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Academics

Students lucky enough to attend Agnes Scott College, a small liberal arts school within the wide metropolitan Atlanta area, have the opportunity to join a “supportive community of strong women working to create change in the world.” Indeed, undergrads here really respect the fact that the college truly “teach[es students] to engage in the social challenges of [their] time.” And they love that Agnes Scott provides amazing “network[ing] connections” and “fantastic internship opportunities.” What’s more, the college is “great about providing financial support, especially to promising students that would not otherwise be able to attend such an institution.” Students attend “small classes” which allow them to easily “get to know [their] professors.” As one student boasts, “I’ve had professors write me letters of recommendation, let me know about global programs I’d be good for, and even send me job postings they saw that they know I’d be interested in.” Of course, classes are “rigorous” and instructors “expect a lot” from their students. Nevertheless, these dedicated professors make it clear that they “care about you and your success.” And more often than not, they are “willing to go that extra mile.” As one incredulous student illustrates, “Some of my professors just asked if anyone needed a home to go to for Thanksgiving.” All in all, they “want you to be the best you can be.” It’s really that simple.

Student Body

Students at Agnes Scott speak glowingly of their peers. Indeed, they describe their fellow Scotties as “ambitious” and “well-intentioned” women who hope to “make the world a... better [place].” As such, they are often interested “in a wide variety of social issues and take [any] opportunity...to enact the change they want to see.” Undergrads here also proudly report that the student body is “a collection of intelligent and passionate women, trans... and [non-binary] individuals.” Moreover, the students here represent “many different nationalities, religions, political opinions, and backgrounds.” Students find the environment at Agnes Scott “welcoming” and boast that everyone [has the chance] to flourish in a safe-space feeling environment.” As one undergrad further explains, “The uniqueness of this campus is mostly represented in the sense of community and sisterhood we have.” Scotties also love that the school maintains a nice combination of “international students, first-generation college students, and a hardy mix of people from all over the United States.” We’ll give the last word to one Scottie who states, “Many words come to mind when I think about my peers, but the one that best embodies everyone is warmth.... Whenever I need help, my peers are continuously there for me, to answer questions and support the decisions I make. I never feel alone.”

Campus Life

At Agnes Scott, academics often take top priority. New students soon discover that the student body is typically “busy with class assignments and reading materials.” However, they also carve out time to become “heavily involved with different student organizations.” A handful of students can also be found “playing music on the quad,” attending “movie showings,” or participating in “on-campus activities like trivia and crafts.” Of course, the “college itself...invites important speakers—Janet Mock, for example—so we have the opportunity to go to those as well.” Some undergrads here do bemoan the fact that the “campus [can be] dead on the weekends.” Indeed, lots of students head to other schools like nearby “Georgia Tech...[to have some] fun.” And, of course, many individuals love to take advantage of Agnes Scott’s fabulous location. “Downtown Decatur...is [only] a quick walk from campus.” In addition, Atlanta is quite accessible as well. Agnes Scott “provides a shuttle service” into the city, and is located “very close to a MARTA station,” part of metro Atlanta’s public transportation system.

Contact & Visit

Campus Visits Contact

Address
Office of Admission
141 E. College Ave.
Decatur, GA 30030

Phone
800-868-8602

Email
admission@agnesscott.edu

Experience College Life

Most Popular Places On Campus
Campbell Hall (Tracking LEED Gold, newly renovated)
McCain Library
Bradley Observatory
Alston Campus Center
Evans Dining Hall

Most Popular Places Off Campus
Downtown Decatur
Atlantic Station
The Georgia Aquarium
The High Museum of Art
Martin Luther King, Jr. National Historic Site

Campus Tours

Campus Visiting Center
Monday-Friday
8:30am-4:30pm
800-868-8602

Campus Tours
Appointment Required: Yes
Dates: Year-round
Times: Mon-Fri 10 am and 1 pm, some Sat.
Average Length: 1 hour

On Campus Interview

Campus Interviews
Yes

Information Sessions
Available

Times
by appointment

Faculty and Coach Visits

Dates/Times Available
Academic Year

Arrangements
Contact Admissions Office

Advance Notice
2 weeks

Contact Email Address for Visit
admission@agnesscott.edu

Class Visits

Dates/Times Available
Academic Year

Arrangements
Contact Admissions Office

Overnight Dorm Stays

Overnight Dorm Stays
Available

Arrangements
Contact Admissions Office

Limitations
one night only, seniors and transfers only

Transportation

Types of Transportation Available to Campus
Hartsfield International Airport in Atlanta is 20 miles from campus. MARTA trains (public transportation) take you to campus from the airport: Take the train from the airport to 5 Points station, then transfer to an eastbound train to the Decatur station; either walk, take a taxi or the #15 bus the 2 blocks to campus. Taxi service is also available for the ride to campus from the airport. Amtrak trains and Greyhound buses serve Atlanta. MARTA provides buses and rapid-rail trains in the metropolitan area.

Driving Instructions to Campus
From the north, take I-75 S. past I-285 to I-85 N. Take I-85 N. to the Clairmont Rd. exit. Turn right (signs will point to Decatur) and proceed for several miles until Clairmont ends at the square in Decatur. Turn right onto Ponce de Leon and at the first light (Commerce), turn left. At the second light (Trinity), turn left. At the first light, turn right onto McDonough; cross the train tracks and turn immediately to the left onto E. College Ave. Enter the campus by turning into the first driveway on the right. From the north on I-85 S., pass I-285 and exit to Clairmont Rd. Turn left, then follow the preceding directions from Clairmont Rd. From the south on I-75/85 N., exit to I-285 E. Follow I-285 to 33 (Covington Hwy.). Head west (left) toward Decatur. Covington becomes E. College Ave. The campus is on the left; enter the second driveway past Candler St. From the east and west, take I-20 to I-285 N. Follow the preceding directions from that point.

Local Accommodations
The Courtyard Decatur (130 Clairmont Dr.; 404-371-0204) has moderate room rates, an indoor pool, and an exercise room. University Inn and the Emory Conference Center Hotel are conveniently located also.

Admissions

Applicants: 1,751
Acceptance Rate: 65%
Average HS GPA: 3.75







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