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Agnes Scott College

Agnes Scott College is an independent undergraduate college in the United States. Agnes Scott's campus lies in downtown Decatur, Georgia, nestled inside the perimeter of the bustling metro-Atlanta area.

Bachelor's programmes

Arts, Design & Architecture (4)
Business & Management (2)
Medicine & Health (1)



Agnes Scott College was established in 1889 with a distinctive mission: to educate women for the betterment of their families and the elevation of their region. Today, that mission has evolved into a commitment to educate women from around the world to “think deeply, live honorably and engage the intellectual and social challenges of their times.”


The first institution of higher education in Georgia to receive regional accreditation, Agnes Scott College dedicated itself from the beginning to the highest level of “moral and intellectual training and education.


Students are strongly encouraged to seek out opportunities to become engaged in research, especially those students planning to attend graduate school in the biological sciences or related fields. Students should be proactive in their search for a research experience and ideally should begin serious inquiries not later than their sophomore year at Agnes Scott. A variety of research opportunities exists for students, both on and off campus.


As of graduation, over 75 members of the Class of 2017 have rung the bell, and survey results suggest that almost 60% of job seekers have found a job!

Global Student Satisfaction Awards 2019

GSSA 2019

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Student services

The programs, services, resources and advocacy efforts of the division of student life are intentionally designed with attention to outcomes that expand students’ spheres of knowledge, engage them in transformative experiences and promote knowledge of self, others and the world.

Housing services

Involvement in student life is an essential part of your college experience, an integral part of the start of a lifelong journey of exploration, seeking knowledge and transformation.

Library services

The Andrew Carnegie Library was the college's first library building. A gift of Mr. Carnegie, it was on the southeast corner of the main quad. That building was demolished in 1986, having served first as library then as a student center ("the Hub") after the new library was constructed. 

ICT services

Information Technology (IT) is dedicated to serving the needs of the total learning environment at Agnes Scott. We have a team of bright and enthusiastic individuals committed to providing the best service and support to the campus.

Medical services

 As health care providers, our nurses:

  • Obtain medical histories and perform physical examinations
  • Diagnose and treat common health problems such as infections and minor injuries
  • Order and interpret diagnostic studies such as lab work and X-rays
  • Prescribe and recommend medications in collaboration with a physician
  • Provide health counseling and education

Student Life

Campus life

Agnes Scott’s campus is located in the town of Decatur, an historic city of “homes, schools and places of worship,” and is only minutes away by car from Atlanta. Decatur offers eclectic shops and restaurants within easy walking distance.

Sports facilities

The Wellness Center offers high-quality, integrated health care honoring the mind-body connection.

We empower you to be proactive about your health and well-being and to make informed decisions. 

The Wellness Center provides you with access to:

  • Confidential counseling services
  • Student health services
  • Additional services such as psychiatry, nutrition, chiropractic care and massage therapy
  • General health education, consultation, referrals and outreach programs 

Student clubs

What are your interests, and where will they take you? Explore the possibilities through over 50 student run organizations advancing academic, cultural, athletic, political, social, religious, and service objectives. Expand your leadership skills. Take part in the greater community through community engagement projects. Immerse yourself in experiences that promote an understanding of self, others, and the world. The Center for Student Involvement encourages students to get actively and intentionally involved, and serves as a primary resource for diversity, leadership, service and wellness programs and activities.


Agnes Scott College is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award baccalaureate degrees. 

Student Reviews

Anonymous rated 4 out of 5 stars

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, I have started online study. Therefore, I dont have any experience.

A happy student, a happy resident
Elizabeth Borum rated 5 out of 5 stars

I wish there had been more tutoring options for my upper level biology classes.

Life of studying MBA with challenges
Anonymous rated 3 out of 5 stars

I was a student who used to attend all lectures,submit course works in time,do all course works in time.ihad respect for my lecturers ,university administrators and fellow students.good at sharing ideas,reasearching in liberally.ibakanced my study time with private work since it was a weekend program.faced challenges of tuition,paying at last minutes,seeking to do exams...

Decatur, Georgia, United States