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Spelman College

Atlanta, Georgia

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Spelman College

Private 4 Year

About Spelman College

Spelman College is a four-year liberal arts women's college located in Atlanta, Georgia, United States. The college is part of the Atlanta University Center academic consortium in Atlanta. Founded in 1881 as the Atlanta Baptist Female Seminary, Spelman was the fourth historically black female institution of higher education to receive its collegiate charter in 1924. (Two schools were strictly seminaries and one was originally coeducational.) Therefore, Spelman College holds the distinction of being America's first, and thereby oldest, private, liberal arts historically black colleges for women.

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Located in Atlanta, Georgia.

350 Spelman Lane SW, Atlanta, GA, 30314-4399, Fulton County

Spelman College Rankings

Prepler rankings are based on rigorous and in-depth analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education.

2022 Best Colleges in America

#424 of 6828

2022 Best Colleges in Georgia

#7 of 163

Best HBCU Colleges in America

#1 of 89

Most Popular Majors

The most popular major at Spelman College is Social Sciences followed by Psychology, Biomedical, Disciplinary Sciences and English.

Graduation Rate

Graduation rate of college is a strong indicator of success of the college’s students in attaining their educational goals. Prepler defines graduation rate as the percentage of first-time, full-time students who graduated from Spelman College within four or six years.

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Notable Alumni