Agnes Scott Once Again Included in Fiske Guide

Thursday, July 15, 2010

Agnes Scott College has once again been included in The Fiske Guide to Colleges, which features more than 300 of the country’s “best and most interesting colleges and universities,” according to Fiske.

This most recent listing joins others in which Agnes Scott is consistently featured, including U.S.News & World Report’s America’s Best Colleges, The Princeton Review’s Best Value Colleges and Colleges That Change Lives.

The 2011 guide, to be released in August, was written to convey to students and parents the personality of each school based on a broad range of subjects including student body, academics, social life and financial aid.

“Agnes Scott College, founded in 1889, offers a small town campus atmosphere and provides women with an intellectually challenging institution—absent the distraction of men. The college is known for its science and math programs, but it also produces skilled writers and artists and continues to be one of the South’s leading women’s schools,” according to the guide. “Small but mighty, ASC stands out for the little touches that make students feel they’re part of a close-knit community.”

The guide is written by Edward B. Fiske, who served as education editor of the New York Times for 17 years. Fiske also co-wrote, along with Bruce G. Hammond, The Fiske Guide to Nailing the SAT, as well as Fiske What to do When for College and The Fiske Guide to Getting into the Right College.

The Fiske Guide accepts no consulting, advertising or other fees from colleges and has no outside relationship with colleges working on its behalf.

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 social, cultural and experiential learning opportunities. This highly selective liberal arts college is known for its diverse and dynamic intellectual community. Through SUMMIT, it provides every student, regardless of major, with an individualized course of study and co-curricular experiences that develop leadership abilities and understanding of complex global dynamics.