College to Consider

Spelman College – Located in Atlanta, GA

Fun Facts about Spelman College:

  • Spelman is our country’s oldest historically black college for women and is located in downtown Atlanta
  • Approximately 2100 undergraduates attend Spelman
  • 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
  • Over 50 majors including Biological and Biomedical Sciences, English, Physical Science, Psychology and Social Sciences
  • The Ethel Waddell Githii Honors Program is designed for any student who has excelled academically in high school or during her first year at Spelman. It consists of seven courses and seminars, five of which are required courses and two of which are electives. As a senior, honors students complete the honors senior thesis, which allows them to pursue independent research in an area of interest
  • Admitted student academic profile: 41% Acceptance Rate; 3.8 Average Weighted GPA; 1209 Average SAT; 25 Average ACT
  • In 2015 Spelman replaced sports with a campus wide wellness program including Beyoncé dance classes and a partnership with Peloton
  • School colors are Columbia blue and white and the mascot is a jaguar
  • Famous alumni include: Alice Walker (author), Keshia Knight Pulliam (actor), Leslie Sykes (journalist), Rosalind Brewer (president/ CEO Sam’s Club and Stacey Abrams (politician)

Morehouse College – Located in Atlanta, GA

Fun Facts about Morehouse College:

  • Morehouse College is a historically black college founded in 1867 for men and is located on a 66 acre campus in downtown Atlanta
  • Approximately 2200 undergraduate students attend Morehouse
  • Seven academic divisions: Business, Creative & Performing Arts, Experiential Learning, Humanities, Life Sciences, Math & Computer Science and Social Sciences
  • Special programs and scholarships include: Howard Thurman Honors Program, Oprah Winfrey Scholars, International Comparative Labor Studies, etc.
  • Famous alumni: Martin Luther King, Jr. (civil rights activist), Samuel Jackson (actor), Herman Cain (businessman & Tea Party activist), Spike Lee (director), Edwin Moses (athlete) and Terrance Carroll (politician)
  • Admitted student academic profile: 58% Acceptance Rate; SAT 1010 – 1210; ACT 20-25
  • NCAA Division II Athletics with 7 sports
  • The school colors are maroon and white and their nickname is the Tigers and their mascot is Bobby