Agnes Scott College

Decatur, Georgia
4-year Private university


Agnes Scott College is a private institution established in 1889 with urban setting located at Decatur. It is ranked 61 in National Liberal Arts College in 2018 edition of Best Colleges. It practices semester-based academic calendar.Students admitted to the school have the choice of joining more than 50 student-led organizations. With fewer than 1,000 students, Agnes Scott College promotes unity through a ceremony known as Black Cat. This ceremony marks the end of orientation and officially welcomes the new class to the community. Freshmen admitted to the college are required to live in a dormitory assigned by the school but can select their roommate through an online matching service. Rising sophomores, juniors and seniors participate in a housing lottery during spring semester. All students are expected to live on campus, but students can request an exemption.

#61 in National Liberal Arts College
Location Decatur, Georgia
Type 4-year Private
Year Founded 1889
Selectivity Low
Size Small
921 Undergraduates


Student-Faculty Ratio
Security and Protective Services
Most Popular Major

Majors Available

  • Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender, And Group Studies
  • Biological And Biomedical Sciences
  • Business, Management, Marketing, And Related Support Services
  • English Language And Literature/Letters
  • Foreign Languages, Literatures, And Linguistics
  • Health Professions And Related Programs
  • History
  • Mathematics And Statistics
  • Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies
  • Philosophy And Religious Studies
  • Physical Sciences
  • Psychology
  • Social Sciences
  • Visual And Performing Arts


Cost of Attendance
Average Student Contribution
Instate Tution Fee $41,160
Outstate Tuition Fee $41,160
Room and Board Fees $12,330
$36,500 Median Salary After 2 years of Graduation


65% (Low Selectivity) Acceptance Rate
Admission Difficulty: Difficult
$0 Application Fee
3.69 Average High School GPA

Application Requirements

SAT/ACT Optional
SAT/ACT Writing (essay) Recommended
SAT Subject Test Not Required
Essay or Personal Statement Required
SAT Score Range
Middle 50% (25% - 75%) scores range
ACT Score Range
Middle 50% (25% - 75%) scores range

How to Apply?

Accepts CommonApp
Apply College's Own Application Portal

For International Students

80 Minimum TOEFL Score
TOEFL Requirement: Required
IELTS Other English Language Tests Accepted
(in lieu of TOEFL)
TOEFL Waived if

Your country of origin is also an English-speaking country and English is your native language or, you have Cambridge English: Advanced (CAE) or, An associate's degree from a U.S. institution of higher education meeting Agnes Scott’s English course equivalency or, Graduation from a US. high school following three years of continuous enrollment or, ELS certificate.

Deadlines for Fall Intake Applications
Early Action Deadline
Early Decision Deadline
Regular Decision Deadline
Transfer Applications
Transfer Applications Deadline
For Financial Aid
Financial Aid Priority Application Deadline
Financial Aid Application Deadline

Scholarships and Financial Aid

$36,505 Average Financial Aid
Need-based Aid available for International Students

Need-based Aid

$31,186 Average Need-based Aid
Cost of Attendance for out-of-state students: $55,625
100% Students with need received Financial Aid
85% Students had their need fully met
Deadline for need-based financial application May 1
Forms to be submitted FAFSA

Merit Scholarships

Marvin B. Perry Presidential Scholarships
Total Worth full tuition, room and board
Eligibility first-year applicants
Minimum Criteria excel in academics, leadership, character and personal achievement
Requirement for maintenance --
Separate application needed --
Application deadline N/A
The Elizabeth Kiss Trailblazer Scholarship
Total Worth $25,000
Eligibility first-year applicants
Minimum Criteria A 3.75 GPA (as reported by their high school) ; A 1250 SAT score OR A 26 ACT score
Requirement for maintenance --
Separate application needed --
Application deadline January 15
The Alexander and Loris Wasserman Scholarship
Total Worth $2,500 annually
Eligibility Incoming first year Jewish students
Minimum Criteria on the basis of academic excellence and commitment to the college's mission
Requirement for maintenance enrolled full-time and maintains good academic standing
Separate application needed Yes
Application deadline N/A

Other Scholarships

Nannette Hopkins Music Scholarships
Total Worth $500 to $7,000 per year
Details This scholarship is awarded to incoming first-year students who express an intention of majoring or minoring in music, and who demonstrate scholastic ability, talent and seriousness of thought, purpose and endeavor, and who have financial need.
Lettie Pate Whitehead Scholarship
Total Worth $500 to $2,000 per year
Details The Lettie Pate Whitehead Scholarship is a need-based scholarship awarded to incoming first-year students at Agnes Scott College based on their academic achievement, leadership and community involvement. In accordance with the guidelines set forth by the foundation, the scholarship supports women who are residents of Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee or Virginia, and who have been accepted to Agnes Scott College, demonstrate financial need and self-identify as Christian.


921 Total Undergraduate Enrollment
School Size: Small
87% Freshmen return to Sophomore Year
67% Students graduate within 6 years