Dr. Brown`s Spelman Presentation

Report
Presented by
Melissa Brown, DDS
Spelman C/O 2006
[email protected]
A Brief History
Spelman College is a private, independent,
liberal arts, historically Black college for women.
The college was founded in
1881 with a mission to
provide the highest level of
education of Black women
in the South
Spelman is a HBCU:
Historically Black College/University
Location
The gated campus is
located in the Atlanta
University Center (AUC)
AUC:
• Spelman
• Morehouse
• Clark-Atlanta
University
• Morehouse School of
Medicine
• Interdenominational
Theological Center
(ITC)
Statistics
• Enrollment - More than 2100 students from
46 states and 16 countries.
• Student-Faculty Ratio -12:1
• 80% of faculty hold PhDs or other terminal
degrees (highest degree in a field of study).
Statistics
• 78% graduation rate. The highest amongst
HBCUs
• 1st in the nation for sending African-American
females to medical school
• 77% graduate school/job placement rate. The
national placement rate is 25%
Student Life
Events and
activities are held
throughout the
year. There are
more than 100
registered student
organizations;
includes seven
Greek letter
organizations.
Residence Life
Spelman has 12 residence halls with active
residence life counsels, computer lounges, and
other amenities.
Residence Life
First and second year students must stay on
campus for transition, connection and the
experience
Think Green
The Suites: the new residence hall which houses
juniors and seniors
• Common living space, bathrooms, and a
kitchenette. Private bedrooms. Green.
Athletics
Spelman College is a member of the Great South Athletic
Conference and a member of the National Collegiate Athletic
Association (NCAA), Division III.
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Basketball
Cheerleading
Cross-Country
Golf
Softball
Soccer
Tennis
Volleyball
Top 5 majors of first year students
Biology/ Pre medicine
Psychology
Political Science
Chemistry
English
Academic Offerings: Majors
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Art
Biochemistry
Chemistry
Child Development
Comparative Women’s Studies
Computer Science
Drama
Dual Degree Engineering
Economics
English
Environmental Studies
French
History
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Independent major
Mathematics
Music
Philosophy
Physics
Political Science
Psychology
Religious Studies
Sociology
Sociology/ Anthropology
Spanish
Academic Offerings: Minors
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Management and organization
Japanese studies
Film studies and visual culture
Dance
Child development
Anthropology
Academic Offerings: Pre-Professional
Programs
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Pre-Dentistry
Pre-Engineering
Pre-Law
Pre-Medicine
Pre-Optometry
Pre-Osteopathic Medicine
Pre-Pharmacy
Pre-Podiatry
Pre-Veterinary Science
Students may double major or choose a major
for a minor
You cannot make a minor a major
The Pre-Professional Programs can be paired
with any major
Global Engagement
Study Abroad
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You may study abroad your junior year
Opportunity to study across the world. Continents
include: Africa, Asia, Central America, Europe and South
America
More than 1/3 of students study abroad
Domestic Exchange
• Program allows students to study and attend another
college or university for a semester. There are 30
participating institutions within the US.
• No additional tuition for this program
Admissions Overview
Admitted Class of 2015 Profile:
• GPA 3.7
• SAT 1095
• ACT 23
Note: these are not minimum requirements
• Holistic review for admission:
They consider curriculum (i.e.
AP, IB, Honor); leadership;
community service; essay and
recommendation letters (i.e.
counselor and teacher).
Deadlines
• Application Deadlines:
– Early Decision: November 1
– Early Notification: November 15
– Regular decision: February 1
• Notification Deadlines:
– Early Decision: December 15
– Early Notification: December 31
– Regular Decision: April 1st
How to Apply
• Students May Apply:
– Online:
• Spelman.edu/admissions
– Common Application:
• Commonapp.org
– Paper Application
• Electronic Application Fee: $25
• Paper Application Fee: $35
Financial Aid/ Scholarships
More than 80% of Spelman students receive financial assistance.
The Free Application of Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), merit and need –
based scholarships are the primary resources for most students.
Spelman Scholarships:
Bonner Scholarship and Dean Scholarship
Other Scholarships:
Georgia HOPE Scholarship and Presidential Scholarship
www.spelman.edu/financial aid
2011-2012 Costs of Attendance
– Tuition and Fees: $23,254
– Room and Board: $10,987
• Total cost on campus:
– $34,241
• Total cost off campus:
– $ 23,254
Spelman Experience = Priceless
Campus Visitation Programs
• Campus Tours
www.spelman.edu/visitus
• “A Day in Your Life at Spelman”
www.spelman.edu/adiyl
• Open house program for high school juniors and
seniors: takes place in October, November and January
• Spel-Bound: overnight program for admitted students
only. Scheduled in April.
I encourage you to apply and hope
that you will decide to join us on
our mission as we choose to
change the world!
2011 Commencement
2012 Commencement

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