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Scripps College has an “absolutely gorgeous” campus and terrific Southern California vibes, but the reason applicants clamor to attend is because of its “dedication to empowering female voices and education.” The focus may be on its “supportive, small community of women who want to fight to make the world a better place,” but students won’t have to worry about missing out on the resources often attributed to larger institutions, as Scripps is part of the Claremont Colleges, a consortium that grants undergraduates access “to all of the benefits and resources within [four] other colleges.”

Access is key across the “challenging and engaging” academic offerings at Scripps, whether that’s one-on-one time with professors or simply having opportunity for undergraduate research. This extends to “discussion-based [classes], which allows students to raise questions ..., [gain] a better understanding of the course, and connect to the subject more intimately.” It helps, too, that professors “are very good at creating interesting courses,” and are “generally accepting of a wide range of student opinions, “ though students should be aware that these freedoms come with “high expectations.” Ultimately, what undergrads appreciate the most is that it’s “very easy to form close connections with professors both in class and out of class.”

Student Body

When asked to describe their peers, Scripps undergrads are prone to using effusive adjectives such as “passionate, driven, [and] creative.” Many students also “identify as liberal, feminist, [and] social-justice oriented.” As one individual explains, “From reproductive rights, prison abolition, racial justice, everyone you talk to has the desire to change the world.” Indeed, they are certainly “not afraid to let their voices be heard.” A number of undergrads appreciate that the college attracts “many transgender and non-binary students, which creates a very open and safe environment.” However, a few do caution that there is a little “tension between white feminism and intersectionality” on campus. Fortunately, most everyone enjoys the fact their classmates are often “intelligent and ready to have in depth conversations about topics from politics to The Bachelor to data on climate change.” Undergrads here also tend to be “very supportive of one another” and “very accepting” as well. In fact, when strolling through campus, it’s even common to “receive smiles from students [you] don’t know.” All in all, the Scripps student body offers the “type of community that will cheer with and for you when you succeed and be a shoulder to cry on when needed.”

Campus Life

Scripps students are fairly studious and during the week you’ll often find them congregating in one of the “many outdoor study spaces, such as courtyards, lawns, or the lounge chairs by the pool.” Of course, there’s lots of fun to be had beyond academics. For example, undergrads can take advantage of “a ton of free fitness courses on campus like CrossFit, yoga, and Zumba” as well as unique “intramural sports like inner-tube water polo.” Additionally, “there are hundreds of clubs to join that are both specific to Scripps and also across all the Claremont Colleges.” Don’t like the dance team and have no interest in roller derby? Consider getting your inner baker on, as “Scripps Challah for Hunger bakes and sells challah every week.” And if you’ve got opinions, “political clubs. . . are also popular,” as are school-sponsored “speakers, screenings, presentations, workshops, [and] de-stress activities.” Should you need a respite from that overflowing campus life, the surrounding area provides many options. “The train to downtown Los Angeles is about a ten-minute walk away, Mt. Baldy is about a 20-minute drive, and the village in Claremont is filled with shops and eateries.”

Overview

Applicants
3,022
Acceptance Rate
32%
Average HS GPA
4.20

GPA Breakdown

15%
Over 3.75
7%
3.50 - 3.74
3%
3.25 - 3.49

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SAT & ACT Test Scores

SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing
25th-75th percentile
(enrolled students)
673 - 740
SAT Math
25th-75th percentile
(enrolled students)
660 - 750
ACT Composite Scores
25th-75th percentile (enrolled students)
30 - 33

Testing Policies


ACT Writing Policy
ACT with or without Writing accepted

SAT Essay Policy
SAT with or without Writing accepted

Deadlines

Early Decision — November 15

Early Decision II — January 3

Regular — January 3


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


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Faculty and Class Information

Student/Faculty
10:1
Total Faculty
136
with Terminal Degree
129

80
Women
56
Men
41
Minority
9
International

Most frequent class size
10 - 19
Most frequent lab / sub section size
2 - 9


Graduation Rates

Graduate in 4 years
81%
Graduate in 5 years
87%
Graduate in 6 years
88%

Majors

  • AREA, ETHNIC, CULTURAL, GENDER, AND GROUP 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.
  • Women's Studies.

  • BIOLOGICAL AND BIOMEDICAL SCIENCES.

  • Biochemistry.
  • Biological and Biomedical Sciences, Other.
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General.
  • Biomathematics, Bioinformatics, and Computational Biology, Other.
  • Biophysics.
  • 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.
  • Rhetoric and Composition.

  • FOREIGN LANGUAGES, LITERATURES, AND LINGUISTICS.

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

  • HEALTH PROFESSIONS AND RELATED PROGRAMS.

  • 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.

  • Cognitive Science.
  • Human Biology.
  • Mathematics and Computer Science.
  • Medieval and Renaissance Studies.
  • Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other.
  • Science, Technology and Society.

  • NATURAL RESOURCES AND CONSERVATION.

  • Environmental Science.
  • Environmental Studies.

