About Scripps College

Rankings and Achievements

Scripps College continues to be ranked highly among the most academically prestigious colleges in the country. Again this year, The Princeton Review named Scripps one of the country’s best colleges due to its accessible professors, rigorous academics, and high quality of life – categories that underscore the College’s commitment to access and excellence.

Kiplinger’s Personal Finance

Kiplinger’s Personal Finance ranks Scripps College as #39 among the Top 100 Best Values in Liberal Arts Colleges in the U.S. for 2019, and #67 among all colleges. Kiplinger assesses value by measurable standards of academic quality and affordability. Quality measures include the admission rate, the percentage of students who return for sophomore year, the student-faculty ratio and four-year graduation rate. Cost criteria include sticker price, financial aid and average debt at graduation. Scripps College has appeared on the Kiplinger list multiple times over the years.

The Princeton Review

Top-ranked by Princeton Review:

  • Best Colleges
  • Best Value
  • Best College Dorms
  • #21 Best Schools for Internships


Forbes Magazine ranks Scripps College as one of America’s top colleges, with an overall ranking of #12 in its Top 25 Schools in the West 2019 list. Scripps comes in at #50 among all private colleges, and #60 overall.

The Wall Street Journal

The Wall Street Journal ranks Scripps College as #83 overall among all colleges in 2019. Quality measures include resources, student engagement, graduation rate, academic reputation, student diversity, and student inclusion.