About Us

Since 1889, Agnes Scott College has empowered students to fulfill their potential through an innovative liberal arts education. We believe in big questions, global perspectives, and leading change. This is a community where the dreamers, the intellectually curious, and the socially-engaged fulfill their potential.

Discover why Agnes Scott is one of the top liberal arts colleges in the nation. This is a home for those who think college should be transformative. Our goal is to open doors for talented students and help them grow as individuals, scholars, professionals and citizens of the world.

Academic Innovation

Our undergraduate experience is defined by SUMMIT, our approach to reinventing the liberal arts education. Every student completes a core curriculum focused on global learning, leadership development, professional success and digital literacy, guided by their own Board of Advisors. Our academic offerings include programs in pre-law and pre-medicine and dual-degree programs in computer science, engineering and nursing.

Our growing number of graduate and post-baccalaureate programs are interdisciplinary, cutting-edge, and designed for professional and academic success. Agnes Scott’s graduate and post-bacc students are driven by curiosity and purpose and are supported by the college’s award-winning faculty.

How We Rank

Agnes Scott is ranked the No. 1 Most Innovative National Liberal Arts College by the U.S. News & World Report’s 2021 edition of “Best Colleges.” We were also ranked, No. 1 First-Year Experience, No. 2 Undergraduate Best Teaching, No. 3 Learning Communities, No. 6 Social Mobility and No. 6 Study Abroad. We have also been named a Best Value College by both Forbes and The Princeton Review.

View  of our rankings here

National Recognition

Agnes Scott has been named a Colleges That Change Lives School (CTCL), a designation that recognizes a student-centered college 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). 

Agnes Scott is also nationally recognized for our SUMMIT curriculum; the college received the Heiskell Award for Scholars as Drivers of Innovation and recognition from the Institute for International Education.

“Agnes Scott College is in itself very diverse, not just in terms of people who are here but also viewpoints. That’s what makes Agnes so strong.”

Jamila Surpris '17
Environmental Science & Sustainability

Distinguished Scottie Alumnae

Our Scotties have won Pulitzer Prizes, cracked the Billboard Top 100, and have even been elected to the Supreme Court in their state. Be inspired by the stories of these brave alumnae.

Read Agnes Scott Stories 

Leocadia I. Zak

President

"Agnes Scott College is defined by SUMMIT, our award-winning global learning and leadership experience. Our students arrive as bright, eager learners, and leave in four years as social, political and economic game-changers, ready to make a difference around the world. I am grateful for our amazing faculty and staff who work with me to shape our students' futures...turning their dreams into their successful destinies." - Leocadia I. Zak

Meet Our President

By the Numbers

1,081
Students
19
Countries Represented
9
graduate and post-bacc programs
10:1
Student/Faculty Ratio
16
Average Class Size
34
Undergraduate Majors

exterior of the main hall on the Agnes Scott College campus

Our Campus & City

Our campus is one of the most beautiful in the nation and lies at the heart of one of the most vibrant metropolitan areas in the country.

Members of Agnes Scott's soccer team gather with their hands in a circle to kick of the start of game.

Athletics

Our six varsity teams play at the NCAA Division III level, which provides our athletes with a well-rounded collegiate experience.

Agnes Scott College stonework arch way

History

Since 1889, Agnes Scott has been empowering students to think deeply, live honorably and engage the intellectual and social challenges of their time.

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