Scripps College in the Rankings

Scripps College continues to be ranked highly among the most academically prestigious colleges in the country. Again this year, The Princeton Review named Scripps a Best Value College, based on factors including excellent academics, generous financial aid and cost of attendance – categories that underscore the College’s commitment to access and excellence.

“Generations of Scripps alumnae and students know well the value of a Scripps College education, but to be recognized by external sources as a best value college is gratifying,” says Scripps College President Lori Bettison-Varga. “Our distinctive, interdisciplinary curriculum is embraced by generous donors who provide the scholarship support that contributes to our best value status, and we are continually grateful.”

The Princeton Review

2014 Princeton Review Best ValueThe Princeton Review included Scripps College in its 2014 edition of The Best 378 Colleges and is featured on the following Top 20 lists:

  • #6 Best College Dorms
  • #9 Most Beautiful Campus
  • #14 Best Quality of Life
  • #18 Best Career Services

U.S. News & World Report

Scripps College ranks 25th on the U.S. News & World Report annual rankings of America’s Best Liberal Arts Colleges for 2014. The College earned top honors for low student debt, having an ethnically and economically diverse student body, and being named a top pick by high school guidance counselors. U.S. News & World Report also recognized the College a best value.

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.

Business Insider

Business InsiderBusiness Insider ranks Scripps College 11th on its 2013-14 The 20 Best College Campuses in the US Campuses listing. Business Insider uses rankings from The Princeton Review’s The Best 378 Colleges: 2014 Edition to compile its Best College Campuses list.


Scripps College is 15th on Forbes’ annual Top 25 Best Western Colleges in the United States ranking. The rank is 95th overall in the nation and the 75th best liberal arts college. Three other Claremont Colleges undergraduate schools also appear on the annual Top 25 Best Western Colleges in the United States list: Pomona College ranked 2nd; Harvey Mudd College 7th; and, Pitzer College placed 25th.


Kiplinger places Scripps College at 27th on its annual Best Values in Liberal Arts Colleges list.

Colleges In California’s 2014

Colleges In California’s 2014 ranks Scripps College as among the 10 Best Small Colleges in California. The College comes in at 6th.