Students Say

One of the five members of the Claremont College consortium, Scripps College is a small, liberal arts school in California that develops women into critically thinking and socially conscious individuals set to improve their surroundings. With an enrollment of approximately 950 students, Scripps is able to provide many elements of a small school experience within the umbrella of the Consortium, which “allows for access to the resources of a much larger institution” and gives undergrads “space...to find their interest while also fostering an incredible sense of community.”

Overview

Applicants
2,782
Acceptance Rate
27%
Average HS GPA
4.12

GPA Breakdown

80%
Over 3.75
9%
3.50 - 3.74
5%
3.25 - 3.49
4%
3.00 - 3.24
2%
2.50 - 2.99

Test Scores

SAT Reading
25th-75th percentile (enrolled students)
640 - 750
SAT Math
25th-75th percentile (enrolled students)
620 - 710
SAT Writing
25th-75th percentile (enrolled students)
640 - 730
ACT Composite
25th-75th percentile (enrolled students)
28 - 33

Deadlines

Early Decision
November 15

Early Decision II
January 1

Regular
January 1

Other Admission Factors

Academic

Rigor of Secondary School Record
Class Rank
Academic GPA
Standardized Test Scores
Application Essay
Recommendation(s)
Non-Academic

Extracurricular Activities
Talent / Ability
Character / Personal Qualities

Selectivity Rating

Overall

Students Say

One of the five members of the Claremont College consortium, Scripps College is a small, liberal arts school in California that develops women into critically thinking and socially conscious individuals set to improve their surroundings. With an enrollment of approximately 950 students, Scripps is able to provide many elements of a small school experience within the umbrella of the Consortium, which “allows for access to the resources of a much larger institution” and gives undergrads “space...to find their interest while also fostering an incredible sense of community.” The benefits of the women’s college experience are “undeniable,” according to students: “To be surrounded by a group of strong educated women is a very empowering experience.” Professors at Scripps are “accomplished in their fields, challenging, and interesting people,” who are always willing to take time after class to speak to an individual student or to explain a certain point of a lecture. “I look forward to going to class every day; my professors motivate me to do my best,” says a student. Aside from the required core class that all first-semester freshmen must take, almost every class has fewer than twenty students, and there is “lots of dialogue about interesting and important issues.” “If you’re not angry about the status quo, you’re doing it wrong,” says a student. There are a fair number of people who double major or minor in very unusual combinations, “which is unique to Scripps,” due to the emphasis on interdisciplinary learning and the idea that “no academic field exists in a vacuum.” “This is huge when you’re trying to apply things to the real world or imagine where your career might take you,” says a student.

Faculty and Class Information

Student/Faculty
10:1
Total Faculty
121
with Terminal Degree
117

71
Women
50
Men
22
Minority
6
International

Most frequent class size
10 - 19
Most frequent lab / sub section size
10 - 19


Graduation Rates

Graduate in 4 years
80%
Graduate in 5 years
86%
Graduate in 6 years
87%

Majors

  • Architecture and Related Service

  • Architectural History and Criticism, General

  • Area, Ethnic, Cultural, and Gender Studies

  • African Studies
  • African-American/Black Studies
  • American/United States Studies/Civilization
  • Asian Studies/Civilization
  • Asian-American Studies
  • European Studies/Civilization
  • French Studies
  • German Studies
  • Hispanic-American, Puerto Rican, and Mexican-American/Chicano Studies
  • Italian Studies
  • Latin American Studies
  • Near and Middle Eastern Studies
  • Russian Studies
  • Spanish and Iberian Studies
  • Women's Studies

  • Biological and Biomedical Sciences

  • Biochemistry
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
  • Molecular Biology
  • Neuroscience

  • Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services

  • Accounting
  • Organizational Behavior Studies

  • Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs

  • Mass Communication/Media Studies

  • Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services

  • Computer Science

  • Engineering

  • Pre-Engineering

  • English Language and Literature/Letters

  • English Language and Literature, General

  • Foreign languages, literatures, and Linguistics

  • Chinese Language and Literature
  • Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General
  • Foreign Languages and Literatures, General
  • French Language and Literature
  • German Language and Literature
  • Italian Language and Literature
  • Japanese Language and Literature
  • Linguistics
  • Russian Language and Literature
  • Spanish Language and Literature

  • Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences

  • Pre-Medicine/Pre-Medical Studies

  • History

  • History, General

  • Legal Professions and Studies

  • Legal Studies, General

  • Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities

  • Humanities/Humanistic Studies

  • Mathematics and Statistics

  • Mathematics, General

  • Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies

  • Biological and Physical Sciences
  • Human Biology
  • International/Global Studies
  • Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other
  • Science, Technology and Society

  • Natural Resources and Conservation

  • Environmental Science

  • Philosophy and Religious Studies

  • Jewish/Judaic Studies
  • Philosophy
  • Religion/Religious Studies

  • Physical Sciences

  • Chemistry, General
  • Geology/Earth Science, General
  • Physics, General

  • Psychology

  • Cognitive Psychology and Psycholinguistics
  • Psychology, General

  • Public Administration and Social Service Professions

  • Public Policy Analysis

  • Social Sciences

  • Anthropology
  • Econometrics and Quantitative Economics
  • Economics, General
  • Political Science and Government, General
  • Sociology

  • Visual and Performing Arts

  • Art History, Criticism and Conservation
  • Dance, General
  • Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
  • Fine and Studio Arts Management
  • Fine/Studio Arts, General
  • Music, General


Degrees

Bachelor's
Post-Bachelor's certificate

Career Services

On-Campus Job Interviews Available
Yes

Career Services

Alumni Network
Alumni Services
Classes
Interest Inventory
Internships
Regional Alumni
Opportunities at School

Experiential
Internship

Prominent Alumni


Gabrielle Giffords
U.S. Congresswoman (Arizona)

Elizabeth Turk
MacArthur Genius

Eli Winkelman
Founder, Challah for Hunger

China Chow
Actress/host of Bravo's "Work of Art:The Next Great Artist"

Louise Francesconi
Dir, Chairman of Governance Committee for Stryker Corp; former Raytheon VP

Beth Nolan
Chief legal counsel, Clinton Administration

Alison Saar
Artist, sculptor

Academic Rating

Career overview

Students Say

Scripps alums are a successful lot and can be found working across?a variety of industries. In fact, over 50 percent of students begin full-time work within three months after graduation. Recent graduates have landed plum with gigs with companies such as 21st Century Fox, Facebook, Ernst & Young, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Johnson & Johnson, National Institute of Health and Morgan Stanley. Moreover, within the first year of graduation, roughly 20 percent of students pursue graduate and/or professional degrees. Scripps alums have enrolled in institutions such as Cornell University, Duke University, Boston College, UCLA, Georgetown University and Rice University. Other resources unique to Scripps include a personalized freshman orientation to the Career Planning & Resources office and an online Resume Book for?seniors embarking on their job hunts. Approximately 8 percent of graduating seniors receive prestigious fellowships and grants like the Fulbright and Watson Fellowship to continue their studies/research.

Graduation Rates

Graduate in 4 years
80%
Graduate in 5 years
86%
Graduate in 6 years
87%

Career Services

On-Campus Job Interviews Available
Yes

Career Services

Alumni Network
Alumni Services
Classes
Interest Inventory
Internships
Regional Alumni
Opportunities at School

Experiential
Internship

ROI & Outcomes

Information from PayScale:

Median Starting Salary
$43,000

Median Mid-Career Salary
$101,000

Return on Education (ROE) rating
89

Dates

Application Deadlines
Feb 1
Notification Date
Apr 1

Required Forms

Business Farm Supp
FAFSA
Forms CSSProfile
Forms Divorced Parent
State Aid

Bottom Line

The retail price for tuition, room and board, and fees at Scripps is around $61,940 a year. Financial aid is superabundant here, though, so please don’t let cost keep you from applying. Also worth noting: the average total need-based indebtedness for Scripps graduates is $20,125—well below the national average at private colleges and universities.

