About Scripps College

At a Glance

About the College

  • Top-ranked, private, residential women’s liberal arts college
  • 94% of current students live on campus
  • Founded in 1926 by newspaper publisher and philanthropist Ellen Browning Scripps
  • 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
  • More than 65 majors at Scripps and The Claremont Colleges
  • 19% of Scripps students choose a double or dual major
  • 100% of Scripps students complete a senior thesis or project prior to graduation
  • Top six majors: psychology; politics; biology/life sciences; computer science; media studies; English.
  • 98 full-time faculty

Exceptional Students

  • 97.92% of first-year students were in the top quarter of their high school class
  • Scripps students regularly win research and fellowship grants from the Fulbright Foundation, the National Science Foundation, and Watson Fellowship programs, among others
  • Scripps is ranked in the top 25 among U.S. baccalaureate institutions credited with producing the greatest number of Fulbrights

Current Enrollment

  • 1,048 degree-seeking undergraduate students and 19 post-baccalaureate students
  • 39.3% students of color
  • 5% international students

* Enrollment data from fall 2018-2019 census