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Academics

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 1,030 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.

Student Body

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."

Campus Life

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."

Overview

Applicants
2,841
Acceptance Rate
33%
Average HS GPA
4.07

GPA Breakdown

80%
Over 3.75
10%
3.50 - 3.74
8%
3.25 - 3.49
2%
3.00 - 3.24

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SAT Reading
25th-75th percentile
(enrolled students)
660 - 730
SAT Math
25th-75th percentile
(enrolled students)
630 - 730
SAT Writing
25th-75th percentile
(enrolled students)
660 - 732.5

Concordant SAT Scores

SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing
25th-75th percentile (enrolled students)
700 - 760
SAT Math
25th-75th percentile (enrolled students)
650 - 730

ACT Composite
25th-75th percentile (enrolled students)
29 - 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 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


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Faculty and Class Information

Student/Faculty
10:1
Total Faculty
125
with Terminal Degree
120

77
Women
48
Men
37
Minority
7
International

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


Graduation Rates

Graduate in 4 years
80%
Graduate in 5 years
84%
Graduate in 6 years
84%

Majors

  • AREA, ETHNIC, CULTURAL, GENDER, AND GROUP STUDIES.

  • African 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.
  • Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics.
  • 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 PROGRAMS.

  • Pre-Medicine/Pre-Medical Studies.

  • HISTORY.

  • History, General.

  • LEGAL PROFESSIONS AND STUDIES.

  • Legal Studies, General.
  • Non-Professional General Legal Studies (Undergraduate).

  • LIBERAL ARTS AND SCIENCES, GENERAL STUDIES AND HUMANITIES.

  • Humanities/Humanistic Studies.

  • MATHEMATICS AND STATISTICS.

  • Mathematics, General.

  • MULTI/INTERDISCIPLINARY STUDIES.

  • Biological and Physical Sciences.
  • 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.

  • Psychology, General.

  • 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

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
80%
Graduate in 5 years
84%
Graduate in 6 years
84%

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)
$51,000

Mid-Career Median Salary (Up to Bachelor's degree completed, only)
$96,700

Starting Median Salary (At least Bachelor's degree)
$52,200

Mid-Career Median Salary (At least Bachelor's degree)
$100,100

Percent High Job Meaning
49%

Percent STEM
24%


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
Apr 1

Required Forms

Business Farm Supp
FAFSA
Forms CSSProfile
Forms Divorced Parent
State Aid

Financial Aid Statistics

Average Freshman Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$35,730

Average Undergraduate Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$37,361

Average Need-Based Loan
$4,329

Undergraduates who have borrowed through any loan program
39%

Average amount of loan debt per graduate
$20,205

Average amount of each freshman scholarship/grant package
$38,332

Financial aid provided to international students
Yes

Expenses per Academic Year

Tuition
$52,748
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
$16,294
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
1,059

Demographics

16.05%
Asian
3.59%
African-American
13.31%
Hispanic
53.07%
Caucasian
4.15%
Unknown
5.19%
International

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

Overview


Campus Life

Undergrads living on campus
100%
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
No

Computer allowed in exams
No

Extended test time
No

Proctors
No

Notetakers
No

Distraction-free environment
No

Accommodation for students with ADHD
No

Student Activities

Registered Student Organizations
Number of Honor Societies
7

Number of Social Sororities
0
Number of Religious Organizations
11

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
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.

79/99

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
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 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
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 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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