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.


Distinguished Faculty

  • 121 full-time faculty.
  • 75 are full time.
  • 59% are women.
  • 97% possess a PhD or appropriate terminal degree.


Exceptional Students

  • 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 in the top 15 among U.S. baccalaureate institutions credited with producing the greatest number of Fulbrights.


Current Enrollment

  • 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