Review of Spelman College

Rating: StarStarStarStar_grayStar_gray By: Christine E., Student Posted: September 18, 2010

My review

The Good:

The community! If you're looking for a school that will provide opportunities to really network, interact, and learn with other passionate, motivated, and exceptionally talented individuals, Spelman is a great place to start. The passion for greatness is the reason why this women's college never feels like the proverbial "catty all-girls school" environment.

The Bad:

This isn't the "worst" thing about Spelman; I think "the aspect that needs the most improvement" would be a more appropriate way to address this issue- campus housing. The reality is that HBCUs need more funding, and at Spelman, the quality of on-campus living is sacrificed because of the lack of resources. My personal experience hasn't been absolutely unbearable, but there have been some goings-on that are valid reasons for why many upper classmen live off-campus.

Would I do it again?

Yes, Not everyone can be a Spelmanite, not everyone can live up to the standard of the Spelman Woman. I don't say this with hubris, I say this with pride because Spelman is helping me to become the type of woman that uses my excellence to do more than just elevate myself. Being a Spelmanite is about recognizing my own greatness in order to help the world be a greater place than it was yesterday, and a better place than it is today.

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 Great study habits.

Most students spend their Saturday nights Partying or studying.

About the reviewer

Went to St Ann's School, Brooklyn, NY

Currently a Junior

Favorite activity is "Hump Wednesdays", "Market Fridays", campus "pageants", HOMECOMING

Another awesome thing is It's in Atlanta!

Study Hard? Pray? Donate Money? Master the art of time management!

I wish I knew shopping can easily become your favorite extracurricular activity.

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