Bang For Your Buck

Scripps College meets 100 percent of an eligible student’s demonstrated financial need for all four years with the combination of grants, scholarships, part-time employment, and loans. Additionally, all applicants are considered for merit funds ranging from $10,000 a year to $20,000 a year. No separate application is required in order to be considered for these merit awards. The pick of the litter is the New Generation Award. It’s renewable, and it’s a full ride in the truest sense. In addition to tuition, fees, and room and board, you get three round-trip airfares home annually and a $3,000 one-time summer research stipend. The James E. Scripps Award is a $20,000 annual, renewable award. There are 75–100 of them offered each year. New Trustee, Founder’s, and Presidential Scholarships offer students whose “strong academic performance and school or community involvement indicate that they will add vitality and intellectual value to the campus” and a four-year renewable award worth between $10,000 and $17,500. A biology major says that she chose Scripps College “because of the fantastic merit scholarships. Not only did they defray the expense of attending a private college, but they convinced me I could be a big fish in a small pond here.”

Financial Aid Statistics

Average Freshman Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$33,021

Average Undergraduate Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$34,792

Average Need-Based Loan
$3,541

Average amount of loan debt per graduate
$20,060

Undergraduates who have borrowed through any loan program
44%

Average amount of each freshman scholarship/grant package
$2,633

Financial aid provided to international students
Yes

Expenses per Academic Year

Tuition
$48,938
Required Fees
$214
Average Cost for Books and Supplies
$800

Tuition / Fees Vary by Year of Study
No
Board for Commuters
Transportation for Commuters

Available Aid

Financial Aid Methodology
Federal and Institutional

Scholarships and Grants

Need-Based
 

Need-Based College/University Scholarship or Grant Aid from Institutional Funds
Need-Based Federal Pell
Need-Based Private Scholarships
Need-Based SEOG
Need-Based State Scholarships

Non-Need-Based
Institutional non-need-based scholarship or grant aid is available

Federal Direct Student Loan Programs
Direct PLUS Loans
Direct Subsidized Stafford Loans
Direct Unsubsidized Stafford Loans

Federal Family Education Loan Programs (FFEL)
College/university loans from institutional funds
Federal Perkins Loans

Is Institutional Employment Available (other than Federal Work Study)
Yes

Direct Lender
Yes

Financial Aid Rating

Overall

Students Say

Students here are all “engaged, outgoing, and passionate about something.” The campus “can be a little cliquey,” but everyone maintains a high level of respect and appreciation for the interests of others, and “are really open to meeting new people both within and outside their grade level.” A lot of students have on-campus jobs. Most are “politically aware” and “social activist(s),” “use ‘they’ pronouns” and pepper conversation with terminology “like ‘heteropatriarchy’ and ‘neoliberalism.’” And of course, “every Scripps student is a feminist.” For those who are hesitant about the single sex enrollment, never fear: “The cross-registration process, dining halls, and friendships mean there are plenty of males on campus.”

Student Body Profile

Total Undergraduate Enrollment
972
Out of State

International
5%
Foreign Countries Represented
17

Demographics

19.24%
Asian
3.35%
African-American
9.84%
Hispanic
51.46%
Caucasian
9.30%
Unknown
4.86%
International

