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 ranked Spelman among the top 20 “Best Women's Colleges” in 2016.
Spelman College has been recognized among the top 100 national liberal arts colleges, and for the tenth straight year, is the No. 1 historically Black college and university in the country, according to the 2017 U.S. News & World Report "Best Colleges" rankings.
Spelman’s current graduation rate of 76 percent (six-year average) is the highest among all HBCUs and is well above the national graduation rate (44 percent) for African American students.
With an acceptance rate of 41 percent, Spelman is among the most selective women’s colleges in the nation. Spelman educates a higher number (43) of Gates Millennium Scholars than any other college or university in the country, and the College is annually recognized as one of the leading producers of Fulbright Fellowship winners.