Spelman College GPA, SAT and ACT Data

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Spelman GPA, SAT and ACT Graph

Spelman College GPA, SAT and ACT Data for Admission
Spelman College GPA, SAT Scores and ACT Scores for Admission. Data courtesy of Cappex.

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Discussion of Spelman's Admissions Standards:

Spelman is a selective historically black college for women located in Atlanta, Georgia. Less than half of all applicants are admitted, and to get in you're going to need solid grades and standardized test scores. In the graph above, the blue and green dots represent accepted students. You can see that most successful applicants had averages in the "B" range or higher, SAT scores of about 1000 or higher (RW+M), and ACT composite scores of 20 or higher.

Note that there are quite a few red and yellow dots (rejected and waitlisted students) mixed in with the green and blue in the middle section of the graph. Some students who had grades and test scores that were on target for Spelman were not admitted. Note also that a few students were accepted with test scores and grades a bit below the norm. This is because Spelman, like most selective liberal arts colleges, has holistic admissions. The college accepts the Common Application, and the admissions folks will be looking for a rigorous high school curriculum, strong extracurricular involvement, glowing letters of recommendation, and a winning application essay. Some applicants will also be asked to interview with the admissions committee. The college's admissions website also states that community service, personal interests, and employment can play a role in their admissions decision.

If Spelman College is your clear first-choice school, you should consider applying under the college's Early Decision program. The application deadline is November 1st, and you'll receive your admissions decision by mid December. Because Early Decision is binding (you must attend if accepted), it's a great way to demonstrate your interest in Spelman and increase your chances of being admitted. That said, if you are not 100% sure Spelman is the right school for you, stick with the regular admission option.

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