Location
Decatur, GA
Undergrads
869
Tuition
$33,461
Admission Difficulty
Average
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3 College Sophomore

Transportation: MARTA is typically the way that people get around. It is convenient during standard daytime hours. However, for nightlife activities, it is lacking.

3 College Sophomore

Guys & Girls: Girls at Agnes – Agnes girls are they're own brand of people. Everyone is weird.

4 College Sophomore

Weather: 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.

4 College Sophomore

Diversity: 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.

4 College Sophomore

Majors: 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!

3 College Sophomore

Computers: 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.

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5 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: Realy Safe Area – i feel safe when i am walking alone in campus even in midnight

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5 College Sophomore

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.

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4 College Senior

Transportation: 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.

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1 College Senior

Diversity: 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!

4 College Senior

Diversity: 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.

5 College Senior

Facilities: 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.

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3 College Sophomore

Facilities: 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.

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4 College Sophomore

Parking: 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.

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2 College Sophomore

Drug Safety: 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.

5 College Sophomore

Facilities: 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.

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3 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: 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!

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4 College Sophomore

Scholarships: 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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3 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: It's a Great School – I was considering transferring, but when I saw that professors came up to me and started talking to me about what I wanted to do and why I was transferring it made me feel extremely welcome and as if I was more than just a number but an actual person. There are a ton of people (tutors, professors, faculty) who are willing to help you if you need anything, and the students are just great. It's a great learning community!

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3 College Sophomore

Transportation: No Convenient and Safe Transport After Dark – Unless you have a car, or you feel like braving the MARTA past ten at night, there aren't many transportation options here in Agnes. The MARTA will get you around the metro Atlanta area, and the station is only three blocks away, but even an experienced MARTA rider will admit that after dark, it's not as safe.
During the daytime however, Agnes has ZipCars, rent-a-bicycle, and MARTA :]

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5 College Junior

Facilities: We're Really a Community – Because Agnes Scott is such a small school, you know almost everyone and your professors and the staff know you by name. It's easy to get the support you need here, whether academically, personally, or emotionally. I love that I can have a friendly relationship with the Deans, and have conversations in the dining hall with everyone from the President of the College to our campus police officers.

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3 College Junior

Facilities: We Need More Equipment! We have a small gym with work out equipment that is available for students 24/7 but a lot of times it is full because there are so few machines. It's difficult to find an available time. Our student center is great! With conference rooms, a lot of useful offices, and food, it's a central hang out spot for students.

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4 College Junior

Computers: There Is Enough to Go Around! There are computers in the library that are available for student use when the library is open. They are available for printing, internet (which is pretty reliable now) and doing school work. You don't need your own printer because of the availability of printers on campus. Having your own computer is nice for socializing.

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4 College Junior

Academics: The registration process at Agnes can be annoying at times. It starts with the upper classmen and then registration opens for lower classmen. And they also switch when students will go each semester.

4 College Junior

Local Atmosphere: Eccentric Atlanta – Agnes Scott maybe a small college but it has a big attitude. There is something always going on at Agnes. We are a community of women that are not afraid to go into the city and have fun. Agnes Scott College is about 15 minutes from downtown Atlanta but that doesn't mean that there isn't fun things to do in our area.

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Sofia Barrera
Hometown
Atlanta
Major
English
Grad Year
2014
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Agnes Scott is a liberal arts school with a small professor-to-student ratio, with rigorous academics and a thriving club life. The professors are all passionate about the subjects they teach and have had some experience in their fields, too. For the most part, they bring their all to each class. Not only are the professors intelligent and passionate, but they are also personable. There are few professors who are difficult to speak with about problems, anxieties, or comments about a class. The same can be said for all of the faculty and staff at Agnes. Everyone is committed to allowing students to learn and grow. The small community helps everything be personal.

Agnes helps to shape students into well-rounded individuals with the skills to enter a career. In order to get the full Agnes experience, it's important to put yourself out there. Many skills can't be acquired without reaching out to the College's offices or clubs/organizations. However, the most important thing any prospective student should remember about Agnes when making her big decision is that Agnes is a small, private, women's liberal arts college. All of these factors are important to consider because they will determine the experience you have. All in all, the Agnes experience is a wonderful one, but students should be aware that this experience is only obtained if they actively engage in the community around them.

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