Spelman is an "Historically Black College or University" (HBCU)
The Higher Education Act of 1965 established historically black colleges and universities as institutions whose principal mission was the education of African-Americans. Today, the HBCU designation does not necessitate that Spelman is exclusively or even predominantly African-American (though it currently is). Thanks to integration efforts, there are HBCUs with non-black majorities and non-HBCUs with black majorities. For more information you can review the White House Initiative on Historically Black Colleges and Universities.
Spelman Has a Disability Services Site
Individuals with disabilities make up 7.0% of the student population at Spelman. For more information on policies and accommodations that the college provides to ensure all students get the opportunity to participate, you can visit Spelman Disability Services.
Spelman for the Military
While not a "service academy", Spelman does offer support for veterans and those seeking a career in the armed forces. Undergraduates have access to one or more ROTC programs. For more information, check out our Spelman for Veterans Guide.
Freshmen Living Arrangements at Spelman College
Spelman offers on-campus housing, but freshmen are not required to take advantage of it. In the end though, most do choose to live in the dorms.
* Data compiled from students who received financial aid, including loans.
Full-time vs. Part-time Studies at Spelman College
Spelman has a comparatively small, student body. There were 2,171 undergraduates in 2019. Full-time attendance was 2,123 (97.8%). Part-time attendance was 48 (2.2%).
Spelman College is Ranked #3,215 for Overall Diversity
Compared to other colleges and universities across the nation, Spelman has a very homogeneous student body. We rank Spelman #3215 out of 3,514.
The chart below shows each element that we looked at to determine this ranking, and how that metric compares to the national average. 100 would indicate excellent diversity in each category, and 1 would mean poor diversity.
Spelman College Athletics
We wanted to tell you about student athletes at Spelman, but that information was not available.
For more information about athletics including per-team sizes, coaching and scholarships check out our Guide to Spelman College Athletics