Spelman College

350 Spelman Lane SW, Atlanta, GA

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Majors offered at Spelman College

Biggest majors
Psychology, General
Political Science and Government
Biology, General

Academics at Spelman College

SAT Score Range
Required with application
ACT Score Range
Required with application
Student Faculty Ratio
11 to 1
Somewhat Selective (39% Acceptance Rate)
School type
Non-profit Private 4-year institution

Demographics for Spelman College Students

Ethnicity BreakdownAsianBlackCaucasianHispanicMiddle EasternNative AmericanPacific Islander
Spelman College Students2%93%5%6%0%2%1%
All Bold.org College Students11%21%37%25%2%2%1%
Gender breakdown
Spelman College Students
< 2% Gender nonconforming
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Common careers for Spelman College students

Common Careers and Their Average Annual Salary

Management Consultant119k
Executive Director97k
Operations Manager70k
Director of Operations68k
Project Manager, (Unspecified Type / General)59k
Project Coordinator, (Unknown Type / General)51k
Program Coordinator, Non-Profit Organization36k
Based on 2,562 student responses
52.8kAvg. Early Career Pay
82.6kAvg. Mid-Career Pay
54%in High-Meaning careers
24%in STEM careers

Net price of attending Spelman College

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Student reviews of Spelman College

by Bold.org students







Recommended by

100% of students

Known for

Welcoming student body
Lots of interesting clubs and activities
LGBTQ+ friendly
Accessible and helpful professors
Great internship and research opportunities
Sam Porter



I like the sisterhood aspect of Spelman. While it feels normal now, I know the experience of going to an all-girls historically black college is a once-in-a-lifetime thing.

WHAT I didn’t LIKE

Most of my dislike of Spelman comes from the specific department my major is in. I find the heads of my department to be a little lacking, and they have discouraged me more than once and told me to switch my major. Documentary Filmmaking is a very new major at Spelman, though, so it has room to grow.

Jade Harvey
Babysitting And Childcare



I liked the sisterhood there

WHAT I didn’t LIKE

It is a very competitive school. Everyone there wants to be the best



I loved Spelman College because of the diversity that was still present as an HBCU. The academics (at least for psychology) were great and really do prepare you to go straight into a career or to continue your education. There are plenty of networking opportunities on campus and chances to advance your career before even graduating from the institution.

WHAT I didn’t LIKE

The only thing prospective students should beware of at Spelman is the freshman dorms. In order to keep the tradition, the freshman dorms do not have air conditioning. That is the only downside, however, you get used to it and it really immerses you into the Spelman experience, plus, all other dorms on campus have air conditioning.

Lila Grant
Music + 2 others



Spelman College is the #1 HBCU in the United States and has been for 15 years. As an all-women's institution in Atlanta, GA, Spelman offers a culturally immersive experience that provides black women with the means, the space, and the opportunity to become and be whoever they want. The deeply rooted traditions, the on-campus life and events, and especially taking courses with small class sizes, students who look and think just like you, and professors who are catering their instruction with the intentions of supporting and encouraging black women academically...I would not behalf of the woman I am today without my experience at Spelman College.

WHAT I didn’t LIKE

It's a private institution that is EXTREMELY expensive. There are scholarship opportunities available through and outside of the school, but for the school to keep its valor, and because of the tremendous legacy of an alumna who've attended...Those tuition and fees are definitely no joke!

Brianna Stewart
Music Production



I loved the sisterhood at Spelman College. The culture there is like no other, and it truly facilitates one to grow into a profound thinker and change agent.

WHAT I didn’t LIKE

I did not always like the food (or the crowds on Fried Chicken Wednesdays) but I think most college students tire of cafeteria food regardless of where they go. Also didn't love not having A/C freshman year but you get used to it.



Spelman College is a space for Black women above all, and it is a feeling unlike any other. The sisterhood present at the school is undeniable. You immediately feel the love and know that alumnae, professors, and fellow students do not want you to fail. That motivation alone is a propelling force that pushes me to be better and ultimately complete my undergraduate degree.

WHAT I didn’t LIKE

Prepare yourself financially. As a rising sophomore, it is difficult to be a student, volunteer, work, maintain a social life, and apply for scholarships simultaneously. Having money beyond institutional scholarships is something that would make one's matriculation through Spelman a lot easier.

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