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Study at Agnes Scott College

Profile of Agnes Scott College

The campus of Agnes Scott is in Decatur, GA, which is a large suburb. Its Presbyterian Church (USA) nature is one of the defining aspects of the school. Agnes Scott is a private, not-for-profit institution. Degrees at the school include, at the school's highest level, the Master's degree.

Course Topics

Agnes Scott has a greater breadth of degree programs (majors) than most colleges of its size. The school is known for its programs in science and liberal arts.

Agnes Scott Selectivity

Admission at Agnes Scott is selective, not open to all who apply. Getting into the school is challenging; it only admitted 45% of those who applied in 2007. Three quarters of students in 2007 had SAT verbal scores of at least 550. Half of math SAT scores of accepted students fell between 500 and 610.


The school maintains a faculty/student ratio (full-time) which is better than most colleges. Agnes Scott has a tenure system for senior faculty. The full-time faculty at the school is well-paid, which often goes with faculty quality.

Student Enrolment

In 2007, Agnes Scott had 892 students enrolled (874 full-time equivalent). A very high share of students at the school are female.

Student Life

Full-time students are the norm at Agnes Scott. The school has a residential or campus feel. Agnes Scott offers dorm rooms to a higher percentage of its students than do most colleges. The school offers students meal plans.

The school reports its educational mission is:

"Agnes Scott College educates women to think deeply, live honorably and engage the intellectual and social challenges of their times. Agnes Scott College provides a dynamic liberal arts and sciences curriculum of the highest standards so that students and faculty can realize their full creative and intellectual potential. Agnes Scott College fosters an environment in which women can develop high expectations for themselves as individuals, scholars, professionals and citizens of the world. Agnes Scott College strives to be a just and inclusive community that expects honorable behavior, encourages spiritual inquiry and promotes respectful dialogue across differences. "

Agnes Scott Programs and Degrees
General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors
Liberal Arts106history, international relations, English, creative writing, economics courses, interdisciplinary studies, political science, women's studies, . . .
Education and Teaching40English teaching, teacher ed, biology teaching, physics teaching
Therapy and Counselling20psychology
Science20biology, biochemistry, chemistry, astrophysics, physics
Art Studies4art studies
Religion and Philosophy3philosophy, religion
Fine Arts2art history and criticism, fine arts
Drama and Performing Arts2drama

Contact: Agnes Scott

Agnes Scott College

141 E. College Ave

Decatur, GA 30030-3797

General Phone: (404) 471-6000


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