Pride at Agnes Scott
As we head into June, it’s Pride Month across the United States! We at Agnes Scott Admission want to wish all of our LGBTQIA+ students, faculty, staff and prospective students a Happy Pride from all of us.
ASC Decoded: Ringing the Bell
The ASC Decoded series seeks to explain the unique parts of Agnes Scott’s identity that students may have never heard of. Today, we tackle the tradition of seniors “ringing the bell.”
ASC Decoded: Sophomore Ring Ceremony
The ASC Decoded series seeks to explain the unique parts of Agnes Scott’s identity that students may have never heard of. Today, we tackle the Agnes Scott and Agnes Scott ring, a tradition dating back to the early 20th century.
Academic Major Spotlight on: Women’s, Gender, and Sexuality Studies
There’s something special about studying Women’s, Gender and Sexuality Studies (frequently shortened to WGSS) at an inclusive women’s college. You’re already surrounded by students who understand that the world is gendered in a very unique way, and because of that, nearly all classes in the humanities, fine arts and social science departments offered WGSS courses. The major is literally part of what makes up Agnes Scott’s culture and curriculum.
Woah! They’re (a little bit over) halfway there!
Our Class of 2026 is officially halfway through their first year at Agnes Scott. Around this time last year, many of them were in the same position as our Class of 2027 prospective Scotties - deciding what school to ultimately enroll in and call “home” for the next four years.
Grit: Perspective of a Student Athlete
At Agnes Scott, we offer six NCAA Division III sports competing in the Collegiate Conference of the South (CCS). The athletic department focuses on “development of a balance between intellectual engagement and an active lifestyle” with a focus on the “student” in student-athlete. In this guest post, four-year recruited athlete and senior Nemain Morgan-Curtis ‘23 discusses her experience as a student athlete and member of the ASC soccer team.
2022 Year-End Wrap Up
2022 is almost in the books! As we prepare for 2023, it’s worth it to look back at the events of the past year. We began to move into a new world with COVID-19 vaccines and ongoing issues surrounding global health; national and world events have been dramatically altered; and the campus itself continues to innovate and become a different place than it was at this time last year. Let’s take a look at a few of the major events of 2022:
Agnes Scott Traditions
Every college and university has its own traditions, big and small, and as both an inclusive women’s college and a small, liberal arts institution Agnes Scott has more than most. Some of them are still occurring, some have moved into the books of the past. Either way, they’re a fascinating piece of life on campus, and we would love to introduce you to a year in traditions:
The College Visit Your Way
If you are in your college search, you’ve probably already heard this important piece of advice: it is important to visit the colleges you are considering, whether that’s virtually or in person. However, once you actually dive into a college’s website, you’re overwhelmed with options. Should you do a campus tour or a virtual visit? An open house or a specialty visit? What even is an interview, and should you do one?
Behind the Rankings
On Monday, U.S. News & World Report released their 2023 Best Colleges rankings. Like any other ranking system, these rankings are a little bit of an art and a little bit science. For some of their rankings, like their most innovative colleges rankings, the ranking is determined by votes from leaders at colleges around the country. For others, like the overall rankings, the rankings are a combination of “reputation” (as determined by other college leaders), graduation and retention rates, social mobility, student-faculty ratio, average class size, professor compensation, test scores of incoming classes, how much money the college has, alumni giving and the percent of graduates who have debt.