Degrees Offered: Baccalaureate (4-year)
Number of Undergraduates: 2100
Number of Graduate Students: 0
Major fields of study: liberal arts and sciences
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Spelman College Mission Statement
Spelman College, a historically Black college and a global leader in the education of women of African descent, is dedicated to academic excellence in the liberal arts and sciences and the intellectual, creative, ethical, and leadership development of its students. Spelman empowers the whole person to engage the many cultures of the world and inspires a commitment to positive social change.
BestColleges.com has ranked Spelman College among the top 10 ‘Best Women’s Colleges’ 2015.
Founded in 1881 as the Atlanta Baptist Female Seminary by two northern missionaries who came south to educate recently freed Black women and girls, we became Spelman College in 1924. Now a global leader in the education of women of African descent, Spelman College is accredited by the Commission on Colleges of the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools and we are proud members of the Atlanta University Center Consortium.
Today our student body comprises more than 2,100 students from 41 states and 15 foreign countries. Spelman empowers women to engage the many cultures of the world and inspires a commitment to positive social change through service. We are dedicated to academic excellence in the liberal arts and sciences and the intellectual, creative, ethical and leadership development of our students.
Spelman is proud of its 76 percent graduation rate (average over six years), one of the best in the nation, but our support doesn’t stop once you step on stage to take your diploma. Our global alumnae network is strong, providing connections and helping hands to graduates as they begin on their path of global engagement. Spelman teaches French, Spanish, Portuguese, Latin, Chinese and Japanese. Our fastest growing major is International Studies, which requires both three years of a language and a semester of study overseas. Many of these majors are choosing careers in the Foreign Service of the U.S. Department of State.
Bachelor of Arts: Art, Comparative Women’s Studies, Drama,
Early Childhood Education, Economics, Education Studies,
English, Environmental Studies, French, History, International
Studies, Music, Philosophy, Political Science, Psychology,
Religious Studies, Sociology, Sociology and Anthropology, and
Spanish, Bachelor of Science: Biochemistry, Biology, Chemistry,
Computer Science, Dual Degree Engineering, Environmental
Science, Mathematics, and Physics