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Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    A+
  2. Value
    A
  3. Diversity
    A
  4. Campus
    A
  5. Athletics
    NG
  6. Party Scene
    B
  7. Professors
    A+
  8. Location
    B+
  9. Dorms
    A
  10. Campus Food
    A
  11. Student Life
    A
  12. Safety
    B-
Scripps is a highly rated private college located in Claremont, California in the Los Angeles Area. It is a small institution with an enrollment of 1,060 undergraduate students. Admissions is fairly competitive as the Scripps acceptance rate is 33%. Popular majors include Biology, Political Science and Government, and Psychology. Graduating 88% of students, Scripps alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $40,500.
1030 North Columbia Avenue
Claremont, CA 91711
Athletic Division
Athletic Conference
Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference

Scripps College Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
33%
Application Deadline
January 4
SAT Range
1290-1460
ACT Range
29-33
Application Fee
$60
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action
Yes

Cost

Net Price
$36,831/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Average Total Aid Awarded
$31,633/ year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
54%

Academics

Professors
A+
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
10:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
100%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.23 responses
77%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.26 responses
48%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.25 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
1,060Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
5
Undergrads Over 25
0%
Pell Grant
12%
Varsity Athletes
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 11 responses
Report
  • Passionate
    55%
  • Driven
    27%
  • Motivated
    18%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
100%
Poll
73%
of students say they don't have Greek life.15 responses
Poll
55%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.33 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 14 responses
Report
  • Strong community of passionate women
    43%
  • Supportive and active community of women scholars
    29%
  • Strong community of women
    21%
  • Strong community
    7%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$54,100/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
88%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
90%
National
83%
56%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.16 responses
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I'm currently a Freshman but I'm loving scripps and the 5Cs as a whole so much! Professors are knowledgable and willing to help, food is great, social life could be better as there isn't much dorm culture but other than that people are friendly and clubs are great.
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I loved attending Scripps! An excellent environment in which to develop my whole self, intellectually, emotionally, and socially. As an alum, I am grateful every day for my time there.
I can't imagine being at any school besides Scripps. I don't fit the profile of a typical Scripps student, as I am fairly religious and not as liberal as some of my classmates, but I still feel welcomed here. Just like many other liberal arts colleges, Scripps' small size is a great advantage; I have gotten to know not only my professors but also several of the deans and even the president herself. Also, just like many other women's colleges, Scripps is empowering, with a strong sense of sisterhood.

But here's what makes Scripps different from every other women's liberal arts college in the country: the consortium. Although the colleges all have their own personalities, sometimes Claremont feels like one school. We share many resources, such as clubs, Honnold-Mudd library, and even some academic departments. Most students also take classes off campus, eat at the other schools' dining halls, and participate in the 5C social scene (there is usually one 5C party per weekend).