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.”
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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 1,017 students
⋅ 10:1 student-to-faculty ratio
⋅ Average class size is 16
⋅ An intentionally diverse campus
⋅ 62% students of color; 4% international students
⋅ 43 states and 28 countries represented in student body

Comprehensive Fee: $55,360
⋅ More than 90% of students receive need- and/or merit-based assistance.
⋅ The average total institutional aid is approximately $30,000 per student.

Agnes Scott students showing off diplomas for Commencement 2018.

Agnes Scott College professor and students during Neuroscience Lab experiment.

Students laughing in an Agnes Scott dorm room.

Agnes Scott students during Journeys Iceland 2018.

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 7-9 day global travel experience (included in the cost of tuition) during their first year. During the sophomore year, all students participate in a week-long leadership experience and externship at an Atlanta company or organization.
  • 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. 1 Most Innovative Liberal Arts College in the Country (for the second year in a row) by U.S. News & World Report’s 2020 Best Colleges rankings.
  • Agnes Scott is ranked No. 1 First Year Experience by U.S. News & World Report’s 2020 Best Colleges edition.
  • 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. 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.
  • Top majors include Psychology, Neuroscience, Public Health, Business Management, Creative Writing, and International Studies.
  • Students may cross-register for courses at area colleges through the Atlanta Regional Council for Higher Education (ARCHE).
  • 100% of first-year students complete a global travel experience through SUMMIT. 46% of our upperclass students study abroad again (in 34 different countries).
  • 69% of Scotties complete an internship during their college experience; 100% will complete a one-week externship during their sophomore year through SUMMIT.

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
English Literature
Environmental and Sustainability Studies
Film and Media Studies
French
Foundations of Artificial Intelligence
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
  • 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.
  • 83% 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 living-learning houses.
  • 6 NCAA Division III varsity sports in the USA South Athletic Conference: basketball, cross country, soccer, volleyball, tennis, and softball.

Varsity Sports

6 varsity sports in NCAA Division III, USA 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 Peace Corps, our graduates are able to pursue their passions across the country and around the world.
  • Our graduates in the Class of 2018 had a 100% acceptance rate to graduate and professional programs.
  • 91% of graduates earn a degree in four years.
  • 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. 91% of the Class of 2018 accepted a position.

Academic Profile of Entering Class

Middle 50% SAT composite scores: 1140-1330*
Middle 50% ACT score: 24-30*
Mean GPA: 3.70
* Agnes Scott College is a test optional institution. 

See the latest class profile.