The Princeton Review Names Scripps College Best Value

Survey Spotlights Academic, Campus Environment

CLAREMONT, California – August 5, 2014

For the ninth 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, and high quality of life.

“Scripps’ robust academic program, outstanding faculty, and vibrant community prepare our students for lifelong excellence and leadership from the moment their undergraduate experience begins,” said College President Lori Bettison-Varga.

The Princeton Review’s annual “The Best 379 Colleges” guide awarded Scripps high marks for value based on its cost and financial aid data. Named one of the best colleges in the western region of the United States, Scripps also appears on six Top 20 lists, including #15 for “best classroom experience,” #5 for “best college dorms,” #15 for “best quality of life,” #17 for “most accessible professors,” #5 for “most beautiful campus,” and #8 for “colleges most loved by their students.”

The Princeton Review annually compiles its rankings in 62 categories based on survey responses from more than 130,000 students. Scripps College is routinely recognized by the publication for its academic excellence, engaged faculty, and beautiful campus.  Students’  comments highlighted the challenging academics, supportive faculty, and advantages of the five-school Claremont Consortium.

The Princeton Review’s annual “Best Colleges” guide provides rankings, school profiles, and data designed to help students successfully navigate the college admission process.

About Scripps College

Scripps College was founded in 1926 by Ellen Browning Scripps, a pioneering philanthropist and influential figure in the worlds of education, publishing, and women’s rights. Today, Scripps is a nationally top-ranked liberal arts college and women’s college with approximately 950 students, and is a member of The Claremont Colleges in southern California. The mission of Scripps College is to educate women to develop their intellects and talents through active participation in a community of scholars, so that as graduates they may contribute to society through public and private lives of leadership, service, integrity, and creativity.


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