Spelman is a selective historically black college for women located in Atlanta, Georgia. Less than half of all applicants are admitted, and to get in you're going to need solid grades and standardized test scores. In the graph above, the blue and green dots represent accepted students. You can see that most successful applicants had averages in the "B" range or higher, SAT scores of about 1550 or higher, and ACT composite scores of 21 or higher.
Note that there are quite a few red and yellow dots (rejected and waitlisted students) mixed in with the green and blue in the middle section of the graph. Some students who had grades and test scores that were on target for Spelman were not admitted. Note also that a few students were accepted with test scores and grades a bit below the norm. This is because Spelman, like most selective liberal arts colleges, has holistic admissions. The college accepts the Common Application, and the admissions folks will be looking for a rigorous high school curriculum, strong extracurricular involvement, glowing letters of recommendation, and a winning application essay. Some applicants will also be asked to interview with the admissions committee.
To learn more about Spelman College, high school GPAs, SAT scores and ACT scores, these articles can help:
- Spelman College Admissions Profile
- What's a Good SAT Score?
- What's a Good ACT Score?
- What's Considered a Good Academic Record?
- What is a Weighted GPA?