Spelman College

Founded in 1881, Spelman is a selective liberal arts college recognized as a global leader in the education of women of African descent. Located in Atlanta, the campus is home to nearly 2,100 students. Outstanding alumnae include Children’s Defense Fund founder Marian Wright Edelman, Sam’s Club CEO Rosalind Brewer, former acting surgeon general and Spelman’s first alumna president Audrey Forbes Manley, former Harvard college dean Evelynn Hammonds, and author and playwright Pearl Cleage. 

Founded 1881 

Undergraduate enrollment 2,074 


Tuition $23,794/year 

Georgia freshmen on HOPE NA 

Average composite three-part SAT score for entering freshmen n/a 

Average critical reading and math composite SAT score 1058 (mean score) 

SAT score breakdown NA; does not presently use writing score in admissions 

Average class size for freshman courses 20–25 

Popular majors biology, engineering, international studies, political science, psychology