About Scripps College

Founded in 1926, Scripps College. is a Private college. Located in California, which is a city setting in California, the campus itself is Suburban. The campus is home to 1,039 full time undergraduate students, and 18 full time graduate students.

The Scripps College Academic calendar runs on a Semester basis. In the school year the student to faculty ratio was 11:1. There are 97 full time instructional teachers. Degrees awarded at Scripps College include: Bachelor's Degree, Masters Degree, Post-master's certificate, Doctor's degree.

Quick Facts

Acceptance Rate29%
Application Deadline15-Nov
Application Fee60
SAT Range1290-1440
ACT Range28-32

Admissions at are considered More Selective, with ,11% of all applicants being admitted.

In the school year, of the students who applied to the school, only 9 of those who were admitted eventually ended up enrolling.

100% of incoming freshmen are in the top half of their high school class. 93% were in the top quarter, and 79% were in the top tenth. You can apply online.


We asked, and students answered these important questions about student life at Scripps College.

Scripps College REVIEWS

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  • How would you rate on-campus housing?

    29 Students rated on-campus housing 4.4 stars. 52 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate off-campus housing?

    12 Students rated off-campus housing 3.1 stars. 0 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate campus food?

    29 Students rated campus food 4.6 stars. 66 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate campus facilities?

    28 Students rated campus facilities 4.7 stars. 71 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate class size?

    29 Students rated class size 4.7 stars. 79 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate school activities?

    28 Students rated school activities 4 stars. 39 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate local services?

    28 Students rated local services 3.8 stars. 25 % gave the school a 5.0.

  • How would you rate academics?

    29 Students rated academics 4.2 stars. 55 % gave the school a 5.0.

What's your overall opinion of Scripps College?

3 Students rated Scripps College

Fia - 04/06/2020

There is so much that Scripps is not. We don't have much of a sports scene, our dorm life could be better, and the campus itself tends to be quiet, especially on the weekends. Scripps is definitely not for everyone, but I love this school and wouldn't want to be anywhere else. Though I have only spent a year at Scripps, I believe that my time here has shaped me into a more open-minded and confident young woman. In many ways, Scripps is a traditional liberal arts college; it is a small, residential school, with a tight-knit community. Classes are excellent. Students are thoughtful, driven, and creative, which makes for exciting class discussions. Professors are brilliant, but also unpretentious and great at teaching. Scripps also offers the resources of a much larger school, as it is part of the Claremont consortium of liberal arts colleges. We share many resources, including clubs, classes, dining halls, a library, a counseling center, and a health center.

Melony - 06/15/2019

I really love the campus and the environment. The students are extremely friendly and there's always someone willing to extend a helping hand if needed. The professors are also very approachable and are more than happy to help you understand the material and talk with you more if need be. It's an all around wonderful place and I'm happy to attend!

Mindy - 03/01/2019

This is a sad place with a nice facade and no soul - full of activists including professors and administrators. The president and board are totally incompetent. Tuition keeps rising because they know the rich will pay for their white children to attend while those in need continue to suffer. This is a bad place. Find another college to attend and don’t waste your money,

Scripps College FAQS

  1. What is the Acceptance Rate at Scripps College?

    The fall 2020 acceptance rate for Scripps College is 29%. That means, out of _____ applications received in 2020 , _____ students were offered admission. The number of males who applied was _____ vs the number of females which was _____.

  2. What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

    For parents: Parents need to realize that it is their child that is going to be living at the school, and not them. They should offer opinions about financial issues and academic goals. However, when it comes to setting and social life, the students should be able to make that decision for themselves. The parents should not make their child feel pressured about choosing a school. For students: Focus on thinking about where you want to live for 4 years and what kind of people you want to meet. College is an amazing opportunity to build friendships and gain extensive amounts of knowledge. Don't focus on social activities. Drinking, and parties will always be there. Focus on what will make you happiest and make for a good educational experience. To make the most of your college experience, you must try to take classes you are interested in and become a well-rounded individual. Try new things, this is your only chance. Find something you love and continue to build on it. Do not feel pressured by the future. Focus on the now and appreciate every day that you spend at school. Good luck!

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  3. Describe the students at your school.

    There is no typical Scripps woman, but my classmates are generally passionate, intellectually curious, and desire to change the world in some manner.

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  4. Here's your chance: Say anything about your college!

    Something that is very unique about Scripps College, is the beaty of the campus, because not every campas has the beautiful green grass, amazing architechture and amazing weather. Also, Scripps is an all women's college.

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  5. What is your overall opinion of this school?

    What I like about Scripps is the fact that you have access to the resources of the entire Claremont Consortium while still getting the personalized attention you'd expect from a small, private, liberal arts college.

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  6. What are the academics like at your school?

    Scripps students vary in their academic lives; some women are very serious and motivated about grades while others are much more relaxed. It's possible to get through your classes without a herculean effort, but if you are self-motivated you will get a lot more out your time here.

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  7. What is the stereotype of students at your school?

