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Spelman College Admissions

About Admissions

Admission to Spelman College is highly competitive. In addition to academic credentials, we consider leadership experiences, extracurricular involvement, community service, employment, personal interests and abilities.



Fall 2023 Admitted Student Profile 


Average GPA: 3.9
Average SAT: 1206* (ERW+M)
Average ACT: 26* composite

*Averages reflect applicants who opted to have test scores reviewed. Spelman College has suspended standardized testing requirements for students applying for the class of 2026. This policy applies to all new first-time application cycles.


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2023 Spelman College Fact Sheet

Who We Are

Spelman College is a highly selective, historically Black college that empowers women to change the world. A global leader in the education of women of African descent, Spelman offers a holistic education founded on academic excellence in the liberal arts and sciences and the intellectual, creative, ethical and leadership development of our students.

Admissions Spelman College Parent Brochure 2023

Parent Brochure

Download our Parent Brochure to learn more about how Spelman will help your student become who she was always meant to be.

Admission Policy

Spelman College, a Historically Black College whose missions is to serve high-achieving Black women, will consider for admission women students including students who consistently live and self-identify as women, regardless of their gender assignment at birth. Spelman does not admit male students, including students who self-identify and live consistently as men, regardless of gender assignment at birth. If a woman is admitted and transitions to male while a student at Spelman, the College will permit that student to continue to matriculate at and graduate from Spelman.


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350 Spelman Lane, SW
Box 771
Atlanta, GA 30314
1-800-982-2411 (toll-free)