U.S. News Again Ranks Agnes Scott a Great School at a Great Price
Tuesday, September 13, 2011
Agnes Scott’s ranking reflects U.S. News’ assessment of the college’s academic quality as well as its value and commitment to provide financial aid to qualified students. “The higher the quality of the program and the lower the cost, the better the deal,” according to U.S. News.
“At a time when so many families are concerned about college cost, Agnes Scott continues to receive national attention for providing exceptional value for the money,” said Elizabeth Kiss, president of Agnes Scott. “We work continuously to expand and improve the academic opportunities and highly personalized learning experiences we offer our students, including internships, study abroad, mentored research and leadership programs. At the same time, we have kept tuition and other costs as low as possible, with increases well below the national average.”
Agnes Scott’s overall Best Colleges’ ranking was No. 68 among national liberal arts colleges, and the college was also ranked in the top 10 among national liberal arts schools for the diversity of its student body and in the top 20 nationally for alumni giving. Last year Agnes Scott students hailed from 43 states and 37 countries and nearly 40 percent were students of color.
“Agnes Scott is committed to preparing women for leadership and success in a diverse global society,” Kiss said. “The remarkable diversity of our student body creates a learning environment that prepares our graduates for tomorrow’s workplace and wider world. And the willingness of our alumnae to give back to their alma mater is a great testimonial to the value of an Agnes Scott education.”
America’s Best Colleges compares more than 1,400 accredited four-year schools on a set of 15 indicators. Among many factors weighed in determining the rankings, the key measures of quality are: peer assessment, graduation and retention rates, faculty resources, student selectivity, financial resources and alumni giving.
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.