Our exceptional students are engaged in research, undertake a rigorous interdisciplinary curriculum, study abroad, and preparing to make a difference in their communities after graduation make an impact. Our outstanding faculty, who are committed to academic excellence and dedication to student learning make an impact. And our passionate alumnae, who are in the world living the mission of the College—contributing to society through public and private lives of leadership, service, integrity, and creativity—make an impact. Discover more about the Scripps College impact.
The Scripps experience is amplified by The Claremont Colleges, a group of five prestigious undergraduate and two graduate institutions that more than 7,700 students and 550 faculty call home. Students have the opportunity to choose from more than 2,000 courses and 65 majors.
Through the consortium, students have access to:
U.S. News & World Report
Scripps College ranks 26th on the U.S. News & World Report annual rankings of America’s Best Liberal Arts Colleges for 2019. Scripps ranks high—16th overall—among high school counselors surveyed. Counselors were asked to rate schools based on their insights and knowledge, in addition to their views of each college’s academic record, curriculum, faculty, programs, and graduates.
Top-tier placement by U.S. News & World Report is measured by key factors such as academic reputation, selectivity, and faculty resources. Assessment of data from several national liberal arts colleges are gathered from each college and used as indicators of academic excellence.
The Princeton Review
The Princeton Review included Scripps College in its 2019 edition of The Best 384 Colleges and is featured on the following Top 20 lists:
Kiplinger’s Personal Finance
Kiplinger’s Personal Finance ranks Scripps College as #44 among the Top 100 Best Values in Liberal Arts Colleges in the U.S. for 2016. 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.
Forbes Magazine ranks Scripps College one of America’s top colleges, with an overall ranking of 63 in its Top Colleges 2018 list. Scripps comes in at 10 in the national publication’s Top 25 Western Colleges list, 51st in best private colleges, and 24 in Liberal Arts Universities.