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3 College Freshman

Diversity: In many ways, students are diverse and accepting of each other's differences. Religion, ethnicity, race, and sexual orientation stir up no trouble. Economic background feels a bit homogenized at times. Political beliefs can be pretty contentious. Most students on campus are moderate to liberal, though there is sometimes the feeling that conservative beliefs and opinions aren't welcome or respected.

5 College Junior

Diversity: It's the most diverse college in Georgia and the SE

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5 College Sophomore

Diversity: ASC has a collectively open mind and is very accepting of diversity. Over 100 countries are represented by the student population and the school sponsors the local refugee school's lunch where young girls come to campus and eat and can talk to the students. Some of the college students volunteer to teach English to the girls at this school and to the students on campus who don't speak English as their first language. The LGBT community is also very active on our campus. We have "safe zones" and safe zone trainings which are free and open to everyone where students can come and open up about their thoughts and opinions without judgement. This is very helpful for the LGBT community as well as one of the reasons that the school has such an accepting atmosphere.

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4 College Freshman

Diversity: Its much more diverse then my highschool

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5 College Freshman

Diversity: The school is very accepting and judge free. They encourage diversity and promote it. Through clubs and different organizations, everything is accepted.


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For being such a small, private school, Agnes is extremely diverse when it comes to cultures, ethnicities, places of origin, and economic backgrounds. There are clubs abound that represent minority groups across nearly all cultures, orientations, and religions, that often make their presence known throughout the year. There is a wonderful tolerance for minority groups, religions, sexual orientations, and liberal opinions; however, all of this tolerance of diversity can make those who don't quite fit the "minority" spectrum feel undervalued.

Students who don't feel like they fit the "diverse" or "multicultural" label often don't know where it is they are likely to be accepted if they pursue admission into clubs and organizations. Often, it takes a leap of faith to join a club, but the leap is often rewarded. Through meetings and extracurricular activities, most multicultural organizations do a wonderful job at making everyone feel included once a new person decides to join. Agnes is a wonderfully inclusive community, but a person must be proactive in joining clubs and community activities in order to assuage the threat of exclusivity.

Facts & Statistics

African American
Native American
Historically Black College/University?
Tribal College?
Out-of-State Students
Common States of Residence
  • Alabama
  • California
  • Foreign countries
  • New York
  • Texas
Student Age Breakdown
Under 18: 2%
18-19: 46%
20-21: 40%
22-24: 7%
25+: 4%
Female Faculty
Male Faculty
Faculty Diversity
African American: 9%
Asian American: 4%
Hispanic: 7%
International: 5%
Native American: 0%
White: 76%
Unknown: 0%
Gay Pride
Agnes has a highly tolerant attitude toward LGBT students, faculty, and staff. Although LGBT faculty and staff are underrepresented statistically, those who are on campus participate in events hosted by Affinity and Ascend, the two LGBT clubs on campus, as well as events in the Metro Atlanta area.
Political Activity
The College doesn't officially participate in political issues; however, much of the student body is politically active. There are a lot of people who work with Amnesty International, Young Democrats, Living Wage, and various other organizations and issues. There is a strong liberal community at Agnes; the Republican and conservative students aren't well represented.
Economic Status
There is a large range of economic backgrounds represented at Agnes, and about 70 percent of Agnes Scott students qualify for and receive need-based financial aid. The College is very generous with scholarships, and a majority of students receives some sort of financial aid supported by the College.
Most Common Religions
Agnes prides itself in its diversity; however, religiously, the College is not quite as diverse as it would like to be. There is a large range of Christian faiths represented at Agnes, as well as Muslim and Jewish faiths. Religious groups include Religious Life Council, Baptist Collegiate Ministry (BCM), Daughters of Gaia, Fellowship of Christian Students (FCS), Jewish Student Association (Agnes Scott Hillel), Muslim Students' Association (MSA), New Life Campus Crusade for Christ, Newman Club (for Roman Catholics), New Westminster Fellowship (Presbyterian), Rose & Shield (Lutheran), Unitarian Universalist, and the Wesley Fellowship (Methodist). The multicultural organization Masala-SACE also educates the campus about multiple South Asian beliefs and practices.
Minority Clubs on Campus
Agnes has wonderful multicultural clubs on campus that are visible and well-known throughout the community. They are listed and described as follows: Affinity (LGBT),
African West Indian Student Association (AWISA), Asian Women, Ascend (formerly known as LGBTQIAQ Collective),
Daughters of Gaia (nature worship), International Student Association (ISA), Jewish Student Association (Hillel), Latinas UNIDAS, Masala-SACE (South Asian culture), Muslim Student Association (MSA), Feminist Club (formerly known as WAVE), Witkaze (the black student association of Agnes Scott), and the Woodruff Scholars Organization (WSO). Each of these groups is represented as a body called the Committee of Student Multicultural Organizations (COSMO) and through COSMO these groups are able to harbor understanding through partnered events and activities.
Did You Know?
  • In 2011, the undergraduate student population represented 41 states and territories, and 29 countries.
  • There are 13 religious organizations on campus, which are inclusive of Christian, Islamic, Jewish, Asian, and earth-centered religions.

Student Polls

How would you best describe your personal political beliefs?    Based on 37 responses

  • 11% Progressive/very liberal
  • 30% Liberal
  • 32% Moderate
  • 5% Conservative
  • 0% Very conservative
  • 8% Libertarian
  • 14% Not sure

How would you best describe the political beliefs of campus as a whole?    Based on 43 responses

  • 28% Progressive/very liberal
  • 51% Liberal
  • 12% Moderate
  • 0% Conservative
  • 0% Very conservative
  • 2% Libertarian
  • 7% Not sure

How diverse is the student body in the following areas?    Based on 43 responses

Totally homogenous
Extremely diverse
  • Economic status
  • Ethnic heritage
  • National origin (international students)
  • Political affiliation
  • Religious background
  • Sexual orientation

What political party do you associate yourself with?    Based on 13 responses

  • 0% Republican
  • 62% Democratic
  • 23% Independent
  • 0% Other party not mentioned
  • 15% I don't care about politics

How accepted is the LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender) community on campus?    Based on 9 responses

  • 89% Very accepted. LGBT students are treated no differently than non-LGBT students.
  • 11% Accepted. LGBT students are treated fairly, but there are still some people who aren't accepting of them.
  • 0% Somewhat accepted. LGBT students aren't necessarily out and proud on campus, for fear of intolerance.
  • 0% Not accepted. LGBT students generally stay quiet.

How accepted is the LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender) community on campus?    Based on 13 responses

  • 92% Very accepted. LGBT students are treated no differently than non-LGBT students.
  • 8% Accepted. LGBT students are treated fairly, but there are still some people who aren't accepting of them.
  • 0% Somewhat accepted. LGBT students aren't necessarily out and proud on campus, for fear of intolerance.
  • 0% Not accepted. LGBT students generally stay quiet.

How accepting is the campus community as a whole toward someone who falls into the minority (ethnic, sexual, or religious)?    Based on 38 responses

  • 79% Very accepting.
  • 21% Most students are accepting, except for a few rare cases of intolerance.
  • 0% The campus is split on its acceptance-not all minority groups are as accepted as others.
  • 0% It's hard to be a minority here.
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