Spelman College

country rank  525
world rank  1439

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University Overview

Established in 1881, Spelman College is a non-profit private liberal arts higher-education institution located in the urban setting of the medium city of Atlanta (population range of 250,000-499,999 inhabitants), Georgia. Officially accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges, Spelman College is a small (uniRank enrollment range: 2,000-2,999 students) women only US higher education institution. Spelman College offers courses and programs leading to officially recognized higher education degrees such as bachelor degrees in several areas of study. See the uniRank degree levels and areas of study matrix below for further details. This 139 years old US higher-education institution has a selective admission policy based on entrance examinations and students' past academic record and grades. The admission rate range is 30-40% making this US higher education organization a very selective institution. International applicants are eligible to apply for enrollment. Spelman College also provides several academic and non-academic facilities and services to students including a library, housing, sports facilities, financial aids and/or scholarships, study abroad and exchange programs, as well as administrative services.

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University Identity

Name
Acronym
Founded 1881
Motto Our whole school for Christ
Colours Columbia blue and white

University Location

Address 350 Spelman Lane SW
Atlanta
30314-4399 Georgia
United States
Tel +1 (404) 681 3643
Fax +1 (404) 270 5201

Study Areas and Degree Levels


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Yearly Tuition Range

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Undergraduate Postgraduate
Local
students
over 20,000 US$
(14,700 Euro)
Not reported
International
students
over 20,000 US$
(14,700 Euro)
Not reported

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University Admissions

Gender Women Only
Minority Serving Historically Black Institution
International Students Yes, international applicants are welcome to apply for admission
Selection Type Yes, based on entrance examinations and students' past academic record and grades
New Admission Requirements - Secondary school GPA is required
- Secondary school rank is recommended
- Secondary school record is required
- Completion of college-preparatory program is required
- Recommendations are required
- Formal demonstration of competencies is neither required nor recommended
- Admission test scores are required
- Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) is required
- Other Tests (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.) are neither required nor recommended
Admission Rate 30-40%
Admission Office 350 Spelman Lane Southwest Campus Box 277
Atlanta 30314-4399
(404)270-5193
800 982 2411

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Size and Profile

Student Enrollment 2,000-2,999
Academic Staff 200-299
Control Type Private
Entity Type Non-Profit
Academic Calendar Semesters
Campus Setting Urban
Religious Affiliation None

Carnegie Classification New

Basic Classification Baccalaureate Colleges: Arts & Sciences Focus
2000 Classification Baccalaureate Colleges--Liberal Arts
Size & Setting Four-year, small, highly residential institution
Enrollment Profile Exclusively undergraduate four-year
Undergraduate Profile Four-year, full-time, more selective, lower transfer-in institution
Undergraduate Instructional Program Arts & sciences focus, no graduate coexistence
Graduate Instructional Program Not Classified (Exclusively Graduate Programs)

Facilities and Services

Library Yes Go to Spelman College's Library
Housing Yes
Spelman College provides on-campus housing. The total dormitory capacity, whether on or off campus, was about 1,401 students in the 2018 academic year.
Sport Facilities Yes
Financial Aids Yes
Study Abroad Yes
Distance Learning Not reported
Academic Counseling Yes
Career Services Yes
Institutional Hospital Not reported

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Accreditations

Institutional Accreditation

Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges


Year of first Accreditation

1932


Other Specialized or Programmatic Accreditations

  • American Chemical Society (ACS)
  • National Association of Schools of Music (NASM)
  • Council for the Accreditation of Educator Preparation (CAEP)


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Memberships and Affiliations

  • Associated Colleges of the South (ACS)
  • Council of Independent Colleges (CIC)

Academic Structure

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