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Spelman College Admission Requirements

Chances of getting into Spelman College

Acceptance Rate

Acceptance Rate
40.1%
Admission Difficulty for Spelman College
Measure Difficulty
Admission StandardsAverage
Applicant CompetitionAverage

How hard is it to get into Spelman College and can I get accepted? The school has a 40% acceptance rate. Last year, 3,342 out of 8,344 applicants were admitted making Spelman College a more competitive school to get into with a good chance of acceptance for qualifying applicants.  Academically, it has average requirements for admission test scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 36 percent. Spelman College typically accepts and attracts "B+" average high school students. Only 16% 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 College SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range
1140-1280
Applicants Submitting SAT
64%
SAT Scores for Spelman College
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 590
SAT Math 25th 550
SAT Composite 25th 1140
SAT Scores for Spelman College
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 670
SAT Math 75th 610
SAT Composite 75th 1280
Average SAT Score 1210

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

Spelman College typically requires applicants to be in the top 34 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1140 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 1070. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1210 out of 1600. A competitive SAT score is critical as 64 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.

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

Spelman College admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1280 and Above Good >53%
1210 to 1280 Avg + 40%-53%
1140 to 1210 Avg - 28%-40%
1070 to 1140 Reach 19%-28%
Less than 1070 Low <19%
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Spelman College ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range
22-26 
Applicants Submitting ACT
61%
ACT Scores for Spelman College
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 21
ACT Math 25th 19
ACT Composite 25th 22
ACT Scores for Spelman College
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 College?

Admission data indicates that Spelman College 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. Scoring well on the ACT is very important as 61 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Spelman College.

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

Spelman College admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness Admission Chances
26 and Above Good >53%
24 to 26 Avg + 40%-53%
22 to 24 Avg - 28%-40%
20 to 22 Reach 19%-28%
Less than 20 Low <19%
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Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA
3.55
Typical High School Grades
B+

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. Even with a competitive GPA, admission to Spelman College will be challenging as the school denies more applicants than it admits.

 What do these ratings mean?

High School GPA's for admitted Spelman College students
High School GPA Freshmen Within Range Admission Chances
3.75+ 31% Good
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

High School Class Rank

52% of Spelman College freshman were in the top half 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 35%
Top 25% of class 38%
Top 50% of class 52%
Bottom 50% of class 48%
Bottom 25% of class 29%

Admission Statistics

Spelman College admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 8,344 0 8,344
Accepted 3,342 0 3,342
Acceptance Rate 40% ? 40%
Enrolled 548 0 548
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 16% ? 16%

Fall 2019 Application Deadline

Applications were Due
Feb 1, 2019
Days left to Apply
None

The application deadline for Fall 2019 has passed. Applications were due on Feb 1, 2019.

Admission Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to Spelman College and what considerations affect admission decisions?

Spelman College Admission 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.