Points of Pride

Agnes Scott College, founded in 1889, is an independent national liberal arts college for women located in the metropolitan Atlanta area, affiliated with the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.).

  • Fall 2015 marked the official launch of SUMMIT, a college experience unique to Agnes Scott that reinvents a liberal arts education for the 21st century. Every student, regardless of her major, will complete a core curriculum focused on global learning and leadership development and build her own Board of Advisors, including a career mentor. Highlights of SUMMIT include a three-day leadership immersion experience and a weeklong faculty-led global study tour in every student’s first year, and the creation of a four-year digital portfolio to synthesize what she learns both on and off campus. SUMMIT is the centerpiece of the college’s strategy to achieve a student body of 1,100 undergraduates by 2020.

 

  • Phase one of renovations to Rebekah Scott Hall were completed in 2016, repairing the roof, cupola and exterior brickwork. Phase two began in summer 2017, and will focus on Rebekah's interior.  A new welcome center will communicate our history and the SUMMIT experience, and upper floors will remain an elegant residence for students, enhanced with air conditioning, a residential entrance and improved common areas.

 

  • Over the last ten years, Agnes Scott has expanded its academic offerings with nine new majors and minors, including public health, neuroscience and business management.  Beginning in fall 2018, Agnes Scott will begin offering graduate programs Writing and Digital Communication and Evaluation and Assessment Methods with plans to expand to a total of six areas of graduate study.

 

  • Agnes Scott ranks number 61 among national liberal arts colleges in U.S. News and World Report’s 2018 edition of “Best Colleges,” up from number 70 last year.   It also ranks as the 2nd Most Innovative National Liberal Arts College, and Agnes Scott's first-year experience and study abroad programs are recognized as "Academic Programs to Look For."

 

  • The college placed in the top 20 in a number of categories in The Princeton Review’s 2018 edition of “The Best 382 Colleges,” including "Best Quality of Life," “Best Alumni Network," and "Most Active Student Government."

 

  • The college has received awards for its sustainability efforts from Southface Energy Institute, the Georgia Trust, the Georgia Urban Forestry Council, and the Clean Air Campaign, and was a national finalist for the 2016 Climate Leadership Award.

 

  • Over the past decade, the college has produced two Marshall Scholars, three Goldwater Scholars, a Truman Scholar and 29 Fulbright  Scholars.

  • Thanks to the generosity of alumnae and friends, the college raised $115.9 million  in The Greatness Before Us campaign, exceeding its $100 million goal.

 

Our Newest Alumnae

  • The class of 2017 included five Peace Corps volunteers, a Rotary International Peace Fellow, and  five Teach for America corps members.

 

  • Members of the class of 2017 pursue graduate studies at a number of fine graduate institutions including Emory, University of Georgia, University of Edinburgh, University of California, University of Alberta, Belmont University, Washington University, University of Notre Dame, Columbia University, University of Alabama, Georgia State University, George Washington University, University of St Thomas, Vanderbilt, U.T. Austin, Northeastern University, University of York, and The Chicago School of Professional Psychology.

 

  • Other members of the class of 2017 launched their careers at great organizations including Atlanta Braves, Morgan Stanley, AT&T, The Kroger Company, Cigna Health Insurance, MiLend, The College Light Opera Company, Enterprise Holdings, Kemper Corporation, Ernst & Young, and The Home Depot.

 

  • One-half of the class of 2017 studied abroad in 33 countries, 77% completed internships and other experiential learning opportunities, and 68% participated in a mentored research or creative project while at Agnes Scott.

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