About Scripps College

At a Glance

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 recognized as one of America’s most beautiful college campuses.


Academic Excellence

  • 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.
  • 118 full-time faculty.


Exceptional Students

  • 95% of first-year students were in the top quarter of their 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 in the top 15 among U.S. baccalaureate institutions credited with producing the greatest number of Fulbrights.


Current Enrollment

  • 968 undergraduate students
  • 40% students of color
  • 4% international students


* Enrollment data from fall 2015 census