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 one of the country’s best colleges due to its accessible professors, rigorous academics, and high quality of life – 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

The Princeton Review included Scripps College in its 2016 edition of The Best 380 Colleges and is featured on the following Top 20 lists:

  • #5 Best Quality of Life
  • #6 Most Beautiful Campus
  • #7 Most Liberal Students
  • #9 Best Classroom Experience
  • #10 Best College Dorms
  • #12 Best Campus Food
  • #16 Best Financial Aid

Scripps is also ranked 16th for return on education in the February 2015 edition of Colleges that Pay You Back: 200 Best Value Colleges and What It Takes to Get In.

U.S. News & World Report

Scripps College ranks 24th on the U.S. News & World Report annual rankings of America’s Best Liberal Arts Colleges for 2015. Scripps ranks high—15th overall—among 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.

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.


Forbes ranks Scripps College 69th on its 2014 listing of the 100 best U.S. colleges. In 2013, Forbes ranked the College 95th overall. In addition, Scripps College is 11th on Forbes‘ list of best colleges in the West. In 2013, Scripps was 15th. Scripps College also came in at #59 on Forbes‘ list of best private colleges.


Kiplinger places Scripps College at 33rd 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.