im a junior at agnes scott. i hope that this isnt too late since school is starting next month, but hopefully this will be helpful for others searching for information.
the english department is one of the most popular on campus, so you wont be alone in that aspect. every spring, agnes holds a writer’s fest on campus where distinguished scholars and students can submit their work to be featured in the annual published book. there’s also a creative writing contest, too which the winner receives a cash prize and featured publication.
there’s several clubs: poetry, student magazine, hercampus (super active), theater and they were still active even during the pandemic. the clubs tend to meet weekly or biweekly while accommodating everyone’s schedule. there’s a creative writing major, too which a lot of students take up as a minor. the english minor has four concentrations to choose from divided by period, genre, theme, or individual/double authors. this isnt required, but can be helpful if you are interested in a narrower scope of literature.
foreign languages include arabic (new!), german (flagship on campus), spanish, french (what i took), greek and latin, ande japanese. it’s required to take two years of a foreign language but there’s a sub requirement if you decide to take greek/latin (i think it’s one and a half?).
the history department is another common major on campus. i dont know much about this one, but you can choose a concentration i believe.
campus is intimate and tight-knit. sometimes, it feels like a bubble because of the size (>2000 students). there’s something called the agnes scott bubble because while we are located in a metro area, college can feel enclosed (especially if you are into the social justice activism part of agnes). the weather is more sunny, but decatur (atlanta area in general) receives a ton of rain in january - march. this year, it was the most rainy during these days with rain often at night and/or lasting all day for days straight. yet, the way that campus is set up, flooding was not a problem due to most of the walkways being flat, brick areas.
the dorms, first-year dorms are decent. they’re a great size with your own closet, desk, trashcan, and dresser. the closets have a storage shelf above (for first years) and wooden flooring. they’re your average first-year dorms. i lived in avery glen, the apartments about 5 minutes away from campus. that’s where many aim after freshman year, followed by inman (lofts!), campbell (suites with your own bathroom), and rebekah. main is still being renovated as a living space i believe. the bathrooms are kept up, but there will still minor issues (drain flies, clogged drainage, hair). i never went into the bathroom with soap or tissue - housekeeping cleans up each morning and i believe at night, too. the dorms are an upperclassmen are way more up to par for what you pay for. maintenance is pretty much on time, but there were issues with air conditioners and leaks not being fixed.
the food is a hit or miss. fried chicken wednesday is a hit because the food is bomb. mollies is the preferred choice (the grill in alston); they serve falal, rice bowls, philly cheesesteaks, turkey dogs, hamburgers, etc. this is also where the declining balancing snacks are located. they have tv dinners, candies, healthy items (sunflower seeds, nuts, etc.), fruit, etc. for purchase which is where your declining balance comes in. the tv dinners are a bit more than what itd be to purchase off-campus, so itd say to skip on those unless youre super hungry. they have stouffers, TGIF, michael angelo’s, etc.
the food is good, but tiring because it’s the same thing per week. given that (unlike gsu) we dont have catering often or big name restaurants, the food gets tiring (mainly because we are a small school). there are kitchens in the first-year dorms, but they dont have ovens or stoves - that’s reserved for upperclassmen. there’s a microwave provided. keurigs (double check, though) are permitted.
i hope that this helped. feel free to comment if you need more info or clarification