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Yahoo Finance Canada reports Scripps College is among Top 100 Smartest Liberal Arts Colleges in America

It’s no surprise that Scripps College is ranked as one of the nation’s “overall smartest” colleges as reported by Yahoo Finance Canada, Business Insider and other media outlets, and based on IPEDS data and US News & World Report rankings. In addition, an online news site called StartClass has ranked Scripps as #20 in its SmartRating system for Best Colleges in the West, as reported by

Added: October 8, 2015

Scripps College Announces Lori Bettison-Varga Endowment Fund

CLAREMONT, Calif. (September 11, 2015) — On September 8, Scripps College announced the establishment of The Lori Bettison-Varga Endowment Fund for Student Thesis and Research Support. The fund will focus on supporting senior thesis/senior capstone projects, a Scripps tradition and the pinnacle of the College’s academic program. As seniors, Scripps students are required to conduct […]

Added: September 11, 2015

$25 Million Gift Establishes Center for Creativity and Collaboration for the 5Cs

CLAREMONT, Calif. (September 10, 2015) — “The challenges we face today call for audacious thinkers and doers who can work collaboratively and creatively across disciplines.” —Rick Sontag (HMC ’64) In making a $25 million gift that will benefit the five undergraduate campuses of The Claremont Colleges, Rick and Susan Sontag hope to help some of […]

Added: September 10, 2015

U.S.News & World Report Ranks Scripps College 29th Best Liberal Arts College in Nation

CLAREMONT, Calif. (September 9, 2015) — U.S.News & World Report ranks Scripps College 29th on its annual list of America’s best liberal arts colleges. Key contributing factors to Scripps’ top-tier position include scores for lowest student debt, high school counselor assessment, small classes, and student-faculty ratio. Scripps also ranks #24 among top 25 National Liberal Arts […]

Added: September 9, 2015

Scripps College is highlighted prominently in Westways’ feature on SoCal College towns

Scripps’ Margaret Fowler Garden, Distinguished Speakers Series (, Ruth Chandler Williamson Gallery (rcwg, and Clark Humanities Museum (, are highlighted in Westways’ September 2015 feature on SoCal College towns.

Added: September 4, 2015

ABCNews mentions Scripps College in story about housing solutions at small colleges

ABCNews picked up a story filed by Associated Press reporter Sally Ho that highlights what small colleges like Scripps College are doing to accommodate the housing needs of growing numbers of first year students.

Added: August 17, 2015

LA Times mentions Scripps as having “best food” in U.S. college rankings story

The Los Angeles Times mentions Scripps College in a story highlighting the California colleges whose culinary offerings for students rate them among the nation’s best. The accolades for Scripps fare are from student survey results that were recently published by The Princeton Review in its 2016 “Best 380 Colleges” college guide. Read The Los Angeles Times story here.

Added: August 5, 2015

Scripps College Named among “Best 380 Colleges” in The Princeton Review college guide, #16 for “best financial aid’

CLAREMONT, Calif. (August 4, 2015) — Scripps ranked in top 10 nationwide for best quality of life and best classroom experience. For the tenth year in a row, The Princeton Review has named Scripps College one of the country’s best colleges due to its accessible professors, rigorous academics, high quality of life and excellent financial […]

Added: August 4, 2015

Scripps College Again Rated a Top 100 College by Forbes

CLAREMONT, Calif. (July 30, 2015) — Forbes magazine has once again rated Scripps College one of America’s top colleges, with an overall ranking of 80 in its Top Colleges 2015 list. Scripps comes in at 14 in the national publication’s Top 25 Western Colleges list and 68th in best private colleges. With a focus on […]

Added: July 30, 2015

Women’s Colleges and Their Notable Alumnae

Only two percent of women who graduate from college attended a women’s college, yet these graduates comprise 33 percent of women on Fortune 1000 boards and 20 percent of women in Congress. LinkedIn compiled a list of such notable alumnae, including journalist Diane Sawyer from Wellesley College, Meryl Streep from Vassar College, and former Congresswoman Gabrielle Giffords ’93.

Added: July 27, 2015