Named #1 Most Innovative Liberal Arts College in the Country by U.S. News & World Report in 2019, Agnes Scott College prepares all students to be leaders in a global society through our unique curriculum SUMMIT. Under SUMMIT, 100% of first-year students participate in a faculty-led Global Journey that broadens their global perspectives and deepens their leadership development. Guided by a board of advisors, your SUMMIT experience will include a customized curriculum of courses, labs and internships to help you fulfill your individual educational goals. With just over 1,000 students, our vibrant and diverse living-learning community offers opportunities to expand your awareness of yourself and others while recognizing your capacity to effect real world change. At the end of your four years, you'll graduate with a well-rounded knowledge of the arts and sciences, critical thinking and leadership skills and an appreciation of world cultures - necessary tools that will lead you to success in graduate school, on the job or anywhere in the world your journey takes you.

Academic Programs

  • Engineering
  • Research
  • Science
  • Liberal Arts
  • Business
  • Education
  • Nursing
  • Music
  • Art & Design
  • Economics
  • Government/Political Science
  • Health Science
  • Performing Arts
  • Social Science
  • Neuroscience
  • International Relations

Student experience

  • Athletics
  • Co-op/Internship Opportunities
  • Disability Services
  • Intramural/Club Sports
  • LGBTQIA Services
  • Military/Veteran Services
  • On-Campus Housing
  • Religious Affiliation
  • ROTC Program
  • Study Abroad
  • Undergraduate Research
  • Global Learning
  • Leadership Development

Application information

Find out about requirements, fees, and deadlines


Agnes Scott College has four annual application deadlines for first-year students: Early Decision (November 1), Early Action I (November 15), Early Action II (January 15) and Regular Admission (March 15). Applicants are required to submit the Common App (Agnes Scott Supplement, Teacher Evaluation form, Secondary School Report and Official high school transcript), and either your SAT or ACT scores, a writing sample with teacher comments and grade, OR an evaluative interview with an Agnes Scott admission counselor.


Agnes Scott College has two annual application deadlines for transfer students: Spring Admission (November 1) and Fall Admission (June 1). Applicants are required to submit the Common App (Agnes Scott Supplement, Professor Recommendation, Official high school transcript or GED, Official college transcript and College Officials Report; the COR is recommended but not required), and either your SAT or ACT scores, a writing sample with teacher comments and grade, OR an evaluative interview with an Agnes Scott admission counselor.

Additional Information

Ranked #1 among national liberal arts colleges for promoting social mobility, Agnes Scott offers competitive merit-based scholarships and need-based financial aid. Applicants who submit their application by the Early Action II application deadline (January 15) are automatically considered for merit-based scholarships, like our Elizabeth Kiss Trailblazer Scholarship, a $25,000 award renewable for up to four years. U.S. citizens should submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA) by their chosen application deadline to determine full financial aid eligibility.

College Rankings: U.S. News & World Report 2019 Best Colleges: No. 1 Most Innovative Liberal Arts College in the Nation, No. 1 in Social Mobility, No. 2 Best Undergraduate Teaching; Princeton Review: 2019 Best Value College, No. 4 LGBTQ Friendly, No. 12 Best Alumni Network, No. 16 Most Active Student Government 

Visit us

Our students often say visiting campus and experiencing our welcoming community sealed the deal for them! During your campus visit, you'll get the chance to experience our signature SUMMIT curriculum if you sit in on a class, interact with current students, tour our beautiful campus and get a feel for what life as "a Scottie" could be like for you. We offer several visit options including Daily Campus Visits and Scottie Saturdays. Special annual preview days are offered in fall and spring.

"Whether I'm writing my master's thesis in ethics or addressing structural causes of income inequality, I know the quality of my Agnes education has prepared me to do well. From my first classes at Agnes, my professors supported my intellectual growth and encouraged me to question, analyze, and think with both rigor and humility."

Mallika Balakrishnan, alumnae, 2019
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Visit us

School location

141 East College Avenue
Decatur, GA 30030, United States of America

Phone number

(800) 868-8602