Agnes Scott College

Enrollment: 1040
Undergraduate: 90 percent
Highest degree: Master’s
President: Leocadia Zak
Founded: 1889

Agnes Scott College is an independent, national liberal arts college for women located in Decatur. Agnes Scott educates graduate and undergraduate students to think deeply, live honorably and engage the intellectual and social challenges of their times. Through its unique SUMMIT experience, the college prepares every undergraduate student, regardless of major, to be an effective change agent in a global society. The college offers innovative graduate programs founded in the liberal arts tradition, encouraging students to think critically, creatively, and courageously.
In 2018, U.S. News & World Report ranked Agnes Scott the #1 Most Innovative liberal arts college in the nation; Agnes Scott was also ranked #1 in Social Mobility and #2 for Best Undergraduate Teaching.
The college enrolls a diverse student body of 1040 students, and all first-years have a faculty-led global travel experience. The student-to-faculty ratio is 10:1, with an average class size of 16. All tenure-track faculty hold a Ph.D. or terminal degree in their field.
Agnes Scott offers 34 undergraduate majors and 31 minors; dual-degree programs in computer science, engineering, and nursing; and 7 interdisciplinary graduate programs.
A short walk from the vibrant Decatur city square and less than 6 miles from downtown Atlanta, Agnes Scott’s proximity to metro Atlanta universities and cultural institutions offer a myriad of learning opportunities.