Full-Time Student Population
Part-Time Student Population
Full-Time Instructional Faculty
Part-Time Instructional Faculty
Faculty with Terminal Degree
Average Faculty Salary
Full-Time Retention Rate
- Fewer than 20 students: 72%
- 20 to 49 students: 28%
- 50 or more students: 0%
Continuing Professional: No
Adult Basic Remedial: No
Secondary (High School): No
Special Credit Opportunities
Advanced Placement (AP) Credits: Yes
Dual Credit: Yes
Life Experience Credits: No
Most Popular Majors
- Biology and Biological Sciences: 3%
- Creative Writing: 4%
- Psychology: 4%
- Social Sciences, Other: 4%
- Arts/fine arts
- English (including composition)
- Foreign languages
- Sciences (biological or physical)
- Social science
Special Study Options
Other Academic Offerings
- Accelerated program
- Double major
- Dual enrollment
- Exchange student program (domestic)
- Independent study
- Liberal arts/career combination
- Student-designed major
Agnes is a residential college, so there are no online courses offered. However, students are able to take online courses offered by surrounding colleges for credit if the course isn't offered at Agnes.
Best Places to Study
- The dorms
- The Fireplace Lounge
- Java Monkey
- The library
- Technology Production Studio
Tips to Succeed
- Come with an open mind. Agnes is a college that prides itself in not only its academics, but also its diversity. While you are there, you will meet women of different races, nationalities, cultures, religions, sexual orientations, and opinions. It's important not to limit yourself to those who share your beliefs. By socializing with these different groups of young women, you will begin to grow.
- Do your homework! In college, there is no one telling you to do your homework or emphasizing the importance of it. You have to do your work in order to learn the material and get a gauge for what will be on tests. Read before class so you can provide additional input in class discussions. Doing things outside of what is required better prepares you for an exceptional academic experience.
- Don't go it alone! This goes for academically as well as socially. If you're having trouble in a class, there are tons of places around campus that will be willing to help you. If you ask a professor for help or to direct you to a place where you can get help, they will help you. This goes for social situations, as well. There are hotlines, RAs, counselors, deans, and professors who would love to speak with you. It's a matter of seeking help and not waiting for it to come. Ask and you shall receive!
- Don't overload yourself with too many classes, and don't take too few, either. It's easy to be overzealous with your goals and expectations, but the classes require a lot of time and effort. Overloading yourself will be extremely stressful, while taking too few classes will be frustrating. There is a happy medium.
- Don't skip class! It's important to come to class in college because you miss so much in one day. Of course, there will be an exception to the rule, but a majority of the time, professors cover an extensive amount of material in a short amount of time. It's important that you have good attendance in order for you to succeed academically.
- Go to orientation activities! Orientation activities may seem silly and may even be stressful at times, but they help you meet new people. During orientation, you will meet some of your "forever" friends.
- Join clubs! Use your interests to your advantage. Joining clubs will help you find your niche, and guide you into potential leadership opportunities as well as a place to find longlasting friends.
- Make time for a social life. It's easy to become wrapped up in academics as well as extracurricular activities, but it is never a good idea to isolate yourself from others or from having a good time. Life outside of college can be a worthwhile, worldly experience.
- Stay involved on campus! Involvement in clubs and school activities helps to foster a sense of community within yourself as well as within others. Putting yourself out there is the key to making new friends and feeling connected.
Did You Know?
- Agnes consistently ranks in the top 10 percent of American colleges whose students go on to complete Ph.D. degrees.
- Agnes offers various centers to help students succeed in their classes. These centers include: Center for Writing & Speaking Center, Center for Teaching & Learning, Educational Technology Center, the Resource Center for Math and Science, and the Science Center for Women.
- The Office of Academic Advising helps students decide which majors to pursue, which special programs they are eligible to enter into, as well as advanced placement opportunities.
- Agnes has a post-baccalaureate program in pre-medicine.
- The College became Agnes Scott College in 1906. It was the first higher education institution in Georgia to receive regional accreditation.
- Use of an honor code and student governance has been prevalent since 1906.