Agnes Scott College Summary

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Basic Statistics

Decatur, GA
Full-Time Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
In-State Tuition
Out-of-State Tuition
Room & Board
Acceptance Rate
62 %
Admission Difficulty
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Best ThingsMore . . .

  • Everyone is so friendly, both faculty and students.
  • It's small, with a community-like feel. It is a very accepting place.
  • The campus is very diverse.
  • The campus is beautiful and has a history behind it.

Worst ThingsMore . . .

  • Without scholarships or loans, Agnes is super expensive.
  • Dining at Agnes isn't very vegetarian friendly.
  • You must have special permission from the school to live off campus.
  • The Internet connection, Ethernet and wireless, can be flaky.

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Overall ExperienceWhat's This?

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.

Agnes Scott Student Reviews

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3 College Junior

Campus Housing: I think the dorms are nice, but for $10,000 a year, they're not nice enough. I understand the dorms are unique because they've been around for decades, but updates need to be made! Students should not be charged this much money when they can't even get on an elevator without it getting stuck between floors.

3 College Junior

Campus Dining: Our food isn't terrible, but they need to add more flavor to it! I think Agnes caters too much to vegetarian and vegan options, as well as gluten-free. I understand that people don't eat certain foods, but it's annoying when you think something will taste good, but instead, it's flavorless. Vegetable options need to be expanded and more menu items need to be added! WHOEVER COOKS THE GRITS ON SATURDAY MORNINGS SHOULD BE THE ONLY PERSON ALLOWED TO COOK THEM DURING THE WEEK.

3 College Junior

Nightlife: If you don't have a car or if you don't know anyone with a car, nightlife may be difficult. MARTA runs up until 1 or 2 in the morning, but most parties don't end until 3 or 4 in the morning. Even if you decide to ride MARTA to a party, it can be inconvenient because the train may be late or it may be packed with people, especially if there's an event going on. Taxis are available, but they can be expensive. If you do have a car or if you know someone with a car, nightlife may be much better. I have my own car, so I'm able to drive to different campuses, such as Clark Atlanta University, Georgia Tech, and Morehouse College. These schools (and others) have great parties, but they can get boring once you've been to many of them. I don't drink alcohol (and I'm not of age), so I don't know much about drink prices. Clubs are around Atlanta as well, such as Cream Ultra Lounge, Mansion Elan and Opera Nightclub, but they have age restrictions, so please check!

College Junior

Guys & Girls: Since Agnes Scott College is a women's college, there aren't any male students. The LGBT community is widely accepted, but it can be overwhelming at times. As with heterosexual couples, I'm not a fan of PDA and you'll definitely see a lot of PDA on campus.

College Junior

Off-Campus Housing: Unless you're a commuter or you have special circumstances, you must live on campus! I don't think it's a terrible concept, but it can be frustrating. If I wanted to live off campus and commute, it would be difficult because within a five to ten mile radius, housing can be very expensive for college students.


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