EduCativ Posted July 20, 2020 Share Posted July 20, 2020 Founded in 1889, Agnes Scott College is an independent national liberal arts college for women located in the metropolitan Atlanta area, affiliated with the Presbyterian Church (U.S.A.). Agnes Scott sits on 100 acres shaded with some of the state's oldest trees. Our hometown is Decatur, a city that lies six miles from the center of Atlanta. MARTA (Atlanta's rapid transit) stops three blocks from campus. The Collegiate Gothic and Victorian red brick-and-stone buildings have won national awards for design and resulted in Agnes Scott's recognition for the second most beautiful campus in the country by The Princeton Review's Best 361 Colleges (2006). Our campus consists of 30 buildings and an apartment complex. Agnes Scott College's graduate and extended programs enhance the college's intellectual life by enabling graduate and post-baccalaureate students to undertake advanced study and prepare for professional work while engaging the intellectual and social challenge of their times. The Writing and Digital Communication master's and graduate certificate programs prepare students to be leaders in professional and public fields that require advanced digital communication with diverse global audiences. The Agnes Scott College Evaluation and Assessment Methods graduate certificate program prepare students to be leaders in professional and public fields that require advanced evaluation skills. The Office of Academic Advising and Accessible Education empowers students to develop meaningful educational plans consistent with their academic, personal, and professional goals through accessible services and collaboration with faculty and other resources. Agnes Scott students represent more than 30 different countries. You will enjoy living in the friendly, small-town setting of Decatur while being only minutes away from metropolitan Atlanta—allowing you every opportunity to learn about life and culture in the United States. Part of being a Scottie is immersing yourself in the customs, traditions, and rites of passage that have defined the Agnes Scott experience for generations. Whether you are participating in your first Black Cat, getting your sophomore ring, or ringing the bell to announce your first job offer or admittance to graduate school as a senior, each experience is a step along the way becoming a lifetime Scottie. CAPS is here to help students by providing insight and guidance into a variety of issues and concerns. Confidential counseling services are available to all enrolled Agnes Scott students. Formats include individual, couples, group and problem-solving sessions consultation and referral services, and outreach programming. Agnes Scott College honors in its name the integrity and intellectual curiosity of Agnes Irvine Scott, a Scots-Irish immigrant to the United States. Her son, Col. George Washington Scott, was the college's primary benefactor, and The Rev.Frank Henry Gaines, minister of Decatur Presbyterian Church, was the founding president. While their leadership extended into the South the Presbyterian educational movement that began with Princeton University, Agnes Scott was established with a distinctive mission: to educate women for the betterment of their families and their region's elevation. Initially named the Decatur Female Seminary in 1889 and renamed the Agnes Scott Institute in 1890, it was chartered as Agnes Scott College in 1906. Widening its founders' vision while remaining grounded in its original mission, Agnes Scott College continues to provide women with an edge for achievement. Alumnae distinguish themselves in medicine, science, education, ministry, the arts, law, politics, business, and community service. Since the early 1920s, the college has ranked in the top 10 percent of American colleges whose graduates complete Ph.D. degrees. The Agnes Scott student body has expanded to include women who represent the diversity that is the United States and the world and women who are returning to college to complete their degrees. The engagement of the Agnes Scott community in the intellectual, cultural, and social issues of its times represents both the proud history and the bright future of the college. The Agnes Scott student body has expanded to include women who represent the diversity that is the United States and the world and women who are returning to college to complete their degrees. The engagement of the Agnes Scott community in the intellectual, cultural, and social issues of its times represents both the proud history and the bright future of the college. Atlanta is well known for being home to a large number of colleges. While Agnes Scott students enjoy individual attention on our campus, they also have access to cross-registration and social events with our affiliate Atlanta and Georgia colleges such as Emory University, Georgia Tech, and Georgia State, to name a few. The Center for Global Learning is where global learning takes flight (or boat, or foot, or bike!). As a central theme of Summit, global learning at Agnes Scott College equips Scotties to understand and navigate our increasingly "global" world. Today we all encounter an exciting and overwhelming range of people, ideas, cultures, and commodities. Your experiences during your years at Agnes Scott will prepare you to translate those encounters as a student and as a leader. Every Scottie attains a foundational understanding of complex global dynamics through our first-year curriculum and co-curriculum and the rich composite of international perspectives on campus. After that, students can elect to pursue more in-depth learning through a breadth of study abroad independent and faculty-led opportunities, the Global Learning specialization, and advanced co-curricular events. The Center for Global Learning coordinates all of these learning opportunities and provides services for international students. View full university Quote Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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