U.S. News Again Ranks Agnes Scott a Great School at a Great Price

Tuesday, September 13, 2011

Agnes Scott College is again included on U.S. News & World Report’s “Great Schools, Great Prices” list. The college was ranked No. 17 among national liberal arts colleges in U.S. News’ 2012 best value rankings.
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Agnes Scott’s ranking reflects U.S. News’ assessment of the college’s academic quality as well as its value and commitment to provide financial aid to qualified students. “The higher the quality of the program and the lower the cost, the better the deal,” according to U.S. News.

“At a time when so many families are concerned about college cost, Agnes Scott continues to receive national attention for providing exceptional value for the money,” said Elizabeth Kiss, president of Agnes Scott. “We work continuously to expand and improve the academic opportunities and highly personalized learning experiences we offer our students, including internships, study abroad, mentored research and leadership programs. At the same time, we have kept tuition and other costs as low as possible, with increases well below the national average.”

Agnes Scott’s overall Best Colleges’ ranking was No. 68 among national liberal arts colleges, and the college was also ranked in the top 10 among national liberal arts schools for the diversity of its student body and in the top 20 nationally for alumni giving. Last year Agnes Scott students hailed from 43 states and 37 countries and nearly 40 percent were students of color.

“Agnes Scott is committed to preparing women for leadership and success in a diverse global society,” Kiss said. “The remarkable diversity of our student body creates a learning environment that prepares our graduates for tomorrow’s workplace and wider world. And the willingness of our alumnae to give back to their alma mater is a great testimonial to the value of an Agnes Scott education.”

America’s Best Colleges compares more than 1,400 accredited four-year schools on a set of 15 indicators. Among many factors weighed in determining the rankings, the key measures of quality are: peer assessment, graduation and retention rates, faculty resources, student selectivity, financial resources and alumni giving.

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.