Spelman College Top Questions

What do you consider the worst thing about your school? Why?


The worst thing is that there is not a lot of financial aid given out to students once they have passed their freshmen year. Spelman is so expensive and so many girls have had to leave school because they cannot afford to stay. The ones who are able to stay either will graduate in a lot of debt from loans or either the student came from a priviledged household.


The worst thing about Spelman College is the financial assistance. More that 60{4a082faed443b016e84c6ea63012b481c58f64867aa2dc62fff66e22ad7dff6c} of the student body is present because of student loans. The financial assistants themselves are sweet individuals, but there is lack of governmental funding that comes to the students. Many students have to leave the school because it is too expensive, and there are ways to reduce the cost of attendance.


The worst thing is the lack of funds that we have because we are a HBCU and therefore do not receive much aid from the state or federal government. However, I do feel that this is made up for by the homelike feel of the campus as well as the efforts of the administration to improve campus life for students.


Competition for scholarships is very steep.


Trying to deal with any administrative issues. Sometimes they're super slow and/or forgetful.


The worst thing about Spelman College is how difficult it is to obtain finanical aid. I have heard so many people complain about the fact that Spelman does not give out enough scholarships.


Spelman is a great college, however if i had to choose the worst thing about Spelman, it would be the lack of financial aid. I love Spelman and want to attend this school for all four years, however money is a major concern, for me and many of my fellow Spelmanites.


Although Spelman College is known for its standards of excellence, the two areas where these standards are not up to par is in 1)the quality of the food and 2)the miscommunication between the Office of Housing and Residential Life and the students. The food is at times, mediocre, and is usually overcooked or undercooked. And the majority of the students don't have the finances to simply order out every day. And too many times have I had friends or known girls who had been placed in housing departments that did not meet their medical or financial needs.