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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
 
  • Agnes Scott is a rare commodity--a small liberal arts college in a large metropolis. The result is a vibrant living-learning community on 100 tree-filled acres six miles from downtown Atlanta.
  • An independent national liberal arts college for women founded in 1889 and affiliated with the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.)
  • Mission: to educate women to think deeply, live honorably, and engage the intellectual and social challenges of their times.
  • Agnes Scott College fosters an environment in which women can develop high expectations for themselves as individuals, scholars, professionals, and citizens of the world.
  • Located in Decatur, Georgia, a residential neighborhood and national historic district in metropolitan Atlanta, Agnes Scott offers the comfort of a small town with the conveniences of a modern city.
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W O R T H   N O T I N G
 
  • Agnes Scott regularly ranks among the top 10 “Best Quality of Life” campuses according to The Princeton Review.
  • Agnes Scott is a top producer of U.S. Fulbright grant recipients, as determined by The Chronicle of Higher Education.
  • 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, Grammy, Oscar, and Tony 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.
  • Students can choose from an established major--such as astrophysics, business, international relations, neuroscience, or public health--or create their own interdisciplinary program.
  • Students may cross-register for courses at area colleges through the Atlanta Regional Council for Higher Education (ARCHE).
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C A M P U S   L I F E
 
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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, 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: 1090-1300
  • Middle 50% ACT score: 24-29
  • Mean GPA: 3.6
  • See the latest class profile.