Ranking At A Glance 

Agnes Scott College is frequently listed in publications as one of the nation's premier liberal arts colleges. Our innovative SUMMIT experience, exceptional faculty and dynamic campus community continue to attract attention.

There are many college rankings and rating scales that evaluate institutions based on things like faculty, student and financial resources, alumni giving, the availability of majors and classes, completion rates and the campus experience. Each ranking uses different criteria and data collection methods to measure colleges. 

Agnes Scott is proud to be recognized. However, rankings reflect only a piece of our institution that can be measured by quantifiable data. To get a holistic perspective of the Agnes Scott experience, please schedule a tour or visit our admission page to learn more.

The rankings below provide a sample of where Agnes Scott College stands in some of the most popular and widely recognized ratings. 

U.S. News & World Report
Agnes Scott Ranks: No. 1 Most Innovative, No. 1 First-Year Experience,  No. 2 in Social Mobility, No. 3 Learning CommunitiesNo. 4 Undergraduate Best Teaching 
What it measures: The U.S. News & World Report rankings evaluate institutions on eight factors: social mobility, graduation and retention, graduation rate performance, faculty resources, expert opinion, financial resources and alumni giving. Read the full breakdown of the methodology for the 2020 rankings. Share in the celebration of the 2020 U.S. News & World Report rankings here.  

The Princeton Review 
Agnes Scott Ranks: 2020 Best Value College,  2020 Best Southeastern College, 2020 Best 385 Colleges, No. 5 LGBTQ Friendly, No. 5 Town-Gown Relations are Great, No. 11 Best Alumni Network
What it measures: The Princeton Review evaluates institutions based on student surveys and data collected from the institution. The list is based on exceptional academics, financial aid, student life, sustainability and other factors. Read the full breakdown of the methodology of the "Best 385 Colleges."  

The Washington Monthly 
Agnes Scott Ranks: 31 out of 228 Liberal Arts Colleges 
What it measures: The Washington Monthly evaluates schools in three categories: social mobility recruiting and graduating, research and service. Read more information, and see the methodology of the Washington Monthly rankings here.

Great Value Colleges 
Agnes Scott Ranks: 1 of 2 Liberal Arts Colleges featured on the list of 30 Best College Planetariums and Observatories. Named in the 30 Best Liberal Arts Colleges in the South. 
What it measures: Great Value Colleges evaluates the best equipment, discoveries and visitor experiences of each collegiate observatory or planetarium.

Agnes Scott Ranks: Ranked a Forbes Best Value College
What it measures: Forbes evaluates quality; net price; net debt; alumni earning; timely graduation; and access for low-income students.