Spellman College

ZORA: I’m not really a journalist yet.  I’m a senior at Spelman, but I’m hoping to get this piece on National Public Radio.  I’m doing it on spec.

Profile: Private, independent, liberal arts, historically Black college for women, founded in 1881.

Goal: Spelman ALIVE is an initiative that promotes: Academic Excellence, Leadership Development, Improving Our Environment, Visibility of Our Achievements and Exemplary Customer Service.

Atlanta University Center: Spelman is part of the largest consortium of historically Black institutions of higher learning in the world. Its four partner institutions include Clark Atlanta University, the Interdenominational Theological Center, Morehouse College and Morehouse School of Medicine. Spelman shares cross-registration with its undergraduate partners. They also share the Robert W. Woodruff Library.

Campus: A historic campus of 39 acres, dating back to 1883, five minutes west of downtown Atlanta. There are 25 buildings, including Sisters Chapel, Giles Hall, Packard Hall, Rockefeller Hall and Reynolds Cottage. The Camille O. Hanks Cosby Academic Center was dedicated in 1996, and a new state-of-the-art Science Center houses classrooms and labs.

Student Body: More than 2,100 students from 41 states and 15 foreign countries.

Ranking: As a result of the dedication of its faculty and staff, Spelman College has gained an excellent national reputation and consistently high rankings in the media’s annual college guides.

The College ranks among the top 75 Best Liberal Arts Colleges according to U.S. News & World Report, 2007 edition. Washington Monthly Ranks Spelman No. 1 for Social Mobility; and Black Enterprise ranks Spelman No. 5 on its list of best colleges for African Americans.

Faculty: More than 84 percent of full-time faculty hold Ph.Ds or other terminal degrees. Student-faculty ratio is 11:1.

Women’s Research and Resource Center: The first of its kind on a Black college campus devoted to curriculum in women’s studies.

Special Provisions: Spelman College admits qualified student candidates regardless of race, color, national or ethnic origin, or physical challenge.

Financial Aid: Financial aid is available from a variety of sources and is awarded in the form of grant, loan and/or work-study assistance. Approximately 87 percent of students receive financial aid. Scholarships are available from a variety of sources and are merit and/or need-based. All completed first-year applicants are considered.

Majors

Bachelor of Arts: Art, Child Development, Comparative Women’s Studies, Drama, Economics, English, French, History, Human Services, Independent Major, Mathematics, Music, Philosophy, Political Science, Psychology, Religion, Spanish, Sociology, Sociology and Anthropology

Bachelor of Science: Biochemistry, Biology, Chemistry, Computer and Information Sciences, Engineering/Dual Degree, Mathematics, Environmental Science or Physics

from their website:
An outstanding historically Black college for women, Spelman promotes academic excellence in the liberal arts, and develops the intellectual, ethical, and leadership potential of its students. Spelman seeks to empower the total person who appreciates the many cultures of the world and commits to positive social change

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