School Spotlight: Spelman College

There are over 4,000 colleges and universities in the U.S. And while the media tends to focus on just a handful of schools, we at College Coach encourage students to think outside the box during their college selection process and explore a wide range of colleges. As such, we are highlighting a new college each week in our School Spotlight series. Check out the college below, along with the other posts in our series, and you may just stumble upon your dream school!

School Spotlight: Spelman College
Atlanta, GA

As the oldest historically black college for women, Spelman College occupies a unique niche in higher education. The College enrolls over 2,100 students (all undergraduates) who are dedicated to producing positive social change through leadership and service. Although approximately 25 percent of students hail from GA, Spelman draws heavily from NY, MD, CA and TX. Popular majors include psychology, political science, biology, English, and economics. Students interested in the sciences will be especially well-served by the College’s G-STEM office and health careers program. If you love the idea of belonging to a sisterhood in the South but are curious about attending a coeducational college elsewhere in the country, Spelman’s domestic exchange program offers the perfect solution. Students can spend a semester or two at some of the nation’s most prestigious colleges, including Duke, New York University, Stanford, and the University of Southern California. What are some popular on-campus traditions? Founders Day brings together alumnae and students to celebrate the College’s “birthday” each year, while Research Day gives students the chance to present their original research in disciplines as diverse as anthropology, chemistry, and music. Graduate from Spelman and you will join a powerful network of passionate, intellectual, and incredible alumnae.

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Written by Elyse Krantz
Elyse Krantz is a member of College Coach’s team of college admissions consultants. Elyse received her BA in linguistics from Dartmouth College and her MA from Teachers College, Columbia University. Prior to joining College Coach, Elyse worked as an admissions officer at Barnard College and Bennington College. Visit our website to learn more about Elyse Krantz.