Agnes Scott College

Agnes Scott College students wear tee shirts that say "Smart Women Sweat"

“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.”
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Agnes Scott College
141 East College Avenue
Atlanta, Georgia 30030-3797
404.471.6285 / 800.868.8602
admission@agnesscott.edu
www.agnesscott.edu
⋅ Approximately 937 students
⋅ 10:1 student-to-faculty ratio
⋅ Average class size is 16
⋅ An intentionally diverse campus
⋅ 61% students of color; 5% international students
Comprehensive Fee: $51,930
⋅ More than 90% of students receive need- and/or merit-based assistance.
⋅ The average total institutional aid is approximately $26,700 per student.

Scotties celebrate during the graduation ceremony.

Agnes Scott students examine the Lewis A. Beck Telescope in the Bradley Observatory.

Students laughing in an Agnes Scott dorm room.

Agnes Scott first-year students and faculty travel to Hungary as part of the college's SUMMIT "Journeys" program.

Agnes Scott athletes gather on the playing field.

Character
  • 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.

Worth Noting
  • 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 20 “Best Quality of Life” campuses according to The Princeton Review.
  • Agnes Scott is recognized as the No. 2 Most Innovative Liberal Arts College in the Country by U.S. News & World Report’s 2018 Best Colleges rankings.
  • 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.

Faculty & Academics
  • 100% of tenure-track faculty hold the most advanced degree in their field; of these, approximately 67% 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).
  • In 2017, 50% of students studied abroad in 33 different countries.

Areas of Study
For the most current listings, please check the college website.

Majors
Africana Studies
Art History
Art Studio
Astrophysics
Biochemistry / Molecular Biology
Biology
Business Management
Chemistry
Classical Languages
Classical Civilization
Dance
Economics
English Literature
English Literature – Creative Writing
French
German Studies
History
International Relations
Mathematics
Mathematics – Economics
Mathematics – Physics
Music
Neuroscience
Philosophy
Physics
Political Science
Psychology
Public Health
Religious Studies
Religious and Social Justice
Sociology & Anthropology
Spanish
Theatre
Women’s Studies

Student Designed Major allows a student to create her own interdisciplinary major.

Minors
Africana Studies
Art History
Art Studio
Asian Studies
Astrophysics
Biology
Business Management
Chemistry
Classics
Dance
Economics
Education
English Literature
Environmental and Sustainability Studies
Film and Media Studies
French
German Studies
History
Human Rights
Mathematics
Music
Philosophy
Physics
Political Science
Psychology
Public Health
Religious Studies
Sociology & Anthropology
Spanish
Theatre
Women’s Studies

Dual-Degree Programs
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

Campus Life

Varsity Sports

6 varsity sports in NCAA Division III, Great South Athletic Conference:

Basketball
Cross Country
Soccer
Softball
Tennis
Volleyball

Life After College
  • Agnes Scott College educates women to think deeply, live honorably, 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 95% acceptance rate to graduate programs.
  • Agnes Scott is among the top 5% of American colleges whose graduates go on to earn PhDs.
  • 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.

Academic Profile of Entering Class

Middle 50% SAT composite scores: 1110-1270

Middle 50% ACT score: 24-30

Mean GPA: 3.76

See the latest class profile.