Agnes Scott College

A view of the Agnes Scott campus

“Everything you thought you knew about women’s colleges will evaporate in the midst of this powerful and warm community.”
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Agnes Scott College
141 East College Avenue
Atlanta, Georgia 30030-3797
⋅ 902 undergraduate students
⋅ 11:1 student-to-faculty ratio
⋅ Average class size is 15
⋅ 57% students of color; 27% first-generation students
⋅ 43 states and 11 countries represented in student body

Comprehensive Fee: $61,525
⋅ 100% of undergraduate students receive need- and/or merit-based assistance.
⋅ The average total institutional aid is $37,000 per student.

Agnes Scott student hold a school pennant and smile
Two Agnes Scott students using scientific equipment
Two Agnes Scott students sit together in front of laptop computers
Agnes Scott students at an archery range
Students admire the Scotty dogs walking past them
  • Agnes Scott College is a national liberal arts college located in Decatur, GA (just miles away from downtown Atlanta)/ We are known for SUMMIT, an academically rigorous four-year experience grounded in real-world, hands-on learning opportunities emphasizing global learning, leadership development and professional success in order to prepare each student for a lifetime of intellectual, social and professional growth and mobility.
  • 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 students to think deeply, live honorably, and engage the intellectual and social challenges of their times.
  • Agnes Scott College is an inclusive women’s college. By creating a community for and about women, women’s colleges empower independent students to affect both personal and collective change, at both a local and global scale. A women’s college allows for many benefits. Besides being academically challenging, small class sizes leave open the opportunity for individualized faculty attention and mentorship, while a welcoming, inclusive community of like-minded souls creates a network of lifelong friendships and support.
  • Agnes Scott College fosters an environment in which students 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 course with practicum experience and a global citizenship course with practical travel experience (domestic and international). During the sophomore year through SCALE, all students participate in a week-long leadership externship at an Atlanta company or organization.
  • Agnes Scott regularly ranks among the top campuses for Town-Gown Relations, LGBTQ Friendliness, Best Alumni Network, and Schools for Making an Impact in The Princeton Review.
  • Agnes Scott is recognized as the No. 1 Most Innovative Liberal Arts College in the Country (for the sixth year in a row) by U.S. News & World Report’s 2024 Best Colleges rankings.
  • Agnes Scott is a top producer of U.S. Fulbright grant recipients, as determined by The Chronicle of Higher Education.
  • As a learning community that embraces its identity and mission as a women’s college and its commitment to inclusive excellence, we admit students who were assigned female at birth, as well as, those who were assigned male or female at birth, but who now identify as female, transgender, agender, gender fluid or non-binary.
  • 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 70% are women or gender non-conforming.
  • 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).
  • 81% of Scotties complete an internship or mentored research 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.

Africana Studies (Major, Minor)
Asian Studies (Minor)
Astrophysics (Bachelor of Science option) (Major, Minor)
Biochemistry & Molecular Biology (Bachelor of Science option) (Major)
Biology (Bachelor of Science option) (Major, Minor)
Business Management (Major, Minor)
Chemistry (Bachelor of Science option) (Major, Minor)
Classical Civilizations (Major, Minor)
Classical Languages (Major)
Computer Science (Dual Degree with Emory University) (Major)
Creative Arts (Major, Minor)
Concentration Options: Dance, Digital Media, Music, Theatre & Visual Practices
Dance (Major, Minor)
Economics (Major, Minor)
Engineering (Dual Degree with Georgia Tech University) (Major)
English Literature (Major, Minor)
English Literature – Creative Writing (Major, Minor)
Environmental & Sustainability Studies (Minor)
Film & Media Studies (Minor)
Foundations of Artificial Intelligence (Minor)
French (Major, Minor)
German Studies (Major, Minor)
History (Major, Minor)
Human Rights (Minor)
International Relations (Major)
Mathematics (Major, Minor)
Mathematics – Economics (Major)
Mathematics – Physics (Major)
Middle East Studies (Minor)
Neuroscience (Bachelor of Science option) (Major)
Nursing (Dual Degree with Emory University) (Major)
Philosophy (Minor)
Physics (Bachelor of Science option) (Major, Minor)
Political Science (Major, Minor)
Pre-Health (Pre-Professional Track)
Pre-Law (Pre-Professional Track)
Pre-Medicine (Pre-Professional track)
Psychology (Major, Minor)
Public Health (Major, Minor)
Religious Studies (Major, Minor)
Religion & Social Justice (Major)
Sociology & Anthropology (Major, Minor)
Spanish (Major, Minor)
Student-Designed Major
Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies (Major, Minor)

Graduate Programs
Advocacy and Public Engagement (Graduate Certificate)
Clinical Mental Health Counseling (Master of Arts)
Medical Sciences (Master of Science)
Strategic Communication (Master of Science)
Coming Soon! Physician’s Assistant (PA, pending accreditation)

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 suite-style residence halls and three academic living-learning houses.
  • There are three on-campus dining options: Letitia Pate Evans Dining Hall, Black Cat Cafe, and Molly’s Grill.
  • Agnes Scott offers numerous religious, affinity, and social groups for students, including groups for first-generation students and LGBTQ+ students.

Varsity Sports

6 varsity sports in NCAA Division III, Collegiate Conference of the South:

Cross Country

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 alums 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 2022 had a 100% acceptance rate to graduate and professional programs, and 95% of those who were job-seeking had a job one year post-graduation.
  • 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.

Academic Profile of Entering Class

Middle 50% SAT composite scores: 1170-1330*
Middle 50% ACT score: 26-31*
Mean GPA: 3.71
* Agnes Scott College is a test-optional institution. Students may choose if they wish to submit SAT or ACT scores to the college. Students who choose not to submit test scores are eligible and receive all merit scholarships and financial aid opportunities.