Facts and Figures
About the College
- Top-ranked, private, residential women’s liberal arts college
- 97% of current students live on campus
- Founded in 1926 by newspaper publisher and philanthropist Ellen Browning Scripps recognized as one of America’s most beautiful college campuses.
- Scripps is the women’s college of The Claremont Colleges—a consortium comprising Pomona, Scripps, Claremont McKenna, Harvey Mudd, and Pitzer Colleges.
- Listed in the National Register of Historic Places, Scripps’ 32-acre campus is widely
- 10:1 student/faculty ratio
- 16 average class size
- 50 majors at Scripps
- 25% of Scripps students choose a double or dual major.
- 100% of Scripps students complete a senior thesis or project prior to graduation.
- Top five majors: psychology, biology, English, media studies, and international relations
- 121 full-time faculty
- 75 are full time
- 59% are women
- 97% possess a PhD or appropriate terminal degree
- 83% of Scripps students were ranked in the top tenth of their graduating high school class
- Scripps students annually win research and fellowship grants from the Fulbright Foundation, the National Science Foundation, Goldwater Scholarship, and Watson Fellowship programs, among others
- Scripps is ranked seventh among U.S. baccalaureate institutions credited with producing the greatest number of Fulbrights.
- 962 undergraduate students from 43 states and 20 countries
- 38% students of color
- 4% international students
- 9% first-generation college students
- 12% Pell Grant eligible