Location. The exterior of Hillman campus was actually Spelman College in Atlanta. Hillman’s fictional campus is located in Virginia, but the city is never mentioned. Some believed it was right outside of Richmond.
Spelman is an all girl's historically black college that is located in Atlanta, GA. It was founded in 1881. Starting off as a Baptist Female Seminary, it is now known as the oldest black college for females in America. "Spelman College." U.S News and World Report. U.S News and World Report, n.d. Web. 28 Feb. 2013. .