    One guy from another campus said the stereotype for Scripps students was "either very studious or 'loose.'" Some also think that because we're a women's college, we don't allow guys on our campus and will blow our "rape whistles" if we see a guy on campus.

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  8. Is the stereotype of students at your school accurate?

    The stereo type are NOT accurate. Scripps women are intelligent and kind people. No matter who they love, they came to Scripps to learn and better themselves.

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  9. What are the most popular student activities/groups?

    Challah for Hunger is one of our most popular clubs. We get together and make and sell yummy flavors of challah [like chocolate or cinamon raison!] to raise money for local and global organizations to fight hunger. But besides that, there are TONS of clubs for almost anything, if not at Scripps, then as a 5C club that anyone may join. We just had our first Relay for Life hosted by Colleges Against Cancer! The idea that Scripps is this isolated women's school where we never see men and if we see the light of male, we scream and explode into flames is such a myth. Because of the consortium there are men everywhere, so Scripps becomes much more of an all girls' dorm. Every school hosts 5C parties throughout the year and there are 5C activities/school hosted events 6 days a week, and usually there are 4 things to choose from every night of the weekend. Many of the relationships at Scripps are college relationships: hook ups and short relationships. There definitely are very serious relationships that last a long time [I've been in one since November, after my own personal stint of meeting guys at parties, and the same is for a few friends of mine]. I had guy friends from myself as well as his friends, and many of my friends also had inter-campus relationships. You can't avoid exes like you can at giant universities, we don't have that many places to hide, unfortunately. But on the whole, because everyone is friends, we're all pretty amicable. Relationships depend on the people entering them and their expectations. I didn't even want a relationship, but he won me over eventually. Meeting guys is not impossible and it's always fun to run around enjoying yourself for a while. Many of my closest friends are my hallmates from freshmen year. We lived together, cried together, loved together and grew together. I also have so many friends from orientation and classes, and we are all so close. There’s no stopping those friendships, and every girl I know from Scripps is the best and there for me no matter what. The 5Cs don't really have Greek life. I think we have a very small number of 5C frarorities [frat-sororities] but they aren't really big time, they don't have houses and I don't really know if they have the type of alum participation/sponsorship/connections as a large university.

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  10. What kind of person should attend this school?

    Someone not afraid of going out to meet boys, since it is an all-women's college.

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  11. What's the most frustrating thing about your school?

    Dean Wood, who is a god-awful dean of students and an embarassment to the school

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  12. What's unique about your campus?

    Small classes, southern California location.

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  13. What kind of person should not attend this school?

    Anyone who is disadvantaged or underrepresented in higher education (ie: economically disadvantaged, racially underrepresented or dis/differently abled).

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  14. What's the one thing you wish someone had told you about freshman year?

    It is difficult sophomore year to find your place because there is nothing special for you. Therefore, you should make sure you get yourself involved in a variety of things and be totally open trying new things when the opportunity arises. Also, start networking right away and don't be afraid to use the career services at the beginning of your college career. They are an amazing resource and can help you at whatever it is you are looking to do.

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  15. What do you brag about most when you tell your friends about your school?

    The campus is beautiful, the other Claremont colleges nearby provide variety, and there is a lot of stuff going on all the time on the campuses. Alcohol is provided for free by the schools at many events and parties.

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  16. Describe how your school looks to someone who's never seen it.

    An amazing place to learn and grow. With a beautiful setting, amazing weather and unbeatable academics, Scripps is one of the best colleges in the country. Although the fact that it is a women's college can be a detternt for many applicants, the availability of the Claremont College consortium gives students the best of all worlds!

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  17. Describe your favorite campus traditions.

    Strong, empowered women.

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  18. What do you consider the worst thing about your school? Why?

    When first arriving it is hard to adjust, but that is probably the same anywhere else.

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  19. What are some hot-button issues on campus?

    Diversity, diversity, diversity. It's a big buzz word, and it encompasses a lot. Like many small liberal arts colleges, Scripps is largely white, so there's a constant discussion of how to increase diversity-- and how to best benefit from the diversity that we *do* have. Some great speakers have come to talk on this topic: most recently, Rinku Sen of colorlines.com

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  20. How often should I phone home? Is once a day too much?

    It depends on each person's schedule, but it is always OK to phone home especially during the transition period of your first year. I personally do not phone home very often because of the time difference between school and home, but I know others who call their parents 3 times weekly up to every day

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  21. What do people really wear to class?

    Anything and everything. Today I went to class wearing my workout clothes, but some girls come to 8 am classes looking like they came out of an issue of teen vogue. If it is sunny, girls will sometimes wear cute sundresses or shorts and a t-shirt. Most of the time, people are pretty casual- sweatpants, jeans, t-shirts, etc. but anything goes in Claremont!

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All students must apply yearly for financial aid. This process starts with the FAFSA. Though financial aid deadlines vary by school, it is a good idea to apply as soon as possible. For the upcoming school year, you can apply as early as October 1 for the FAFSA. Additional school aid will be dependent on the FAFSA results.

60% of students attending Scripps College receive some sort of financial aid. 8% were awarded federal grants. While 31% received federal loans. Many students do also need to apply for additional private student loans.

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