Located in Atlanta, Georgia, Spelman College is the oldest historically black liberal arts college for women established in 1881. It is a private college renowned in the US Education System for offering excellent undergraduate level education which prominently advocates strong, empowered women and helps with overall personality development aspects of its students.
With over 2,100 students graduating from the college comprising students from 43 states and over 10 countries, the college promotes inclusivity for its students and inspires to bring a positive change in the societal norms. This makes it a favored preference when looking to study in the USA. The global alumni reach of the college pass outs also helps the graduates become a part of global engagement.
Spelman College admissions are offered round the year and observe the final deadline of December 31. The institute’s acceptance rate is nearly 41% which puts the college under the category of moderately selective institutes in the country.
|Endowment||367 million USD|
|Mode of Program||Full time; Part time; online|
|Acceptance rate||Around 40%|
|Application Fee||40 USD|
|English language proficiency scores||TOEFL or equivalent|
|Work-study program||Available for international students|
|Financial Aid||Available as Scholarships and Awards|
|Admission Helpdeskfirstname.lastname@example.org | 404 270-5193|
The university offers diverse courses for international students at undergraduate level which includes 34 majors, 37 minors and 8 programs.
Biological and Biomedical Sciences, English, Economics, Psychology and Social Sciences are the majorly pursued majors among the students.
The college also offers various other programs like Domestic Exchange, First-Generation Scholars Program, Gordon-Zeto Center for Global Education, ROTC, Spelman Independent Scholars (SIS) and Study Abroad and International Exchange
The college campus is spread across a vast piece of land spanning around 39 acres which includes 26 buildings designed for different purposes. Based in Atlanta, Georgia, the city has lower cost of living and good employment opportunities to offer. 2,100 students from more than 43 states and 10 foreign countries have enrolled in Spelman college over the years, the majority being full-time students.
The Spelman college provides a wide variety of facilities to its students, like, Counselling Services, Wellness Centre, Student health services, Religious life, Public safety, among others.
The campus has 85 organizations to offer who cover everything ranging from academics, sports, religion, sorority, catering to disabled, special interests, etc. The Office of Student Life and Engagement provides an array of extracurricular activities, which develop the leadership potential, personal growth, and global understanding.
The institute provides on-campus accommodation for its aspirants across its 11 residence halls that houses over 1,200 students. There are First-year residence halls and Upper-Class Residence halls mostly including double occupancy, however, some having singles, triples, quads as well as five occupant space as well.
There are four first-year residence halls namely, Stewart Living and Learning Centre (LLC1), Abby Aldrich Rockefeller Hall (Abby), Dorothy Shepard Manley Hall (Manley) and Howard-Harreld Hall (HH).
Upper-class residence includes seven halls which are Johnetta Betsch Cole Living-Learning Center II (LLC II), Bessie Strong Hall, MacVicar Hall, Morehouse-James Hall, Laura Spelman Rockefeller Memorial Hall (Laura Spelman), Beverly Daniel Tatum Suites (The suites) and Sally Sage McAlpin Hall (McAlpin).
The basic amenities provided in these halls are Twin sized beds, Dresser, Closet, Desk and chair, Phone Jacks, ethernet and Cable connections, kitchen, laundry rooms, tv and study lounges and meeting areas, et al.
Application Portal: Apply online using the common application.
Application Fee: 40 USD.
|Type of Deadline||Date|
|Last date of submitting applications||December 31|
|Decisions (via mail)||April 1|
|Confirmation of enrolment||May 1|
Basic admission requirements:
An estimated budget for international students looking to study in the US by enrolling at the college in the upcoming sessional year has been compiled for the aid of the students as follows:
|Requirements||Expenses (in USD, per year)|
|Tuition and Fee||27,314|
|Room and Board||12,795|
|Books and Supplies||3,000|
|Student Fee||2,015 per sem|
Other additional charges include.
The institute offers limited scholarships for international students to study in the USA. Applicants can contact the academic department related to their degree and enquire about the scholarships available. Around 47% of the new students receive need based financial aid from the university. The amount disbursed for the scholarship is around 12,127 USD per student.
Here’s a list of scholarships that the institute offers based on merit and the academic profile of the student. For consideration, a minimum of 1330 SAT or 31 ACT and a 3.8 GPA is required.
The alumnae can become a part of the National Alumnae Association of Spelman College (NAASC), they are also provided with the following events, programs and services.
Notable Alumni of the institute include, COO of Starbucks and CEO of Sam's Club Rosalind Brewer, Pulitzer Prize winner, Alice Walker, Former Dean of Harvard College Evelynn M. Hammonds, activist and Children's Defence Fund founder, Marian Wright Edelman and Writer, Pearl Cleage.
The office of Career Planning and Development organizes events for its students, like the Spring Career Fair, with opportunities to exposure.
Top placements, included with companies like, AT&T, JP Morgan, Adobe, Deloitte, IBM, Google, Facebook, Microsoft etc.
|Institution Type||Private (Not for Profit)|
|Average Cost of Attendance||$25,151 / Year|
|Student : Faculty Ratio||1 : 1|
|Spelman College Enrollment||2166|
|Average Graduation Rate||69.2%|
The table shows average yearly cost of attendance for international students. Amount may vary with the course opted, nature of accommodation, and personal spending habits of a candidate. Check Program wise Fees
|Undergraduate Programs||$25,151 / Year|
|On Campus Accomodation|
|Books & Supplies||$3,000 / Year|
|On campus, Room & Board||$13,461 / Year|
|On Campus, Other Expenses||$7,000 / Year|
|Off Campus Accomodation|
|Off campus (not with family), Room & Board||$13,461 / Year|
|Off campus (not with family), Other Expenses||$7,000 / Year|
|Off campus (with family), Room & Board||$7,000 / Year|
|Off campus (with family), Other Expenses||$7,000 / Year|
|Southern Association of Colleges and Schools|
|Program Wise Accreditations|
|Music Programs||National Association of Schools of Music|
|Total Faculty||Full Time||Part time||Graduate Assistants|
Rank (Out of Colleges)
#468 [Out of 650]
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