Scripps College

Scripps College

Claremont, CA, USA

Scripps College is the women’s college of the Claremont Colleges, located in sunny Southern California. Scripps students enjoy access to over 60 majors, small class sizes, and a collaborative learning environment with professors who value reciprocal knowledge building. All students complete research as part of the senior thesis requirement and in the college’s signature Core curriculum, a program based in the interdisciplinary humanities. There are ample opportunities to engage in the Scripps and Claremont Colleges community, as well. Most students live in Scripps-sponsored housing all four years, are involved in various clubs, internships, athletics, and traditions on and around campus. Scripps’ beautiful campus provides an inspiring environment with many fruit trees, gardens, and courtyards.


Key Admissions Stats

Institution Type
  • Not for Profit
  • Women’s College

Need Aware

This school may consider an applicant’s financial situation when deciding admission

Level of Institution
4 Year
Campus Setting
Suburb or town
Acceptance Rate

Admissions Requirements

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Important Deadlines

Application TypeApplication DeadlineReply Deadline
Early Decision Acceptance is binding so student must attend college if accepted.November 15January 15
Fall Regular DecisionJanuary 5February 15

Admitted Student Stats

In-State Students
Out-Of-State Students
Submitting ACT
Submitting SAT
Average ACT Composite: 34
Average SAT Composite: 1420


Key Academic Stats

Highest Degree Offered
Total Number of Students
Total Number of Undergrads
Academic Calendar


See your fit
Classroom Sizes

2-19 Students
20-39 Students
Graduate in 4 Years US National: 28%
Graduate in 6 Years US National: 52%
Student:Faculty Ratio
US National: 21:1

Tuition, Cost & Aid

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Average Net Price
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In-State Tuition In-state tuition is the tuition charged by institutions to those students who meet the state's or institution's residency requirements. In-district tuition is the tuition charged by the institution to those students residing in the locality in which they attend school and may be a lower rate than in-state tuition if offered by the institution.
Out-of-State Tuition Out-of-state tuition is the tuition charged by institutions to those students who do not meet the state’s or institution’s residency requirements. Out-of-district tuition is the tuition charged by the institution to those students not residing in the locality in which they attend school.
Additional Costs
Room and Board The weighted average for room and board and other expenses is generated as follows:
  • (amount for on-campus room, board and other expenses * # of students living on-campus.
  • + amount for off-campus (with family) room, board and other expenses * # of students living off-campus with family
  • + amount for off-campus (not with family) room, board and other expenses * # of students living off-campus not with family)
divided by the total # of students. Students whose living arrangements are unknown are excluded from the calculation. For some institutions the # of students by living arrangement will be known, but dollar amounts will not be known. In this case the # of students with no corresponding dollar amount will be excluded from the denominator.
Books and Supplies

Aid & Grants

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Students Receiving Gift Aid Percent of undergraduate students awarded federal gift aid. Federal gift aid includes any grant or scholarship aid awarded, from the federal government, a state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.
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Students Receiving Grants Percent of undergraduate students awarded grant aid. Grant aid includes any grant or scholarship aid awarded, from the federal government, a state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.
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Average Institution Grant Aid Per Year

Student Loans

Students Borrowing Loans Loans to students - Any monies that must be repaid to the lending institution for which the student is the designated borrower. Includes all Title IV subsidized and unsubsidized loans and all institutionally- and privately-sponsored loans. Does not include PLUS and other loans made directly to parents.
Average Loan Amount Per Year
Average Debt at Graduation The median federal debt of undergraduate borrowers who graduated. This figure includes only federal loans; it excludes private student loans and Parent PLUS loans.
Median Monthly Loan Payment The median monthly loan payment for student borrowers who completed, if it were repaid over 10 years at a 5.05% interest rate.

Campus Life

Key Campus Stats

Student Organizations
Size of Town
Suburb or town
LGBTQIA Student Resource Groups
LGBTQIA Student Resource Groups is checked
On Campus Women's Center
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Undergrads Living on Campus
On-campus living required of freshman


Divisional Sports Nickname
Athenas (women)
School Colors
Scripps Green and White
Varsity Athletics Association
Varsity Athletics Conference Primary
Southern California Intercoll Ath Conf

Campus Safety

24-HR security patrol
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Campus emergency phones
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After Graduation

Post Grad Stats

Top 5 Cities
Los Angeles
San Francisco
New York
6 mos. after graduation
Average Salary
6 years after graduation

What Students Are Saying

There is definitely a specific type of student who does well at Scripps College. This student is nerdy (and not necessarily in the Big Bang Theory sense), curious, and--most importantly--open to new ideas and new experiences. The required courses, such as those that fall under Core and Breath of Study, ensure that Scripps students are exposed to such ideas and experiences, and the involved and interested faculty are there to lead the way.
Irina from San Rafael, CA
At Scripps, we live and learn in a tight-knit community where we share our experiences and make meaningful connections with others. I feel very lucky to be surrounded by not only independent and self-motivated students at Scripps, but also other wonderful students from the 5Cs. I wouldn't trade my academic and social experience at Scripps for anything--it is truly unique and I've learned and grown so much since my first year!
Current Student
Scripps is an incredible place for any type of woman to attend. Everyone is so passionate about a variety of different disciplines. You can't help but be inspired by the people around you.
Alex from New York City, NY
Scripps is a women's college that fosters an incredibly strong community for learning. It creates a nurting environment that helps women go beyond thier comfort zone and expand what they are interested in. It is impossible not to feel at home at Scripps because of the amazing location, dorms, and food.
Haley from Seattle, WA
Scripps College is the women's college of the Claremont Colleges, a consortium of five undergraduate colleges and two graduate colleges in southern California. Scripps offers Bachelor of Arts degrees in the liberal arts and sciences, and has a unique Core program in the humanities. The Claremont Colleges share athletic and dining facilities; additionally, cross-enrollment in classes at Pomona College, Claremont McKenna College, Pitzer College, and Harvey Mudd College is common for many Scripps students.
The campus is beautiful in an approachable sort of way--each building feels like it could be a (very!) grand home. The students are sharp and hard-working, and the administration is very responsive.
Jasmine from Hillsborough, CA
I can't imagine being anywhere else. From the great weather, food, and facilities to the enthusiastic and available professors, Scripps understands that healthy, happy students are better students. My time so far has been engaging and filled with opportunities.
Current Student