U.S.News Ranks Agnes Scott One of Best Colleges for Getting Involved
Wednesday, February 23, 2011
U.S. News calculated which schools had the most extracurricular activities relative to their student population. The results showed that small liberal arts colleges, such as Agnes Scott, tend to offer students the most extracurricular opportunities, according to the publication. U.S.News surveyed more than 1,700 colleges and universities for its 2010 survey of undergraduate programs.
Agnes Scott has approximately 50 student-run organizations and clubs for a student body of almost 950. These include organizations that cover everything from social change, community service and culture to academics, art and games. The college also has six varsity teams (basketball, lacrosse, soccer, softball, tennis and volleyball) that play at the NCAA Division III level.
“One of the great things about Agnes Scott is that if a new student doesn’t see an organization that fits her, nine times out of ten we can help her get one started,” said Kristy Smith, director of student activities at Agnes Scott.
A first-year student this fall was interested in playing chess but there was no chess club, Smith said. So the student created a club that now meets to play chess regularly.
Agnes Scott College educates women to think deeply, live honorably and engage the intellectual and social challenges of their times. Students are drawn to Agnes Scott by its excellent academic reputation, exceptional faculty and metropolitan Atlanta location – offering myriad cultural and experiential learning opportunities. A diverse and growing residential community of scholars, this highly selective liberal arts and sciences college is known for its dynamic and challenging intellectual community. Encouraging students to engage the wider world through study abroad and presenting its curriculum with international context, Agnes Scott College delivers on its promise: The World. For Women.