Agnes Scott College

Agnes Scott College

Agnes Scott College was originally established as the Decatur Female Seminary in 1889. Founded by Presbyterian minister Frank H. Gaines, the school was renamed Agnes Scott Institute in 1890, and given its present name in 1906. The campus of ASC occupies 100 acres of land in Decatur, Georgia. The student body of the college includes representatives from over 40 states and more than 25 countries around the world.

Students are offered more than 30 undergraduate majors and 25 minors. A large number of dual-degree programs, post-baccalaureate certificates in pre-medicine, and courses in pre-law are also offered. In addition, ASC awards a Master of Arts in Teaching degree in the fields of biology, chemistry, mathematics, physics, and English.

The sports teams of Agnes Scott College are nicknamed the Scotties. The athletics department of the college fields teams in basketball, volleyball, lacrosse, tennis, soccer, and softball. The Scotties compete in the NCAA Division III. Students also participate in intramural and clubs sports like cross country, cycling, triathlon, and swimming.

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Contacting Agnes Scott

Agnes Scott College
141 E. College Ave
Decatur , GA 30030-3797
General Phone: (404) 471-6000

Agnes Scott Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Liberal Arts110area studies, women's studies, German language, French language, Spanish language, Classical languages, English, creative writing, interdisciplinary studies, ...
Therapy and Counseling26psychology
Science25biology, biochemistry, astrophysics, chemistry, physics
Fine Arts11fine arts, art history and criticism
Education and Teaching10teacher ed, English teaching, math teaching, biology teaching, chemistry teaching, physics teaching
Religion and Philosophy10philosophy, religion
Drama and Performing Arts4drama
Art Studies0art studies

Number of programs and degrees for Agnes Scott in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Bachelor's degree19129
Postbaccalaureate certificate122
Master's degree75

Agnes Scott Student Body

In 2007-2008, Agnes Scott had a total enrollment of 892 students (948 full-time equivalent).

Students in the Freshman Class:

Group Percent
Women 100%
Full-Time 100%

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 99%
Graduate 1%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 54%
Black 21%
Hispanic 4%
Asian 5%
American Indian 0%
Unknown 11%
(Foreign Students) 5%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 4%
18-19 42%
20-21 38%
22-24 9%
25-29 4%
30-34 2%
35-39 1%
40-49 1%
50-64 0%

Incoming (Freshman) Students by Place of Residence:
(From available data sampling)

(International Students)7%
South Carolina2%
North Carolina2%
New York2%

Agnes Scott Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 80 %

Agnes Scott Room and Board (2007)

Agnes Scott offers campus housing for 752 of its 948 (full-time) students. Freshmen are required to live on campus.

(Please refer to our profile of Decatur, Georgia for details about the area surrounding the campus. Also see our list of other Georgia Colleges).

The school offers students a meal plan with 21 meals per week.

Agnes Scott Admissions and Selectivity


EnrolledPercent of
Accepted Enrolled

Standardized Test Scores:

Test25th Percentile75th Percetile
SAT Verbal520680
SAT Math500610
SAT Writing520660
ACT Composite2228

Application Requirements:

Class Rankrequired
High School Recordrequired
College Prep Programrequired
Formal Demonstration of Competencenot required
Standardized Tests (SAT and/or ACT)required
Percent of Applicants Submitting SAT87%
Percent of Applicants Submitting ACT49%
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)required
Other Standardized Testsnot required

Agnes Scott Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 29,060
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 29,060
Room and board $ 9,850
Room charge $ 4,925
Board (meal plan) charge $ 4,925
Books and supplies $ 1,000
Other expenses $ 1,000

Financial Aid:
Agnes Scott participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 154200)

Agnes Scott Faculty

Agnes Scott has a tenure system for faculty.

Tenure Status of Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelMenWomen
Non-tenured, but on tenure track1114
Non-tenured and not on tenure track07

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professoracademic year11$82,65912$82,421
Associate professoracademic year12$72,29020$70,169
Assistant professoracademic year10$60,37615$56,843
Instructoracademic year0*3$42,292
All faculty totalacademic year33$72,13650$67,439

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

Agnes Scott Degree Programs (2007)

Art Studies
Art/Art Studies, General

Drama And Performing Arts
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General

Education And Teaching
Biology Teacher Education
Chemistry Teacher Education
English/Language Arts Teacher Education
Mathematics Teacher Education
Physics Teacher Education
Teacher Education, Multiple Levels

Fine Arts
Art History, Criticism and Conservation
Fine/Studio Arts, General

Liberal Arts
Area Studies, Other
Classics/Classical Languages, Lit & Linguistics, General
Creative Writing
Economics, General
Economics, Other
English Language and Literature, General
French Language and Literature
German Language and Literature
History, General
International Relations and Affairs
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other
Political Science and Government, General
Social Sciences, Other
Spanish Language and Literature
Women's Studies

Mathematics, General

Pre-Medicine/Pre-Medical Studies

Music, General

Religion And Philosophy
Religion/Religious Studies

Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Chemistry, General
Physics, General

Therapy And Counseling
Psychology, General

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checked Presbyterian Church (USA) affiliation
checked Accepts some high school credits
checked Grants credits for AP courses
checked Career counseling
checked Career services
checked Student employment services
checked Option to study abroad
checked Offers part-time study
checked On-campus library
checked Offers campus housing
checked Offers a board (meal) plan
checked Tenure system for quality teaching
checked Has ROTC (army, air force)
checked NCAA athletic conference member

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