School Spotlight: Agnes Scott College

There are over 4,000 colleges and universities in the U.S. And while the media tends to focus on just a handful of schools, we at College Coach encourage students to think outside the box during their college selection process and explore a wide range of colleges. As such, we are highlighting a new college each week in our School Spotlight series. Check out the college below, along with the other posts in our series, and you may just stumble upon your dream school!

School Spotlight: Agnes Scott College
Decatur, GA

Agnes Scott College, a private, liberal arts school, enrolls almost 1,000 undergraduates (all women!) on its 100-acre campus, located just six miles from downtown Atlanta. An amazing 48 percent of students study abroad during their time at Agnes Scott, and students also enjoy participating in one of the oldest honor systems in the country. Although Agnes Scott is a liberal arts college (where majoring in biochemistry and minoring in human rights is both possible and probable), students can also study professionally aligned programs including business management, engineering (through a dual degree with Georgia Tech), and computer science (through a dual degree with Emory University). What are some of the benefits of attending a women’s college? In addition to creating both a supportive and empowering learning environment, Agnes Scott also places a heavy emphasis on developing students’ leadership qualities. Whether through leadership retreats, the LeaderStories speaker series, or the Women’s Bridge to Business program, the women at Agnes Scott are taught how to create meaningful change in their communities. Good to know: Any applicant who has a 3.75 GPA, 1250 SAT, or 26 ACT (and meets the College’s minimum application requirements) is automatically qualified for a $25,000 merit Trailblazer Scholarship, renewable for up to four years!

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Written by Elyse Krantz
Elyse Krantz is a member of College Coach’s team of college admissions experts. Elyse received her BA in linguistics from Dartmouth College and her MA from Teachers College, Columbia University. Prior to joining College Coach, Elyse worked as an admissions officer at Barnard College and Bennington College. Visit our website to learn more about Elyse Krantz.