Students Say

Agnes Scott College is a tiny women’s liberal arts college that is “all about creating intelligent, confident, well rounded women.” With just 900 or so students, there is a pervasively “caring and intellectual atmosphere” at a school that students claim is “dedicated to the enrichment of young women’s lives.” “Agnes Scott College is a school that focuses on education and experience for women who have any size plan, big or small, for their lives.”

Overview

Applicants
1,394
Acceptance Rate
68%
Average HS GPA
3.66

GPA Breakdown

45%
Over 3.75
23%
3.50 - 3.74
15%
3.25 - 3.49
11%
3.00 - 3.24
6%
2.50 - 2.99

Test Scores

SAT Reading
540 - 660
SAT Math
520 - 600
SAT Writing
530 - 640
ACT Composite
23 - 27

Deadlines

Early Decision
November 1

Other Admission Factors

Academic

Rigor of Secondary School Record
Academic GPA
Non-Academic

Talent / Ability
Character / Personal Qualities

Overall

Students Say

Agnes Scott College is a tiny women’s liberal arts college that is “all about creating intelligent, confident, well rounded women.” With just 900 or so students, there is a pervasively “caring and intellectual atmosphere” at a school that students claim is “dedicated to the enrichment of young women’s lives.” “Agnes Scott College is a school that focuses on education and experience for women who have any size plan, big or small, for their lives.”

The “phenomenal” professors at Agnes Scott are “indescribably amazing.” Their passion for the subjects they teach “shines through in everything that they do.” If a student shows that they are trying, but still not grasping the material, then the professors will usually go out of their way to help. “Every professor that I have had has encouraged students to meet them if they have any questions,” says a junior. “You can get to know your professors personally.” Discussion is encouraged, and the classroom is “a place where you can speak your mind and actually be heard by your professors and peers.” “Every day my thought process is challenged and I learn more about myself and how the world functions,” says a history major. Most classes require papers rather than exams, which students find “challenging and more rewarding.”

There are “rich opportunities as a consequence of small size” (such as extra tutoring on writing skills and “great opportunities for networking”), and “students get opportunities that most graduate students exclusively get at other universities.” In addition, the financial aid is “exceptional” and the administration “actually listens to the students and tries to improve” when issues are raised, and “you can complain directly to the person in charge.”


Faculty and Class Information

Student/Faculty
10:1
Total Faculty
111
with Terminal Degree
96

71
Women
40
Men
21
Minority
5
International

Most frequent class size
10 - 19
Most frequent lab / sub section size
10 - 19

Graduation Rates

Graduate in 4 years
73%
Graduate in 5 years
74%
Graduate in 6 years

Majors

  • Area, Ethnic, Cultural, and Gender Studies

  • African Studies
  • Women's Studies

  • Biological and Biomedical Sciences

  • Biochemistry
  • Neuroscience

  • Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services

  • Business Administration and Management, General

  • English Language and Literature/Letters

  • Creative Writing
  • English Language and Literature, General

  • Foreign languages, literatures, and Linguistics

  • Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General
  • French Language and Literature
  • German Language and Literature
  • Spanish Language and Literature

  • Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences

  • Public Health, General (MPH, DPH)

  • History

  • History

  • Mathematics and Statistics

  • Mathematics, General
  • Mathematics, Other

  • Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies

  • Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other

  • Philosophy and Religious Studies

  • Philosophy
  • Religion/Religious Studies, Other

  • Physical Sciences

  • Astrophysics
  • Chemistry, General
  • Physics, General

  • Psychology

  • Psychology, General

  • Social Sciences

  • Economics
  • International Relations and Affairs
  • Political Science and Government, General
  • Social Sciences, Other
  • Sociology and Anthropology

  • Visual and Performing Arts

  • Art History, Criticism and Conservation
  • Dance, General
  • Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
  • Fine/Studio Arts, General
  • Music, General


