Spelman College Fun Facts

  • Spelman College has been recognized among the top 100 national liberal arts colleges, and for the 16th straight year, is the No. 1 historically Black college and university in the country, according to the 2022 U.S. News & World Report "Best Colleges" rankings.
  •  Spelman educates two Gates Millennium Scholars, and the College is annually recognized as one of the leading producers of Fulbright Fellowship winners.
  • Spelman was founded on April 11, 1881 by Sophia Packard and Harriet Giles, Baptist missionaries from Massachusetts.