Spelman College is a Historically Black College whose mission is to serve high-achieving Black women

Spelman College will consider for admission women students including students who consistently live and self-identify as women, regardless of their gender assignment at birth. Spelman does not admit male students, including students who self-identify and live consistently as men, regardless of gender assignment at birth. If a woman is admitted and transitions to male while a student at Spelman, the College will permit that student to continue to matriculate at and graduate from Spelman.


Basic details

  • Region: South
  • Location: Atlanta, Georgia
  • Campus setting: Suburban
  • Type of institution: Private; Liberal Arts College; Women's College

Admissions information and areas of study offered

  • Percentage of students admitted: 39%
  • Average ACT: 22-29
  • Average SAT: 1190-1290 
  • Test optional? No
  • Common Application accepted? Yes
  • Areas of study offered include: Art History, Arts, Biology, Biomedical Engineering, Chemistry, Computer Science, Creative Writing, Dance, Drama/Theatre Arts, Economics, Education, Ethnic/Cultural Studies, Engineering, English, Environmental Sciences, Film/Cinema Studies, Gender Studies, History, Information Sciences/Systems, Liberal Arts, Mathematics, Music, Nursing, Philosophy, Physics, Political Science, Psychology, Public Policy, Sociology, Theology/Religion
  • Full list of majors available: https://www.spelman.edu/academics/majors-minors-and-programs


  • International students are eligible for: Merit-based scholarship
  • Estimated yearly cost (including tuition, board, room and student fees): $43,000

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