Agnes Scott College

the Agnes Scott College 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
404.471.6285 / 800.868.8602
⋅ 1,081 students
⋅ 10:1 student-to-faculty ratio
⋅ Average class size is 16
⋅ An intentionally diverse campus
⋅ 64% students of color; 33% first-generation students
⋅ 42 states and 17 countries represented in student body

Comprehensive Fee: $57,500
⋅ 99% of undergraduate students receive need- and/or merit-based assistance.
⋅ The average total institutional aid is approximately $37,000 per student.

Students pose for a selfie in front of a mascot
students work with a professor in the lab
students read together in a dorm room
students gather together outside a campus building
basketball players in the gym
  • Agnes Scott College is a national liberal arts college located in Decatur, GA. We are known for SUMMIT, an academically rigorous four-year experience grounded in real-world, hands-on learning opportunities uniquely 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 women to think deeply, live honorably, and engage the intellectual and social challenges of their times.
  • 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 retreat and course and a global citizenship specialized course with practical travel experience (domestic and international). During the sophomore year through SCALE, all students participate in a week-long leadership experience and 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 third year in a row) by U.S. News & World Report’s 2021 Best Colleges rankings.
  • Agnes Scott is ranked No. 1 for First Year Experience (for the second year in a row) by U.S. News & World Report’s 2021 Best Colleges edition.
  • 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)..
  • 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.

Africana Studies (Major, Minor)
Art – Art History (Major, Minor)
Art – Studio Art (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)
Dance (Major, Minor)
Economics (Major, Minor)
Engineering (Dual Degree with Georgia Tech University) (Major)
English Literature (Major, Minor)
English Literature – Creative Writing (Major, Minor)
French (Major, Minor)
German Studies (Major, Minor)
History (Major, Minor)
Human Rights (Major, Minor)
International Relations (Major)
Mathematics (Major, Minor)
Mathematics – Economics (Major)
Mathematics – Physics (Major)
Music (Major, Minor)
Neuroscience (Bachelor of Science option) (Major)
Nursing (Dual Degree with Emory University) (Major)
Philosophy (Major, Minor)
Physics (Bachelor of Science option) (Major, Minor)
Political Science (Major, Minor)
Pre-Health (Pre-Professional Track)
Pre-Law (Pre-Professional Track)
Psychology (Major, Minor)
Public Health (Major, Minor)
Religious Studies (Major, Minor)
Religion & Social Justice
Sociology & Anthropology (Major, Minor)
Spanish (Major, Minor)
Student-Designed Major
Theatre (Major, Minor)
Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies (Major, Minor)

Graduate Programs
Data Analysis & Communication (Master of Science)
Data Visualization (Graduate Certificate)
Evaluation & Assessment Methods (Graduate Certificate)
Social Innovation (Master of Arts)
Technology Leadership & Management (Master of Science or Graduate Certificate)
Writing & Digital Communication (Master of Arts, Graduate Certificate)

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 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, USA South Athletic Conference:

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 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 2020 had a 100% acceptance rate to graduate and professional programs, and 87% 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: 1100-1310*
Middle 50% ACT score: 23-29*
Mean GPA: 3.72
* 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.