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Spelman College

School Profile

  • Spelman CollegePrivate Four-year Liberal Arts College in Atlanta, GA
  • Acceptance Rate: 35%
  • Accreditation: Southern Association of Colleges and Schools
  • Historically black
  • Women only

Enrollment Statistics

Undergraduate Students: 2,270
First-year Undergraduate Students: 550
Undergraduate Students Who are Seeking Degree: 2,270

Degree Programs Offered and Courses List

  • Bachelor of Biochemistry
  • Bachelor of Biological/Physical Sciences
  • Bachelor of Biology
  • Bachelor of Chemistry
  • Bachelor of Child Care Management
  • Bachelor of Computer/Information Sciences - General
  • Bachelor of Drama/Theater Arts
  • Bachelor of Early Childhood Education
  • Bachelor of Economics
  • Bachelor of Engineering - General
  • Bachelor of English Language & Literature - General
  • Bachelor of Environmental Science
  • Bachelor of Fine/Studio Arts
  • Bachelor of French
  • Bachelor of Global Studies
  • Bachelor of History - General
  • Bachelor of Human Services
  • Bachelor of Mathematics - General
  • Bachelor of Music - General
  • Bachelor of Philosophy
  • Bachelor of Physics
  • Bachelor of Political Science/Government
  • Bachelor of Psychology - General
  • Bachelor of Religion/Religious Studies
  • Bachelor of Sociology
  • Bachelor of Spanish
  • Bachelor of Women's Studies

Online Degrees and Certificates

  • Online Undergraduate Courses
  • Undergraduate Distance Class
  • Online Associate's Degrees
  • Online Bachelor's Degrees
  • Online Graduate Courses
  • Graduate Distance Class
  • Online Master's Degrees
  • Online Doctoral Degrees


  • In-state tuition and fees: $20,926
  • Out-of-state tuition and fees: $20,926

International Students Admissions Requirements

  • SAT Reasoning Test/ACT: Required
  • TOEFL: required for international applicants
  • Minimum Paper-Based TOEFL score: 500


Member: NCAA
Team name: Jaguars


  • Ranked #62 National Liberal Arts Colleges
  • Ranked #1 Historically Black Colleges and Universities Ranking
  • Ranked #53 High School Counselor Rankings

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Admissions Address

350 Spelman Lane SW, Campus Box 277
Atlanta, GA 30314
(404) 270-5193
(800) 982-2411
Fax: (404) 270-5201
Contact: Arlene Cash
Vice President, Enrollment Management

Entering Class Stats

Fall 2010 Selectivity
Selectivity selective
Fall 2010 acceptance rate 39%
Early decision acceptance rate 33%
Early action acceptance rate 57%
Acceptance rate (excluding early action and early decision students) 33%

Fall 2010 Applications, Acceptances & Enrollments
Applicants 5,128
Female applicants 5,128
Male applicants N/A
Applicants accepted 2,009
Female applicants accepted 2,009
Male applicants accepted N/A
Freshman enrollment 539
Female freshman enrollment 539
Male freshman enrollment 0
Early decision applicants 290
Early decision applicants accepted 95
Early decision applicants enrolled 53
Early action applicants 1,372
Early action applicants accepted 783
Early action applicants enrolled 231
Total enrolled incoming freshmen who were accepted under early acceptance or early action 53%

Fall 2010 Wait List
School has a wait list Yes
Applicants placed on wait list 383
Students accepting place on wait list 107
Students accepted from wait list 11

Fall 2010 High School Rank
Freshman students submitting high school class standing 58%

Fall 2010 High School GPA
Freshman students submitting high school GPA 99%
Average high school GPA 3.6
High school GPA 25th-75th percentile range 3.1-3.9

Fall 2010 Freshman SAT Scores
Freshman students submitting SAT scores 75%
SAT Critical Reading average score 526
SAT Critical Reading 25th-75th percentile range 480-560
SAT Critical Reading score breakdown
SAT Math average score 505
SAT Math 25th-75th percentile range: 460-550
SAT Writing average score N/A
SAT Writing 25th-75th percentile range N/A
SAT Essay 25th-75th percentile range N/A

Fall 2010 Freshman ACT Scores
Freshman students submitting ACT scores 58%
Average ACT Composite score 22
ACT Composite 25th-75th percentile range 20-24
ACT English 25th-75th percentile range N/A
ACT Math 25th-75th percentile range N/A

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