Agnes Scott College received the highest number of applications in the history of the college this fall—more than 2,280, up from last fall’s record-breaking 2,117 applications.
The college welcomes the 227 first-year students of the class of 2015. Last year, the college had its largest first-year class in the history of the college, 265 students.
The college’s diverse first-year class includes students from 25 states and U.S. territories, six countries, including China, Ghana, India, Pakistan, Turkey and Vietnam. About 56 percent are from Georgia, 33 percent are from other states and 11 percent are international.
The mean GPA of the class of 2015 was 3.67 and more than 40 percent ranked in the top 10 percent of their high school class.
In a challenging economic climate, Agnes Scott is committed to keeping tuition as affordable as possible. Tuition and fees increased 2.92 percent, compared with the national average of 4.5 percent at private colleges and universities. It was the college’s lowest increase in tuition and fees in about 40 years.
For the third year, Agnes Scott offered The Agnes Solution, a program that provides scholarships that cover almost half of a Georgia HOPE-eligible student’s Agnes Scott tuition, as well as a $3,000 Agnes Advantage Award that can be used for an internship, to study abroad or for mentored research after she completes her sophomore year.
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.