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.
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. You’ll read as widely as possible, write as much as you can, and 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.
Agnes Scott professors believe in you. They believe enough to push you to be your best, help you realize your potential, and prepare you for a world that will expect your best from the get-go.
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 board of advisors 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, plus a first-year retreat and a global trip. After your first year, you can opt to study global issues or leadership more fully. Or you can study both. Or neither. No matter which option you choose, you’ll graduate with a portfolio documenting your experiences.
So the question isn’t whether Agnes Scott women are ready for the world, but rather whether the world is ready for Agnes Scott women.
Agnes Scott College is located in friendly Decatur, Georgia, just six miles from downtown Atlanta. Shops, restaurants, and a train station are a 10-minute walk away. 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 closer than ever before.
Type of College: Independent, national liberal arts college for women, founded in 1889 and affiliated with the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.)
Size of Campus: 100-acre tree-filled campus, including 24 buildings and an apartment complex
Number of Students: 930; 40% students of color; 12% international
Number of Faculty: 81; 100% hold a Ph.D. or terminal degree; 11:1 student-faculty ratio.
Colleges, Programs, and Degrees: Africana Studies, Anthropology/Sociology, Art—Art History, Art—Studio Art, Astrophysics, Biochemistry & Molecular Biology, Biology, Business Management, Chemistry, Classics, Computer Science Dual Degree, Dance, Economics, Engineering Dual Degree, English Literature, English Literature—Creative Writing, French, German Studies, History, International Relations, Mathematics, Mathematics—Economics, Mathematics—Physics, Music, Neuroscience, Nursing Dual Degree, Philosophy, Physics, Political Science, Pre-law, Pre-medical, Psychology, Public Health, Religious Studies, Religion & Social Justice, Sociology/Anthropology, Spanish, Student-Designed Major, Theatre, and Women’s Studies
Geographic Diversity: Our students come from 38 states and 32 countries.
International Student Services: The Offices of Admission and International Education will assist students along the admission process. Once on campus, students will find a welcoming environment where all viewpoints and cultures are welcomed. International students may participate in nearly 100 student clubs and organizations and six varsity sports, plus study abroad and internship opportunities.
International Student Budget: (2015–2016)
Room and Board $11,150
Activity Fee $240
Health Insurance $840
Estimated Books, Supplies, Personal Expenses $4,500
Financial Aid: International students may apply for merit-based aid. All applicants must submit a financial aid application and certification of finances by the application deadline.
Test Score Requirements: Students must submit either SAT/ACT scores or an InitialView video interview. TOEFL or IELTS scores are required.
Application Deadlines and Fees: November 1 for Early Decision (binding) or January 15 for Regular Decision; no application fee