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Spelman College

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Visiting And Contact Information

350 Spelman Lane

S.W. Box 277

Atlanta, GA 30314-4399

United States

Phone: 404-270-5193

Fax: 404-270-5201

Website

Freshman Academic Profile
Admissions Selectivity Rating: 91
SAT:
% Submitting Score:75%
     Critical Reading Middle 50%:430 - 615
     Math Middle 50%:420 - 600
ACT:
% Submitting Score:50%
     ACT Middle 50%:18 - 27
     Math Middle 50%:18 - 25
     English Middle 50%:17 - 29
Average High School GPA:3.3
     % with GPA 3.75 of higher:31%
     % with GPA 3.50 - 3.74:33%
     % with GPA 3.25 - 3.49:17%
     % with GPA 3.0 - 3.24:11%
     % with GPA 2.5 - 2.99:7%
     % with GPA 2.0 - 2.49:1%
Students in Top Tenth of HS Class:31%
Students in Top Quarter of HS Class:66%
Students in Top Half of HS Class:89%
Freshman Student from Public School High Schools:84%
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Freshman Acceptance & Retention
Total applicants: 5,701
Total applicants who are accepted: 2,325
Total of accepted students who enroll: 557
% of students who return for their sophomore year: 88%
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Application Process
Application Fee: $35.00
Application Fee Waiver Available: Yes
Early Decision Application Deadline: 11/01
Early Decision Notification Date: 12/15
Early Action Application Deadline: 11/15
Early Action Notification Date: 12/31
Early Action Plan Restrictive: Yes
Regular Application Deadline: 02/01
Regular Notification Date: 04/01
Transfer Students Accepted: Yes
TOEFL required for non-native English speakers: Yes
Admissons Deposit Deadline: 05/01
Housing Deposit Deadline: 5/1
Housing Deposit Amount: $100.00
Housing Deposit Refundable: No
Admission for Non-Fall Terms: Yes
Deferred Admission: Yes
Maximum Period of Postponement: one year
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Freshman Admissions Factors
Academic CriteriaImportance
Rigor of Secondary School Record:Very important
Class Rank:Important
Academic GPA:Very important
Standardized Test Scores:Very important
Application Essay:Very important
Recommendation(s):Very important
 
Non-Academic CriteriaImportance
Interview:Not Considered
Extracurricular Activities:Important
Talent / Ability:Considered
Character / Personal Qualities:Very important
First Generation:Not Considered
Alumni/ AE Relation:Considered
Geographical Residence:Considered
State Residency:Not Considered
Religious Affiliation / Commitment:Not Considered
Racial / Ethnic Status:Not Considered
Volunteer Work:Important
Work Experience:Considered
Level of applicant's interest:Considered
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Freshman Academic Requirements
High School Completion:High school diploma required GED is accepted
Academic Units Required:
     Total Academic Units:16
     English:4
     Mathematics:2
     Science:2
     Lab Science:1
     Foreign Language:2
     Social Studies:0
     History:0
     Academic Electives:6
Academic Units Recommended:
     Total Academic Units:20
     English:4
     Mathematics:4
     Science:3
     Lab Science:2
     Foreign Language:3
     Social Studies:2
     History:1
     Academic Electives:3
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Key Statistics

Admissions

  • Admissions Selectivity Rating:
    91
  • SAT:
     
  •      Reading Middle 50%:
    430 - 615
  •      Math Middle 50%:
    420 - 600
  • ACT:
     
  •      ACT Middle 50%:
    18 - 27
  •      Math Middle 50%:
    18 - 25
  •      English Middle 50%:
    17 - 29
  • Average HS GPA:
    3.3
  • Early Decision Application Deadline:
    11/01
  • Early Action Application Deadline:
    11/15
  • Regular Application Deadline:
    02/01
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