According to abbreviationfinder, Agnes Scott College is commonly known as ASC. Agnes Scott College is a private liberal arts college for women located in Decatur, Georgia. Founded in 1889 by Presbyterian minister Frank H. Gaines, the college was named for his mother, Agnes Irvine Scott. The college is committed to providing an excellent education that prepares students to lead meaningful and productive lives.
Agnes Scott offers more than 40 majors and minors. The curriculum encourages interdisciplinary learning, with a focus on global perspectives and leadership development. Students are encouraged to explore their passions and pursue academic excellence while developing a strong sense of social responsibility.
The campus at Agnes Scott is situated on 135 acres of green space near downtown Decatur. The historic buildings feature architecture from the 19th and 20th centuries, including a Spanish-style chapel with stained glass windows. In addition to classrooms and laboratories, the campus features several residential halls as well as dining facilities, athletic fields, a library, and an art museum.
Agnes Scott’s student body consists of over 900 students from around the world who come from diverse backgrounds and experiences. The college promotes an inclusive atmosphere that celebrates diversity through its commitment to inclusivity initiatives such as its Black Student Union, Latinx Student Association, Immigration Support Group, LGBTQIA+ Alliance, Women’s Center, Study Abroad Program, International Student Services Office and more.
The college offers an array of student activities that provide opportunities for leadership development and cultural exploration including clubs such as Amnesty International or Model United Nations; honor societies; performing arts ensembles; intramural sports teams; outdoor adventure trips; volunteer service projects; international study abroad programs; research opportunities; internships; career services support; health & wellness programs; counseling services; religious life services; student government organizations as well as many other extracurricular activities designed to engage students in meaningful ways both inside and outside the classroom walls.
Agnes Scott College is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges & Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC). It also holds institutional accreditation through AACSB International – The Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB). The college has consistently been ranked among the top liberal arts colleges in the country by U.S News & World Report since 1998 due to its commitment to academic excellence combined with its vibrant student life experience which emphasizes personal growth through service learning initiatives within a close-knit community setting that promotes social responsibility among its members who are encouraged to think globally while embracing local cultures all around them in their own backyard.
Notable alumni of Agnes Scott College include the following:
– Shirley Franklin, the former mayor of Atlanta
– Elizabeth Warren, U.S. Senator from Massachusetts
– Madeleine Albright, former U.S. Secretary of State
– Cynthia Tucker, Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist
– Margaret Mitchell, author of Gone With the Wind
– Ruby Dee, actress and civil rights activist
– LaTanya Richardson Jackson, actress and wife of Samuel L. Jackson
– Jocelyn Dorsey, veteran news anchor and