Spelman College

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Spelman College is a historically black college found in Atlanta, GA. There are around 2,300 students enrolled per year at Spelman College.

A SAT or ACT exam may be required before applying to this school. Scores within the range of 1080 (25th percentile) - 1230 (75th percentile) for the SAT exam and between 22 (25th percentile) - 26 (75th percentile) for the ACT exam is typical among applicants admitted to this school. Based on sampled GPA data collected and applied, it is estimated that the Spelman College average GPA range for accepted students is around 3.23 - 3.38. Spelman College admits about 40% of students applying. Of those that are admitted, roughly 13% of students continue on to register and enroll. You can get more information from the admissions office website at spelman.edu.

Overall Spelman College Acceptance Rate - Fall 2020


The overall acceptance rate for Spelman College was reported as 43.4% in Fall 2020 with over 9,110 college applications submitted to Spelman College. Both in state and out of state applicants are included in these figures. We do not have data on transfer acceptance rates currently.

Accepted Applicants Profile

  • ACT Scores: 22 - 26
  • Average GPA: 3.23 - 3.38

How Hard Is It to Get into Spelman College?

Applicant Selectivity: Medium

When determining how difficult it is for students to get into Spelman College, ACT/SAT test scores and high school average GPA ranges of accepted students of previous years can help estimate the selectivity of a school.

Historical Trend and Acceptance Rate 2023 Projection

The historical trend chart shows acceptance rates from the previous years, from which we have projected the acceptance rate for the 2023-2024 school year. The overall acceptance rate trend for Spelman College has been getting much higher in the past few years.

Acceptance Rate By Year

  • 2016-2017: 35.7%
  • 2017-2018: 40.1%
  • 2018-2019: 39.3%
  • 2019-2020: 43.4%
  • Projected Acceptance Rate 2023-2024: 37.8%

How Does Spelman College Compare?

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National Avg

The acceptance rate for Spelman College is thirty-one percent lower than the national average of all colleges which is around 56.7%.

Nearby Similar College Acceptance Rates

SchoolAcceptance Rate
Clark Atlanta University54.8%
Morehouse College99.8%
Agnes Scott College64.8%
Oglethorpe University67.6%
Life University95.6%

Admissions Rates & Enrollment Rates - Details

General Recommendations & Requirements for Admissions

  • High School GPA Scores are Required
  • High School Class Rankings are Recommended
  • School Records are Required
  • College Prep Classes are Required
  • Submit Recommendation Letters are Required
  • Standardized Test Scores (SAT,ACT,...) are Required
  • TOEFL Exam (Foreign Language Students) are Required

Number of Applicants, Percent Accepted, and Enrolled Students (Fall 2020)


Average ACT/SAT Scores of Applicants to Spelman College (Fall 2020)

SAT® SectionScore Range
Critical Reading560 - 630
Math520 - 600
Total Score1080 - 1230
ACT®Score Range
English21 - 27
Math19 - 25
Composite Score22 - 26
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