Difference is what sets us apart from others in the world, and at Agnes Scott College, difference is also what brings us together.
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 (includingfour Global 500s) and an airport that offers direct flights to 150 US cities and more than 50 countries, the world is closer than ever before.
Type of School: Founded in 1889, Agnes Scott College is an independent national liberal arts college for women, affiliated with the Presbyterian Church (USA), and a member of Colleges That Change Lives.
Size of Campus: The campus consists of 24 buildings and an apartment complex on 100 beautifully landscaped acres.
Number of Students: 937; 56% students of color; 7% international
Number of Faculty: 78; 100% hold a PhD or terminal degree; 10:1 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 46 states and 34 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: (2018–2019)
Room and Board: $12,330
Activity Fee: $240
Health Insurance: $1,000
Estimated Books, Supplies, Personal Expenses: $2,500
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 March 15 for Regular Decision; no application fee
Named a “Most Diversified School” by Time magazine, Agnes Scott has long recognized that celebrating differences—of opinion, of nationality, and of religious beliefs, to name a few—enables us to see the world from a wide range of perspectives. With a campus that is 56% students of color and 7% international students from 34 different countries, four years of study at Agnes Scott will guide you down the pathway to becoming a more reflective, intelligent, and compassionate global citizen and a fearlessly confident future leader. Through SUMMIT, our unique global learning and leadership development curriculum, you will choose a major, build leadership skills, and gain global perspectives, all while guided by a custom 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; confident women who never settle; 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, ready for the world.
Agnes Scott embraces the liberal arts approach to learning. If you’re the kind of student who enjoys your studio art with a side of chemistry or who is passionate about medicine and literature, we think you should explore both.
You’ll also have a chance to put what you learn into practice, either as one of the 68% of Agnes Scott students who complete mentored research or as the almost 80% who complete an internship.
Our alumnae follow their passions all the way to the top, whether that means summiting the highest peaks on each of the seven continents; leading a Fortune 500 company; serving as a chief justice; winning a Pulitzer Prize, Oscar, Grammy, or Tony Award; or starting a mobile bookstore. Interested in graduate school? Since the 1920s, Agnes Scott has been in the top 6% of American colleges whose graduates go on to earn PhDs or a terminal degree in their field. With a 95% graduate school acceptance rate (including medical and law school) in the Class of 2017, and over half of our recent grads securing a job offer prior to graduation, our graduates are ready to take on the world as soon as they walk across the stage. There is no limit to what an Agnes Scott graduate can accomplish.
Our alumnae often refer to their Agnes Scott experience as transformative. That’s the power of a small liberal arts women’s college in a large metropolitan city.
The SUMMIT experience enhances that power exponentially—and is a unique experience that is only available at Agnes Scott. SUMMIT allows every student to dive into a core curriculum focused on global learning and leadership development that integrates course work with experiences in Atlanta and around the world. This ensures that all of our students, regardless of major, are prepared to become leaders in our global society.
Successful leaders are prepared by strong mentors and broad social networks. That’s why all Agnes Scott students work with a team of advisors, including a SUMMIT Advisor, Peer Advisor, Major Advisor, and a Career Mentor. Your personalized Board of Advisors will help you adjust to college and design an educational plan that will prepare you for postgraduate success.
Your first year will include foundational courses in global learning and leadership development, in addition to an immersive leadership retreat during orientation. In the spring, you’ll also go on a weeklong faculty-led global immersion experience to locations like Cuba, Hungary, and Martinique. The cost of this travel experience is included in Agnes Scott’s tuition, making it a possibility for all of our students.
After your first year, you’ll have a choice to make—you can opt to study global issues or leadership more fully. 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.
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 participate in time-honored traditions and student organizations that will help you forge lifelong friendships with many of the more than 900 brilliant, diverse women who will call Agnes Scott home along with you.
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 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 16 Fortune 500 companies headquartered in the Atlanta area (including four Global 500s) and an airport that offers direct flights to 150 US cities and more than 50 countries, the world is easily within your reach.
If you’ve read this far, why not plan a campus visit? We’d love to meet you, and you deserve a chance to see campus for yourself! Schedule your campus tour or an overnight visit today at agnesscott.edu/visit.