Agnes Scott College

Decatur, GA

Agnes Scott, founded in 1889, is a church-affiliated, liberal arts college for women. Its 100-acre campus is located in Decatur, six miles from downtown Atlanta. Campus buildings are Gothic and Victorian in style.

Website: www.agnesscott.edu/

Private
921
Undergraduate
Students
(99.6%) 917 Women
(0.4%) 4 Men
Not reported
Graduate
Students

Admission

Entrance Difficulty
Moderately difficult
Overall Admission Rate
66% of 1,534 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered
Yes
Early Decision Offered
Yes
Regular Admission Deadline
March 15

Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

Average GPA
3.77
SAT Math
569 average
530-610 range of middle 50%
SAT EBRW
628 average
580-690 range of middle 50%
ACT Composite
27 average
24-30 range of middle 50%
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Money Matters

Cost of Attendance
$55,825
Tuition and Fees
$41,160
Room and Board
$12,330
Average Percent of Need Met
85%
Average Freshman Award
$36,505
Average Indebtedness of 2016 Graduates
$32,276
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Academics

Academic Calendar System
Semester
General Education/Core Curriculum
Required
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates
80
Regular Class Size
2-9 students: 20% of classes
10-19 students: 53% of classes
20-29 students: 24% of classes
30-39 students: 3% of classes
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Campus Life

Decatur Population
20,086
Nearest Metropolitan Area
Atlanta
Freshman Housing Guarantee
Freshmen are guaranteed housing
Students in College Housing
84% of all students
Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division III
Mascot
Scottish terrier (Scottie)
Sororities
 
Fraternities
 
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Students

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
0.2% American Indian/Alaskan Native
7.9% Asian
31.8% Black/African-American
12.5% Hispanic/Latino
7.3% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.2% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
37.8% White
2.1% Unknown
International Students
8.1% from 27 countries
First-Year Students Returning
86.8%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
61.7%
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
Not reported
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
Not reported
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Freshman Admission Requirements


Entrance Difficulty

Moderately Difficult: More than 75% of freshmen were in the top 50% of their high school class and scored over 1010 on the SAT I or over 18 on the ACT; about 85% or fewer of all applicants accepted.

High School Preparation

High School Graduation
High school diploma required and GED is accepted
High School Program
College preparatory program is recommended

High School Units Required or Recommended

High School Units Required or Recommended
Subject Required Units Recommended Units
English   4
Mathematics   3
Science   2
Foreign Language   2
Social Studies   2
History    
Academic Electives    

Examinations

Examinations
Exam Required Units Scores Due in Admissions Office
SAT or ACT    
SAT Only    
ACT Only    
SAT and SAT Subject Tests, or ACT Required for some Not reported
SAT Subject Tests Only  
SAT Essay Component Policy Not Reported
ACT Writing Test Policy Not reported
ACT Writing Test Policy Not reported

Applying for Admission


Admissions Office

Address
141 East College Avenue
City, State, Zip
Decatur, GA 30030-3797
Phone
(404) 471-6285
Fax
(404) 471-6414
E-mail
admission@agnesscott.edu

Application Dates and Fees

Regular Admisson Deadline
March 15
Application Fee
No fee required
Application Fee Waiver
Not reported
Regular Admission Notification
April 15
Accept Offer of Admission
By May 1 or within 2 weeks if notified after May 1
Waiting List Used
Yes
Defer Admission
Student can defer admission
Transfer Admission
Transfer applications accepted

Early Admission

Early Decision Offered
Yes
Early Decision Deadline
November 1
Early Decision Notification
December 1
Early Action Offered
Yes
Early Action Deadline
November 15, January 15
Early Action Notification
January 15

Application Form

Common Application
Accepted
Universal College Application
Not accepted
Electronic Application
Available

Other Application Requirements

Interview
Not Required
Essay or Personal Statement
Required for all freshmen
Letters of Recommendation
 
Other
 
Financial Need
Financial need is a consideration in the admissions process

Selection of Students


Selection of Students
Factor Very Important Important Considered Not Considered
Rigor of Secondary School Record X
Academic GPA X
Standardized Tests X
Class Rank X
Recommendations X
Essay X
Interview X
Level of Applicant's Interest X
Extracurricular Activities X
Volunteer Work X
Particular Talent/Ability X
Character/Personal Qualities X
First Generation to Attend College X
State Residency X
Geographic Residence X
Relation with Alumnus X
Religious Affiliation/Commitment X
Ethnicity X
Work Experience X

Profile of Fall Admission


Overall Admission Rate
66% of 1,534 applicants were admitted
Women
66% of 1,534 applicants were admitted
Men
Not reported
Students Enrolled
262 (26%) of 1,006 admitted students enrolled
Women
262 (26%) of 1,006 admitted students enrolled
Men
Not reported
Early Decision Admission Rate
92% of 24 applicants were admitted
Early Action Admission Rate
Not reported
Students Offered Wait List
 
