Agnes Scott College: Acceptance Rate and Admissions Statistics

Agnes Scott College

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Agnes Scott College is private women's liberal arts college with an acceptance rate of 70%. Established in 1889 and six miles from Atlanta, Agnes Scott is located in Decatur, Georgia. The school has a robust honor code, a diverse student body, a chapter of Phi Beta Kappa honor society, and a 9-to-1 student / faculty ratio.

Considering applying to Agnes Scott College? Here are the admissions statistics you should know, including average SAT/ACT scores and GPAs of admitted students.

Acceptance Rate

During the 2017-18 admissions cycle, Agnes Scott College had an acceptance rate of 70%. This means that for every 100 students who applied, 70 students were admitted, making Agnes Scott's admissions process somewhat competitive.

Admissions Statistics (2017-18)
Number of Applicants 1,625
Number Admitted 70%
Number Admitted Who Enrolled (Yield) 28%

SAT Scores and Requirements

For most Agnes Scott applicants, SAT or ACT scores are optional. During the 2017-18 admissions cycle, 51% of admitted students submitted SAT scores.

SAT Range (Admitted Students)
Section 25th Percentile 75th Percentile
ERW 570 680
Math 520 640
ERW=Evidence-Based Reading and Writing

This admissions data tells us that of those students who submitted scores during the 2017-18 admissions cycle, most of Agnes Scott's admitted students fall within the top 35% nationally on the SAT. For the evidence-based reading and writing section, 50% of students admitted to Agnes Scott scored between 570 and 680, while 25% scored below 570 and 25% scored above 680. On the math section, 50% of admitted students scored between 520 and 640, while 25% scored below 520 and 25% scored above 640. While the SAT is not required, this data tells us that a composite SAT score of 1320 or higher is competitive for Agnes Scott College.

Requirements

Applicants to Agnes Scott may submit a graded writing sample, with comments, or participate in an evaluative interview with an admission counselor in lieu of providing SAT or ACT scores. For those who submit SAT scores, note that Agnes Scott does not require the SAT writing section. Agnes Scott participates in the scorechoice program, which means that the admissions office will consider your highest score from each individual section across all SAT test dates.

ACT Scores and Requirements

For most Agnes Scott applicants, SAT or ACT scores are optional. During the 2017-18 admissions cycle, 42% of admitted students submitted ACT scores.

ACT Range (Admitted Students)
Section 25th Percentile 75th Percentile
Composite 23 29

This admissions data tells us that of those who submitted scores during the 2017-18 admissions cycle, most of Agnes Scott's admitted students fall within the top 31% nationally on the ACT. The middle 50% of students admitted to Agnes Scott received a composite ACT score between 23 and 29, while 25% scored above 29 and 25% scored below 23.

Requirements

Applicants to Agnes Scott may submit a graded writing sample, with comments, or participate in an evaluative interview with an admission counselor in lieu of providing SAT or ACT scores. For those who submit ACT scores, note that Agnes Scott does not require the ACT writing section. Agnes Scott does not superscore ACT results; your highest composite ACT score will be considered.

GPA

In 2018, the average high school GPA of Agnes Scott's incoming freshmen class was 3.76, and over 50% of students had average GPAs of 3.75 and above. These results suggest that most successful applicants to Agnes Scott College have primarily A grades.

Self-Reported GPA/SAT/ACT Graph

Agnes Scott College Applicants' Self-Reported GPA/SAT/ACT Graph.
Agnes Scott College Applicants' Self-Reported GPA/SAT/ACT Graph. Data courtesy of Cappex.

The admissions data in the graph is self-reported by applicants to Agnes Scott College. GPAs are unweighted. Find out how you compare to accepted students, see the real-time graph, and calculate your chances of getting in with a free Cappex account.

Admissions Chances

Agnes Scott College, which accepts less than three-quarters of applicants, has a selective admissions process. However, Agnes Scott also has a holistic admissions process and is test-optional, and admissions decisions are based on much more than numbers. A strong application essay and glowing letters of recommendation can strengthen your application, as can participation in meaningful extracurricular activities and a rigorous course schedule. The college is looking for students who will contribute to the campus community in meaningful ways, not just students who show promise in the classroom. While not required, Agnes Scott recommends interviews for interested applicants. Students with particularly compelling stories or achievements can still receive serious consideration even if their grades and scores are outside of Agnes Scott's average range.

In the scattergram above, the blue and green dots represent accepted students. You can see that most successful applicants had averages in the "B+" range or higher, SAT scores of about 1000 or higher (ERW+M), and ACT composite scores of 20 or higher. A high percentage of applicants had grades in the "A" range. Grades are much more important than standardized test scores due to Agnes Scott's test-optional admissions policy. Applicants may choose to submit a graded writing sample or participate in an evaluative interview with an admissions counselor instead of submitting SAT or ACT scores.

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