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Reviews 523 total reviews with an average rating of 3.7

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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

Campus Quality: 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

Campus Quality: 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

Campus Quality: 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

Campus Quality: 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

Campus Quality: 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

Technology: 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 Area: 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.

3 College Junior

Academics: Women's Studies – The Women's Studies department is small. The belief is often that girls don't want to be a women's studies major as a women's college, but other women's colleges don't have such small departments. There are less than 10 majors. Best bet is to link up with an Emory student or faculty member to find out what's going on at Emory

3 College Junior

Local Area: The City of Decatur loves Agnes Scott students. The students are known for being hardworkers and law abiding residents. Agnes is near the Marta station, making it easy to access the rest of Atlanta.

Worst part is that Agnes is situated near a railroad line, where trains loudly pass 3 times a day

2 College Junior

Local Area: The City of Decatur – Decatur is a fun place to be, but it's extremely family-friendly, so no ragers will be found here. Atlanta, a few miles further, has lots to offer, but you have to have a car!

2 College Junior

Academics: My Education Counts – While Agnes Scott has a good education, we are currently losing money and classes are being cut. What fun this time is for all of us.

4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: Different Way of Living; Different Way of Thinking – At first I was extremely hesitant to attend an All Women's College, but that is now the least of my worries. Agnes Scott being a Liberal Art's College makes it possible for students who simply love to learn- to do it, without being judged, as well as being able to finish their Major on time. The courseload at Agnes Scott is rigorous, I won't lie- but I love it and feel it's worth it for the future. I have met some of the most foward-thinking young women, and feel right at home. Our professors always encourage different opinions, no matter how ridiculous it seems in the beginning. & as a student that is extremely reassuring and allows students to engage their thoughts and critically analyze without boundaries. & With that I have learned more about myself, people, and the world in general than I have ever learned in my entire educational career.

3 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: The First-Year dorms are Winship and Walters. The Walters Corner rooms are fun and have great furniture- But these are the least liked buildings on Campus. The other buildings are breath-taking historical buildings. I've always had a great social atmosphere with the girls on my floor- they became my closest friends in college. The cost isn't enormous- but if you don't have a scholarship it could cause certain problems for certain students. The Dorms are in close proximity to the class buildings so for being convinient- that it is! (& not to mention 5 minutes away from the bustling city of Atlanta). The housing process is a lottery- so it's better for the seniors and worse for the Sophmores- but hey that is how the hierarchy works right?

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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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