Founded in 1889, Agnes Scott College is a highly selective, private liberal arts college for women. Agnes Scott has a diverse student body of around 900 students from 43 states and 37 countries. 12 percent of the students are international. US News & World Report magazine ranks Agnes Scott among the top national liberal arts schools for diversity.
Main CampusDecatur/Atlanta, Georgia, United States Campus Website0 - 5,000 on Campus250,000+ residents in Decatur/AtlantaLanguage(s) spoken on campus: English
The 100-acre, green wooded campus with gothic buildings is located in the historic community of Decatur, Georgia in Atlanta. It is within walking distance to dozens of shops and restaurants as well as bus stops and a rapid-transit rail station (MARTA). Downtown Atlanta is only 15 minutes from campus by MARTA. Because of its beauty, Agnes Scott College has been the filming site for several Hollywood movies and has been voted the second most beautiful campus in the United States.
Agnes Scott College offers many student clubs and team sports which exchange students are encouraged to participate in. These activities including music, dance, literature, leadership, religion, cultural celebration and community service.
Social Council plans dances, mixers, and parties with neighboring colleges. The college sponsors a variety of events from lectures by noted authorities to concerts by world famous artists. The college hosted Nobel Peace Prize recipient, Mohammad Yunus, and the first U.S. ambassador-at-large for Global Women's Issues, Melanne Verveer, who was appointed by President Barack Obama. Each spring, the Writers' Festival brings well-known authors and poets to campus for readings and informal meetings with students. Agnes Scott's academic facilities include the Dana Fine Arts Building with a thrust-stage theater and several studios. Presser Hall contains soundproof recording studios and practice rooms for music students. The College's 30-inch Beck telescope, one of the largest in the Southeast, is available for student research. The Bullock Science Center for Women has state of the art laboratory facilities for student research. Agnes Scott College has also won state-wide and national competitions for sustainability.
Summit is a new initiative at Agnes Scott College that reinvents a liberal arts education for the 21st century. It is distinctive because of its focus on encouraging students to be effective change agents. Through Summit, international exchange students like you can:
- Immerse themselves in a progressive leadership curriculum that includes leadership courses and labs, and opportunities to meet extraordinary leaders from all walks of life
- Engage with complex global issues and build intercultural understanding through a global learning curriculum that includes opportunities to study, work and live with people from around the world
- Participate in global learning and leadership development activities on campus such as a leadership speaker series, volunteer opportunities and multicultural events.