years

Student Population Number of Students attending College

2,171

Website

www.spelman.edu

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SACSCOC

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

Not applicable

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

Yes

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

Address

350 Spelman Lane SW

Contact

Email: N/A
Phone: 4046813643
Fax: 4042705118
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Rankings

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.

Admissions

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.

39%

SAT Range

1080 - 1220

ACT Range

22 - 26

Application Fee

$40

SAT/ACT

Required

High School GPA

Required

Accept Common App

Yes

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.

$39,822

Average Annual Cost

$25,151

Books And Supplies

$3,000

Other Fees

$3,913

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

$13,865

Budget For Other Expenses

$7,000

Total One Year Cost

$52,929

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.

Academics

Highest Degree Offered The highest degree offered by the Institution.

Bachelor's degree

Student:Faculty Ratio

11:1

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

91%

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

100%

Academic Calendar

Semester

Research Funding per Student

$2,712

Faculty Overview

26%

Male Professors

74%

Female Professors

Non-traditional Learning

Evening Degree Programs

Teacher Certification

Distance Education

Study Abroad

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

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

2,171

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

49%

Full-time

98%

Part-time

2%

Students Gender

Male

N/A

US National: 44%

Female

100%

US National: 56%

LGBTQIA STUDENT RESOURCE GROUPS

ON CAMPUS WOMEN'S CENTER

Race/Ethnicity

0% White

0% Unknown

97% Black

FALSE% Hispanic

0% Two or more races

1% Non Resident alien

0% Asian

2% American Indian/Alaska native

0% Native Hawaiians/Pacific islander

Geographic Density

Geographic Density

High

0%

Unknown Location

76%

Out Of State

23%

In State

1%

Foreign

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

Housing

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

On Campus Housing Available

Yes

Freshmen Required to Live on Campus

No

Freshmen Live on Campus

98%

Undergrads in College Housing

69%

Averege Housing Cost

N/A

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

Yes

Average Meal Plan Available

N/A

Athletes

Division Sports Nickname

Jaguars

School Colors

Columbia blue

Varsity Athletics Association

N/A

Varsity Athletics Conference Primary

Not applicable

Total Male Athletes

N/A

Total Female Athletes

N/A

Intramural Sports

N/A

Sports Club

N/A

Campus Safety

24-Hour Security Patrol

Yes

Campus Emergency Phones

Yes

24-Hour Escort Safety rides

Yes

Mobile Campus Emergency Alert

Yes

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.

After Graduation

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation

$31,500/year

Median Earnings 10 Years After Graduation

$47,000/year

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

$0$100,000

$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.

92%

Average Aid Per Year

$11,364

Students Receiving Federal Grants

45%

Average Aid Per Year

$5,265

Students Receiving State Aid

27%

Average Aid Per Year

$5,440

Students Receiving Institutional Grants

61%

Average Aid Per Year

$10,792

Average Grant & Scholarship by Family Income

Aid awarded based on the family income.

Income

Average Amount

< $30K

$14,177

$30K - $48K

$14,640

$48K - $75K

$9,724

$75K - $110K

$9,370

> $110K

$6,685

Total Needs based Scholarships/Grants

$25,230,952

Total Non-Needs based Scholarships/Grants

$1,657,419

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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