“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
141 East College Avenue
Atlanta, Georgia 30030-3797
404.471.6285 / 800.868.8602
⋅ 10:1 student-to-faculty ratio
⋅ Average class size is 15
⋅ An intentionally diverse campus
⋅ 12% international students
⋅ More than 90% of students receive need- and/or merit-based assistance.
⋅ The average total institutional aid is approximately $20,000 per student.
- Agnes Scott College is a national liberal arts college located in Atlanta, known for Summit, an innovative and personalized approach to the liberal arts and sciences that focuses on leadership development and global learning throughout a student’s four years.
- A small, vibrant, living-learning community in a large metropolis, Agnes Scott was founded in 1889 and is affiliated with the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.).
- Agnes Scott’s mission is 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.
- Through Summit, all students participate in an immersive leadership retreat and a global travel experience during their first year. Students can then choose to specialize in global learning or leadership development.
- Agnes Scott regularly ranks among the top 10 “Best Quality of Life” campuses according to ThePrinceton 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.
- 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).
English Literature-Creative Writing
Religious and Social Justice
Sociology & Anthropology
Student Designed Major allows a student to create her own interdisciplinary major.
Environmental and Sustainability Studies
Film and Media Studies
Sociology & Anthropology
Dual-Degree in Computer Science with Emory University
Dual-Degree in Engineering with the Georgia Institute of Technology
Dual-Degree in Nursing with Emory University
- Agnes Scott offers a vibrant living-learning community, with plenty of opportunities for student engagement through student-run clubs and organizations, student government, service groups, and wellness programming.
- 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.
- 6 NCAA Division III varsity sports in the Great South Athletic Conference; basketball, cross country, soccer, volleyball, tennis, and softball.
6 varsity sports in NCAA Division III, Great South Athletic Conference:
- 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.
Middle 50% SAT composite scores: 1090-1300
Middle 50% ACT score: 23-29
Mean GPA: 3.7
See the latest class profile.