College Junior 2011-10-16T17:18:14Z
No Greek life at Agnes, but tons of frat parties at Georgia Tech to go crazy at.
College Junior 2011-10-16T17:15:05Z
Overpriced Crap – Salty, bland, and repetitive.
I stick to the salad bar everyday because I can't stand the stuff they cook. There's fried chicken every Wednesday and tacos every Friday. Blech. The coffee sucks and they always run out of lactaid. The cereal selection sucks, it's all sugary junk. They also need to diversify their fruit selection.
College Junior 2011-10-16T17:11:18Z
Fitness room is small, but adequate. Library is gorgeous and spacious. Dorms? NOT like palaces by any means. Walter's is disgusting. The tiled floors remind me of cafeterias/bathrooms. The walls are gross with all of the paint peeling off. The showers and bathrooms are so disgusting and everything is old, old, old. The lounge is so gross you'll never want to hang out in it.
College Junior 2011-10-16T16:56:22Z
there are stores and small chain restaurants to get food from but other than that the amazing places like the clubs and farmer markets are far away. Bikes are important is car is too expensive and the buses from Emory, a nearby college also are free with Agnes Scott school id.
College Junior 2011-10-16T16:53:05Z
As a out of state student, my nightlife is limited to finding rides and bring to escape the boring of Agnes Scott. There are hardly any activities at night, unless it is spirit week or there is a dance being hosted, which is rare.
College Junior 2011-10-16T16:47:19Z
Evans Dining Hall Vs Mollies – Evans Dining hall is the main food building where pretty much everyone goes to enjoy there meals, and while the beginning days will baffle you with diversity and all you can eat, the rest of your years will drive you insane. The women who serve are delightful and love to be friendly. They are extremely generous with portions and have no problem taking requests for food or options. The menu is extremely repetitive and not exactly healthy because of the grease and extreme quantities of sodium.
Mollies is the second place on campus for food, but unlike the Evans dining hall the staff is rude and intimidating. the food is of great taste, but is often the cause of diarehea and food sickness.
College Senior 2011-10-10T19:48:18Z
MARTA is typically the way that people get around. It is convenient during standard daytime hours. However, for nightlife activities, it is lacking.
College Senior 2011-10-10T19:44:14Z
Guys & Girls:
Girls at Agnes – Agnes girls are they're own brand of people. Everyone is weird.
College Senior 2011-10-09T05:15:19Z
Personally, I love Georgia weather. It's often sunny here and generally mild year round. The summers are warm, but they aren't intolerable. There are four seasons, which is quite nice. The only thing you have to worry about is rain, because when it rains here it pours for extended periods. As long as you bring rain boots and an umbrella, you'll be set.
College Senior 2011-10-09T05:02:49Z
Agnes has a really awesome sense of diversity. Agnes has a bunch of multicultural organizations that do a lot of work and host a lot of events on campus. We're also very accepting of people of all sexual orientations as well. There's very little conflict at Agnes due to race, ethnicity, sexual orientation, or economic background. We're more likely than not to be extremely tolerant and accepting of one another, but there are some catches to Agnes's diversity and tolerance.
We're becoming a majority minority school, which is fine for diversity, but some white people I know feel like they are excluded from a lot a diversity talk just because they're white. Also, it's difficult to have a conservative view point at Agnes because a majority of women here are liberal. Being religious can be difficult here at times. Mostly because the religious organizations don't do too much around campus and partly because some people on campus have negative attitudes towards religion as a whole. It's also difficult to be straight on campus. There's sometimes a stigma that is you're straight you don't like or accept others of a differing sexual orientation, but mostly that's due to a stereotype, and not always an actuality.
College Senior 2011-10-04T02:21:54Z
I would advise prospective students to turn in their paperwork early and decide what they are interested in. Although they don't have to choose their major, it's helpful to have an idea of what you want to explore. Agnes has amazing resources and there is advice/help for any and everything you can think of!
College Senior 2011-10-04T02:18:33Z
Love how green the campus is. I can always rely on the network and its speed. Although it's preferable to have a personal laptop, students can always use the ones in labs/library or borrow a laptop to use within the library.
College Senior 2011-10-04T02:04:58Z
Health & Safety:
Realy Safe Area – i feel safe when i am walking alone in campus even in midnight
College Senior 2011-09-13T23:28:17Z
Health & Safety:
Beyond Safe – I have always felt extra safe on campus. Our public safety does the utmost to make sure we're protected. We have one the safest campuses in the country in my opinion.
Recent Alumnus 2011-09-05T03:28:26Z
Never Again – NO STUDENT deserves to have the experience that I had! Women of Agnes Scott College are marketed hard by the admissions office as living honorably, acting as a sisterhood, united by a love for learning and caring for the world they share. Instead, I watch girls belittle each other on a daily basis. I watch as other girls turn a blind eye and shelter themselves in their exclusive circles of friends. Rather than being open to one another, many people are easily offended and perpetually on the defensive about almost everything. What does that solve? It is the most polarized environment I have ever been in. The school's mission statement is wonderful, but it is not being carried out equally amongst all students. The words that pour from the mouths of many students are dripping with entitlement and exclusivity. I regularly observe behavior that is ANYTHING but honorable-and is purposely hidden from the Alumna AND prospective students. Now how is that honorable? The student graduation retention rating speaks for itself: 68%. What happens to the other 32%? They transfer. Do not ignore this. I took it with a grain of salt and assumed that it was due to the "rigorous" academics, but they are a complete joke and I walked out of there with a 4.0. I read some negative student reviews before I committed to Agnes Scott and I sort of brushed them aside. I thought, "Hey, I don't know who these people are who had a bad time at Agnes! I may not be anything like them!" And it's true. Maybe I'm not at all like those negative reviewers. Maybe we don't have the same personalities or values. However, I do know that I've been very disappointed in my experience here. I am transferring to an extremely prestigious school that I won't be ashamed or embarrassed to hold a degree from and if you're considering Agnes, I urge you to open your eyes and look at the direction that it's going in. It's ironic that Agnes Scott is a school that prides itself on empowering women. My most empowering moment was the day I withdrew.
