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Agnes Scott College

"If high school girls really knew what life was like in exciting places like Agnes Scott in Atlanta, women's colleges would regain their attraction."
-Colleges That Change Lives

C H A R A C T E R
 
  • Independent national liberal arts college for women founded in 1889 and affiliated with the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.) whose mission is to educate women to think deeply, live honorably, and engage the intellectual and social challenges of their times.
  • Agnes Scott College (ASC) fosters an environment in which women can develop high expectations for themselves as individuals, scholars, professionals, and citizens of the world.
  • Agnes Scott College strives to be a just and inclusive community that expects honorable behavior, encourages spiritual inquiry, and promotes respectful dialogue across differences.
  • Located in Decatur, Georgia, a residential neighborhood and national historic district in metropolitan Atlanta, ASC offers the comfort of a small town with the conveniences of a modern city. The combination of beautiful Collegiate Gothic architecture and modern renovations on the 100-acre campus makes Agnes Scott the perfect place to live and study.
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W O R T H   N O T I N G
 
  • Agnes Scott ranks #10 in “Best Quality of Life” in Princeton Review 2012 student surveys.
  • Agnes Scott graduates are going places! The college had four U.S. Fulbright Scholars (a prestigious scholarship to conduct research or teach abroad) in 2011, similar to the number of Fulbright scholars at other top schools with ten to twenty times the number of students. And in the most recent graduating class, 91% of students applying to graduate schools were accepted.
  • Agnes Scott women enjoy an exceptionally close-knit community. ASC values open communication among faculty, students, and administrators, as evidenced by an active student government. The student-governed Honor Code dates back to 1906 and promotes a high level of integrity and ethics on campus. By assuming responsibility for promoting high standards of behavior and ethical ideals, students take the lead in establishing a community of respect. Benefits of the Honor Code include unproctored and self-scheduled exams.
  • Distinguished alumnae include: Georgia's first female Rhodes Scholar; Fulbright, Goldwater, Truman, Rhodes, Pickering, and Gates Millennium scholarship winners; the Chief Justice of the South Carolina Supreme Court; the CEO of Ann Taylor; Pulitzer Prize and Oscar winners; and the first woman to chair the Federal Commodity Futures Trading Commission.
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F A C U L T Y   &   A C A D E M I C S
 
  • 100% of tenure-track faculty hold the most advanced degree in their field; of these, approximately 60% are women. There are no teaching assistants.
  • 34 majors and 33 minors, as well as student-designed interdisciplinary majors
  • Students may cross-register for courses at 19 other colleges in Atlanta through the Atlanta Regional Council for Higher Education (ARCHE).
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C A M P U S   L I F E
 
  • 89% of students live on campus. Housing options include beautiful buildings constructed in the early 1900s, as well as an apartment complex for juniors and seniors and three academic theme houses.
  • NCAA Division III, Great South Athletic Conference; basketball, lacrosse, soccer, volleyball, tennis, and softball.
  • Nearly 100 student organizations, including intramural sports
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L I F E   A F T E R   C O L L E G E
 
  • Agnes Scott College educates women to think deeply, live honorable, and engage the intellectual and social challenges of their times—and our alumnae do just that. From Fulbright Fellows (the U.S. Institute for International Education named Agnes Scott a top Fulbright producer), Truman Scholars, and Goldwater Scholars to positions with Teach For America and the JET Program, our graduates are able to pursue their passions across the country and around the world.
  • Our graduates have a 92% acceptance rate to graduate programs.
  • Agnes Scott is among the top 6% of American colleges whose graduates go on to earn PhDs and is the number 2 producer of economics PhDs per capita, thanks in part to the close connections between our students and faculty.
  • Agnes Scott alumnae work for a variety of organizations, from small nonprofits to Fortune 500 companies and everything in between, including CARE, CNN, Cartoon Network, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, General Mills, Harpswell Foundation, Museum of Modern Art, U.S. Naval Research Laboratory and Zurich Insurance Group.
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A C A D E M I C   P R O F I L E   O F   E N T E R I N G   C L A S S
 
  • Middle 50% SAT composite scores: 1045-1270
  • Middle 50% ACT score: 22-29
  • Mean GPA: 3.6
  • Of those reporting class rank, nearly 40% graduated in the top 10% of their high school class.