Agnes Scott College

141 E College Ave, Decatur, United States
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  • Textbook Notes
    4
  • Study Guides
    3
  • Currently Enrolled
    32
  • Previously Enrolled
    41

Overview of Agnes Scott College

About this school

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.
  • Institution Type


    Private

  • Undergraduate Students


    • Undergraduate Students:921
    • Men:4 (0.4%)
    • Women:917 (99.6%)

Location

Admission Information

Freshman Admission Requirements

Difficulty of Admission


Admission to Agnes Scott College is 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

Required Or Recomended High School Units


SubjectRequired UnitsRecommended Units
English
-
4
Mathematics
-
3
Science
-
2
Foreign Language
-
2
Social Studies
-
2
History
-
-
Academic Electives
-
-

Examinations Required


ExamRequiredScores Due Date
SAT or ACT
-
-
SAT Only
-
-
ACT Only
-
-
SAT and SAT Subject Tests, or ACT
Required for some
Not reported
SAT Subject Tests Only
-
-
Essay/TestStatusScores Due Date
SAT Essay Component Policy
Not reported
ACT Writing Test Policy
Not reported
Use of SAT/ACT Essay
Not reported

Admission Details

Admissions Office


Address
141 East College Avenue
City, State, Zip
Decatur, GA  30030-3797
Phone
(404) 471-6285
Fax
(404) 471-6414
Email

Application Dates And Fees


Regular Admission 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

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

Factors involed in acceptance process.
4 star = most important, 1 star = least important.

FactorImportance
Rigor of Secondary School Record
Academic GPA
Standardized Tests
Class Rank
Recommendations
Essay
Interview
Level of Applicant's Interest
Extracurricular Activities
Volunteer Work
Particular|Talent/Ability
Character/Personal Qualities
First Generation to Attend College
State Residency
Geographic Residence
Relation with Alumnus
Religious Affiliation/ Commitment
Ethnicity
Work Experience

Profile of Fall Admission

Overall Admission Rate


Overall Admission Rate
66% of 1,534 applicants were admitted
Women
66% of 1,534 applicants were admitted
Men
Not reported

Students Enrolled


Students Enrolled
262 (26%) of 1,006 admitted students enrolled
Women
262 (26%) of 1,006 admitted students enrolled
Men
Not reported

Grade Point Average of Enrolled First-Year Students


Average GPA
3.77
375 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 Score of Enrolled First-Year Students


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

ACT Scores of Enrolled First-Year Students


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

Tuition & Financial Aid

Tuition & Expenses

Cost of Attendance


  • Books & Supplies: - $41,160 (73.99550561797753%)
  • Room & Board: - $12,330 (22.166292134831462%)
  • Other Expences: - $1,000 (1.797752808988764%)
  • Tuition & Fees: - $1,135 (2.040449438202247%)
Books & Supplies
Room & Board
Other Expences
Tuition & Fees

Payment Plans


Agnes Scott College accepts installment plan

Applying for Financial Aid

Financial Aid Office


Email
-
Website
Net Price Calculator Url

Application Process


Application Deadline
Priority deadline February 15 | Final deadline May 1
Award Notification Date
On a rolling basis beginning March 1
Methodology For Awarding Institutional Aid
Federal and Institutional Methodologies

Forms Required


Forms RequiredFiling Cost
FAFSA| Code is 001542
Free

Profile of 2017-18 Financial Aid

First-Year Student


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 with Loans
64%
Average Indebtedness Of 2016 Graduates
$32,276
Parents Borrowing Plus Loans
-
Parents Of Students Receiving Aid
Not reported
Parents Of Students Not Receiving Aid
Not reported

Financial Aid Programs

Scholarchips 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
Not reported
Creative Arts/Performance
Music
Special Achievements/Activities
Community Service, Leadership
Special Characteristics
Adult Students, Children of Educators, Children of Faculty/Staff, International Students, Local/State Students, Religious Affiliation, Veterans, Veterans' Children

Employment


Work-Study Programs
Federal work study available, other work study available
Average Earnings from On-Campus Employment
Not reported

Academics & Instruction

Academics Overview

Academic Calendar System


Semester

Summer Session


Offered

Graduation Requirements

General Education/Core Cirriculum


Required

Computer


Not required

Foreign Language


Required

Math/Science


Required for all students

Faculty & 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
% of Classes
2-9
10-19
20-29
30-39
# of Students

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
% of Sections/Labs
2-9
10-19
20-29
30-39
# of Students

Advanced Placement

International Baccalaureate


Accepted

Advanced Placement (AP) Examinations


Accepted for placement and credit

Sophomore Standing


Available through AP examinations

Academic Resources

Libraries


Library Available On Campus
Yes
Holdings
297,406

Computing


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 Students Requiring Accommodations


Available

Services for Students with Accessibility Needs


Agnes Scott College provides hearing impaired services, speech disorders services, visually impaired services, wheelchair access

Undergraduate Retention & Graduation

Returning First-Year Students


86.8%

Students Graduating Within 4 Years


61.7%

Students Graduating Within 5 Years


66.1%

Students Graduating Within 6 Years


66.5%

Programs & Majors

Undergraduate Education

Undergraduate Majors (36)


  • 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


Offered

Professional Degree Programs


No online degree programs

Special Programs


Accelerated program, Student-designed major, Distance learning, Double major, Independent study, Internships, Study abroad, Summer session

Study Abroad


Social sciences, Health professions and related sciences, Biological/life sciences

Online Degrees


Engineering, nursing, computer science with Emory University

Graduate and Professional Education

Master's Degrees Offered


Not reported

Campus Life

Location & Geography

Population


20,086

Nearest Metropolitan Area


100 acres

Environment


Urban environment

Campus Size


Atlanta

Weather


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

Available Transportation


Nearest Airport
12 mile(s) from campus in Atlanta
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 of College Housing


84% of all students

Housing Restrictions


Students required to live on campus through senior year

Freshman Housing Guarantee


Freshmen are guaranteed housing

Students Living Off Campus/Commuting


16%

Security

24-Hour Emergency Phone/Alarm Devices


Available

24-Hour Security Patrols


Available

Late-Night Transport/Escort Services


Available

Electronically Operated Housing Entrances


Available

Personal Support Services

Health Service


Offered

Personal Counseling


Offered

Child Care


Not offered

Sports & Recreation

School Athletics


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

Intercollegiate Athletics (Women)


FactorOfferedScholarships Given
Basketball
Lacrosse
Soccer
Softball
Tennis
Volleyball

Intercollegiate Athletics (Men)


SportOfferedScholarships Given
Basketball
Lacrosse
Soccer
Softball
Tennis
Volleyball

Recreational Sports


Intramural Sports
archery, badminton, tennis

Student Activities

Activities And Organizations


Agnes Scott College offers 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

Co-educational


No, women only

Number of Full-Time Undergraduates


913

Undergraduates


All Undergraduates
921
Women
917
Men
4

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

Number of Graduate Students


Not reported

Student Resources

Study resources