Students Accepting Wait List Position
 
Students Admitted From Wait List
 

Grade Point Average of Enrolled Freshmen (4.0 scale)

Average GPA
3.77
3.75 and Above
58%
3.50 - 3.74
23%
3.25 - 3.49
10%
3.00 - 3.24
5%
2.50 - 2.99
4%
2.00 - 2.49
 

SAT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen

SAT Math
569 average
530-610 range of middle 50%
Score of 700 - 800
4%
Score of 600 - 700
26%
Score of 500 - 600
64%
Score of 400 - 500
6%
Score of 300 - 400
1%
Score of 200 - 300
0%
SAT EBRW
628 average
580-690 range of middle 50%
Score of 700 - 800
23%
Score of 600 - 700
40%
Score of 500 - 600
35%
Score of 400 - 500
2%
Score of 300 - 400
1%
Score of 200 - 300
0%

ACT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen

ACT Composite
27 average
24-30 range of middle 50%
Score of 30 - 36
27%
Score of 24 - 29
49%
Score of 18 - 23
23%
Score of 12 - 17
1%
Score of 6 - 11
0%
Score of 5 or Below
0%

Other Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

High School Class Rank
Top tenth: 30%
Top quarter: 65%
Top half: 91%
National Merit Scholar
Not reported
Valedictorian
Not reported
Class President
Not reported
Student Government Officer
Not reported

Tuition and Expenses


Cost of Attendance
$55,825
Tuition and Fees
$41,160
Room and Board
$12,330
Books and Supplies
$1,000
Other Expenses
$1,135
Payment Plans
Installment plan

Applying for Financial Aid


Financial Aid Office

Email
Web Site
Financial Aid Web Site
Net Price Calculator URL
Net Price Calculator URL

Application Process

Application Deadline
Priority deadline February 15
Final deadline May 1
Award Notification
On a rolling basis beginning March 1
Methodology for Awarding Institutional Aid
Federal and Institutional Methodologies
Forms Required Cost to File
FAFSA
Code is 001542
Free

Profile of 2017 - 18 Financial Aid


Freshman

Financial Aid Applicants
228 (90.8%) of freshmen
Found to Have Financial Need
209 (91.7%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
209 (100.0%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
41 (19.6%) of aid recipients
Average Percent of Need Met
85%
Average Award
$36,505
Need-Based Gift
Received by 209 (100.0%) of aid recipients, average amount $31,186
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 176 (84.2%) of aid recipients, average amount $4,432
Merit-Based Gift
Received by 37 (17.7%) of aid recipients
Merit-Based Gift
42 (16.7%) of freshmen had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $29,363

All Undergraduates

Financial Aid Applicants
743 (84.0%) of undergraduates
Found to Have Financial Need
677 (91.1%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
676 (99.9%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
150 (22.2%) of aid recipients
Average Percent of Need Met
85%
Average Award
$36,231
Need-Based Gift
Received by 676 (100.0%) of aid recipients, average amount $30,022
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 571 (84.5%) of aid recipients, average amount $5,430
Merit-Based Gift
Received by 143 (21.2%) of aid recipients
Merit-Based Gift
207 (23.4%) of undergraduates had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $27,576

Borrowing

2016 Graduates Who Took Out Loans
64%
Average Indebtedness of 2016 Graduates
$32,276
Parents of Students Receiving Aid
Not reported
Parents of Students Not Receiving Aid
Not reported

Financial Aid Programs


Loans

Federal Loans
Direct subsidized Stafford loans, direct unsubsidized Stafford loans, direct PLUS loans
State Loans
 
Other Loans
 

Scholarships and Grants

Need-Based Available
Federal Pell grants, SEOG, State scholarships, Institutional scholarships, Private scholarships
Non-Need–Based Available
None

Non-Need Awards

Academic Interest/Achievement Award Areas
Not reported
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Creative Arts/Performance Award Areas
Music
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Special Achievements/Activities Award Areas
Community Service, Leadership
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Special Characteristics Award Areas
Adult Students, Children of Educators, Children of Faculty/Staff, International Students, Local/State Students, Religious Affiliation, Veterans, Veterans' Children
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 

Employment

Work-Study Programs
Federal work study available, other work study available
Average Earnings from On-Campus Employment
Not reported
Academic Calendar System
Semester
Summer Session
Offered
General Catalog/Bulletin
Online Catalog

Undergraduate Education


Undergraduate Majors

  • African Studies
  • Anthropology
  • Art History, Criticism and Conservation
  • Astrophysics
  • Biochemistry
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
  • Business Administration and Management, General
  • Chemistry, General
  • Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General
  • Creative Writing
  • Dance, General
  • Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
  • Economics, General
  • Engineering, Other
  • English Language and Literature, General
  • Fine/Studio Arts, General
  • French Language and Literature
  • German Language and Literature
  • History, General
  • International Relations and Affairs
  • Mathematics, General
  • Mathematics, Other
  • Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, General
  • Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other
  • Music, General
  • Neuroscience
  • Philosophy
  • Physics, General
  • Political Science and Government, General
  • Psychology, General
  • Public Health, General
  • Religion/Religious Studies
  • Religion/Religious Studies, Other
  • Sociology
  • Spanish Language and Literature
  • Women's Studies
Most Popular Disciplines
Social sciences, Health professions and related sciences, Biological/life sciences
Combined Liberal Arts/Professional Degree Programs
Engineering, nursing, computer science with Emory University
Special Programs
Accelerated program, Student-designed major, Distance learning, Double major, Independent study, Internships, Study abroad, Summer session
Study Abroad
Offered
Online Degrees
No online degree programs

