U.S. News Names ASC a Best Value College
Wednesday, September 12, 2012
Agnes Scott College has again been included on U.S. News & World Report’s “Great Schools, Great Prices” list. The college was ranked No. 23 among national liberal arts colleges in U.S. News’ 2013 best value rankings.
Agnes Scott’s ranking reflects U.S. News’ assessment of the college’s academic quality as well as its value and commitment to provide financial aid to qualified students. “The higher the quality of the program and the lower the cost, the better the deal,” according to U.S. News.
“Agnes Scott continues to be nationally recognized for offering both outstanding academics and value,” said Elizabeth Kiss, president of Agnes Scott. “We continue to broaden and enrich the academic opportunities and highly personalized learning experiences we offer our students, including internships, study abroad, mentored research and leadership programs.”
Agnes Scott’s overall Best Colleges’ ranking was No. 75 among national liberal arts colleges, and the college was also ranked in the top 10 among national liberal arts schools for the diversity of its student body and in the top 25 nationally for alumni giving. Agnes Scott students represent about 41 states and territories and 29 countries and more than 40 percent are students of color.
“Agnes Scott is committed to preparing women for leadership and success in a diverse global society,” Kiss said. “The remarkable diversity of our student body creates a learning environment that prepares our graduates for tomorrow’s workplace and wider world. And the willingness of our alumnae to give back to their alma mater is a great testimonial to the value of an Agnes Scott education.”
U.S. News’s America’s Best Colleges compares more than 1,400 accredited four-year schools on a set of 15 indicators. Among many factors weighed in determining the rankings, the key measures of quality are: peer assessment, graduation and retention rates, faculty resources, student selectivity, financial resources and alumni giving.
Agnes Scott College educates women to think deeply, live honorably and engage the intellectual and social challenges of their times. Students are drawn to Agnes Scott by its excellent academic reputation, exceptional faculty and metropolitan Atlanta location—offering myriad social, cultural and experiential learning opportunities. This highly selective liberal arts college is known for its diverse and dynamic intellectual community. Through SUMMIT, it provides every student, regardless of major, with an individualized course of study and co-curricular experiences that develop leadership abilities and understanding of complex global dynamics.