As women's college graduates, Scotties are more likely to earn a Ph.D. than students at 94% of baccalaureate-degree granting institutions.
70% of Scotties in the class of 2015 participated in an internship before graduation.
90% of Scotties who apply are accepted into graduate school (five-year average).
70% of the class of 2015 undertook faculty-mentored research.
I learned this from Agnes Scott: When you see something that looks interesting, go for it. Learn about it. Take as much as you can from that direction, but don't get stuck there.
Meet some outstanding alumnae
Kaitlyn McCune ’12
Kaitlyn McCune graduated from the public health laboratory track at Agnes Scott in 2012 and competed as a member of Agnes Scott's brand-new lacrosse team. McCune believes that playing with the team allowed her to become a better athlete, person, student and leader. “At Agnes Scott, you are encouraged to take the lessons you learn on the field and apply them in the classroom, in extracurriculars and in life.” After her graduation, McCune became a commissioned officer in the U.S. Air Force and earned a full-ride scholarship to the University of Iowa Carver College of Medicine.
Sarah Scoles ’07
After spending her childhood immersed in books both scientific and fictional, Sarah Scoles majored in astrophysics at Agnes Scott and graduated in 2007. While her passion for astronomy never waned, Scoles took a creative writing course during her junior year that caused her to fall in love with writing. After earning an M.F.A. in fiction writing from Cornell University, Scoles became a public education specialist at the National Radio Astronomy Observatory and eventually became the associate editor of Astronomy Magazine. To exercise her passion for writing, Scoles is currently writing a book about Jill Tarter, the scientist on whom the main character in the movie/book Contact is based, and the science of searching for extraterrestrial intelligence (SETI).
TOMEKIA STRICKLAND ’97
Since graduating from Agnes Scott in 1997, Tomekia Strickland has spent four years living and working in the Navajo Nation, has spent a summer in Ghana working on women's health issues, was published in the Journal of Minority Medical Students and the Huffington Post, and has more than 3,500 Twitter followers all looking to her for women's health advice. During the day, however, Strickland works as an obstetrician in Tucson, AZ, specializing in high-risk pregnancies and births. Strickland credits Agnes Scott with reinforcing the strongest and best aspects of being a woman. “Agnes Scott helped complete the picture, making me a more compassionate and broader-thinking physician. In health, particularly women's health, you start as a scientist, then become a physician and then realize there's so much more to becoming a doctor—psychology, anthropology, communication. I received all those things at Agnes Scott.” Because of her Agnes Scott education, Strickland is trusted with some of the most challenging aspects of bringing a new life into the world.