100% female
0% male
100% are full time
0% are part time

Overview

Students Say

The social scene is not isolated to a single campus, which is what allows “such a diversity of types of personalities”: “We often call the 5Cs, Camp Claremont.” For fun, students “go to any of the events thrown by the 5C” (which are open to everyone), or “work out, go to the pool, have picnics outside, and venture into Los Angeles when they’re not doing work.” On sunny days, you can find the main quad filled with people studying and sunbathing. “Most of the nightlife that Scripps students are involved in takes place on other campuses” that are just a five-minute walk away, but social life at Scripps is balanced with “parties, carnivals, movie nights, trivia nights, off-campus events, and other forms of entertainment.” The “quieter, and more feminist” campus is also “one of the most beautiful” many have seen, with “large open spaces that contain gardens and a variety of fruit trees for picking.” With “endless orange trees and endless opportunities,” some say “Scripps seems like a dream.” The gym (known as the Field House) is “impeccable and was designed particularly for women.” Going into other parts of Los Angeles is easy with a car, but most students choose to have fun in the village, which has “great restaurants and bars, a movie theater, and decent shopping.”

Campus Life

Undergrads living on campus
97%
Help finding off-campus housing
Yes

First-Year Students living on campus
100%

Campus Environment
Suburban

Housing Options

Apartment Single
Disabled Student
Dorms Female
Other

Special Needs Admissions


College Entrance Tests Required
No

Interview Required
No

Special Need Services Offered


Student Activities

Registered Student Organizations
200
Number of Honor Societies
7

Number of Social Sororities
0
Number of Religious Organizations
7

Sports

Athletic Division
Division III

5% participate in intercollegiate sports

Men's Sports (Stags)
0 Sports

Women's Sports (Athenas)
12 Sports

Basketball
Cross Country
Diving
Golf
Lacrosse
Soccer
Softball
Swimming
Tennis
Track Field Outdoor
Volleyball
Water Polo

Student Services

Health
Womens Center
LGBT Support Groups
Minority Support Groups
Army ROTC Offered at cooperating institutions: Claremont McKenna College
Air Force ROTC Offered at cooperating institutions: Harvey Mudd College

Sustainability

Scripps is ahead of the curve and is always looking for ways to conserve water in drought prone California. One key way the campus is conserving water is cutting back on the amount of grass maintained by the College, replacing thousands of square feet of turf with plants in mulch. Inside, students are encouraged to stay in the dining halls for meals rather than taking food to go and creating more garbage. The college is partnered with a supplier that uses recycled fiber for the paper products it provides to the school, and the company that produces the plastic can liners used at Scripps utilize between 30 and 90 percent recycled materials. Scripps students get creative when it comes to recycling, particularly when it comes to old textbooks, many of which have been repurposed for award-winning art projects that save the paper from landfills. Students looking to make a difference on campus can join clubs like Scripps Climate Justice, which aims to promote climate action at the college with the hope of influencing global climate change, and the Scripps Environment Club, which focuses on local and organic food and helps maintain the Scripps Garden. The Sustainability Committee at Scripps serves as an advisory counsel to the President of the college regarding campus operations, and all building contractors are asked to submit information on their sustainable practices and materials.

School Has Formal Sustainability Committee
Yes

Sustainability-focused degree available
Yes

School employs a sustainability officer
No

Public GHG inventory plan
Yes

Available Transportation Alternatives

Bike Share
Yes

Car Sharing Program
Yes

Carpool/Vanpool Matching Program
Yes

Cash-Out Parking
Yes

Condensed Work Week Option For Employees
Yes

Free Or Reduced Price Transit Passes And/Or Free Campus Shuttle
Yes

Incentives Or Programs To Encourage Employees To Live Close To Campus
Yes

Indoor And Secure Bike Storage, Shower Facilities, And Lockers For Bicycle Commuters
Yes

Reduced Parking Fees For Car And Van Poolers
Yes

School Adopted A Policy Prohibiting Idling
No

School Developed Bicycle Plan
Yes

School Offers A Telecommute Program For Employees
Yes

Campus Security Report

Campus Security Report

The Jeanne Clery Act requires colleges and universities to disclose their security policies, keep a public crime log, publish an annual crime report and provide timely warnings to students and campus employees about a crime posing an immediate or ongoing threat to students and campus employees.

