Founded in Decatur, Georgia, in 1889 under the name of Decatur Female Seminary, Agnes Scott College is a private liberal arts institution for women affiliated with the Presbyterian Church. It is located on a 100-acre rural campus just a few miles outside of Atlanta and serves its metropolitan area. Currently, the College enrolls around 847 students at a very low student to faculty ratio of just 9:1.
Agnes Scott provides undergraduate, graduate and post-baccalaureate degrees to students. There are nearly forty different majors to choose from at the undergraduate level, plus additional minors. Some noteworthy examples would be African studies, astrophysics, classical civilization, international relations, neuroscience and even a student-designed major. Six graduate and post-baccalaureate programs are available. Master’s degrees are offered to students of biology, chemistry, English, mathematics and physics. A single post-baccalaureate program in pre-med is offered as well. Both United States Army and Air Force Reserve Officer Training Corps (ROTC) programs are offered to students off-campus.
Agnes Scott College is accredited by the Commission on Colleges Southern Association of Colleges and Schools (SACS), a regional accreditation agency recognized by the United States Department of Education. SACS provides accreditation to institutions within an eleven-state area, including Alabama, Florida, Georgia, Kentucky, Louisiana, Mississippi, North Carolina, South Carolina, Tennessee, Texas, and Virginia. Some accreditation is also extended to parts of Latin America. (SACSCOC, 1866 Southern Lane, Decatur, GA 30033 – (404)679-4500 – Fax: (404)679-4558).