Spelman Admission RequirementsAtlanta, Georgia
Chances of getting into Spelman College
How hard is it to get into Spelman and can I get accepted? The school has a 39% acceptance rate ranking it #5 in Georgia for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 3,718 out of 9,451 applicants were admitted making Spelman a highly competitive school to get into with a lesser chance of acceptance for qualifying applicants. Academically, it has average requirements for admission test scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 41 percent. Spelman College typically accepts and attracts "B+" average high school students. Only 15% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school. Most incoming freshmen graduated in the top half of their high school class.
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Spelman SAT Scores
Applicants Submitting SAT70%
|SAT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|SAT Reading 25th||560|
|SAT Math 25th||520|
|SAT Composite 25th||1080|
|SAT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|SAT Reading 75th||630|
|SAT Math 75th||590|
|SAT Composite 75th||1220|
|Average SAT Score||1150|
SAT Scores you need to get in
What are the SAT requirements for students to be admitted to Spelman College?
Spelman College typically requires applicants to be in the top 45 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1080 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 1010. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1150 out of 1600. The school ranks #14 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. Note: SAT scores presented on this page have been adjusted upwards per the College Board's concordance tables for test takers after March 2016.
|SAT Score (1600 scale)||Competitiveness||Admission Chances|
|1220 and Above||Good||>52%|
|1150 to 1220||Avg +||39%-52%|
|1080 to 1150||Avg -||27%-39%|
|1010 to 1080||Reach||18%-27%|
|Less than 1010||Low||<18%|
Spelman ACT Scores
Applicants Submitting ACT55%
|ACT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|ACT Reading 25th||21|
|ACT Math 25th||20|
|ACT Composite 25th||22|
|ACT Test||75th Percentile Score|
|ACT Reading 75th||27|
|ACT Math 75th||25|
|ACT Composite 75th||26|
|Average ACT Score||24|
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 22 and above. Successful applicants typically send ACT scores in the top 37 percent nationally. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 20 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 24 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 26 and above have very competitive chances. The school ranks #10 in Georgia for highest average ACT composite score. 55 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Spelman College.
|ACT Score||Competitiveness||Admission Chances|
|26 and Above||Good||>52%|
|24 to 26||Avg +||39%-52%|
|22 to 24||Avg -||27%-39%|
|20 to 22||Reach||18%-27%|
|Less than 20||Low||<18%|
Avg. High School GPA3.55
Typical High School GradesB+
You will need very good grades in high school to get into Spelman College. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at Spelman College was 3.55 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. Even with a competitive GPA, admission to Spelman will be challenging as the school denies more applicants than it admits.
|High School GPA||Freshmen Within Range||Competitiveness|
|3.50 to 3.75||32%||Avg +|
|3.25 to 3.50||18%||Avg -|
|3.00 to 3.25||11%||Reach|
|2.75 to 3.00||7%||Reach|
|2.50 to 2.75||1%||Reach|
|2.25 to 2.50||N/A%||Low|
|2.00 to 2.25||N/A%||Low|
52% of Spelman College freshman were in the top half of their high school graduating class.
|High School Class Rank||Freshmen Within Range|
|Top 10% of class||35%|
|Top 25% of class||38%|
|Top 50% of class||52%|
|Bottom 50% of class||48%|
|Bottom 25% of class||29%|
|Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield)||15%||�||15%|
Applications were DueFeb 1, 2020
Days left to ApplyNone
The application deadline for Fall 2020 has passed. Applications were due on Feb 1, 2020.
What are the requirements for admission to Spelman College and what considerations affect admission decisions?
|High School GPA||Required|
|High School Class Rank||Recommended|
|Completion of College Preparatory Program||Required|
|Demonstration of Competencies||Neither required nor recommended|
|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.
Frequently Asked Questions
70% of students submit their SAT scores to Spelman. 55% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.
39% of those who apply are granted admission to Spelman. Admission competition is high and the college has average admission standards. See if your grades and scores are good enough for admission.
The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have SAT scores between 1080 and 1220. 70% of students submit SAT scores when applying. See if your SAT score is good enough for admission.