Scripps College in Top Ten for Happiest College Students

CLAREMONT, Calif. (April 15, 2010) — Scripps College ranks sixth among the “100 Happiest Colleges” in the nation, according to a new college ranking. Key attributes that put the College in the top ten include “A-grade” campus housing and dining, as well as some of the best weather in the country.

News website The Daily Beast reviewed student quality of life at 149 colleges and universities based on seven criteria including campus housing, nightlife, indebtedness, freshman retention, campus dining, number of student clubs and organizations, and average annual sunshine. Content was collected from College Prowler, U.S. News and World Report, and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.

Three other Claremont Colleges were also in the top ten, including Claremont McKenna, Pomona, and Harvey Mudd Colleges, ahead of such institutions as Stanford, Yale, Princeton, Brown, USC, and UCLA. For the entire list of colleges visit

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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