At Atlanta Girls’ School, the experiences celebrated within our community are reflected in the individualized college search process and selection made by each girl.

Our graduates attend Ivy League schools, prestigious liberal arts colleges, and respected research institutes.

All AGS graduates have been accepted to a four-year college or university. We counsel all students to select a strong match between their interests and appropriate offerings at higher education institutions. In assessing college choices, each girl’s talents, aspirations, and personality are important considerations. 

AGS School Profile 2020-21

College Planning Process

College exploration opportunities at AGS begin with an introductory program in 9th grade, and then expand into comprehensive, year-round programming for 10th, 11th, and 12th graders.

Elements of resume preparation, public speaking, interviewing and writing skills are also developed through Leadership Labs, internships, and global travel. Here are some highlights of the AGS College Counseling program:

  • Sage Advice is an evening program for 10th-11th grade students and their parents featuring a lively panel discussion by college admission representatives.
  • Paying for College is an evening program for all upper school students and their families featuring guest speakers on topics such as college grants, scholarships, loans, and work-study programs.
  • Junior College Night is a special program for all AGS 11th grade students and their families  held late in the fall of the first semester. This program lays the foundation for the college search and admission process.
  • Colleges visit AGS – a LOT of colleges! Approximately 100 college admission representatives visit the AGS campus each fall to meet with our students.
  • AGS visits colleges too! AGS students travel as a group to visit local colleges for informational programs with admissions officers and campus tours.
  • Senior College Night is held early in the school year for AGS seniors and their families to review the nuts and bolts of the college application process.
  • All Juniors and Seniors are invited to attend the KLW College Fair featuring hundreds of college admission representatives from around the United States.
  • All Sophomores and their parents are invited to participate in the Atlanta Invitational Case Studies Program featuring a mock admissions committee and a college fair.
  • Standardized Test Preparation is offered as a 2-week Winterim program for 9th, 10th and 11th grade students (additional fee).
  • A Saturday morning Mock College Entrance Exam (SAT or ACT) is offered under test conditions to interested AGS students at the conclusion of Winterim (nominal fee charged).
  • College Counseling Page on Blackbaud is available to all 10th-12th grade students and their families. These learning platform pages provide a wide variety of resources (including our own AGS College Counseling Student/Parent Handbook) and useful links for the college exploration and application process.
  • SCOIR Family Connection is available to all 11th and 12th grade students. Each 11th and 12th grade student is given her own account to this a web-based college exploration and organizational tool.
  • Several Leadership Labs sessions in 11th and 12th grade are dedicated to learning about the college exploration process and harnessing the myriad of web-based resources available to high school students.
  • College application essay support is provided through 12th grade English classes.
  • Student/Parent/Counselor conferences begin during the 2nd semester of the junior year. Additional conferences are always welcome and can be scheduled by contacting the college counselor.

“Transitioning from AGS to a large university was made easier by the meaningful relationships I had with my teachers at AGS. They will always be there to support me, and it is really nice knowing that even when I am away at school I can call many of them for help or advice.” 

Laura Rogers, AGS '11, Duke University '15

College admission representatives visits

Thank you for your interest in visiting AGS. We welcome your visit! College admission representatives can now schedule a visit for the fall through Rep Visits.

Click here to schedule a visit!

Visits usually last about 30 minutes. We promote visits to our students and families through online calendars, emails, announcements, etc. In addition, we are happy to display your visit posters.

3254 Northside Parkway NW
Atlanta, Georgia 30327
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Parking is available in any of the open spaces in front of the building.

Please enter the main building to the left of the front columns and sign in at the front desk. A quick security check will be completed at sign in; please have your driver’s license available. Our entrance is ADA accessible. All visitors are required to wear masks indoors at all times during the 2021-22 school year.

Grace Lopez
College Counselor

Atlanta Girls’ School Class of 2020

The 45 members of the AGS Class of 2020 enrolled in 26 different colleges and universities in 11 states, the District of Columbia and the United Kingdom.

