Spelman College

Spelman Fast Facts

Spelman College is a highly selective, historically Black college that prepares women to change the world. The institution’s holistic liberal arts education empowers women to excel intellectually, think creatively, serve wholeheartedly, act globally and lead boldly. Providing an educational experience unlike any other, Spelman embraces a long-standing and life-changing commitment to academic rigor, career development, community involvement, and positive social action. The programs of the College are created with the expectation that the community and society at large will benefit from a liberal arts educated student. Spelman College is a member of the Atlanta University Center consortium, and students enjoy access to the resources of the four participating institutions.

Counselor’s Notes:

  • This campus is very well maintained and the residence halls are all being rehabbed one per year
  • The year starts with a 10 day orientation program for first year students.
    • Students get a career advisor first semester and the career center is extremely strong when it comes to internships, travel experiences or jobs upon graduation.

     Kara Gardner, office of scholarships

  • Spelman students, after they have exhausted their outside scholarship resources, may petition for aid through the Scholarship Office
  • Bonner Scholarship may be an option for young women who have shown a commitment to service (covers up to EFC for Tuition/Fees/Room and board)
  • Bonner Scholars are chosen during the application process.  No extra paperwork is needed.

Basic Facts

Location:  Atlanta, GA

Number of Undergraduates:  2,200

Percentage of Black students: 72%

Overall 4 year graduation rate:  76%

Overall 5 year graduation rate: 82%

North Lawndale Alumni graduates: 0

North Lawndale Alumni persistence rate (returning to school beyond 4 semesters): n/a

Average % of financial need met:  40%

Estimated cost of attendance:  $39,629

Average indebtedness at graduation:  $14,000

Admission Contact: Shanice Christopher

Alumni Network Contact:  Paris Clark

Current Alumni who attend Spelman:

  • Paris Clark ’11

University Majors/Programs of Study

Undergraduate Application for Admission

Academic Support/Admissions Programs:

        Listed as the #12 career services office in the country, Spelman actively works to assist students from the first day they get on campus with graduate school and career planning.  Each student has a specific graduate school counselor to help with selection and placement.  There is also an articulation agreement with 17 graduate schools so that Spelman.  All students must have research or an internship on campus  (Internship fair).  Office actively places 60% of graduates into schools/jobs.
  • Learning Resources Center:  TheCenter provides academic support and learning enrichment opportunities to all Spelman students. Regularly scheduled workshops and laboratory instruction, as well as instruction in study techniques and learning strategies to help students achieve their full academic potential are offered. In most subjects, peer tutors are available by appointment or on a drop-in basis. Academic advisors are available to counsel students who want to explore various academic options or change majors.
  • Office of Disability Services:  The purpose of the ODS is to create an academic, social and physically accessible environment for students with disabilities by removing obstacles to learning. All students with documented disabilities are eligible for services.
Alumni notes


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