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350 Spelman Lane, SW
Atlanta, GA 30314


Spelman College is a prestigious, highly selective, liberal arts college that prepares women to change the world. Located in Atlanta, this historically Black college boasts a 76 percent graduation rate, and outstanding alumnae such as Children’s Defense Fund Founder Marian Wright Edelman, Sam’s Club CEO Rosalind Brewer, Broadway producer Alia Jones-Harvey, former acting Surgeon General and Spelman’s first alumna president Audrey Forbes Manley, author Pearl Cleage and actress LaTanya Richardson Jackson.

More than 88 percent of the full-time faculty members have Ph.D.s or other terminal degrees. Spelman awards bachelor’s degrees in 26 areas of study. Popular undergraduate majors include biology, chemistry, English, political science and psychology. STEM (science, technology, engineering and math) majors comprised more than 40 percent of the College’s first-time, first year enrollment for the 2013-2014 academic year. Spelman College is one of only six colleges in the country designated by the National Science Foundation and the National Aeronautics and Space Administration as a Model Institution for Excellence in undergraduate science and mathematics education.

The College is dedicated to academic excellence in the liberal arts and sciences and the intellectual, creative, ethical and leadership development of its students.



President Beverly Daniel Tatum, Ph.D.
Year Founded 1881
Type Four-Year, Graduate
Denominational Affiliation N/A
Fall 2014 Enrollment 2,073
2014-2015 Tuition and Fees

Tuition: $25,495
Room and Board: $11,945

% of Students Receiving
Financial Aid from any source
Degrees offered B.A., B.S.
Student/Faculty Ratio 10:1
Satellite Locations N/A 


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