3 Reasons Agnes Scott College is the Most Innovative in America
For an unprecedented fifth consecutive year, Agnes Scott College has been recognized as the #1 most innovative liberal arts college in the nation. The top U.S. News & World Report Best Colleges ranking is the result of our faculty, staff and partners’ tireless pursuit of extraordinary experiences for every Agnes Scott student. We strive for innovation daily not just to claim the top place, but so every student leaves ready to claim their place as leaders in their communities, workplaces and world.
Global Citizenship Starts Day One
Students are introduced to Agnes Scott’s first-of-its-kind immersive educational experience on their first day. Known as SUMMIT, this unique approach to a four-year liberal arts education forges professional success, inclusive leadership and global citizenship.
Study abroad is a formative and illuminating experience for college students but is typically delayed until junior or senior year. At Agnes Scott, all students have the opportunity to study abroad in year one. First-year students participate in a Global Journeys course, a week-long, faculty-led study of global issues in destinations like Milan, Ghana and Peru. Experiences are tailored to help participants understand how global social, economic and environmental factors impact and shape these places and the people who live there. Journeys experiences are completely funded by the college, offering every student the eye-opening experience of global learning.
SCALE Jumpstarts Professional Success
Supporters and partners of the college are an integral part of preparing and propelling Scotties to claim their place as inclusive leaders who look more like our world. In their sophomore year, students engage in an experiential learning program called SCALE, a week-long immersion with an Atlanta company or nonprofit. Students often describe SCALE as a turning point in their college career and a pivotal moment in defining their paths forward. Businesses that partner with us by offering internships, career coaching, or event sponsorship often go on to recruit from our pool of diverse, inclusive and prepared women leaders of every identity, because they have what it takes to positively impact their organizations.
SUMMIT Prepares Inclusive Leaders
In their junior and senior years, students begin to shape their own SUMMIT experiences with guidance and support from the College. Applied Career Experiences, or ACEs, is a unique offering to Agnes Scott College that serves as a bridge between academic preparation and postgraduate success. These week-long courses are shaped by faculty based on each student’s interests and trends in their chosen professionals.
Digital literacy is woven throughout the SUMMIT experience, so students can explore – and transform – their relationships to technology, leaving them prepared to navigate, excel and thrive in the ever-evolving modern workplace.
Sharing these immersive experiences with others at the most diverse liberal arts college in the country cultivates a skilled, knowledgeable, professional with a unique global perspective, prepared to lead anywhere and ready for whatever comes next.
Contact Us to learn how your organization can partner with Agnes Scott College to be part of our innovative approach to helping more women leaders of every identity claim their place in our communities, workplaces and the world.