Degrees

Bachelor's

Career Services

On-Campus Job Interviews Available
Yes

Career Services

Alumni Network
Alumni Services
Classes
Interest Inventory
Internships
Regional Alumni
Opportunities at School

Experiential
Internship

Prominent Alumni


Marsha Norman
Pulitzer-prize-winning playwright

Catherine Marshall LeSourd
Author

Jean Toal
Chief justice, South Carolina Supreme Court

Katherine Harris
Congresswoman

Jennifer Nettles
Grammy-winning singer/songwriter

Dates

Financial Aid Rating
86
Application Deadlines
May 1
Notification Date
Mar 1

Required Forms

FAFSA

Bang For Your Buck

Agnes Scott College boasts small class sizes, a student-faculty ratio of 9 to 1, and many opportunities for students to undertake research projects independently or in collaboration with faculty. The college has a hundred-year-old, student-run Honor System, and undergraduates have frequent opportunities to develop the leadership skills that its graduates are known for. Very important at the school is “the cultivation of intelligent women for the real world,” according to one student. Other undergrads add that “Agnes Scott is a challenging school, both socially and academically that teaches women to claim their education, and have their voices heard.” “A women’s college with a central focus on academics and leadership.”

Financial Aid Statistics

Average Freshman Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$27,517

Average Undergraduate Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$27,245

Average Need-Based Loan
$4,524

Average amount of loan debt per graduate
$27,763

Undergraduates who have borrowed through any loan program
70%

Average amount of each freshman scholarship/grant package
$32,838

Financial aid provided to international students
Yes

Expenses per Academic Year

Tuition
Required Fees
Average Cost for Books and Supplies
$1,000

Tuition / Fees Vary by Year of Study
No
Board for Commuters
Transportation for Commuters

Available Aid

Financial Aid Methodoloy
Federal and Institutional

Scholarships and Grants

Need-Based
 

Need-Based College/University Scholarship or Grant Aid from Institutional Funds
Need-Based Federal Pell
Need-Based Private Scholarships
Need-Based SEOG
Need-Based State Scholarships

Non-Need-Based
Institutional non-need-based scholarship or grant aid is available

Federal Direct Student Loan Programs
Direct PLUS Loans
Direct Subsidized Stafford Loans
Direct Unsubsidized Stafford Loans

Federal Family Education Loan Programs (FFEL)

Is Institutional Employment Available (other than Federal Work Study)
Yes

Direct Lender
No

Overall

Students Say

The “smart, ambitious women” who attend Agnes Scott are a “hodgepodge,” as the school “truly invests in diversity.” “You would be hard pressed not to fit in somewhere,” says a student. This “sisterhood of women…are willing to help” and are “very assertive” and “not afraid to speak their minds.” Everyone here is “almost always active in something (not restricted to just sports)” and LGBT support and membership are big. While everyone is “friendly and openminded,” most everyone is “at least somewhat feministic” and “very liberal.”

Student Body Profile

Total Undergraduate Enrollment
873
Out of State
42%

International
14%
Foreign Countries Represented
32

Demographics

5.35%
Asian
37.60%
African-American
10.18%
Hispanic
37.08%
Caucasian
2.61%
Unknown
13.58%
International

99% female
1% male
42% are out of state
97% are full time
3% are part time

Overview

Students Say

This “fun, quirky little college” provides “a very safe space that is conducive for learning.” “People study very hard here which encourages you to study hard as well,” says a student. With the honor code in place (everyone must sign upon matriculation), “We don’t have to worry about anyone taking our things when we’re not looking or while we’re asleep. We all look out for one another.”

While academics and extracurriculars dominate the week, Scotties let their hair down on weekends. There is “a very modern artsy feel to this city [Decatur] and school,” which is “close enough to Atlanta to enjoy the nightlife, and far enough to enjoy nature.” “Many music groups come to Atlanta when they’re on tour,” and students also go to nearby shops, open mics, and museums, or to parties at other colleges or (occasionally) on campus (“where Emory, Morehouse, and Georgia Tech boys are invited”). “We have friends here of course, but we all go out off campus when wanting to hang out or do something fun,” says a student.