Please visit The Princeton Review’s page on campus safety for additional resources: http://www.princetonreview.com/safety

The Princeton Review publishes links directly to each school's Campus Security Reports where available. Applicants can also access all school-specific campus safety information using the Campus Safety and Security Data Analysis Cutting Tool provided by the Office of Postsecondary Education of the U.S. Department of Education: http://ope.ed.gov/security


Other Information

Campus-wide Internet Network
Yes

Email and Web Access Available
Yes

% of Classrooms with Wireless Internet
100

Number of Computer Labs / Classrooms
151

Network Access in Dorm Rooms
Yes

Network Access in Dorm Lounges
Yes

Fee for Network Use
No

Student Web Pages Permitted
Yes

Student Web Pages Provided
Yes

Partnerships with Technology Companies
Yes

Online Class Registration Available
Yes

Personal computer included in tuition for each student
No

Require Undergraduates to Own Computers
No

Discounts Available with Hardware Vendors
Yes

Description
Apple and Dell available via the campus bookstore or online via campus specific links.

Webcasting, Digital Audio or Video-Streaming of Courses
No

Webcasting, Digital Audio or Video-Streaming of Campus Radio / TV Stations
No

Campus Visits Contact

Contact
Margaret Vall
Administrative Assistant

Address
Office of Admissions
1030 Columbia Avenue
Claremont, CA 91711

Phone
800-770-1333

Email
admission@scrippscollege.edu

Experience College Life

Most Popular Places On Campus
Williamson Gallery
Sallie Tiernan Field House
The Motley Coffeehouse
Malott Commons
Margaret Fowler Garden
Graffitti Wall Rare book room, Denison Library

Most Popular Places Off Campus
Disneyland
Beaches
Hollywood
Joshua Tree Monument
Rodeo Drive

Campus Tours

Campus Tours
Appointment Required: Yes
Dates: Year-round
Times: Varies
Average Length: 1 hour

On Campus Interview

Campus Interviews
Yes

Information Sessions
Available

Times
appointment made in advance

Faculty and Coach Visits

Dates/Times Available
Year-round

Arrangements
Contact Admissions Office

Advance Notice
2 weeks

Contact Email Address for Visit
michael.sutton@cms.claremont.edu

Class Visits

Dates/Times Available
Academic Year

Arrangements
Contact Admissions Office

Overnight Dorm Stays

Overnight Dorm Stays
Available

Arrangements
Contact Admissions Office

Limitations
Student must arrive by 5PM and bring a sleeping bag and towel. Dorm stay only during acad. year.

Transportation

Types of Transportation Available to Campus
Ontario International Airport is 15 miles from the campus. Taxis are available for the ride to campus (call from the courtesy phones at the airport). Greyhound buses serve Claremont (the terminal is just south of I-10). The Amtrak station is 5 miles from campus.

Driving Instructions to Campus
From I-10 (San Bernardino Freeway), take Exit 47 (Indian Hill Blvd.) and proceed north on Indian Hill. Turn right on Tenth St. and proceed east to the corner of Tenth St. and Columbia Ave. From Pasadena and the San Fernando Valley, take I-210 E. until it terminates at Foothill Blvd. Drive 3 miles on Foothill and turn right on Dartmouth Ave., then left on Tenth St. to Columbia Ave.

Local Accommodations
Only a 2-minute drive to campus, the Doubletree Claremont (555 W. Foothill Blvd.; 909-626-2411) is quite convenient and offers a special college rate. A couple of miles further and a bit more expensive is the Sheraton Suites Fairplex (601 W. McKinley Ave., Pomona; 800-325-3535 or 909-622-2220), which offers pleasant accommodations. Ask for the college rate here, too. There is also the Marriott Hotel (2200 E. Holt Blvd., Ontario; 909-986-8811), about 15 minutes from campus.
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Key Stats

2,782
Applicants
972
Size
27%
Acceptance Rate

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