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Founded in 1889, Agnes Scott College. is a Private college. Located in Georgia, which is a city setting in Georgia, the campus itself is Suburban. The campus is home to 927 full time undergraduate students, and 0 full time graduate students.
The Agnes Scott College Academic calendar runs on a Semester basis. In the school year the student to faculty ratio was 10:1. There are 84 full time instructional teachers. Degrees awarded at Agnes Scott College include: Bachelor's Degree, Masters Degree, Post-master's certificate, Doctor's degree.
Admissions at ASC are considered Selective, with ,28% of all applicants being admitted.
In the school year, of the students who applied to the school, only 19 of those who were admitted eventually ended up enrolling.
96% of incoming freshmen are in the top half of their high school class. 72% were in the top quarter, and 40% were in the top tenth. You can apply online.
We asked, and students answered these important questions about student life at Agnes Scott College.
78 Students rated on-campus housing 3.7 stars. 15 % gave the school a 5.0.
49 Students rated off-campus housing 3 stars. 0 % gave the school a 5.0.
83 Students rated campus food 3.5 stars. 22 % gave the school a 5.0.
83 Students rated campus facilities 4.3 stars. 48 % gave the school a 5.0.
83 Students rated class size 4.7 stars. 70 % gave the school a 5.0.
83 Students rated school activities 4 stars. 34 % gave the school a 5.0.
83 Students rated local services 4.3 stars. 55 % gave the school a 5.0.
83 Students rated academics 4.2 stars. 43 % gave the school a 5.0.
34 Students rated Agnes Scott College
Agnes Scott is a great school because it fits my needs and wants. I needed to go to a smaller school so I would be able to talk to my professors, and not feel intimidated to ask questions. I wanted my school to be in a great location and Agnes Scott is not only right outside of Atlanta but has plenty of other colleges around. I preferred for my school to be a liberal arts school, because I enjoy social science, humanities, and the arts. I also get the added bonuses of it being queer friendly (which, personally, is very nice for me) and the fact that it's a women's college adds a great dynamic to the atmosphere, and makes the campus feel a 100 times more safer.
Agnes Scott College is a school that talks big about giving their students a well-rounded liberal arts education, educating them to do great things, and providing them with opportunities to change themselves and the world. The best part is, they actually do these things. With a combination of incredibly kind and supportive faculty members, brilliant professors, driven students, and the newly implemented, incredible SUMMIT program (which is a program designed to give students a strong idea of leadership and global learning in a liberal arts context), Agnes supports and uplifts their students, creating women that are kind, driven, and ready to take on the world ahead of them. I've never been more self-assured and proud of myself than I have during my time as a Scottie, and it's only my first semester here! I can't wait to experience the wonderful traditions and scholarly opportunity Agnes has lined up for me. Cheer, cheer, cheer for ole' Agnes Scott!
It's a beautiful campus and the professors want to help you. The positives outweigh the negatives. The only thing would be the coursework load may be too much at times, and the tuition is very high. They financial aid is OK. It's not great. The people here are very progressive and kind, and the atmosphere is full of happiness.
Agnes Scott College is a wonderful private women's campus to earn an education from. Academics-wise, Agnes is outstanding. The largest class is probably thirty, so you get to know the professors fairly well. The professors challenge you to do your best, but they are completely willing to help you if you need it. Since it is close to Atlanta, the Scottie Shuttle System is an option if you don't like MARTA, but if you prefer to stay on campus, there are plenty of events hosted by clubs. Everything from cultural activities to sports games to scholarly talks is available for a student of Agnes to learn enjoy.
The fall 2020 acceptance rate for Agnes Scott College is 64%. That means, out of _____ applications received in 2020 , _____ students were offered admission. The number of males who applied was _____ vs the number of females which was _____.
The biggest advice I would give myself would be to start researching colleges and scholarships as a junior in high school. As a senior in high school I wasn’t too excited about heading to college. I applied to two colleges and three or four scholarships. I wanted to join an organization that built houses in Nicaragua for a year. To me, that was a fabulous way to learn Spanish and take a year off to understand what I wanted to do in life. But since my parents ardently refused- I set off to college in 2010. The transition was surprisingly exciting. If I could go back I would tell myself to apply to at least five more schools to really be sure I am where I should be. Although I love my college I would want to be less stubborn and enjoy the research process, having the chance to go to college is really one of the greatest privilege and joy, so why not ENJOY it?
