The Facts

The Campus

Founded 1926, by newspaper publisher and philanthropist Ellen Browning Scripps.
Character Private, liberal arts college for women.
Founding Vision 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.
Location Claremont, California, 35 miles east of Los Angeles, sitting at the foot of the San Gabriel Mountains.
Campus The 37-acre campus is listed in the National Register of Historic Places, and has been named by Forbes magazine as one of the top 10 most beautiful college campuses in the world. The campus shares the same square mile with the other Claremont Colleges: Claremont McKenna, Harvey Mudd, Pitzer, and Pomona Colleges, as well as Claremont Graduate University; the Keck Graduate Institute is just down the road.
Facilities 17 academic/administrative buildings, a 24,000-square-foot recreational facility adjacent to a 25-meter swimming pool, nine residence halls, a student-run coffee house, an art gallery, a student-run store, a Kaufmann-designed library, a multi-use performing arts center, and the European Union Center of California.

The Community

Student Body Over 960 undergraduate students and 250 incoming first-year students in fall 2014. The students represent 42 states and 22 countries. Over 90% reside on campus.
Diversity 38% students of color: 3% African American, 19% Asian or Asian American, 10% Latina/Chicana, less than 1% Native American, 4% international.
Majors 65 majors at Scripps or through cross-registration. Students may also design their own majors or pursue a dual or double major (like 25% of our students). Most popular majors: Art, Biology, Economics, English, Environmental Analysis, Human Biology, Media Studies, Neuroscience, Politics and Psychology.
Faculty 121 faculty, nearly 75% full time. 97% possess a Ph.D. or appropriate terminal degree. 59% are women, and over 18% are from traditionally underrepresented groups.
Student/Faculty Ratio 10 to 1.
Study Abroad Approximately 60% of students study off campus in over 40 countries as part of more than 100 approved programs.

Admission Profile*

Admit Rate Scripps College is among the most selective colleges in the country, with a 28% admit rate for first-year applicants.
Student Academic Profile SAT scores, middle 50%: Critical Reading 650-730; Math 630-710; Writing 660-730. ACT composite score, middle 50%: 29-32.
Cost (2014-15) Tuition and Fees $48,938. Room and Board $15,108. Total Annual Cost of Attendance $64,260.
Financial Aid Academic merit and need-based scholarships are available. Over half of students receive need-based financial aid. We meet 100% of each student’s demonstrated financial need.
Admission Deadlines Early Decision I: November 15 Early Decision II: January 1 Regular Decision: January 1

*Figures are based on pre-census as of July 1, 2015.