Agnes Scott College is an independent undergraduate college in the United States. Agnes Scott’s campus lies in downtown Decatur, Georgia, nestled inside the perimeter of the bustling metro-Atlanta area.
The college was founded in 1889 as Decatur Female Seminary by a group of Presbyterians under the leadership of their minister, Frank H. Gaines. In 1890, the name was changed to Agnes Scott Institute to honor the mother of the college’s primary benefactor, Col. George Washington Scott. The name was changed again to Agnes Scott College in 1906, and remains today a liberal arts college for women.
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