Spelman College

History

Founded in 1881, Spelman College in Atlanta is a private HBCU, four-year liberal arts college for African-American women.

Since its founding, the College has focused on professional development and leadership both inside and outside the classroom and Spelman has a long-standing tradition of cultivating leaders and providing activities that complement the classroom experience.

Academic Merit

The college repeatedly appears on “Best Of” lists for academic excellence and value. The school offers majors in:

Art History
Biochemistry
Biology
Chemistry
Comparative Women’s Studies
Computer and Information Sciences
Dance Performance & Choreography
Documentary Filmmaking
Elementary Education
Economics
Education Studies
English
Environmental Sciences
French
General Science (Dual Degree Engineering)
Health Sciences
History
International Studies
Mathematics
Music
Philosophy
Photography
Physics
Political Science
Psychology
Religious Studies
Spanish
Sociology
Sociology and Anthropology
Theatre & Performance

Campus Life

With 1,900-plus students, Spelman is a predominately residential college with 12 residence halls that house approximately 1,200 students. Other structures encompass Bessie Strong Hall, Camille Olivia Hanks Cosby, Ph.D. Academic Center, John D. Rockefeller Jr. Fine Arts Building, Sisters Chapel, Albert E. Manley College Center, and the Sally Sage McAlpin, Manley, and Howard-Harreld Halls, among many others on this 33-acre campus.

Benefiting from its urban location in Atlanta, nearby attractions students include the APEX (African American Panoramic Experience) Museum; Atlanta Historic Museum; Stone Mountain Park; Fox Theatre; Six Flags over Georgia; Olympic Park; Underground Atlanta, a six-city block retail shopping center; Martin Luther King, Jr. National Historic Site; and the Civil Rights Museum, among many other sites.

ADDRESS: 350 Spelman Lane SW, Atlanta, GA
PHONE: 404-681-3643
WEBSITE: https://www.spelman.edu

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