Review of Spelman College

Rating: StarStarStarStar_grayStar_gray By: Perisha W., Student Posted: April 27, 2011

My review

The Good:

The best thing about Spelman would be the small number of students. There are only about 2500 students enrolled at Spelman. This makes class time much more intimate. The teachers treat the students like family, and each department provides a small town feel. Although Spelman is a historically black institution, the many different student groups on campus shows exactly how diverse we all are. There is literally a student group for WHATEVER you are interested in. If there isn't, one can be created :) As a liberal arts school, you will be exposed to many different aspects of education. You will be able to hold a conversation on just about ANY topic brought up to you. Spelman has many renowned professors who, aside from various topics, will expose you to many different frames of mind. They will provide much insight of the world you live in, and teach you to question EVERYTHING!

The Bad:

The worst thing about Spelman is the cost. spelman is a very expensive college, and since it is a private school, it gives out very little scholarships/financial assistance. Another thing would be the surrrounding area. Spelman is located in downtown Atlanta, and is not centered in the very best of communities. However, with Spelman being a gated community and their 24 hour public safety, it is not directly effected. Lastly, there is no air in the freshman dorms. This is not always bearable in the mid summer Atlanta heat. However, you are allowed to bring as many fans as you'd like!

Would I do it again?

Yes, Spelman has changed me, my goals in life, and my focus. I am much more community minded, and I have learned to aim much higher. It has opened my mind to things I have never imagined. It has awarded me many opportunities in various sectors, and has provided me a solid foundation to take with as I embark on a new journey after graduation. It has changed my entire life.

About this school

Biggest influence when choosing this school Reputation

The financial aid process was a hassle, but I eventually received the aid I needed.

Professors are generally Inspiring

The night life is Epic

Every student at this school needs a Fan!

Most students spend their Saturday nights Partying, at a bar/Club

About the reviewer

Went to Hammond High

Currently a Senior

You might also consider UMD, University of Miami, Duke University, Penn State

Favorite class is African Diaspora and the World

Favorite professor is Dr. McGruder

Favorite activity is Actively Changing Tomorrow through Servoce

Another awesome thing is The sense of "sisterhood" and community amongst the students at the institution.

Study Hard? Pray? Donate Money? lots of community service

I wish I knew about the freshman dorms not having any air conditioning!

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