Spelman College,
Atlanta, GA 30314

 

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Spelman College
Atlanta, GA 30314


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Spelman College, a privately endowed, four-year liberal arts college for women, was founded on April 11, 1881, as the Atlanta Baptist Female Seminary. Historically a black women's college, Spelman has risen from its roots to the enviable position it holds today as one of the most prominent and well-respected institutions of higher learning found anywhere. The College's well-designed campus is ideally located just west of downtown Atlanta. More than 1,800 undergraduate students live and learn within an appealing environment which features 24 traditional and modern buildings of 32 beautifully landscaped acres. The classic collegiate look and feel of the campus help set a tone that is highly conducive to learning. Spelman is a unique and singular institution, but it is also an integral part of the Atlanta University Center (AUC). Membership in this consortium of six historically black institutions of higher education enables the College to offer its students numerous educational, professional and social opportunities that as a small liberal arts college, it otherwise could not offer without sacrificing its very special identity. Spelman and other AUC members benefit from cooperative cross-registration and joint sponsorship of events and activities, and by sharing facilities and resources. Every aspect of the Spelman experience is infused with quality. A recent indiction is Spelman's ranking as the number one regional liberal arts college in the South in U.S. News & World Report. Spelman College professors are much more than teachers and lecturers. They are women and men who are genuinely interested in your education and who are eager to share with you their wealth of knowledge and experience. Spelman faculty are almost always readily accessible and more than willing to go that extra step to provide help when it is needed. A low student/faculty ratio of 15:1 ensures small classes and personal attention, resulting in an atmosphere that is highly conducive to learning and intellectual development. Spelman's quality academic facilities are of considerable value in your educational pursuit. In addition to the more than 875,000 volumes, documents and collections in the Atlanta University Center's Robert W. Woodruff Library, you'll find a modern Academic Computer Center, a science building used by more than 30 percent of Spelman students majoring in the natural and physical sciences, and outstanding fine arts facilities, including an up- to-date proscenium stage theatre. A language laboratory, media center, and social science computer lab are also located on campus. In 1987, Dr. Johnetta B. Cole became the first African-American women president to lead Spelman College. Dr. Cole has instituted an Office of Community Service to promote volunteerism among students in learning relationships with some of Atlanta's top corporate CEOs, and the Corporate Women's Roundtable, with 21 African-American women in a variety fields around the country who act as advisors to the College.


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