2-Day Atlanta College Visits Tour

Day 1 You'll See

  • Spelman College or Morehouse College
  • Clark Atlanta University

Day 2 You'll See

  • Georgia State University
  • Oglethorpe University
Spelman College
Founded in 1881 as the Atlanta Baptist Female Seminary, they became Spelman College in 1924. Now a global leader in the education of women of African descent, Spelman is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC), and they are proud members of the Atlanta University Center Consortium. Today their student body comprises more than 2,100 students from 43 states and 10 foreign countries. Spelman empowers women to engage the many cultures of the world and inspires a commitment to positive social change through service. They are dedicated to academic excellence in the liberal arts and sciences and the intellectual, creative, ethical and leadership development of our students. Spelman is proud of its 76 percent graduation rate (average over six years), one of the best in the nation, but the support doesn’t stop once you step on stage to take your diploma. Their global alumnae network is strong, providing connections and helping hands to graduates as they begin on their path of global engagement.

Morehouse College
Is a private historically black men's liberal arts college in Atlanta, Georgia. Anchored by its main campus of 61 acres near downtown Atlanta, the college has a variety of residential dorms and academic buildings east of Ashview Heights. Along with Spelman College, Clark Atlanta University, and the Morehouse School of Medicine, the college is a member of the Atlanta University Center consortium. Founded by William Jefferson White in 1867 in response to the liberation of enslaved African Americans following the American Civil War, Morehouse adopted a seminary university model and stressed religious instruction in the Baptist tradition. Throughout the late 1800s and early 1900s, the college experienced rapid albeit financially unstable institutional growth by establishing a liberal arts curriculum. The three-decade tenure of Benjamin Mays during the mid-20th century led to strengthened finances, an enrollment boom, and increased academic competitiveness. The college has played a key role in the development of the civil rights movement and racial equality in the United States. The largest men's liberal arts college in the U.S. Morehouse has been home to 11 Fulbright Scholars, 5 Rhodes Scholars, and 5 Marshall Scholars, and is the alma mater of many celebrated African Americans, including civil rights leaders Martin Luther King Jr. and Julian Bond, World Series MVP Donn Clendenon, and entertainment icons Spike Lee and Samuel L. Jackson. Among Morehouse alumni, traditionally known as "Morehouse Men", the college has graduated numerous "African American firsts" in local, state, and federal government, as well as in science, academia, business, and entertainment.

Clark Atlanta University
Is a private, Methodist, historically black research university in Atlanta, Georgia. Clark Atlanta is the first Historically Black College or University in the Southern United States. Founded on September 19, 1865, as Atlanta University, it consolidated with Clark College to form Clark Atlanta University in 1988.

Georgia State University
Is a public research university in Atlanta, Georgia. Founded in 1913, it is one of the University System of Georgia's four research universities. It is also the largest institution of higher education by enrollment based in Georgia and is in the top 10 in the nation in number of students with a diverse majority-minority student population of around 54,000 students, including approximately 33,000 undergraduate and graduate students at the main campus downtown. The universities over $200 million in research expenditures for the 2018 fiscal year ranked first in the nation among universities without an engineering, medical, or agricultural school for the third year in a row. The university is the most comprehensive public institution in Georgia, offering more than 250-degree programs in over 100 fields of study spread across 10 academic colleges and schools. Georgia State has two libraries: University Library, which is split between Library North and Library South on the main campus and divided among the Perimeter College campuses, and Law Library, which is located on the main campus. Together, both libraries contain over 13 million holdings and serve as federal document depositories. Georgia State has a $2.5 billion economic impact in Georgia. Georgia State University's intercollegiate athletics teams, the Georgia State Panthers, compete in NCAA Division I’s Sun Belt Conference, except for Georgia State's beach volleyball team, which competes in C-USA. Georgia State is a founding member of the Sun Belt Conference.

Oglethorpe University
Founded in 1835, Oglethorpe University unites a close-knit campus community with big-city culture and opportunities. Prestigious, not pretentious – that’s Oglethorpe. Recognized nationally for their commitment to individualized student support, their diverse student population, quality of academic programs, and affordability. Oglethorpe is a place where students from all backgrounds become critical thinkers, dynamic professionals, and leaders in their communities. Today, Oglethorpe enrolls nearly 1,500 students, representing more than 30 states and 30 countries.