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School Overview

    • Founded:
    • 1889
    • Size:
    • Small (<5000 students)
    • Type:
    • Private non-profit
    • Category:
    • Universities, colleges
      Religiously affliated
    • Specialization:
    • Liberal Arts School 1
    • Climate:
    • Temperate
    • Location:
    • 141 East College Avenue, Decatur, Georgia, United States, 30030
    • Phone:
    • +14044716000
    • Setting:
    • Urban

The History of Agnes Scott College

Agnes Scott College (commonly known as Agnes Scott) is a women's private liberal arts college in downtown Decatur, Georgia.

Agnes Scott currently enrolls less than 1000 students. Eighty-seven percent of the faculty are full-time, and 100% of the tenure-track faculty hold terminal degrees.

The college offers 34 majors and 31 minors  and is affiliated with numerous institutions. Students who graduate from Agnes Scott may receive a Bachelor of Arts degree or a Bachelor of Science degree, depending on major. Also offered are dual degrees in Nursing and Computer Science through Emory University,[a dual degree in Engineering through Georgia Institute of Technology,and a Bridge to Business Program in partnership with the Georgia Tech Scheller College of Business. There are two masters partnerships offered with Georgia Institute of Technology's M.B.A. program and Emory University's Master of Public Health Program.

Agnes Scott is affiliated with the Presbyterian Church (USA) and is considered one of the Seven Sisters of the South.

Academic Highlights

The fall 2019 ethnicities of the undergraduate student body: 32% African American/Black, 31% White, 14% Hispanic/Latino, 8% Asian, 6% International, 6% two or more races, and 3% other or unknown.

Life in Agnes Scott College

Agnes Scott is a member of the National Collegiate Athletic Association Division III which fields six sports teams including basketball, cross country, soccer, softball, tennis, and volleyball. All teams compete in the USA South Athletic Conference (USA South). The tennis team is arguably Agnes Scott's most successful team, having won the conference championship and advanced to the NCAA national tournament six times: 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013 and 2015. The newest team is cross country, which was restarted in 2014 after being cut during the 2008 school year.

School Ranking

Agnes Scott College's ranking in the 2020 edition of Best Colleges is National Liberal Arts Colleges, #58.

Admissions

Half the applicants admitted to Agnes Scott College have an SAT score between 1090 and 1320 or an ACT score of 23 and 29. However, one quarter of admitted applicants achieved scores above these ranges and one quarter scored below these ranges. The application deadline at Agnes Scott College is May 1.

Notable Alumni

  • Martha Bailey 
  • Tommie Dora Barker
  • Mary Brown Bullock
  • Goudyloch E. Dyer
  • Kay Krill

Acceptance Rate

Agnes Scott College acceptance rate 65.6%

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