12 Facts About Spelman College


Spelman College is a four-year liberal arts women's college located in Atlanta, Georgia, United States.

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The college is part of the Atlanta University Center academic consortium in Atlanta.

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Founded in 1881 as the Atlanta Baptist Female Seminary, Spelman was the fourth historically black female institution of higher education to receive its collegiate charter in 1924.


Therefore, Spelman College holds the distinction of being America's first, and thereby oldest, private, liberal arts historically black colleges for women.


Spelman is ranked among the nation's top liberal arts colleges and #1 among historically black colleges in the United States by U.S. News & World Report.

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The college is also ranked among the top 50 four-year colleges and universities for producing Fulbright and Truman Scholars, and was ranked the second largest producer of African-American college graduates who attend medical school.

The Harry S. Truman Scholarship is a highly competitive federal scholarship granted to U.S. college juniors for demonstrated leadership potential and a commitment to public service.

African Americans are an ethnic group of Americans with total or partial ancestry from any of the Black racial groups of Africa.


Spelman ranks #1 among baccalaureate origin institutions of African-American women who earned science, engineering, and mathematics doctoral degrees.

A doctorate or doctor's degree or doctoral degree is an academic degree awarded by universities that is, in most countries, a research degree that qualifies the holder to teach at the university level in the degree's field, or to work in a specific profession.


Forbes ranks Spelman among the nation's top ten women's colleges.


The Princeton Review ranks Spelman among the Best 373 Colleges and Universities in America.

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Spelman is the alma mater of thousands of notable Americans including the first African-American CEO of Sam's Club and former Executive Vice President of Walmart Rosalind Brewer, Pulitzer Prize winner Alice Walker; former Dean of Harvard College Evelynn M. Hammonds, activist and Children's Defense Fund founder Marian Wright Edelman, musician, activist & historian Bernice Johnson Reagon, writer Pearl Cleage, TV personality Rolanda Watts, Opera star Mattiwilda Dobbs, actors LaTanya Richardson, Adrienne-Joi Johnson, Keshia Knight Pulliam and many other luminaries in the arts, education, sciences, business, and the armed forces.

Rosalind G. Brewer is an American businesswoman who is the former President and CEO of Sam's Club, a division of Wal-Mart Stores Inc. On Jan. 6, 2017, Wal-Mart Stores Inc. announced that she will retire from the role effective Feb. 1, 2017 and will be replaced by John Furner.

Wal-Mart Stores, Inc., doing business as Walmart, is an American multinational retail corporation that operates a chain of hypermarkets, discount department stores and grocery stores.

Sam's West, Inc. is an American chain of membership-only retail warehouse clubs owned and operated by Walmart, founded in 1983 and named after Walmart founder Sam Walton.


In 2013, Spelman College decided to drop varsity athletics and leave the National Collegiate Athletic Association.

The National Collegiate Athletic Association is a non-profit association which regulates athletes of 1,281 institutions, conferences, organizations, and individuals.


Using money originally budgeted to the sports programs, they created wellness programs available for all students.

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