Students universally agree that there needs to be “better dining hall food,” and some say that the Wellness Center is “slightly unorganized” and “isn’t as helpful as it should be.” Luckily, “there are a lot of nice restaurants within the walk.”


Campus Life

Undergrads living on campus
84%
Help finding off-campus housing
No

Quality of life rating
98
First-Year Students living on campus
93%

Campus Environment
Large Urban
Fire safety rating
95

Housing Options

Apartment Single
Dorms Female
Theme Housing

Special Needs Admissions


College Entrance Tests Required
No

Interview Required
No

Special Need Services Offered


Student Activities

Registered Student Organizations
69
Number of Honor Societies
13

Number of Social Sororities
Number of Religious Organizations
12

Sports

Athletic Division
Division III

4% participate in intramural sports
8% participate in intercollegiate sports

Men's Sports (N/A)
0 Sports

Women's Sports (Scotties)
6 Sports

Basketball
Cross Country
Soccer
Softball
Tennis
Volleyball

Student Services

Health
LGBT Support Groups: Agnes Scott College offers Safe Zone training annually for faculty and staff. Agnes Scott's Safe Zone program seeks to promote an emotionally, as well as physically, safe environment for LGBTQIA (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, Transgender, Queer/Questioning, Intersex, and Allies) students, faculty, and staff. Through education, community resources, and ally training, we will promote understanding and support to students, faculty, and staff.

Minority Support Groups: We have a Chief Diversity Officer. Also, we have a number of multicultural student organizations: http://www.agnesscott.edu/studentlife/p_multiculturalorgs.asp

Army ROTC Offered at cooperating institutions: Georgia Institute of Technology
Air Force ROTC Offered at cooperating institutions: Georgia Institute of Technology

Sustainability

“Reduce, Reuse, Recycle, ReTHINK” is the mantra of Agnes Scott’s sustainability commitment. Agnes Scott has shown an impressive dedication to sustainability as a charter signatory of the ACUPCC and by achieving an AASHE Stars Silver rating. In the past few years, Agnes Scott has: completed its third greenhouse gas emissions inventory, installed four solar arrays equaling almost a one fourth megawatt of power through the Georgia Power’s buyback program, and included a hybrid-geothermal HVAC system in the newly-renovated Campbell Hall. Campbell Hall is expected to receive LEED Gold certification in 2015. Nearly 50 percent of the campus buildings have undergone an energy-related retrofit in the past three years! In 2011, Agnes Scott became a member of the Founding Circle of the “Billion Dollar Green Challenge,” which encourages the college and university community to invest a total of $1 billion in self-managed revolving funds that finance energy efficiency improvements. The college is currently updating a Climate Action Plan. Agnes Scott has a beautiful campus arboretum and is designated as a Tree Campus USA and received honorable mention as a Bike Friendly Campus. Agnes Scott promotes student awareness of sustainability issues through presentations at its Spring Annual Research Conference, and the environmental and sustainability studies minor. Possible internships include on-campus environmental/sustainability efforts and local environmental organizations, such as Southface (an Atlanta organization promoting sustainable homes, workplaces, and communities) or the National Wildlife Federation. Students pursuing this minor may also complete a summer internship elsewhere in the United States, or abroad, to further develop the “think globally, act locally” philosophy that is so vital to the sustainability movement.

Green Rating
87
School Has Formal Sustainability Committee
Yes

Sustainability-focused degree available
Yes

School employs a sustainability officer
Yes

Public GHG inventory plan
Yes

% food budget spent on local/organic food
5%

Campus Security Report

Campus Security Report

The Jeanne Clery Act requires colleges and universities to disclose their security policies, keep a public crime log, publish an annual crime report and provide timely warnings to students and campus employees about a crime posing an immediate or ongoing threat to students and campus employees.