Curriculum and Graduation Requirements


General Education/Core Curriculum
Required
Computer
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Foreign Language
Required
Math/Science
Required for all students

Faculty and Instruction


Full-Time Faculty
80
Part-Time Faculty
40
Full-Time Faculty with Ph.D./Terminal Degree
65%
Regular Class Size
2-9 students: 20% of classes
10-19 students: 53% of classes
20-29 students: 24% of classes
30-39 students: 3% of classes
Discussion Section/Lab Class Size
2-9 students: 30% of discussion sections/labs
10-19 students: 48% of discussion sections/labs
20-29 students: 18% of discussion sections/labs
30-39 students: 3% of discussion sections/labs

Advanced Placement


International Baccalaureate
Accepted
Advanced Placement (AP) Examinations
Accepted for placement and credit
Sophomore Standing
Available through AP examinations

Academic Resources


Library Available on Campus
Yes
Holdings
297,406
Computer Ownership
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Computers Available on Campus
450
Internet/E-mail Access
Not reported

Academic Support Services


Remedial Instruction
Not Offered
Tutoring
Available
Services for Learning Disabled Students
Available
Services for Physically Disabled Students
Hearing impaired services, speech disorders services, visually impaired services, wheelchair access

Graduate/Professional School Education


Master's Degrees Offered

Not reported

Master's Programs of Study

  • Not reported

Doctoral Degrees Offered

Not reported

Doctoral Programs of Study

  • Not reported

Location and Setting


Decatur Population
20,086
Nearest Metropolitan Area
Atlanta
Campus Size
100 acres

Weather

Temperature
31.5 average low in January, 85.8 average high in September
Rain
116 rainy days per year

Getting Around

Campus Map
Map
Nearest Bus Station
10 mile(s) from campus in Atlanta
Nearest Train Station
10 mile(s) from campus in Atlanta

Housing


College Housing
College offers housing to students
Types of Housing
Women only housing
Students in College Housing
84% of all students
Housing Requirements
Students required to live on campus through senior year
Freshman Housing Guarantee
Freshmen are guaranteed housing
Students Living Off Campus/Commuting
16%
Off-Campus Housing Assistance
 

Security


24-Hour Emergency Phone/Alarm Devices
Available
24-Hour Security Patrols
Available
Late-Night Transport/Escort Services
Available
Electronically Operated Housing Entrances
Available
Other
security systems in apartments, public safety facility, surveillance equipment, key required for residence hall entry

Personal Support Services


Health Service
Offered
Personal Counseling
Offered
Child Care
Not offered

Sports and Recreation


Intercollegiate Athletics

Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division III
Mascot
Scottish terrier (Scottie)
School Colors
Purple and white

Intercollegiate Sports Offered

Sports Women Men
Offered Scholarships Offered Scholarships
Basketball x      
Lacrosse x      
Soccer x      
Softball x      
Tennis x      
Volleyball x      
Women's Sports Offered Scholarships
Basketball x  
Lacrosse x  
Soccer x  
Softball x  
Tennis x  
Volleyball x  
Mens's Sports Offered Scholarships
Basketball    
Lacrosse    
Soccer    
Softball    
Tennis    
Volleyball    
Women's Club Sports
 
Men's Club Sports
 

Recreational Sports

Intramural Sports
archery, badminton, tennis

Student Activities


Activities and Organizations
choral groups, marching band, drama theatre, radio station, student newspaper
Sororities
 
Fraternities
 
ROTC
Army ROTC is offered off campus, Air Force ROTC offered off campus

Student Body


Coeducational
No, women only
All Undergraduates
921
Women
917 (99.6%)
Men
4 (0.4%)
Full-Time Undergraduates
913
Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
0.2% American Indian/Alaskan Native
7.9% Asian
31.8% Black/African-American
12.5% Hispanic/Latino
7.3% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.2% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
37.8% White
2.1% Unknown
International Students.
8.1% from 27 countries
Average Age
20
All Graduate Students
Not reported

Undergraduate Retention and Graduation


First-Year Students Returning
86.8%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
61.7%
Students Graduating Within 5 Years
66.1%
Students Graduating Within 6 Years
66.5%

After Graduation


Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
Not reported
Average Starting Salary
Not reported
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
Not reported
Disciplines Pursued
Law 5.2%
Theology 2.1%
Arts and Sciences 8.6%
Medicine 2.6%
Education 3.1%
Other 4.6%

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