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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


Scripps College Again Rated a Top 100 College by Forbes

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.

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


Sage Advice and More for First-years

Scripps College’s residence halls, known for their beauty and timeless architecture, are well-represented in a series of photo essays targeting the Class of 2019 by The Los Angeles Times. The series provides some handy tips and advice for this fall’s college-bound first-year students, including a checklist of dorm must-haves and helpful lessons from upperclassmen.

Added: July 24, 2015


Water Conservation Project Update

Dear Community, As some of you may have seen, there are a lot of moving parts on the campus as we work on water conservation projects. The Jaqua lawns have been removed in preparation for installation of a lower water using lawn (Bandera bermuda). This lawn is expected to use 30% less water than the […]

Added: July 14, 2015


Achieving Student Success for All in STEM

CLAREMONT, Calif. (July 10, 2015) — A successful recruiting tool targeting first-generation students, women, and students from underrepresented groups in science, the Summer Science Immersion Program (SSIP) of the W.M. Keck Science Department of Claremont McKenna, Pitzer, and Scripps Colleges was profiled in the spring 2015 issue of PeerReview, a publication of the Association of […]

Added: July 10, 2015


Scripps College Announces Departure of President Lori Bettison-Varga

CLAREMONT, Calif. (July 8, 2015) — Inspiring leader credited with advancing Scripps’ academic excellence, fiscal strength, and institutional reputation will join the Natural History Museum of Los Angeles County Lori Bettison-Varga, president of Scripps College since 2009, will leave her post this fall, Scripps College announced today. Bettison-Varga has been named President and Director of […]

Added: July 8, 2015


Secretary of State Kerry recognizes Scripps College as top producer of Fulbright scholars

CLAREMONT, Calif. (June 26, 2015) —

Added: June 26, 2015


Scripps Alumna Represents Aloha State in National Competition

Emma Wo ’12, the current reigning Miss Hawaii USA, is representing the Aloha State in the 2015 Miss USA competition in Baton Rouge, Louisiana. The honors media studies and English literature graduate has applied her academic preparation as an executive at Bennet Group Public Relations, where she represents clients in travel tourism and real estate.

Added: June 25, 2015


Semper Fortis—Always Courageous

Former U.S. Congresswoman Gabrielle “Gabby” Giffords ’93 was honored by the U.S. Navy with the christening of a littoral (close to shore) combat ship, the USS Gabrielle Giffords, on June 14, 2015.

Added: June 19, 2015