Agnes Scott College is a diverse, open minded, liberal, empowering womens college.
sometimes it can be too liberal
They are opinionated, intelligent, creative, abstract, and respectful (even if they don't always agree with you or vice versa)
The school's focus on being environmentlly stable.
Before attending Agnes Scott College I wish I had known that the financial aid of the school was limited and the number of available scholarships were designated for academic and community performance only. It also would have been beneficial to know that funding designated to the college by the government is based on enrollment and the contributions of alumni. As a result I would have known that the school has been under a state of construction for the past 6 years, thus funding has been redirected to beautifying the college and not to the students.
Girls who are boy-crazy
There is no cookie cutter tpe of mold for the women of Agnes Scott College. Instead their is a collage of the faces and voices seena dn heard through the campus halls or the evening gatherings. Women of rich cultures from Latin America to Malasyia these differing locations allow for open minds to absorb the offerings of travel. The STEM programs and the writing festival attract women who differ in field but share a similar taste in learning and applying.
The location, we're right near Atlanta and all of the social, job, and internship opportunities such a big city provides but we aren't actually in Atlanta and the suburb that we're in is much smaller, nicer, and safer feeling.
Agnes Scott is best known for it's small class sizes and its intriguing class discussions. Our professors are always helpful and open to all types of opinions. Our professors are not only teachers, but advisers and many times help us on our journey to find who we are and what our purpose is.
great class sizes and everybody is friendly around campus
People have a tendency to take a little while to get over things if something negative happens. since we are a small school, things get around, and people have a long memory. (Some professors in particular.)
Do professors know your name?
YES! And they'll ask where you were if they didn't see you in class!
Tell us about your favorite class. Least favorite?
My favorite classes are my biology classes :) It's my major. I love the professors, they are fun, approachable and very knowledgable. Lab is also really great, our labs are capped off at 20 people. My least favorite class was calculus. I picked a professor who taught the lessons in a way that didn't work well with the way I learned. I struggled, but she was great and worked with me outside of class to help me get a better understanding and to explain the material in different ways. Office hours and the Agnes Learning Assistants are great tools... and free!
How often do students study?
It really depends on the class. Some classes require more studying than others. On average I would say most students study from 2-8 hours on any given day depending on their schedule and classes. I try my best to get in at least an hour of studying for each class I had that day, sometimes more or less.
Is class participation common?
Class participation is very common, it is rare that you only hear the professors voice for an entire class. Some classes even have a portion of your grade dedicated to class participation.
Do the students have intellectual conversations outside of class?
YES! On and off campus too! Some conversations are hosted on campus with a special topic and moderator but many just happen naturally.
Are students competitive?
Sure there is a small amount of academic competition but overall I think Agnes is more about the learning community. Study groups are popular, peer tutoring is encouraged. It's a totally different academic environment compared to what I experienced in high school.
What's the most unique class you've taken?
The most unique class thus far was called the science of drug action and we looked at how a variety of drugs alter the brain and we each wrote a research paper and presented a 15 minute presentation on a drug of our choice. It was really interesting to learn about what happens to the brain chemically when we take things like advil. My project was based on the date rape drug if you're wondering. But I am also looking forward to taking a class called diseases of the nervous system this fall!
Tell us about your major / department.
I am a biology major and a dance minor. The biology department takes over the second floor of our science building. I love my major! I have a great advisor who is a biology professor and it's been great. We have a lot of great technology for biology labs (as well as other sciences) and our professors are very knowledgable. The dance department is so much fun! We have two nice studios. Our director is so dedicated to us and she also directs the dance company on campus. The company is mostly modern dance and we hold two shows a year on campus as well as make a variety of appearances around Atlanta.
Do you spend time with professors outside of class?
I do! I spend a lot of time in their office hours asking questions about the material, help with homework or asking about summer internships. I've also been to lunch with a few and attended conferences with them as well.
How do you feel about this school's academic requirements?
They are challenging! But do-able! Agnes expects a lot from their students. Sometimes it is stressful but they provide so many fantastic resources to help you out.
