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Spelman Admission Requirements

Atlanta, Georgia

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Chances of getting into Spelman College

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
53%
Admission Difficulty for Spelman College
Measure Difficulty
Admission StandardsModerate
Applicant CompetitionAverage
How hard is it to get into Spelman and can I get accepted?

The acceptance rate at Spelman is 53%.  It ranks #11 in Georgia for lowest rate of acceptance. Spelman is a more competitive school to get into with a good chance of acceptance for qualifying applicants. Last year, 4,794 out of 9,118 applicants were admitted.

The school has moderate admission requirements for SAT and ACT scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 50 percent (SAT 1050/1200 ACT 20/25). Spelman College typically accepts and attracts "B+" average high school students with an average GPA around 3.65. Most incoming freshmen graduate in the top quarter of their high school class. 12% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.

The Spelman application fee is $40 and applications are due by Dec 31.

Testing Requirements

You are required to submit admission test scores with your application. Spelman College is not a test optional school. Note: Please consult the school directly to determine if testing requirements are temporarily suspended due to COVID-19.

Spelman SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range
1050-1200
Applicants Submitting SAT
70%
SAT Scores for Spelman College
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 540
SAT Math 25th 510
SAT Composite 25th 1050
SAT Scores for Spelman College
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 620
SAT Math 75th 580
SAT Composite 75th 1200
Average SAT Score 1130

SAT Scores you need to get in

What are the SAT requirements for students to be admitted to Spelman College?

Spelman College typically prefers applicants to be in the top 51 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1050 on a 1600 scale, below which admission should be considered a reach. We estimate some students could be accepted with SAT's as low as 970. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1130 out of 1600. Spelman ranks #12 in Georgia for highest average SAT composite score. A competitive SAT score is critical as 70 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school.

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

Spelman College admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1200 and Above Good >66%
1125 to 1200 Avg + 53%-66%
1050 to 1125 Avg - 40%-53%
975 to 1050 Reach 28%-40%
Less than 975 Low <28%
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Spelman ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range
20-25 
Applicants Submitting ACT
55%
ACT Scores for Spelman College
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 20
ACT Math 25th 17
ACT Composite 25th 20
ACT Scores for Spelman College
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th 25
ACT Math 75th 24
ACT Composite 75th 25
Average ACT Score 22

ACT Scores needed to get accepted

What are the ACT requirements for prospective students to get into Spelman?

Admission data indicates that Spelman regularly accepts students with ACT's of 20 and above. Successful applicants typically send ACT scores in the top 49 percent nationally. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 18 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 22 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 25 and above have very competitive chances. The school ranks #13 in Georgia for highest average ACT composite score. 55 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Spelman College.

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

Spelman College admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness Admission Chances
25 and Above Good >68%
22 to 25 Avg + 53%-68%
20 to 22 Avg - 42%-53%
18 to 20 Reach 33%-42%
Less than 18 Low <33%
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Spelman GPA

Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA
3.65
Typical High School Grades
B+

What GPA do you need to get into Spelman College?

Applicants require very good grades in high school to get into Spelman. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at Spelman College was 3.65 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily B+ students are accepted and ultimately attend. The school ranks #9 in Georgia for highest average GPA. If your high school GPA meets these requirements, there is a good chance you will be accepted as Spelman accepts 53% of students who apply.

 What do these ratings mean?

High School GPA's for admitted Spelman College students
High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Competitiveness
4.0 17.88% Good
3.75 to 3.99 21.7% Avg +
3.50 to 3.74 28.82% Avg -
3.25 to 3.49 23.26% Reach
3.00 to 3.24 7.64% Reach
2.50 to 2.99 0.7% Low
2.00 to 2.49 0% Low
1.00 to 1.99 0% Low
less than 1.00 0% Low

GPA Data Source, Peterson's Data 2021

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High School Class Rank

59% of Spelman College freshman were in the top twenty five percent of their high school graduating class.

High School Class Rank for admitted Spelman College students
High School Class Rank Freshmen Within Range
Top 10% of class 30%
Top 25% of class 59%
Top 50% of class 88%
Data Source, Peterson's Data

Applying

Admission Statistics

Spelman College admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 9,118 0 9,118
Accepted 4,794 0 4,794
Acceptance Rate 53% ? 53%
Enrolled 576 0 576
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 12% ? 12%
Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class

Fall 2022 Application Deadline

Applications were Due
Dec 31, 2021
Days left to Apply
None

The application deadline for Fall 2022 has passed. Applications were due on Dec 31, 2021.

Application Fee

The cost for prospective students to apply to Spelman College is $40.

Application Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to Spelman College and what student information is used for admission decisions?

Spelman College Application Requirements
Test Scores Required
High School GPA Required
High School Class Rank Recommended
Completion of College Preparatory Program Required
Recommendations Required
Demonstration of Competencies Neither required nor recommended

Credits Accepted

High School Credits Accepted at Spelman College
AP Credit Yes
Dual Credit Yes
Credit for Life Experiences No

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=141060 IPEDS survey data for Spelman College.

FAQs

Does Spelman College prefer SAT or ACT?

70% of students submit their SAT scores to Spelman. 55% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.

What is my chance of getting into Spelman College?

53% of those who apply are granted admission to Spelman. Admission competition is low and the college has moderate admission standards. See if your grades and scores are good enough for admission.

What SAT score is required for Spelman College?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have SAT scores between 1050 and 1200. 70% of students submit SAT scores when applying. See if your SAT score is good enough for admission.

What ACT score is required for Spelman College?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have ACT scores between 20 and 25. 55% of students submit ACT scores when applying. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.