  • PHILOSOPHY AND RELIGIOUS STUDIES.

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

  • PHYSICAL SCIENCES.

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

  • PSYCHOLOGY.

  • Psychology, General.

  • PUBLIC ADMINISTRATION AND SOCIAL SERVICE PROFESSIONS.

  • Public Policy Analysis, General.

  • SOCIAL SCIENCES.

  • Anthropology.
  • 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/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

Notable Faculty


Prominent Alumni


Gabrielle Gifford
U.S. Congresswoman (Arizona)

Elizabeth Turk
MacArthur Genius

Alison Saar
Artist, sculptor

Hannah Beth Jackson
California State Senator

Nonie Cr?me
global entrepreneur, founder of Butter London, a leading global beauty product brand

Susan Finley
space engineer and NASA's longest-serving employee

Emily Schuman
founded and runs mega-popular Cupcakes and Cashmere website and online store

Academic Rating

Graduation Rates

Graduate in 4 years
81%
Graduate in 5 years
87%
Graduate in 6 years
88%

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:

Starting Median Salary (Up to Bachelor's degree completed, only)
$54,700

Mid-Career Median Salary (Up to Bachelor's degree completed, only)
$98,600

Starting Median Salary (At least Bachelor's degree)
$56,100

Mid-Career Median Salary (At least Bachelor's degree)
$102,800

Percent High Job Meaning
28%

Percent STEM
47%


Students Say

Scripps alumnae find success in a variety of paths post-graduation. Eighty-six percent of graduates have held at least one internship, with nearly 40 percent holding three or more. In fact, over 50 percent of seniors who intend to work full-time after graduation had secured at least one job offer prior to graduation. Recent graduates have landed positions with companies such as the Congressional Budget Office, National Museum of African American History and Culture, 21st Century Fox, Facebook, Ernst & Young, Los Angeles County Museum of Art, Nextdoor, National Institute of Health and Morgan Stanley. Between 12–15 percent of alumnae go straight to graduate school, with 67 percent having enrolled or completed a graduate degree within five years. Scripps alums have enrolled in institutions such as Brown University, the Courtauld Institute of Art, George Washington University School of Medicine, University of California, Berkeley, UCLA, University of Chicago, Cornell University, and Yale. 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. Scripps graduates regularly receive prestigious fellowships and grants like the Fulbright and Watson Fellowship to continue their studies/research.

Dates

Application Deadlines
Feb 1
Notification Date
May 1

Required Forms

Business Farm Supp
FAFSA
Forms CSSProfile
Forms Divorced Parent
State Aid

Financial Aid Statistics

Average Freshman Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$39,084

Average Undergraduate Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$39,007

Average Need-Based Loan
$4,215

Undergraduates who have borrowed through any loan program
32%

Average amount of loan debt per graduate
$30,150

Financial aid provided to international students
Yes

Expenses per Academic Year

Tuition
$59,192
Required Fees
$218
Average Cost for Books and Supplies
$800

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

On-Campus Room and Board
$18,286
Comprehensive Fee

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
No

Financial Aid Rating

Overall


Student Body Profile

Total Undergraduate Enrollment
1,089
Foreign Countries Represented
24

Demographics

16.07%
Asian
3.69%
African-American
14.40%
Hispanic
52.54%
Caucasian
1.94%
Unknown
4.62%
International

100% female
0% male
99% are full time
1% are part time

Overview


Campus Life

Undergrads living on campus
94%
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
Yes

Interview Required
No

Special Need Services Offered

Calculator allowed in exams
Yes

Computer allowed in exams
Yes

Extended test time
Yes

Proctors
Yes

Notetakers
Yes

Distraction-free environment
Yes

Accommodation for students with ADHD
Yes

Student Activities

Registered Student Organizations
Number of Honor Societies
7

Number of Social Sororities
0
Number of Religious Organizations
12

Sports

Athletic Division
Division III

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: colleges.claremont.edu/qrc

Minority Support Groups: services.claremont.edu/clsa services.claremont.edu/obsa http://www.pomona.edu/administration/asian-american-resource-center

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.

72/99

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

% of Classrooms with Wireless Internet
100

Fee for Network Use
No

Partnerships with Technology Companies
Yes

Personal computer included in tuition for each student
No

Discounts Available with Hardware Vendors
Yes

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

Campus Visits Contact

Address
Office of Admissions
1030 Columbia Avenue
Claremont, CA 91711

Phone
909-621-8149

Email
admission@scrippscollege.edu

Experience College Life

Most Popular Places On Campus
Ruth Chandler 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 National Park

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

Faculty and Coach Visits

Dates/Times Available
Year-round

Arrangements
Contact Coach Directly

Advance Notice
2 weeks

Contact Email Address for Visit
erica.jasper@cms.claremont.edu

Class Visits

Dates/Times Available
Academic Year

Arrangements
Contact Admissions Office

Overnight Dorm Stays

Overnight Dorm Stays
Available

Arrangements
Other

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