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Agnes Scott College

Overview
Type of school: Private institution
Year founded: 1889
Affiliation: Presbyterian (U.S.A.)
Academic calendar: Semester
Undergraduate student body: 886
Environment: Urban
Endowment: $302,725,226
Admissions Address

141 E. College Avenue
Decatur, GA 30030

Website

http://www.agnesscott.edu

Admissions E-mail

admission@agnesscott.edu


 

QuickFacts
Selectivity: More Selective
Average high school GPA: 3.7
Send application by: May 1
Admissions Contact Information
Admissions director: Stephanie Balmer
Admissions office telephone: (800) 868-8602
Fall 2008 Admissions Deadlines Regular decision
Send application by: May 1
Decision sent by: Other
Accept offer by: May 1 (or within 2 weeks if notified thereafter)
Early decision
Send application by: November 15
 
Decision sent by: December 15
Early action
Not offered  
Application fee: $35
Is the fee refundable? No
Can fee be waived for students with financial need? Yes
Does school have a waiting list? Yes
Can admission be deferred? Yes
Accepted application formats:
Applications on floppy disks: Yes
Applications via E-mail: Yes
Electronic application:
 
http://www.agnesscott.edu/onlineapplication/login.asp  
Tuition deposit: $300 (Partially refundable)
Room deposit: N/A (Partially refundable)
Admissions Requirements
High school completion requirement: High school diploma is required and GED is accepted
General college-preparatory program: Recommended
Distribution of high school units required and/or recommended*
  Units Required Units Recommended
English N/A 4
Mathematics N/A 3
Science N/A 2
Lab N/A 2
Foreign language N/A 2
Social studies N/A 2
History N/A N/A
Academic electives N/A N/A
Total academic units N/A 16


*One unit equals one year of study or its equivalent.
 

Campus visit: Recommended
Admissions interview: Recommended
Off-campus interview: May be arranged
 
Does the college use SAT or ACT scores in admissions decisions for first-time, first-year applicants? Yes
SAT/ACT requirements: Either SAT or ACT required.
SAT/ACT scores must be received by: May 1
Tests accepted for Fall 2008 entering class: ACT without writing
SAT Subject Test scores must be received by: May 1
 
Open admission policy? No
What is the relative importance of specific academic factors in admission decisions?
Rigor of secondary school record: Very important
 
Class rank: Very important
Academic GPA: Very important
Standardized test scores: Very important
Application essay: Very important
Recommendation: Very important
What is the relative importance of specific nonacademic factors in admission decisions?
Interview: Considered
Extracurricular activities: Important
Talent/ability: Very important
Character/personal qualities: Very important
First generation: Considered
Alumni/ae relation: Considered
Geographical residence: Considered
State residency: Considered
Religious affiliation/commitment: Not considered
Racial/ethnic status: Considered
Volunteer work: Important
Work experience: Important
Level of applicant's interest: Considered
2006-2007 Admissions Statistics
Selectivity: More Selective
Overall acceptance rate: 47%
Early-decision acceptance rate: 70%
Early-action acceptance rate: N/A
Acceptance rate (excluding early-action and early-decision students): 47%
Total applicants: 1,541
Total acceptances: 731
Total freshman enrollment: 221
 
Proportion of freshman enrolled from early action and early decision: 6%
Male applicants: 0
Male acceptances: 0
Male freshman enrollment: 0
 
Female applicants: 1,541
Female acceptances: 731
Female freshman enrollment: 221
 
Out-of-state freshmen: 47%
 
Qualified applicants offered a place on waiting list: 42
Applicants accepting a place on waiting list: 35
Students enrolled from waiting list: 2


 

2006-2007 Freshman Class Profile
Top 10 percent of high school class: 36%
Top 25 percent of high school class: 70%
Top 50 percent of high school class: 97%
 
First-year students submitting high school class standing: 66%
Average high school GPA: 3.7
 
First-year students submitting GPA: 93%
 
First-year students submitting SAT scores: 91%
SAT scores (25/75 percentile):
Critical Reading: 565 - 680
Math: 520 - 630
Combined: 1085 - 1310


 

Percent of first-time, first-year students enrolled in Fall 2006 with scores in each range:
  SAT Critical Reading SAT Math
700-800 18.9% 6.5%
600-699 44.8% 35.3%
500-599 31.8% 42.3%
400-499 4.0% 14.4%
300-399 0.5% 1.5%
200-299 0.0% 0.0%


 

First-year students submitting ACT scores: 51%
ACT scores (25/75 percentile):
English: N/A
Math: N/A
Composite: 24 - 29


 

Percent of first-time, first-year students enrolled in Fall 2006 with scores in each range:
  ACT Composite ACT English ACT Math
30-36 21.2% N/A N/A
24-29 61.1% N/A N/A
18-23 16.8% N/A N/A
12-17 0.9% N/A N/A
6-11 0.0% N/A N/A
Below 6 0.0% N/A N/A

 



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