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Impressions Of
Spelman College

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Reasons to attend and to not attend Spelman College

To Attend

  • “It’s the number one HBCU, so that speaks for itself. It’s the only place where you can get a top education and also learn about what it means to be a Black woman in the world.”
  • “It’s a super motivating environment and everyone around you has done great things and wants to do great things. It’s encouraging for your future.”
  • “The study abroad opportunities are amazing. A high percentage of students study abroad.” [In 2017-2018 406 students studied abroad in 28 different countries.]
  • “The fact that you have four years of not being discriminated against racially or by gender. You’ll never be able to get that again.”

To Not Attend

  • “Don’t come to Spelman if you don’t know how to self-advocate. No one is necessarily going to speak for you. Spelman is very individualistic in that sense.”
  • “The cafeteria food isn’t all that great.”
  • “It’s very easy to get engulfed in certain aspects of Spelman’s social life and certain friend groups that skew your judgment. It can feel like a popularity contest.”
  • “I do think Spelman doesn’t fit for everyone. If you’re somebody who doesn’t want to have an impact on the world, I don’t think Spelman is the right place for you.”
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