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Academics

Students lucky enough to attend Agnes Scott College, a small liberal arts school outside of Atlanta, have the opportunity to join a "supportive community of strong women working to create change in the world." Indeed, undergrads here really respect the fact that the college truly "teach[es students] to engage in the social challenges of [their] time." And they love that Agnes Scott provides amazing "network[ing] connections" and "fantastic internship opportunities." What's more, the college is "great about providing financial support, especially to promising students that would not otherwise be able to attend such an institution." Students attend "small classes" which allow them to easily "get to know [their] professors." As one student boasts, "I've had professors write me letters of recommendation, let me know about global programs I'd be good for, and even send me job postings they saw that they know I'd be interested in." Of course, classes are "rigorous" and instructors "expect a lot" from their students. Nevertheless, these dedicated professors make it clear that they "care about you and your success." And more often than not, they are "willing to go that extra mile." As one incredulous student illustrates, "Some of my professors just asked if anyone needed a home to go to for Thanksgiving." All in all, they "want you to be the best you can be." It's really that simple.

Student Body

Students at Agnes Scott speak glowingly of their peers. Indeed, they describe their fellow Scotties as "ambitious" and "well-intentioned" women who hope to "make the world a . . .better [place]." As such, they are often interested "in a wide variety of social issues and take [any] opportunity...to enact the change they want to see." Undergrads here also proudly report that the student body is "a collection of intelligent and passionate women, trans. . . and [non-binary] individuals." Moreover, the students here represent "many different nationalities, religions, political opinions, and backgrounds." Students find the environment at Agnes Scott "welcoming" and boast that everyone [has the chance] to flourish in a safe-space feeling environment." As one undergrad further explains, "The uniqueness of this campus is mostly represented in the sense of community and sisterhood we have." Scotties also love that the school maintains a nice combination of "international students, first-generation college students, and a hardy mix of people from all over the United States." We'll give the last word to one Scottie who states, "Many words come to mind when I think about my peers, but the one that best embodies everyone is warmth.... Whenever I need help, my peers are continuously there for me, to answer questions and support the decisions I make. I never feel alone."

Campus Life

At Agnes Scott, academics often take top priority. New students soon discover that the student body is typically "busy with class assignments and reading materials." However, they also carve out time to become "heavily involved with different student organizations." A handful of students can also be found "playing music on the quad," attending "movie showings" or participating in "on-campus activities like trivia and crafts." Of course, the "college itself... invites important speakers—Janet Mock, for example—so we have the opportunity to go to those as well." Some undergrads here do bemoan the fact that the "campus [can be] dead on the weekends." Indeed, lots of students head to other schools like nearby "Georgia Tech...[to have some] fun." And, of course, many individuals love to take advantage of Agnes Scott's fabulous location. "Downtown Decatur…is [only] a quick walk from campus." In addition, Atlanta is quite accessible as well. Agnes Scott "provides a shuttle service" into the city, and is located "very close to a MARTA station," part of metro Atlanta's public transportation system.

Overview

Applicants
1,399
Acceptance Rate
65%
Average HS GPA
3.83

GPA Breakdown

58%
Over 3.75
23%
3.50 - 3.74
10%
3.25 - 3.49
6%
3.00 - 3.24
4%
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

Concordant SAT Scores

SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing
25th-75th percentile (enrolled students)
610 - 710
SAT Math
25th-75th percentile (enrolled students)
550 - 650

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

Testing Policies


Deadlines

Early Decision — November 1

Early Action — November 15

Regular — May 1


Other Admission Factors

Academic

Rigor of Secondary School Record
Academic GPA
Non-Academic

Talent / Ability
Character / Personal Qualities

Selectivity Rating


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Faculty and Class Information

Student/Faculty
10:1
Total Faculty
113
with Terminal Degree
96

76
Women
37
Men
25
Minority
4
International

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


Graduation Rates

Graduate in 4 years
67%
Graduate in 5 years
70%
Graduate in 6 years
70%

Majors

  • 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


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

Notable Faculty


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

Academic Rating

Graduation Rates

Graduate in 4 years
67%
Graduate in 5 years
70%
Graduate in 6 years
70%

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

ROI & Outcomes

Information from PayScale:

Starting Median Salary (Up to Bachelor's degree completed, only)
$38,800

Mid-Career Median Salary (Up to Bachelor's degree completed, only)
$91,900


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 PayScale.com reported a median starting salary of $38,800.

Dates

Application Deadlines
May 1
Notification Date
Mar 1

Required Forms

FAFSA

Financial Aid Statistics

Average Freshman Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$29,708

Average Undergraduate Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$28,811

Average Need-Based Loan
$4,391

Undergraduates who have borrowed through any loan program
75%

Average amount of loan debt per graduate
$34,022

Average amount of each freshman scholarship/grant package
$35,349

Financial aid provided to international students
Yes

Expenses per Academic Year

Tuition
$39,720
Required Fees
$240
Average Cost for Books and Supplies
$1,000

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

On-Campus Room and Board
$11,970
Comprehensive Fee

Available Aid

Financial Aid Methodology
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

Financial Aid Rating

Overall


Student Body Profile

Total Undergraduate Enrollment
927
Foreign Countries Represented
34

Demographics

7.67%
Asian
29.57%
African-American
10.50%
Hispanic
34.76%
Caucasian
1.92%
Unknown
9.37%
International

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

Overview


Campus Life

Undergrads living on campus
86%
Help finding off-campus housing
No

First-Year Students living on campus
93%

Campus Environment
Large Urban

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
75
Number of Honor Societies
11

Number of Social Sororities
Number of Religious Organizations
12

Sports

Athletic Division
Division III

10% 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.

91/99
School Has Formal Sustainability Committee
Yes

School employs a sustainability officer
Yes

Public GHG inventory plan
Yes

% food budget spent on local/organic food
25%

Available Transportation Alternatives

Bike Share
Yes

Car Sharing Program
Yes

Carpool/Vanpool Matching Program
Yes

Cash-Out Parking
Yes

Condensed Work Week Option For Employees
Yes

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

Incentives Or Programs To Encourage Employees To Live Close To Campus
Yes

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

School Adopted A Policy Prohibiting Idling
Yes

School Developed Bicycle Plan
Yes

School Offers A Telecommute Program For Employees
Yes
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: 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

% of Classrooms with Wireless Internet
100

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

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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