Points of Pride

Agnes Scott College, founded in 1889, is an independent national liberal arts college for women located in the metropolitan Atlanta area, affiliated with the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.).

• Fall 2015 marked the official launch of SUMMIT, a college experience unique to Agnes Scott that reinvents a liberal arts education for the 21st century. Every student, regardless of her major, will complete a core curriculum focused on global learning and leadership development and build her own Board of Advisors, including a career mentor. Highlights of SUMMIT include a three-day leadership immersion experience and a weeklong faculty-led global study tour in every student’s first year, and the creation of a four-year digital portfolio to synthesize what she learns both on and off campus. SUMMIT is the centerpiece of the college’s strategy to achieve a student body of 1,100 undergraduates by 2020.

• Phase one of renovations to Rebekah Scott Hall began in summer 2015, repairing the roof, cupola and exterior brickwork. With the planned renovation, Rebekah will be the first place prospective students visit on campus. A welcome center will communicate our history and the SUMMIT experience, and upper floors will remain an elegant residence for students, enhanced with air conditioning, a residential entrance and improved common areas.

• Over the last seven years, Agnes Scott has expanded its academic offerings with nine new majors and minors, including public health, neuroscience and business management.

• The college has gained regional and national recognition for sustainability, installing the largest amount of rooftop solar panels among all nonprofit institutions in Georgia. Agnes Scott was also a finalist for the 2015 national Climate Leadership Award.

• Agnes Scott has been named a “Top Fulbright Producer” by the U.S. Institute of International Education. Last year the college had two Fulbright Scholars—Lindsey Garland ’15 in Athens, Greece, and Shima St Germain ’15 in Malaysia.

• The college placed in the top 20 in five categories in The Princeton Review’s 2016 edition of “The Best 380 Colleges,” including “Best Quality of Life.”

• Agnes Scott ranks number 67 among national liberal arts colleges in U.S. News and World Report’s 2016 edition of “Best Colleges,” up from number 73 last year, making it once again the top-ranked liberal arts college in Georgia. It also ranks number 20 in the “Great Schools, Great Prices” ranking, up from number 21 one year ago.

• Thanks to the generosity of alumnae and friends, the college has raised $103.27 million toward its $100 million goal in The Greatness Before Us campaign so far (as of 3/31/2016).

Our Newest Alumnae

· The class of 2015 included two Fulbright Scholars, three Peace Corps volunteers, a Woodrow Wilson Teaching Fellow, two graduates selected for Teach for America, and one selected for Americorps.

· 52 percent studied abroad during college, journeying to many places, including Australia, Belgium, Canada, China, Costa Rica, Cuba, Ecuador, England, Fiji, France, French Guiana, Germany, Ghana, Greece, Italy, Morocco, Northern Ireland, the Netherlands, Scotland, Senegal, Spain, Sweden, Switzerland, Thailand and Turkey.

· 71 percent completed an internship at a wide array of institutions, including the 2014 FIFA World Cup Brazil, Alliance Theatre, Atlanta Film Festival, The Carter Center, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, City of Decatur, the Clinton Foundation, The Coca-Cola Company, Decatur Arts Alliance, Feminist Women’s Health Center, Georgia Aquarium, Grady Trauma Project, International Rescue Committee, Marcus Autism Center, Phi Beta Kappa, Smithsonian Institution, Turknett Leadership Group, U.S. Department of Commerce, U.S. Green Building Council, Zoo Atlanta and more.

· 70 percent completed a mentored research project, and several students published in peer-reviewed journals.

· The class of 2015 boasted a 90 percent graduate school acceptance rate, heading to institutions including Yale, Harvard, Oxford, Emory, Penn State, Columbia, Fordham, Wake Forest, George Washington University, Washington State University, the universities of Maryland, Michigan and Indiana, the American Film Institute and Leiden University in the Netherlands.

· Class members have launched careers at Pegasus CRM, Grady Trauma Project, Fernbank Museum, the Decatur Arts Alliance, the American Institute of Physics, Tekoa Academy of Accelerated Studies STEM School, Project Inspire, Adventure Teaching in South Korea, Environmental Resource Management, HD Supply, WINGs for Kids, Expeditors, Georgia Department of Corrections, Denver Publishing Institute, and management training programs at Enterprise Rent-A-Car and Nordstrom, as well as right here at Agnes Scott College!

By the Numbers: Class of 2019

272 students enrolled (the largest class in Agnes Scott history!)

3.7/4.0 average GPA

SAT: 1090-1300ACT: 23-29Middle 50% range

9 countries and 32 states and U.S. territories

6% international

Where are they from?

Georgia, Illinois, Florida, New York, California, North Carolina, Tennessee, Maryland, South Carolina, Washington, Texas, Arizona, Colorado, Connecticut, Indiana, Pennsylvania, Alabama, Kentucky, Virgin Islands, Alaska, Arkansas, Washington D.C., Delaware, Idaho, Massachusetts, Maine, Minnesota, Missouri, New Jersey, Nevada, Ohio, Rhode Island, Virginia, Bangladesh, China, Jamaica, Mexico, Norway, Rwanda, Taiwan, Uganda