Spelman College Admissions

SAT Scores, Acceptance Rate, Financial Aid & More

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Spelman College Admissions Overview:

Students interested in applying to Spelman should note that the school has an acceptance rate of 36%. This means that the school is fairly selective. To apply, prospective students will need to submit a completed application--Spelman accepts the Common Application (more on that below). Additional materials include scores from the SAT or ACT, and high school transcripts. For more information, or if you have any questions, feel free to contact the admissions office, or visit Spelman's website.

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Admissions Data (2016):

Spelman College Description:

Spelman College, a historically black college for women, is located a few minutes from downtown Atlanta. Its urban location allows it to share resources with the Atlanta University Center, a consortium of historically Black colleges including Clark Atlanta University, the Interdenominational Theological Center, Morehouse College and Morehouse School of Medicine. Spelman has a strong liberal arts focus, and the school places well in rankings of best schools for African Americans and best schools for social mobility. The college's 11 to 1 student/faculty ratio means that undergraduates get lots of personal attention. 

Enrollment (2016):

  • Total Enrollment: 2,125 (all undergraduate)
  • Gender Breakdown: 100% Female
  • 97% Full-time

Costs (2016 - 17):

Spelman College Financial Aid (2015 - 16):

  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Aid: 98%
  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Types of Aid
    • Grants: 80%
    • Loans: 84%
  • Average Amount of Aid
    • Grants: $12,488
    • Loans: $8,054

Academic Programs:

  • Most Popular Majors: Biology, Economics, Education, English, Interdisciplinary Studies, Political Science, Psychology

Graduation and Retention Rates:

  • First Year Student Retention (full-time students): 91%
  • Transfer-out Rate: 13%
  • 4-Year Graduation Rate: 71%
  • 6-Year Graduation Rate: 77%

Intercollegiate Athletic Programs:

  • Women's Sports: Tennis, Volleyball, Softball, Soccer, Golf, Cross Country, Basketball

Data Source:

National Center for Educational Statistics

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Spelman and the Common Application

Spelman College uses the Common Application. These articles can help guide you: