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Agnes Scott College is a small 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."

Student Body

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."

Campus Life

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."


Acceptance Rate
Average HS GPA

GPA Breakdown

Over 3.75
3.50 - 3.74
3.25 - 3.49
3.00 - 3.24
2.50 - 2.99

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SAT Reading
25th-75th percentile
(enrolled students)
560 - 680
SAT Math
25th-75th percentile
(enrolled students)
520 - 630
SAT Writing
25th-75th percentile
(enrolled students)
540 - 650

ACT Composite
25th-75th percentile (enrolled students)
24 - 30

Testing Policies


Early Decision — November 1

Early Action — November 15

Regular — May 1

Other Admission Factors


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Academic GPA

Talent / Ability
Character / Personal Qualities

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Faculty and Class Information

Total Faculty
with Terminal Degree


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

Graduation Rates

Graduate in 4 years
Graduate in 5 years
Graduate in 6 years


  • Area, Ethnic, Cultural, and Gender Studies

  • African Studies
  • Women's Studies

  • Biological and Biomedical Sciences

  • Biochemistry/Biophysics and Molecular Biology
  • 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



Career Services

On-Campus Job Interviews Available

Career Services

Alumni Network
Alumni Services
Interest Inventory
Regional Alumni
Opportunities at School


Notable Faculty

Prominent Alumni

Marsha Norman
Pulitzer-prize-winning playwright

Catherine Marshall LeSourd

Jean Toal
Chief justice, South Carolina Supreme Court

Katherine Harris

Jennifer Nettles
Grammy-winning singer/songwriter

Academic Rating

Graduation Rates

Graduate in 4 years
Graduate in 5 years
Graduate in 6 years

Career Services

On-Campus Job Interviews Available

Career Services

Alumni Network
Alumni Services
Interest Inventory
Regional Alumni
Opportunities at School


ROI & Outcomes

Information from PayScale:

Starting Median Salary (Up to Bachelor's degree completed, only)

Mid-Career Median Salary (Up to Bachelor's degree completed, only)

Students Say

The Office of Internship and Career Development maintains an online database, HireAScottie, that connects students and alumnae with internship and employment opportunities. This office also hosts a speaker series that covers topics like career management, networking, and interviewing. Students also find career help from among their peers and their professors. It helps being around a bunch of driven Scotties who say, "I think about my future on a daily basis" because Agnes students can count on each other to "support one another's career plans." And small class sizes mean that Agnes students develop close relationships with their professors who, as one student sums up, "have helped me reach out to the community for experience and connections that have helped me start my career while in school." Agnes Scott grads who visited reported a median starting salary of $38,800.


Application Deadlines
May 1
Notification Date
Mar 1

Required Forms


Bottom Line

An education at this small women's college will cost $38,232 in tuition per year. With $240 in fees and $1,000 to cover the average cost of books and supplies, the total cost should come to $39,472. Don't forget to factor in the cost of room and board, which adds another $11,520.

Bang For Your Buck

Agnes Scott offers a number of merit-based scholarships to incoming firstyears that are renewable throughout the student's four years of college. Two scholarships are reserved for students with demonstrated financial need: the Goizueta Foundation scholarships and the Nannette Hopkins Music Scholarships. Additionally, the school provides need-based aid in the form of grants. One senior majoring in psychology and education said "the scholarships and grants that were offered" made it possible for her to attend. "When searching for schools," she explained, "Agnes Scott was one of my top choices but was quickly brushed aside when I saw how much it cost to attend." Luckily, a counselor convinced her to apply, and "needless to say I ended up choosing Agnes Scott. My out of pocket cost will be less than $2,000 for a full year."

Financial Aid Statistics

Average Freshman Total Need-Based Gift Aid

Average Undergraduate Total Need-Based Gift Aid

Average Need-Based Loan

Undergraduates who have borrowed through any loan program

Average amount of loan debt per graduate

Average amount of each freshman scholarship/grant package

Financial aid provided to international students

Expenses per Academic Year

Required Fees
Average Cost for Books and Supplies

Tuition / Fees Vary by Year of Study
Board for Commuters
Transportation for Commuters

On-Campus Room and Board
Comprehensive Fee

Available Aid

Financial Aid Methodology
Federal and Institutional

Scholarships and Grants


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

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)

Direct Lender

Financial Aid Rating


Student Body Profile

Total Undergraduate Enrollment
Foreign Countries Represented



99% female
1% male
52% are out of state
99% are full time
1% are part time


Campus Life

Undergrads living on campus
Help finding off-campus housing

First-Year Students living on campus

Campus Environment
Large Urban

Housing Options

Apartment Single
Dorms Female
Theme Housing

Special Needs Admissions

College Entrance Tests Required

Interview Required

Special Need Services Offered

Student Activities

Registered Student Organizations
Number of Honor Societies

Number of Social Sororities
Number of Religious Organizations


Athletic Division
Division III

10% participate in intercollegiate sports

Men's Sports (N/A)
0 Sports

Women's Sports (Scotties)
6 Sports

Cross Country

Student Services

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:

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


“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.

School Has Formal Sustainability Committee

School employs a sustainability officer

Public GHG inventory plan

% food budget spent on local/organic food

Available Transportation Alternatives

Bike Share

Car Sharing Program

Carpool/Vanpool Matching Program

Cash-Out Parking

Condensed Work Week Option For Employees

Free Or Reduced Price Transit Passes And/Or Free Campus Shuttle

Incentives Or Programs To Encourage Employees To Live Close To Campus

Indoor And Secure Bike Storage, Shower Facilities, And Lockers For Bicycle Commuters

School Adopted A Policy Prohibiting Idling

School Developed Bicycle Plan

School Offers A Telecommute Program For Employees
Data provided by Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE), STARS®, as of February, 2016.

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:

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Other Information

Campus-wide Internet Network

Email and Web Access Available

% of Classrooms with Wireless Internet

Network Access in Dorm Rooms

Network Access in Dorm Lounges

Fee for Network Use

Partnerships with Technology Companies

Online Class Registration Available

Personal computer included in tuition for each student

Require Undergraduates to Own Computers

Webcasting, Digital Audio or Video-Streaming of Campus Radio / TV Stations

Campus Visits Contact

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



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

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

Information Sessions

by appointment

Faculty and Coach Visits

Dates/Times Available
Academic Year

Contact Admissions Office

Advance Notice
2 weeks

Contact Email Address for Visit

Class Visits

Dates/Times Available
Academic Year

Contact Admissions Office

Overnight Dorm Stays

Overnight Dorm Stays

Contact Admissions Office

one night only, seniors and transfers only


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.