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DECATUR, Ga. – For the sixth year in a row, Agnes Scott College has been recognized as the nation’s No. 1 Most Innovative liberal arts college in the country according to the 2024 U.S. News & World Report Best Colleges rankings. The college rose to No. 2 for Social Mobility and placed No. 3 for First-year Experiences and No. 4 for Learning Communities. Ranked in the top 15 liberal arts colleges for best Undergraduate Teaching for the past six years, Agnes Scott  is a Best Value at No. 27. 

“I am thrilled that Agnes Scott College has been recognized by its peers and others as an outstanding leader in the academic community. No other college has been ranked #1 for innovation for six consecutive years. We take very seriously our commitment to educating a diverse student body, and I am particularly proud that Agnes Scott ranked #2 for social mobility,” said Leocadia I. Zak, president of Agnes Scott College. “I am grateful to our faculty, staff, administrators and trustees who created and supported the curriculum, programs and support networks that have made these rankings possible.”

Agnes Scott’s unique and continually evolving SUMMIT experience is what sets our college apart from its peers. SUMMIT defines our four-year undergraduate educational program by focusing on global learning, leadership development and professional success. Year one is distinguished by Global Journeys, a week-long faculty-led study of global issues at relevant destinations in the U.S. and around the world, delivered at no additional cost to students. Sophomores participate in the Sophomore Class Atlanta Leadership Experience (SCALE), connecting students with leading corporations and nonprofits for an immersive professional experience. These experiences occur on one of the most diverse liberal arts college campuses in the country, where there is no racial, ethnic nor socioeconomic majority. Agnes Scott was recently placed No. 6 in the country for greatest socioeconomic diversity by The New York Times and has been consistently recognized for promoting social mobility among its student population.

To learn more about Agnes Scott College and its holistic approach to liberal arts education, click here.

For the full list of rankings along with details about the measurement process, visit U.S. News & World Report here.