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.

 

  • Rebekah Scott Hall completed renovations in the fall of 2018.  The Elizabeth Kiss welcome center communicates our history and the SUMMIT experience, and the upper floors are an elegant residence for students, enhanced with air conditioning, a residential entrance and improved common areas.

 

  • Over the last ten years, Agnes Scott has expanded its academic offerings with nine new majors and minors, including public health, neuroscience and business management.  Beginning in fall 2018, Agnes Scott began offering a graduate program in Writing and Digital Communication, with plans to expand to a total of six areas of graduate study.

 

  • Agnes Scott is ranked the No. 1 Most Innovative National Liberal Arts College by the U.S. News and World Report’s 2019 edition of “Best Colleges.' It also ranks second nationally for Best Undergraduate Teaching, and No. 51 among liberal arts colleges, up 10 places from 2018. 

 

  • The college placed in the top 20 in eight categories in The Princeton Review’s 2019 edition of “The Best 384 Colleges,” including "Best Alumni Network," “Most Active Student Government," and "Best Classroom Experience."

 

  • The college has received awards for its sustainability efforts from Southface Energy Institute, the Georgia Trust, the Georgia Urban Forestry Council, and the Clean Air Campaign, and the STARS Gold award from the Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE).

 

  • Over the past decade, the college has produced two Marshall Scholars, three Goldwater Scholars, a Truman Scholar and 29 Fulbright Scholars.

  • Thanks to the generosity of alumnae and friends, the college raised $115.9 million in The Greatness Before Us campaign, exceeding its $100 million goal.

 

Our Newest Alumnae

  • The class of 2018 was the first to participate in Agnes Scott’s Catalyst Leaders program and Impact Peer Leader program.

 

  • Members of the class of 2018 are pursuing graduate and professional degrees at many fine institutions including University of Missouri-St. Louis, Loyola Stritch School of Medicine, Georgia State University, Mercer University, Texas Tech University, Georgia Institute of Technology, University of Michigan, University of Washington, George Washington University, Warwick University in the U.K., St. John’s School of Law, Emory University, University of Georgia, University of Chicago and, many more.

 

  • Other members of the class of 2018 launched their careers at great organizations like Peace Corps, Teach for America or KIPP Schools, or at companies like Amazon, AT&T, Chegg Tutors, Deloitte, Eastman Chemical Company, IDEXX Roswell, Storycorps, Compassion in World Farming, Golden Age Youth, Gallo Winery, Deloitte, Cordence Worldwide, Chungdahm April academy in Korea and Amazon as well as Agnes Scott College! 

 

  • 46 percent studied abroad in 34 different countries –  Australia, Belgium, Chile Cuba, Germany, Ghana, Jamaica, Malta, Nepal, Senegal, South Korea, Sweden, United Kingdom to name a few.