Please visit The Princeton Review’s page on campus safety for additional resources: http://www.princetonreview.com/safety

The Princeton Review publishes links directly to each school's Campus Security Reports where available. Applicants can also access all school-specific campus safety information using the Campus Safety and Security Data Analysis Cutting Tool provided by the Office of Postsecondary Education of the U.S. Department of Education: http://ope.ed.gov/security


Other Information

Campus-wide Internet Network
Yes

Email and Web Access Available
Yes

Network Access in Dorm Rooms
Yes

Network Access in Dorm Lounges
Yes

Fee for Network Use
No

Partnerships with Technology Companies
Yes

Online Class Registration Available
Yes

Personal computer included in tuition for each student
No

Require Undergraduates to Own Computers
No

Description
Apple; Lenovo

Webcasting, Digital Audio or Video-Streaming of Campus Radio / TV Stations
No

Campus Visits Contact

Address
Office of Admission
141 E. College Ave.
Decatur, GA 30030

Phone
800-868-8602

Email
admission@agnesscott.edu

Experience College Life

Most Popular Places On Campus
Campbell Hall (Tracking LEED Gold, newly renovated)
McCain Library
Bradley Observatory
Alston Campus Center
Evans Dining Hall

Most Popular Places Off Campus
Downtown Decatur
Atlantic Station
The Georgia Aquarium
The High Museum of Art
Martin Luther King, Jr. National Historic Site

Campus Tours

Campus Visiting Center
Monday-Friday
8:30am-4:30pm
800-868-8602

Campus Tours
Appointment Required: Yes
Dates: Year-round
Times: Mon-Fri 10 am and 1 pm, some Sat.
Average Length: 1 hour

On Campus Interview

Campus Interviews
Yes

Information Sessions
Available

Times
by appointment

Faculty and Coach Visits

Dates/Times Available
Academic Year

Arrangements
Contact Admissions Office

Advance Notice
2 weeks

Contact Email Address for Visit
admission@agnesscott.edu

Class Visits

Dates/Times Available
Academic Year

Arrangements
Contact Admissions Office

Overnight Dorm Stays

Overnight Dorm Stays
Available

Arrangements
Contact Admissions Office

Limitations
one night only, seniors and transfers only

Transportation

Types of Transportation Available to Campus
Hartsfield International Airport in Atlanta is 20 miles from campus. MARTA trains (public transportation) take you to campus from the airport: Take the train from the airport to 5 Points station, then transfer to an eastbound train to the Decatur station; either walk, take a taxi or the #15 bus the 2 blocks to campus. Taxi service is also available for the ride to campus from the airport. Amtrak trains and Greyhound buses serve Atlanta. MARTA provides buses and rapid-rail trains in the metropolitan area.

Driving Instructions to Campus
From the north, take I-75 S. past I-285 to I-85 N. Take I-85 N. to the Clairmont Rd. exit. Turn right (signs will point to Decatur) and proceed for several miles until Clairmont ends at the square in Decatur. Turn right onto Ponce de Leon and at the first light (Commerce), turn left. At the second light (Trinity), turn left. At the first light, turn right onto McDonough; cross the train tracks and turn immediately to the left onto E. College Ave. Enter the campus by turning into the first driveway on the right. From the north on I-85 S., pass I-285 and exit to Clairmont Rd. Turn left, then follow the preceding directions from Clairmont Rd. From the south on I-75/85 N., exit to I-285 E. Follow I-285 to 33 (Covington Hwy.). Head west (left) toward Decatur. Covington becomes E. College Ave. The campus is on the left; enter the second driveway past Candler St. From the east and west, take I-20 to I-285 N. Follow the preceding directions from that point.

Local Accommodations
The Courtyard Decatur (130 Clairmont Dr.; 404-371-0204) has moderate room rates, an indoor pool, and an exercise room. University Inn and the Emory Conference Center Hotel are conveniently located also.
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Key Stats

1,394
Applicants
873
Size
68%
Acceptance Rate
1160
SAT Scores

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