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  • 350 Spelman Lane SW, Atlanta, GA 30314
  • +1 (404) 681-3643
  • spelman.edu

Spelman College is a private institution that was started in 1881. It has a undergraduate enrollment of 2,120, its environment is urban, and the campus size is 39 acres. It uses a semester-based academic year. Its tuition/fees are $29,972
Founded in 1881 as the Atlanta Baptist Female Seminary, Spelman College is the oldest historically black college for women in America. situated just five minutes outside of downtown Atlanta, Spelman is part of the Atlanta University Center Consortium, the largest association of historically black institutions of higher learning in the world. First- and second-year learners are required to live on campus. There are more than 60 organizations for learners to choose from, including Greek life, which constitutes the largest group of learners on campus. Spelman College does not participate in intercollegiate athletics; instead, it offers a wellness program for all learners.

As part of the Atlanta University Center Consortium, Spelman partners with Clark Atlanta University, Morehouse College and Morehouse School of Medicine. The consortium is a nonprofit organization whose mission is to provide quality education for African-Americans and other learners of diversity. Spelman’s Women’s Research and Resource Center is the first of its kind on a black college campus devoted to a women’s studies curriculum. Stepping, which is a series of movements involving beats, rhythms, calls and chants, is performed by the Greek organizations on campus, and step shows are a popular occurrence among the Atlanta University Center colleges. Notable alumni of Spelman include Audrey F. Manley, the former surgeon general of the United States, and Maj. Gen. Marcelite J. Harris, the first African-American female general of the U.S. Air Force. Alice Walker, author of “The Color Purple,” attended Spelman College as well.

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