Agnes Scott College

Decatur, GA

Agnes Scott College

Decatur, GA

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As a school featured in Colleges That Change Lives, Agnes Scott College will guide you down the pathway to becoming a more reflective, intelligent, and compassionate global citizen and a fearlessly confident future leader by the end of your four years of study. 

At Agnes Scott, you’ll grow as a person, discovering your strengths and building confidence. Through SUMMIT, our unique global learning and leadership development curriculum, you’ll receive personalized advising that will guide you to choose a major, build leadership skills, and gain global perspectives.

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.

This is a place where curiosity meets exploration. This is where strength, honor, and compassion are melded into leadership and where you’ll be immersed in a culture that puts emphasis on scholarship while encouraging you to advocate for what you believe in. Here, “leading everywhere” is more than just a tagline—it’s a way of life.

If our style of life-changing undergraduate learning experience interests you, read on, future Scottie.

SUMMIT: Our unique curriculum
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.

Our SUMMIT curriculum—which earned the College the designation as the #1 “Most Innovative Liberal Arts College” in the country by U.S. News & World Report—reinvents a liberal arts education for the 21st century and is exclusively available at Agnes Scott. SUMMIT allows every student to dive into a core curriculum focused on global learning and leadership development that integrates coursework with experiences in Atlanta and around the world. This ensures all our students, regardless of major, are prepared to become leaders in our global society.

Under SUMMIT, the College has been recognized in the top five among national liberal arts colleges for best undergraduate teaching for the last two years. Here, you’ll read and learn as widely as possible and then discuss and debate new ideas, guided by professors who will expect a lot and push you to be your best.

In addition, successful leaders are prepared by strong mentors and broad social networks. That’s why all Agnes Scott students receive customized advising from day one, including peer advising, major advising, and close work with a SUMMIT Advisor and a Career Ally. Your personalized advising experience 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 a location like Northern Ireland, France, Ghana, Iceland, New York City, Peru, or Martinique. The cost of this travel experience is included in Agnes Scott’s tuition, making it a possibility for all our students.

Our 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. Even better than studying while surrounded by our stunning Gothic architecture, through your involvement in our time-honored campus traditions and student organizations, you’ll forge lifelong friendships while living in close proximity to a little over 1,000 brilliant, diverse women.  

The SUMMIT advantage
To be truly successful in their fields, our Scotties are challenged to apply what they’ve learned in the classroom to real-world situations. Fifty-two percent of Agnes Scott students complete mentored research, and 70% complete at least one internship. You’ll find opportunities to polish your writing, research, and speaking skills by presenting at academic conferences, either one in your field or at our Spring Annual Research Conference (SpARC). You’ll gain further appreciation of world cultures by participating in a summer faculty-led global study tour abroad.

Post-graduation, 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; or starting a mobile bookstore. 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 100% graduate school acceptance rate (including medical and law school) one year after graduation and nearly 90% securing a job offer one year after 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.

Make Atlanta your home
The Agnes Scott campus is located in Decatur, Georgia, an intimate community that’s just six miles from downtown Atlanta. Our students enjoy 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. Can’t make it to campus? Take our virtual campus tour instead at agnesscott.edu/virtualtour.

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Bridge to Business

Are you a liberal arts student with an entrepreneurial spirit? The Bridge to Business summer program combines your academic passions with your interest in the business world. 

In partnership with Georgia Tech’s Scheller College of Business, this intensive three-week educational experience reflects what an MBA experience would be like and will help you decide if an MBA is the right path for you. Students from all majors who are rising sophomores, juniors and seniors can participate.

Bridge to Business takes place in August at Georgia Tech's Scheller College of Business. After completing the program with a passing grade, you'll earn six academic credits from Agnes Scott College.

Bridge to Business, an exciting summer program designed for liberal arts students interested in business.

Topics include accounting, finance, marketing, business law, operations management, gender in business, organizational behavior, international business, strategic management, business communications and career development.

Through case studies, computer simulations, lectures, discussions, executive panels and onsite corporate visits, you'll develop an understanding of what the business industry entails. You'll also explore the opportunities that await in the corporate and nonprofit worlds, and in graduate study in business.

Geared toward liberal arts students, Bridge to Business assists humanities, sciences and social sciences majors in making the college-to-career transition. The program will help you discover how a strong liberal arts foundation can be a huge asset in the world of business.

Bridge to Business has been operating since 2011.

An Inside Look

What students are saying about us...

  • "Bridge to Business is a perfect opportunity for Agnes students who are interested in successfully transferring over to the professional work world. Although I was not a business major, I understand I will be interacting with the business world and those in it, which requires the skills I learned from Bridge to Business. Though I initially didn't know anything about business and all its components, I am glad I had this experience."

    • Rebecca George
      B2B 2019
  • “I would recommend every student take this course, and if it was up to me, I would make it mandatory. The Bridge to Business program was an awesome end to my undergrad. I’m very thankful for this opportunity.”

    • Mariya Igorevna Vorochkova
      B2B 2018
  • “Whether I’m writing my master’s thesis in Ethics or addressing structural causes of income inequality, I know the quality of my Agnes education has prepared me to do well. From my first classes at Agnes, my professors supported my intellectual growth and encouraged me to question, analyze, and think with rigor and humility.”

    • Mallika Balakrishnan ’19
      Marshall Scholar
  • “This is a place where you can express yourself; find validation and reassurance. The support I’ve found through my friends, my advisors, and my professors has helped establish my role as a leader. They believed in me, and I believe in myself now.”

    • Sigal Kahn ’20