In-state public universities 26% 
In-state private universities 14% 
Out of state public universities 17% 
Out of State private universities 43%  

Some of the highly selective programs to which our alumnae have been admitted: 

  • Brown University Rhode Island School of Design 5-year Dual Degree Program 
  • Isaac Bashevis Singer Scholarship at the University of Miami
  • University of Virginia Jefferson Scholars Program 
  • Washington University in St. Louis Danforth Scholars Program 

College Acceptances 2016-2020

*indicates matriculation

Agnes Scott College* 
Alabama A&M University 
Alabama State University 
Allegheny College 
American University*
Appalachian State University* 
Auburn University *
Bard College 
Barnard College*
Bates College
Belmont University 
Beloit College* 
Benedict College 
Berry College*
Bethune-Cookman University 
Birmingham-Southern College* 
Boston College* 
Boston University*
Brandeis University*
Brown University* 
Bryn Mawr College*
Carleton College* 
Carleton University 
Case Western Reserve University 
Centre College 
Champlain College* 
Chapman University* 
Clark Atlanta University 
Clark University* 
Clemson University 
College of Charleston 
College of Coastal Georgia* 
College of William and Mary
Colgate University* 
Colorado College 
Colorado School of Mines 
Colorado State University* 
Columbia College Chicago 
Columbia University
Cornell College 
Cornell University 
Davidson College* 
Drexel University
Duke University* 
Eckerd College 
Elon University* 
Emory University* 
Fisk University 
Flagler College* 
Florida A&M University* 
Florida Gulf Coast University 
Florida Southern College 
Florida State University* 
Fordham University* 
Furman University*
George Mason University 
Georgia College* 
Georgia Institute of Technology* 
Georgia Southern University* 
Georgia State University* 
Goucher College* 
Grinnell College  
Guilford College*
Hampshire College*
Hampton University*
Harvard University*
Hendrix College 
Hollins University 
Howard University *
Indiana University at Bloomington* 
Ithaca College*
James Madison University* 
Johnson & Wales University 
Kalamazoo College 
Kennesaw State University* 
Lewis & Clark College 
Long Island University, Brooklyn 
Long Island University, Post 
Louisiana State University 
Loyola Marymount University* 
Loyola University Chicago 
Loyola University New Orleans* 
Maryland Institute College of Art 
Mercer University *
Meredith College 
Miami University, Oxford*
Michigan State University*
Mount Holyoke College*
New College of Florida 
New York University* 
NC A&T State University 
North Carolina State University 
Northeastern University
Northwestern University



Oakwood University 
Oberlin College 
Occidental College 
Oglethorpe University* 
Old Dominion University 
Oxford College of Emory University*
Pace University, NYC* 
Pennsylvania State University 
Princeton University*
Rhodes College* 
Roanoke College 
Rollins College 
Rutgers University 
Samford University 
Sarah Lawrence College*
Savannah College of Art and Design* 
School of the Art Institute of Chicago 
Scripps College* 
Sewanee: The University of the South* 
Simmons College 
Simon Fraser University 
Skidmore College* 
Southern Adventist University*
Southern Methodist University
Spelman College* 
St. John’s University – Queens Campus* 
St. Olaf College 
Syracuse University*
Tennessee State University*
The College of Wooster* 
The George Washington University* 
The New School*  
The Ohio State University 
The University of Alabama* 
The University of Alabama at Birmingham* 
The University of Georgia* 
The University of Montana, Missoula* 
The University of Tampa 
The University of the Arts, London 
The University of West Georgia* 
Tufts University*
Tulane University* 
Tuskegee University 
United States Naval Academy*  
University of California, Los Angeles* 
University of California, San Diego 
University of Chicago* 
University of Colorado at Boulder* 
University of Denver 
University of Florida 
University of Illinois at Chicago 
University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign 
University of Kentucky* 
University of Maryland, College Park 
University of Miami* 
University of Minnesota, Twin Cities 
University of Mississippi 
University of Missouri, Columbia 
University of New Hampshire, Durham 
University of North Carolina, Asheville 
University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill*
University of North Carolina, Charlotte 
University of North Carolina, Greensboro 
University of Notre Dame 
University of Puget Sound 
University of Redlands 
University of Rhode Island 
University of Rochester*
University of San Francisco*
University of South Carolina* 
University of Southern California*
University of St. Andrews* 
University of Tennessee, Chattanooga 
University of Tennessee, Knoxville*
University of Toronto*
University of Vermont*
University of Virginia
University of Washington
University of Wisconsin, Madison
Valdosta State University
Vanderbilt University*
Vassar College*
Villanova University
Virginia Military Institute
Virginia Tech
Winthrop University* 
Wofford College* 
Xavier University of Louisiana* 
York University
Young Harris College