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Spelman College

Spelman College, a historically Black college and a global leader in the education of women of African descent, is dedicated to academic excellence in the liberal arts and sciences and the intellectual, creative, ethical, and leadership development of its students. Spelman empowers the whole person to engage the many cultures of the world and inspires a commitment to positive social change.

Bachelor's programmes

Natural Sciences & Mathematics (7)
Arts, Design & Architecture (4)
Education & Training (2)
Medicine & Health (2)
Business & Management (1)
Computer Science & IT (1)
Engineering & Technology (1)
Environmental Studies & Earth Sciences (1)

About

History

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.

Education

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.

Research

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.

Career

Jaguar Jobs is a one stop shop for your employment needs. Whether it's a part-time job, full-time job, campus job, or internship; Jaguar Jobs is here to keep Spelman women employed. Check out the sites below to begin your journey toward the world of the gainfully employed.

Global Student Satisfaction Awards 2019

GSSA 2019

The Global Student Satisfaction Awards empower students across the globe to determine the best universities of 2019. By rating institutions on a scale from 1 to 5, on multiple studies-related questions, we found the top educators in the world.

Learn more about the Global Student Satisfaction Awards

Services

Student services

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.

Housing services

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.

Library services

The library supports the teaching, learning and research missions of four institutions of higher education that comprise the world’s largest consortium of HBCUs.

ICT services

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.

Medical services

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.

Student Life

Campus life

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.

Sports facilities

  • Wellness Program
  • On-Campus Health and Fitness Classes
  • Gym and Swimming Pool
  • Walking Trail

Student clubs

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.

Accreditation

Spelman College is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award baccalaureate degrees.

Student Reviews

Phoenix Rising
Anonymous rated 5 out of 5 stars

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.

Atlanta, Georgia, United States

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