Founded in 1881 as the Atlanta Baptist Female Seminary, we became Spelman College in 1924. Now a global leader in the education of women of African descent, Spelman is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC), and we are proud members of the Atlanta University Center Consortium.
With an acceptance rate of 41 percent, Spelman is among the most selective women’s college in the nation. Spelman educates a higher number (43) of Gates Millennium Scholars than any other college or university in the country, and the College is annually recognized as one of the leading producers of Fulbright Fellowship winners.
The Office of Research, Innovation and Collaboration is charged with assisting faculty, staff, and students in their efforts to promote and secure sponsored research funding, and oversees the following administrative units.
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The Dean of Students' Office is ultimately responsible for working closely with a variety of agents, offices and departments to create a vibrant community that enhances the quality of student life on campus.
Most of the rooms in the residence halls are double occupancy, but there are some singles, triples, quads, and a few rooms designed for five people. Each room is equipped with a twin-sized bed, dresser, closet, desk and chair for each occupant. There are also phone jacks, ethernet and cable connections for each student. While amenities vary somewhat from building to building, they generally include kitchens with microwaves, laundry rooms, TV and study lounges, and meeting areas. There are also mini computer labs in some facilities.
The library supports the teaching, learning and research missions of four institutions of higher education that comprise the world’s largest consortium of HBCUs.
The Student Technology Assistance Center (STAC) is a welcoming place for students to come for computer assistance. The main goal of STAC is to increase computer and technology literacy throughout the campus by providing peer-based assistance.
The Department of Student Health Services works to help each student achieve maximum physical health for full participation in the educational experiences offered by the College. We are committed to providing the highest quality of health care and health education to our students.
There are 11 residence halls on campus that house approximately 1,200 students. Each building has its own unique character and maintains its rich history while also assuming the personality of its residents. We are excited about our new residence hall that opened in 2008.
In addition to the wide range of programs and activities that the Office of Student Life & Engagement sponsors, the staff also works closely with over 85 student organizations. These organizations cover a broad range of interests including professional, international, religious, academic honorary, sorority life and special interest clubs and organizations.
Spelman College is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award baccalaureate degrees.
It's an institution that values its students and nurtures their passions. It enables critical thinking and open mindedness. I would definitely recommend Spelman for young black women, especially.
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