Recent Alumnus 2011-09-05T03:18:49Z
One of the Few Bright Things About ASC – Parking is pretty good. Parking passes are usually about $100 for the year. There are plenty of spaces and the campus is so darn small, walking across it is no big deal. Having a car is incredibly important because you're going to want to get away from the drama. If you don't have a car, there are plenty of places you can walk to. Just be safe, as Atlanta is known for it's high crime rates. If you have a group, go out with them rather than going alone.
Recent Alumnus 2011-09-05T03:16:37Z
Diverse and Exclusive – Agnes Scott is extremely diverse in some ways more than others. For example, ethnically, there are a lot of cultures represented amongst international students--and this is truly the only diversity you can count on. Almost everyone is liberal and EVERYONE is FEMALE. I found myself on the "outside" of many social groups because I am just a white, straight female and most students classify themselves as "gay" or "christian" or "a member of such-and-such club/group". Look no further than the Agnes Scott Dining Hall. The exclusive rich girls (colonnade club) hang with other exclusive rich girls, the asians stick together, the black girls often sit in groups, the lesbians usually band together in various love triangles, the christian girls often sit away from everyone else to pray for them. It's outrageously polarized and everyone is ready to be offended at the drop of a hat. If you go to Agnes Scott, expect to make a very small group of friends (if you're lucky!) and rarely venture outside of that group. This is not necessarily a positive thing because you will likely form your group early on and if you have issues with them down the road, other groups have already formed and they won't want to let you "in". Ask yourself if that cattiness and exclusivity sounds like a "diverse and honorable" experience to you!
Recent Alumnus 2011-09-05T03:12:35Z
Diverse but Exclusive – Agnes Scott is extremely diverse in some ways more than others. For example, ethnically, there are a lot of cultures represented amongst international students. Almost everyone is liberal. But don't be fooled. I found myself on the "outside" of many social groups because I am just a white, straight female. Look no further than the Agnes Scott Dining Hall. The exclusive rich girls (colonnade club) hang with other exclusive rich girls, the asians stick together, the black girls often sit in groups, the lesbians usually band together in various love triangles, the christian girls often sit away from everyone else to pray for them. It's outrageously polarized and everyone seems to be offended at the drop of a hat. If you go to Agnes Scott, expect to make a very small group of friends and rarely venture outside of that group. This is not necessarily a positive thing because you will likely form your group early on and if you have issues with them down the road, other groups have already formed and they won't want to let you "in". Ask yourself if that cattiness and exclusivity sounds like a "diverse and honorable" experience.
Recent Alumnus 2011-08-31T00:27:08Z
Main Quad – The main quad is found in the center of campus and features lush green grass and shady trees. On warm days you will find many students lounging around or doing homework on the quad. It embodies the beautiful and calm aesthetic of the Agnes Scott campus.
College Senior 2011-08-30T21:34:46Z
Decatur has a little town feel with cozy shops and restaurants. With the MARTA station the city of Atlanta is within 10 minutes train rail.
College Senior 2011-08-30T21:29:38Z
Worth It – Permit costs 100 dollars per semester, campus security is pretty lax about ticketing and fines but they do the rounds once or twice a month. It is so nice to have a car on campus. Agnes Scott's campus is so small and Atlanta has so much to offer that having a car is helpful in getting out of that little world. Parking availability is great- - a huge parking garage and many centrally located parking lots that are all open to students.
College Senior 2011-08-30T21:25:54Z
There is a small pocket of women that regularly smoke weed and get high using whatever other drugs. But overall, if you don't ask around you would never know people at Agnes Scott knew what weed was.
The judicial and honor court scare most people into going off campus for anything drug related.
College Senior 2011-08-30T13:34:41Z
There is none. There are alot of diffrent girls that decide to go to ASC. A lot of them look like they step out of a UrbanOutfitters magazine, while others are really down to earth. Most of the well known girls on campus are hipsters though.
College Senior 2011-08-30T13:30:09Z
The freshman dorms are alright. They aren't as beautiful as some of our upperclassmen dorms, but atleast they have air. The upperclassmen dorms, Rebekah and Main do not have air, but Rebekah is really elegant on the inside. Our other two upperclassmen dorms Inman and Hopkins have air. Inman is amazing, with its high ceilings, hardwood floors and huge windows. Hopkins sits at the very far end of the campus and is above the wellness center, but it has new memory foam beds and is a very small hall, which is important to keep in mind when thinking of how messy larger dorms can become. Oh! And all of our dorms have FREE laundry!
College Senior 2011-08-30T02:42:15Z
Good and Bad – My first year, the process could have gone much smoother. Being new to the experience wasn't helping either. I felt that my financial aid staff during my first year was not helpful at all. Before entering my second year, I made an appointment with a financial aid counselor and she was great. Really helped me get the most money I could get without racking up a lot of debt. I definitely suggest talking to a financial aid counselor rather than trying to do all the paperwork without knowing what to do. It saved me a bunch of money!
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