U.S. News & World Report Ranks Agnes Scott College as No. 7 on its “20 Colleges Where It’s Easiest to Get Involved” List
U.S. News & World Report has ranked Agnes Scott College as No. 7 on its “20 Colleges Where It’s Easiest to Get Involved” list.
The Decatur liberal arts college offers about 50 student-run organizations and clubs for its enrollment of almost 950. Organizations cover everything from social change, community service and culture, to academics, art and games. The college also has six varsity sports teams (basketball, lacrosse, soccer, softball, tennis and volleyball) that play at the NCAA Division III level.
In the report, U.S. News calculated which schools had the most extracurricular activities relative to their student population. The results showed that small liberal arts colleges, such as Agnes Scott, tend to offer students the most extracurricular opportunities. U.S. News surveyed more than 1,700 colleges and universities for its 2010 survey of undergraduate programs.
“One of the great things about Agnes Scott is that if a new student doesn’t see an organization that fits her, nine times out of ten we can help her get one started,” said Kristy Smith, director of student activities at Agnes Scott.
A first-year student this fall was interested in playing chess but there was no chess club, Smith added. So the student created a club that now meets to play chess regularly.