Students Say

Academically focused women seeking “a more personalized education” will find it at Claremont, California’s Scripps College. Small class sizes, “extremely approachable, personable” professors who are “ready to sit down to help you one on one,” and strong academics are the rule of the day here. Because the school is part of the five-school Claremont College Consortium, students can have their cake and eat it, too, enjoying the benefits of a smallto mid-sized school while also having access to the resources of a large university.

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
640 - 750
SAT Math
620 - 710
ACT Composite
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

Overall

Students Say

Academically focused women seeking “a more personalized education” will find it at Claremont, California’s Scripps College. Small class sizes, “extremely approachable, personable” professors who are “ready to sit down to help you one on one,” and strong academics are the rule of the day here. Because the school is part of the five-school Claremont College Consortium, students can have their cake and eat it, too, enjoying the benefits of a smallto mid-sized school while also having access to the resources of a large university. The school’s focus on “challenging the whole person” means women attending Scripps will engage with educators who work toward “fostering and strengthening the voice of its students by piquing our curiosity, honing our critical thinking skills, and developing our confidence.” The workload can be “challenging… rigorous, and sometimes daunting,” but professors are “always willing to meet with you and help you” because they “want you to succeed more than anything else.” Students find that the “beautiful campus” and “fun living environment” help reduce the stress of the workload. Others feel that going to an all-female school provides “an educational environment where I could be free to be myself, something I didn’t feel I could do in classes that were maledominated.” Those seeking “the personal attention and relationships with professors of a liberal arts college with the resources of a mid-size university” will find it at Scripps.

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
92%
Graduate in 5 years
100%
Graduate in 6 years
87%


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

Dates

Financial Aid Rating
98
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
$47,164
Required Fees
$214
Average Cost for Books and Supplies
$800

Tuition / Fees Vary by Year of Study
No
Board for Commuters
$6,028
Transportation for Commuters

Available Aid

Financial Aid Methodoloy
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

Overall

Students Say

As an acclaimed women's college, it should come as no surprise that Scripps boasts "assertive women who do not fear taking on the world." These "friendly yet strong women ...welcome all types of people with open arms." Demographically, Scripps skews white and upper-middle class, but when it comes to personality "students range from girly daddy's girls to LGBT to work­ oriented introverts." Unsurprisingly, many students at Scripps are politically minded, women who are "very critical of the world around them and love to use the knowledge they gain in class to examine society in new ways." Even those students who don't enter Scripps with strong political views sometimes find it "impossible to go through Core without learning to see social constructs in everything." Most say that despite the eclectic student body "everyone treats each other kindly and respectfully, and there's a lot of crossing over between social groups," though some complain that "students can be very cliquey," making it "difficult to survive socially and to make friends if you are not a clique person." By and large, however, there is usually somewhere for students to fit in. The women of Scripps "pride themselves on being unique and inde­ pendent, so there is not really a culture to fit in to, but there is any number of subcultures."

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 most common group activity is studying in groups." Most students find they are "completely absorbed in class time and homework during the week" because "Scripps students are here to be in school and are very engaged in their school work." These "very smart" students "know the difference between study time and party time." The lack of males on campus does not mean there is a lack of partying at Scripps. "If you wanted to, you could go to a big party any day of the week." Those inclined toward big get-togethers will find that "the party scene is mostly off campus, at the other Claremont colleges." Movies, dancing, and other activities help provide distractions during the down time students get from their studies, as well as "participating in volun­ teer clubs and working with the local community." Indeed, "Scripps has a ton of extracurricular options," including options available via the Consortium. One student summed it up like this: 'Tm on the mock trial team, my best friend is on the track team, and my co-RA is in the Latina students group. There really is a hobby for everyone."

Campus Life

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

Quality of life rating
98
First-Year Students living on campus
100%

Campus Environment
Suburban
Fire safety rating
71

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.

Green Rating
83
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

School Adopted A Policy Prohibiting Idling
Yes

School Developed Bicycle Plan
Yes

School Offers A Telecommute Program For Employees
Yes
Data provided by Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE), STARS®, as of February, 2014.

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
1360
SAT Scores

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