U.S.News Ranks Agnes Scott One of Best Colleges for Getting Involved

Wednesday, February 23, 2011

U.S.News & World Report has ranked Agnes Scott College No. 7 on its “20 Colleges Where It’s Easiest to Get Involved” list.
Students in a play
U.S. News calculated which schools had the most extracurricular activities relative to their student population. The results showed that small liberal arts colleges, such as Agnes Scott, tend to offer students the most extracurricular opportunities, according to the publication. U.S.News surveyed more than 1,700 colleges and universities for its 2010 survey of undergraduate programs.

Agnes Scott has approximately 50 student-run organizations and clubs for a student body of almost 950. These include organizations that cover everything from social change, community service and culture to academics, art and games. The college also has six varsity teams (basketball, lacrosse, soccer, softball, tennis and volleyball) that play at the NCAA Division III level.

“One of the great things about Agnes Scott is that if a new student doesn’t see an organization that fits her, nine times out of ten we can help her get one started,” said Kristy Smith, director of student activities at Agnes Scott.

A first-year student this fall was interested in playing chess but there was no chess club, Smith said. So the student created a club that now meets to play chess regularly.

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.