Kiplinger Again Ranks ASC a Best Value Private College

Monday, October 31, 2011

Kiplinger’s Personal Finance has again named Agnes Scott College among its annual best values in private institutions, private universities and liberal arts colleges it says combine outstanding quality with affordability.

Selected from a pool of more than 600 private institutions, the schools on the two lists were ranked according to academic quality and affordability, with quality accounting for the majority of the total. Criteria included admission and retention rates, student-faculty ratio and graduation rates, as well as data on cost and financial aid.

Each year, Kiplinger’s assesses quality according to measurable standards, including the percentage of students who are admitted out of those who applied, the test scores of incoming first-year students, the ratio of students to faculty members and the four- and five-year graduation rates.

Agnes Scott College was also 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.

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.