Is the education at this school geared toward getting a job, or learning for its own sake?
I think it depends on the student. No matter what it is you're looking at doing with your education you'll find advisors at Agnes who can help you get to your goals!
A stereotype for students here at Agnes are that because we attend an all women's college that we are all automatically apart of the queer community. However, this stereotype is not accurate at all. Attending an all women's college does not have a direct correlation to one's sexuality. Though there are students who identify with the queer community, that definitely does not speak to every students way of life.
The first year halls (Walters and Winship) have rooms that are much larger than many of the other schools I toured. The closets are walk in, each room has a large window and every room has A/C and heat. And there is two of everything, beds, desks, closets, chairs and dressers. We also have WiFi in all of the dorms and across campus. The upperclassmen residence halls give you something to look forward to, huge tall windows, wood floor and beautiful halls. All of the halls have community style bathrooms, the showers have individual curtains/ doors and so do the bathrooms. (Unless you live in the Avery Glen apartments your Jr. or Sr. year) Each building has it's own laundry room and laundry is FREE!
The actual stereotype of an Agnes Scott student from my experience is, honorable, feisty, talented, diverse, intelligent and friendly.
The best thing about Agnes, in my opinion, is our small student to faculty ratio. This was a big factor for me when I was looking at schools to apply to. I love that my professors know me by name and that many of them take the time to get to know their students. The size of Agnes is just right, for me, it's small enough where my professors know me, I know my neighbors and chances are I have a class with someone else who is on my hall. It's nice walking to class and being able to say hi to someone you know! Our small size allows us to function as a unique community, that's one thing I noticed right away during my first campus visit.
It's interesting to hear other peoples opinions about Agnes, from people who know the school I typically get, "Wow! That's a really great College!" or "I know so-and-so do you know them? She loves it there." From people who are unfamiliar with Agnes I usually hear, "Agnes Scott College? That sounds like a girls school. You go to school with ALL girls?" but after explaining a few things such as "Yes I go to an all womens liberal arts college etc." People want to know more and think it's a really neat place... which it is!
Another wonderful thing about Agnes is its location. We are so close to Atlanta and we have a great little town that is walkable. Decatur square isn't a college town but it isn't a ghost town, it's just awesome. It has fantastic restaurants, neat bars, great places to get froyo, coffee and cool little cafes to study in. Not to mention the fun shops, the wonderful yoga studio, the farmers market, and the MARTA train and bus station. And of course all the essential, CVS, Kroger and a variety of banks. The square is also home to quite a few neat Decatur annual events, they hold a book fair, live music and so much more!
Lastly, I really like our administration. Our administration puts a lot of thought into, "how will this benefit the students." They love student input. They often invite students to participate as a student representative in various committees, they even have a few students sit-in on the meetings with the board of trustees which is quite unique. Our administration also uses surveys to gain student input as well. The administrators at Agnes are also well known people on campus, they attend many of the students events, and President Kiss invites students to her home and tries to learn everyones name!
I really enjoy working in the library. There are so many great places to study and work in there. I prefer working in very quiet places when I'm studying for a big exam. Our library has an interesting system where each floor up gets a little quieter. I also enjoy working in the science center, they have a lot of computer labs and tables to work on as well.
Not true at all!
Popular activities at Agnes definitely include our Black Cat Tradition. It's our week long homecoming type of event and just has to be experienced. TGIF is popular as well, our ProBo team has food, sometimes live music and such and we all get to hang out on Friday afternoon. Another popular event is screen on the green where they bring in a huge screen and we get blankets and chairs and sit out on the lawn eating popcorn and candy to watch one of the latest movies. Many of our clubs on campus throw fun events too. There is always something happening at Agnes wether it's a guest speaker, student performance, club event, athletic event or probo sponsored event.
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All students must apply yearly for financial aid. This process starts with the FAFSA.
Though financial aid deadlines vary by school, it is a good idea to apply as soon as possible. For the upcoming school year, you can apply as early as October 1 for the FAFSA. Additional school aid will be dependent on the FAFSA results.
100% of students
attending Agnes Scott College receive some sort of financial aid.
39% were awarded federal grants.
While 62% received federal loans.
Many students do also need to apply for additional private student loans.
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