Spelman College is a private, nonprofit school located in the urban setting of Atlanta, GA, less than an hour from Atlanta.
Founded in 1881, the institution currently enrolls around 2,207 students a year, including 2,207 undergrads. The institution runs on a semester academic calendar.
As of 2021, the total market value of the school endowment was $377,941,509. The school spends $12,837 for each full-time student enrolled.
Acceptance rate: 53%
Average GPA: 3.65
Mean ACT score: 23
Mean SAT score: 1133
Early Decision or Early Action: Yes/Yes
2022 Regular Decision Deadline: February 1
2022 Regular Decision Notification Date: April 1
Admission to Spelman College is very difficult. Around 53 percent of all applicants to Spelman College are accepted each year.
The average high school GPA for a student at Spelman College is 3.65 on a 4.0 scale. Admitted students have a mean score of 1133 on the SAT. The mean ACT scores is 23.
In 2021, 550 applicants were waitlisted and 15 waitlisted students got accepted.
There is no one way to define a "good" college or university. Admissions difficulty and admitted student statistics can give you a sense of how selective a school is, but they don't tell you how happy or successful students are. However, there are a few good ways to get a better sense how satisfied students are and how well a school supports its student body.
Out of the 550 students who started at Spelman College as first-time freshman, 357 graduate within four years.
Spelman College's six-year graduation for undergrads is 75 percent. Compare this to the average six-year graduation rate for colleges and universities in the U.S., which is around 61 percent for public schools and 67 percent for private.
Job placement rates after graduation, average starting salaries, and the debt students graduate with can all give important clues about the value of a degree from a specific school. Within six months of graduating, 27 percent of graduates receive at least one full-time job offer.
Recent grads have an average starting salary of $51,737 a year. The average student debt for graduates in the class of 2021 was around $36,983 per student, not including those with no debt. For context, compare this number with the average national debt, which is around $36,000 per borrower.
Based on this information, how does Spelman College sound? Remember, a school that is perfect for one person may not be the right school for someone else! So the real question to ask yourself: is Spelman College a good school for YOU?
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The deadline to apply to Spelman College for Fall 2022 is February 1. All applicants should hear back from Spelman College by April 1.
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First-Year Applications are Due
The deadline for Fall first-year applications to Spelman College is Feb 1.
The deadline for Fall transfer applications to Spelman College is Apr 1.
Check the school website for more information about deadlines for specific programs or special admissions programs
The median ACT score of an admitted student to Spelman College is 24. Students with an ACT score of 26 and above have a good chance of getting into Spelman College. Students with an ACT score that falls between 22 and 26 have an average chance of getting admitted, and students with an ACT score of 22 or below have a low chance of being offered admission.
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