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Undergrad Profile

Agnes Scott is a college you have to see to believe,” according to Colleges That Change Lives. And who are we to argue?

During four years at Agnes Scott, you’ll grow as a person, discovering your strengths and building confidence. Through Summit, our unique global learning and leadership development initiative, you will choose a major, build leadership skills, and gain global perspectives, all while guided by a four-person board of advisors.

As a Scottie (as Agnes Scott students are called), you’ll spend four years with brilliant women who won’t suffer fools, stand for injustice, or tolerate prejudice; with confident women who never settle; with women who question, confront, and debate.

You’ll study with professors who will help you when you call, push you to the limits, and then challenge you again. Our faculty members garner international attention in their areas of expertise, but their focus is on you, their undergraduate students.

After four years at Agnes Scott, you will never be the same. You will be a better you: more reflective, more intelligent, more cultured, more prepared to lead—you’ll be ready for the world.

If this interests you, read on, future Scottie.

Agnes Scott embraces the liberal arts approach to learning. As a student, you’ll read as widely as possible, write as much as you can, discuss and debate until your mind is ready to fall apart at the seams. And then you’ll make connections between and across everything you’re studying.
Your professors will expect as much from you as the world expects from you. In other words: a lot. Agnes Scott professors believe in you. They believe enough to push you to be your best and to prepare you for a world that will expect your best from the get-go.

Our alumnae
A CEO, a chief justice, winners of the Pulitzer Prize, Oscar, and Grammy and Tony Awards—our alumnae follow their passions all the way to the top. Interested in graduate school? Since the 1920s, Agnes Scott has been in the top 6% of American colleges whose graduates go on to earn Ph.D.s in economics. Just want to determine your next step after college? Half of our recent graduates are accepted to graduate school or have secured a job offer (or two) before graduation. That’s right, before they walk across the stage. There is no limit to what an Agnes Scott graduate can accomplish. But why is that?

Summit—leading everywhere
Our alumnae often refer to their Agnes Scott experience as transformative. That’s the power of a small liberal arts college in a large metropolitan city.

The Summit experience enhances that power exponentially. Summit will shift your thinking around the concepts of leadership and globalization. By navigating our small campus community and interacting with peers from varied backgrounds and cultures, students naturally cultivate a broader global perspective and interpersonal skills. Through Summit, those experiences serve as a launching point for a deeper exploration of leadership in a global society.

Your Summit advisor, peer advisor, faculty advisor, and career mentor will help you adjust to college, choose classes and activities, and build connections to strengthen your academic experience and boost your professional readiness.

Your first year will include foundational courses in global learning and leadership development in addition to an immersive retreat during orientation and a small group trip in the spring semester.

After your first year, you’ll have a choice to make: you can opt to study global issues or leadership more fully, earning a notation on your transcript. Or you can study both. Or neither. No matter which option you choose, your board of advisors will guide you along the way, and you’ll have a portfolio documenting your experiences.

Campus life
While on campus, our students enjoy a vibrant living-learning community within our 100-acre tree-filled campus. The beauty of our campus is so notable that more than 30 movies and television shows have been filmed at Agnes Scott. But even better than studying among our stunning Gothic architecture, you’ll forge lifelong friendships when you live in close proximity to more than 900 brilliant, diverse women. That’s what Agnes Scott is all about.

Make Atlanta your home
The Agnes Scott campus is located in Decatur, Georgia, an intimate community just six miles from downtown Atlanta. Our students enjoy the Decatur Square, just a short walk from campus and is filled with great restaurants, local shops, concerts, and a MARTA station (Atlanta’s public transportation system). A short train or car ride away, Atlanta offers so much to Scotties, from internships and concerts to shopping, cultural attractions, and the world’s busiest airport. With 18 Fortune 500 companies headquartered in the Atlanta area (including four Global 500s) and an airport that offers direct flights to 150 U.S. cities and more than 50 countries, the world is literally within your reach.

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History: Founded in 1889, Agnes Scott College is an independent national liberal arts college for women, affiliated with the Presbyterian Church (USA).

Location: Decatur, Georgia, six miles from downtown Atlanta; the campus consists of 24 buildings and an apartment complex on 100 beautifully landscaped acres.

Enrollment: 930 students

Student-faculty ratio: 11:1

Diversity: Agnes Scott is an intentionally diverse campus. More than 40% of Agnes Scott students are students of color, and 12% are international.

First-year travel: 100% of Agnes Scott students participate in a faculty-led first-year travel experience.

Study abroad: Agnes Scott has partnerships with 123 universities in 35 countries. All Scotties are encouraged to explore the world around them.

Internships: About 60% of Agnes Scott students gain experience through internships.

Student life: Nearly 100 student clubs and organizations make it easy for students to get involved.

Athletics: Six NCAA Division III varsity teams are available: basketball, cross-country, soccer, softball, tennis, and volleyball.

Class profile:
Middle-50% range of SAT: 1090–1300
Middle-50% range of ACT: 23–29
Mean GPA: 3.7

Majors and minors*
• Africana Studies (M, m)
• Anthropology/Sociology (M, m)
• Art—Art History (M, m)
• Art—Studio Art (M, m)
• Asian Studies (m)
• Astrophysics (M, m)
• Biochemistry and Molecular Biology (M)
• Biology (M, m)
• Business Management (M, m)
• Chemistry (M, m)
• Classics (M, m)
• Computer Science Dual Degree (M)
• Dance (M, m)
• Economics (M, m)
• Education (m)
• Engineering Dual Degree (M)
• English Literature (M, m)
• English Literature—Creative Writing (M)
• Environmental and Sustainability Studies (m)
• Film and Media Studies (m)
• French (M, m)
• German Studies (M, m)
• History (M, m)
• Human Rights (m)
• International Relations (M)
• Mathematics (M, m)
• Mathematics—Economics (M)
• Mathematics—Physics (M)
• Music (M, m)
• Neuroscience (M)
• Nursing Dual Degree (M)
• Philosophy (M, m)
• Physics (M, m)
• Political Science (M, m)
• Pre-law
• Pre-medical
• Psychology (M, m)
• Public Health (M, m)
• Religion and Social Justice (M)
• Religious Studies (M, m)
• Sociology/Anthropology (M, m)
• Spanish (M, m)
• Student-Designed Major (M)
• Theatre (M, m)
• Women’s Studies (M, m)

* M = major, m = minor