About Agnes Scott College

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.

Quick Facts

Acceptance Rate64%
Application Deadline
Application Fee0
SAT Range
ACT Range

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.

“We”re apathetic”
“We know about current events and vote”
“We participate and encourage others to get involved”
“There”s nothing we won”t protest”
“We save it for the classroom”
“Sometimes, but not often”
“There”s usually intelligent conversation to be found”
“All the time, including weekends”
“I”m always terrified”
“I only go out in groups”
“I usually let someone know where I”m going”
“I feel extremely safe”
“We don”t play sports”
“We play recreationally”
“We bought the gear”
“We live for the big game”
“It”s not really our thing”
“Occasinally we gallery crawl”
“There are a variety of opportunities”
“We”re a very artistic group”
“Haven”t met them”
“Available in class”
“They keep regular office hours”
“They”re always available”
“No greek life, but other groups to join”
“There is some involvement, but not a lot”
“Plenty of people join a sorority or fraternity”
“It”s everything. If you”re not greek, you”re a geek”
“We”re not into drinking at all”
“Maybe a little, but it”s not a big thing”
“We only party on weekends”
“There”s some drinking happening every night”
“Never, we”re here to learn”
“There might be people who do”
“People are known to partake on weekends”
“There”s a huge drug scene”

Agnes Scott College REVIEWS

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  • How would you rate on-campus housing?

    78 Students rated on-campus housing 3.7 stars. 15 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate off-campus housing?

    49 Students rated off-campus housing 3 stars. 0 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate campus food?

    83 Students rated campus food 3.5 stars. 22 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate campus facilities?

    83 Students rated campus facilities 4.3 stars. 48 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate class size?

    83 Students rated class size 4.7 stars. 70 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate school activities?

    83 Students rated school activities 4 stars. 34 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate local services?

    83 Students rated local services 4.3 stars. 55 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate academics?

    83 Students rated academics 4.2 stars. 43 % gave the school a 5.0.

What's your overall opinion of Agnes Scott College?

34 Students rated Agnes Scott College

Siler - 07/27/2023

Agnes Scott College is great! There are so many opportunities to get involved and the staff is great. The campus itself is absolutely gorgeous and has the perfect "college" look. There are also lots of shops, restaurants, and other colleges to interact with in the area.

Soliel - 04/30/2021

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.

Kayla - 05/09/2020

Agnes Scott College is a school that should be considered if you like the feel of a tight-knit group of people. Ideal for those who enjoy the idea of being around opinionated individuals, who aren't afraid to speak their minds. It can be considered very welcoming at first, but beware of the credits that may not be able to transfer if you decide to leave after the first year.

Julia - 04/29/2020

This whole campus is based on a strong moral code that breeds responsible students. Everybody uplifts each other and helps you succeed.

Agnes Scott College FAQS

  1. What is the Acceptance Rate at Agnes Scott College?

    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 _____.

  2. What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

    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?

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  3. Describe how your school looks to someone who's never seen it.

    Agnes Scott College is a diverse, open minded, liberal, empowering womens college.

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  4. What do you consider the worst thing about your school? Why?

    sometimes it can be too liberal

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  5. Describe the students at your school.

    They are opinionated, intelligent, creative, abstract, and respectful (even if they don't always agree with you or vice versa)

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  6. Here's your chance: Say anything about your college!

    The school's focus on being environmentlly stable.

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  7. What kind of person should not attend this school?

    Girls who are boy-crazy

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  8. What's the one thing you wish someone had told you about freshman year?

    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.

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  9. What kind of person should attend this school?

    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.

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  10. What's unique about your campus?

    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.

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  11. Describe your favorite campus traditions.

    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.

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  12. What's the most frustrating thing about your school?

    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.)

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  13. What do you brag about most when you tell your friends about your school?

    great class sizes and everybody is friendly around campus

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  14. What are the academics like at your school?

    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!

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  15. What is the stereotype of students at your school? Is this stereotype accurate?

    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.

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  16. Where is the best place to get work done on campus?

    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.

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  17. What is your overall opinion of this school?

    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!

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  18. What is the stereotype of students at your school?

    The actual stereotype of an Agnes Scott student from my experience is, honorable, feisty, talented, diverse, intelligent and friendly.

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  19. Describe the dorms.

    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!

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  20. Why did you decide to go to this school?

    Before coming to visit, I had this school on my list because I liked the small student to faculty ratio, I liked that it was a liberal arts college, I had great communication with my admissions rep, it looked gorgeous in photos and overall sounded like a great fit for me. Once I visited I fell in love with the people. The sense of community is so strong and inviting, I wanted to be part of it! The best fit I could have asked for!

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  21. What are the most popular student activities/groups?

    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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$0 - $30K
$30 - $48K
$48 - $75K
$75 - $110K
$110K & UP

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