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Why a women's college?

Why a women's college?

By creating a community for and about women, women's colleges empower independent students to effect both personal and communal change, locally and globally.

According to the Women’s College Coalition, graduates of women's colleges tend to hold higher positions in careers, obtain a larger percentage of advanced degrees and are generally happier than women who attended coeducational schools. Because women’s colleges stress individual thought and student leadership, graduates have higher self-esteem and aspirations that make these outcomes possible.

Women’s college graduates are pioneers in politics, science, education and the professions. For instance, Jean H. Toal ’65 is the first woman to sit as chief justice of the South Carolina Supreme Court, and Ila Burdette ’81 is the first female Rhodes Scholar from Georgia.

While offering an environment dedicated to women, Agnes Scott strives to be universal—instilling a wider breadth of awareness through student diversity and education with a global perspective.