When Scripps was founded in 1926, it was one of few colleges in the West dedicated to educating women for lives of commitment and engagement, both personally and professionally. The College’s founder, newspaper entrepreneur and philanthropist Ellen Browning Scripps, was a woman ahead of her time; a thinker, a doer, and a visionary whose words about Scripps College hold true today:

“The paramount obligation of a college is to develop in its students the ability to think clearly and independently and the ability to live confidently, courageously, and hopefully.”


Discover Scripps College

A vibrant institution with a treasured legacy and an unbounded future.



Scripps students are inquisitive and passionate about their interests. They excel in a rigorous intellectual environment where collaboration is the norm, not competition.


Student Life

Scripps is a close-knit community where students engage in a wide variety of clubs, athletic and artistic pursuits, and enjoy an vibrant life on campus.


Life After Scripps

Scripps graduates are well-positioned to enter the job market due to their strong communication, analytical, and leadership skills, and they truly excel in the areas of graduate education and prestigious fellowships.


News and Events

See what’s happening on and off campus, and stay current on the latest Scripps news.