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| This school is everything I hoped it would be. It is the ideal school for girls who need small classes and helpful professors with whom to have close relationships with (student-teacher relationships). The education quality is phenominal. All teachers have a PHD and are always very helpful. The schools resources are endless and easy to access. They set you up for success here. There is only one problem...The students.While the students here are driven and serious about their education, they are some of the most closed-minded people I have ever met. It's odd for a school that consists of all the common minorities. I found that being here was like being in middle school again: If you are not gay, black, or an athlete, you can forget about having friends here. The students are snooty, passive agressive, closed-minded, very exclusive and sometimes violent. There are plenty of cat fights here. Seriously, If you are not gay, black, or athlatic I would concider attending a different school... I would be out of here if the education quality wasn't top noch. |
|Nov 17 2011|| 1st Year Female --
Class 2015 |
|Not so bright|
I hate Agnes Scott and I'm transferring. BUT, I will try to provide honest advice to those considering it.|
I am not going to lie, I have had an incredibly easy time at ASC. My transcript is full of A's and B's and I did homework maybe once a week. Keep in mind, as a 1st/2nd year my courses were quite varied. There are harder majors, but I really didn't think ASC was challenging. My friends at state schools seem to work much harder.
The faculty are, for the most part, quite helpful. However, there are a few bad apples. Unfortunately, because each department is so small, if you don't get along with one professor you will want to avoid a major entirely.
Major selection at Agnes Scott is extremely limited, and classes are poorly planned. You may have to wait years to take a class you need for you major, or you may not be able to finish a major at all due to poor timing. This is because there aren't many sections of each class. Also, most first years think they'll major in everything. You won't. You'll be lucky to get out with one major.
The dorms at Agnes are disgusting. Don't be fooled. Sure, the upperclass rooms may be larger than some schools, but do you really want to live without AC in the south? Also, I've visited friends at both state and private colleges and found their facilities to be much nicer. They may lack the "southern charm", but they have AC, nice showers, and full kitchens. DO NOT believe the tour guides when they say the dorms have full kitchens. Laundry is free, which is nice, but the machines kinda suck.
The classrooms are okay, nothing special.
The building at ASC are not well kept, unless they are for alumnae. ASC doesn't really care about renovating the dorms.
STUDENT LIFE/STUDENT BODY:
ASC makes excuses for its lack of activities by directing students to Atlanta. Programming Board tries hard to make campus fun, but people just don't come to events. No one really cares about anything here. Athletic events are poorly attended, too. No school spirit. If you want to have fun, you have to get off campus. However, if you like sitting in your tiny dorm alone on the weekend, you might be in luck.
The students are EXTREMELY catty. You WILL have drama. Although there is diversity, most students stick to their groups. You can be one of the "pretty" constantly drunk mean girls, an anime nerd, black, asian, an athlete, or gay. The only thing these groups have in common is that they are ALL liberal. If you aren't liberal, you WILL be attacked. There is no respect for diversity of ideas here.
It's good, at first. Better than state schools, but not better than at the other private schools I've visited. Also, it sucks to think that at 22 years old you might be in a dorm and not be trusted to use a stove.
Another thing...ASC tends to think it's a great, prestigious institution. It's virtually unheard of outside of Georgia. I've been in contact with an admissions officer at a top ranked LAC who'd never heard of it. ASC puffs itself up, but the truth is, almost every other public school in GA has a better rep (and they're considerably cheaper). Most of the students at Agnes complain about it a lot, which makes the overall environment very negative. ASC is the right place for a very specific type of student. Most of the girls here chose the wrong place because ASC threw money at them. This is why the retention rate is so low. Those who don't leave are locked in because of their awesome financial aid, which is one thing I can say is great about ASC (even if you do have to beg for it). Go visit, and don't be fooled by the admissions garbage - school without boys DOES suck. If you really think it's the right place for you, give it a whirl. But if you are even considering another school (especially a bigger, more prestigious one), go there.
|May 21 2010|| 2nd Year Female --
Class 2012 |
ASC is a good women' s college. They are lot of resources and opportunities to take advantage of. |
Great financial aid. Usually helpful staff, faculty and administration.
In my experience, the faculty is pretty cool. There were only 2 or 3 professors of mine who were not so great, but even they could be helpful. They just didn't have very approachable personalities.
Academically you will be challenged! Cmon its a top tier school now!
There are plenty of different activities to for students to do. Its a small school but they're lots of events here and student activities.
The Atlanta area has a lot of colleges so there are other parties you can go to which are hosted by other colleges. ASC students always get invited to them.
During your first weeks here, you'll have a lot of fun and meet plenty of people. There are trips to go on, and meetings and parties to go to make the college transition very easy. When I was a freshmen, I noticed they did a lot to make everyone feel welcome. There are good number of student groups here. I suggest GET INVOLVED in at least a few. There could be more, but then again, that's a drawback of a small school.
There are all types of people here. I think almost anyone could find people they relate to here. Make sure you get to know as many people you can while you are a first year.
Its almost right in Atlanta and that's great because ATL is an awesome city. Lots of things to do, a lot of diversity. Its like the south's little NYC. The city itself is good reason to consider ASC. You should consider any college in the area!
The campus is pretty safe, you can walk around at 3:00 AM in the morning and be fine. In fact, its so safe that a drawback is that it won't prepare you for the real world at all. Another review said that the hand holding here can become a little smothering. It feels good when your a first year but yeah, it can be a little too sheltering.
And note, I said campus, not around the campus, but the campus itself! Everything, the library, the dorms, the gym, and the main building are all in close proximity to each other, not spread out. Its pretty safe for me to go to any of these places at 3:00 if I wanted to.
Personally, the school is a little too small for me and they don't have enough majors to choose from. There are only around 1000 undergrads here. I always wanted to go to a larger school but they give very generous financial aid, (another great thing about this place.)
The all female college experience starts to get a little boring too.
BUT if they have what your looking for in terms of majors and you don't mind a small school, an almost all female environment, and a somewhat sheltered college, I recommend looking into Agnes Scott. You will probably love it here. Remember, college is what you make of it. ASC has what you need to make anything you want out of it.
|Apr 15 2010|| 2nd Year Female --
Class 2011 |