U.S. News & World Report ranks Scripps College 23rd on its annual list of America’s best liberal arts colleges in 2017, up from 29th in 2016, as reported in the , and the . Key contributing factors to Scripps’ top-tier position include scores for lowest student debt, high school counselor assessment, small classes, and student-faculty ratio. The College is featured in the article among The Claremont Colleges, all of whom are highly ranked.
Scripps also ranks #24 among top 25 National Liberal Arts Colleges in the publication’s “Least Debt” rankings, with average student debt upon graduation at $18,692, down from 2016’s figure of $20,075. The Claremont, California-based women’s college is on the Top 25 of High School Counselors’ list of “Top College Picks” for National Liberal Arts Colleges.
U.S. News & World Report bases its rankings on the following key criteria: academic reputation, selectivity, and faculty resources. Data in multiple variables are collected from several national liberal arts colleges. They then assign a weight to each variable, denoting its importance. A college is then compared to its peer colleges, and rankings are assigned, based on a composite weighted score.