Spelman College Admission Requirements
Chances of getting into Spelman College
How hard is it to get into Spelman College and can I get accepted? The school has a 40% acceptance rate ranking it #6 in Georgia for lowest rate of acceptance. 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
Applicants Submitting SAT64%
|SAT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|SAT Reading 25th||590|
|SAT Math 25th||550|
|SAT Composite 25th||1140|
|SAT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|SAT Reading 75th||670|
|SAT Math 75th||610|
|SAT Composite 75th||1280|
|Average SAT Score||1210|
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 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. The school ranks #10 in Georgia for highest average SAT composite score. 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.
|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%|
Spelman College ACT Scores
Applicants Submitting ACT61%
|ACT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|ACT Reading 25th||21|
|ACT Math 25th||19|
|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 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. The school ranks #11 in Georgia for highest average ACT composite score. Scoring well on the ACT is very important as 61 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Spelman College.
|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%|
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 College 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)||16%||?||16%|
Applications are DueFeb 1, 2020
Days left to Apply51
Applicants have 51 days left until the Fall 2020 term applications are due on Feb 1, 2020.
Seniors, these are the SAT and ACT test dates you can still sit for a test and send your results to Spelman College before the Feb 1 application deadline.
|ACT Test Date||Scores Available|
|Dec 14||Dec 24|
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
64% of students submit their SAT scores to Spelman College. 61% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.
40% of those who apply are granted admission to Spelman College. Admission competition is low 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 1140 and 1280. 64% of students submit SAT scores when applying. See if your SAT score is good enough for admission.