About Scripps College

Rankings and Achievements

Scripps College continues to be ranked highly among the most academically prestigious colleges in the country.

U.S. News & World Report

U.S. News & World Report ranks Scripps College as #33 in National Liberal Arts Colleges in the U.S. for 2020, #95 in Best Value Schools, and #175 in Top Performers on Social Mobility.

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 College Dorms


Forbes Magazine ranks Scripps College as one of America’s top colleges, with an overall ranking of #12 in its In the West 2019 list. Scripps comes in at #51 among all private colleges in its Top Colleges 2019 list, and #60 overall. Scripps also had an overall ranking of #163 in America’s Best Value Colleges and #24 among liberal arts universities.

The Wall Street Journal

The Wall Street Journal ranks Scripps College as #65 overall among all colleges and #11 in its list of Top Institutions in the West. Quality measures include resources, student engagement, graduation rate, academic reputation, student diversity, and student inclusion.