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Girls, Girls, Girls: Agnes Scott Welcomes Largest Class in History

According to agnesscott.edu:

This fall’s first-year class at Agnes Scott College is the largest in the 122-year history of the college. About 270 first-year students will attend Agnes Scott this year, breaking the previous record of 257 first-year students in fall of 2000. The college welcomed its fifth largest class ever (237 students) in 2009.

Agnes Scott also received its highest number of fall applications ever—more than 2,100, breaking last fall’s record of 1,984 applications.

The college’s diverse first-year class includes students from 28 states and 10 countries: Bhutan, China, Ghana, Haiti, Indonesia, Jamaica, Mexico, Nigeria, South Korea and Vietnam. About 54 percent are from Georgia, 33 percent are from other states in the U.S. and 13 percent are international. More than two-thirds qualified for and received need-based financial aid.

The mean GPA of this year’s class was 3.62, the mid-50 percent SAT range was between 1090 and 1300 and the mid-50 percent ACT range was 24-29. This year’s class is the first to enroll after Agnes Scott’s decision to adopt a test-optional application process. Students could submit an evaluative interview or a graded writing sample in lieu of standardized test scores.

In a challenging economic climate, Agnes Scott is committed to keeping tuition as affordable as possible. The college increased total costs (tuition, fees, room and board) by only 2.95 percent this fall. Tuition and fees increased 3.91 percent, compared with the national average of 4.5 percent at private colleges and universities. It was the college’s second-lowest increase in at least 35 years.

For the second year, Agnes Scott offered The Agnes Solution, a program that provides scholarships that cover half of a Georgia HOPE-eligible student’s Agnes Scott tuition, as well as a $3,000 Agnes Advantage Award that can be used for an internship, to study abroad or for mentored research after she completes her sophomore year.

Agnes Scott College educates women to think deeply, live honorably and engage the intellectual and social challenges of their times. Students are drawn to Agnes Scott by its excellent academic reputation, exceptional faculty, and metropolitan Atlanta location – offering myriad cultural and experiential learning opportunities. A diverse and growing residential community of scholars, this highly selective liberal arts and sciences college is known for its dynamic and challenging intellectual community. Encouraging students to engage the wider world through study abroad and presenting its curriculum with international context, Agnes Scott College delivers on its promise: The World for Women.

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