At a Glance

About the College

  • Top-ranked, private, residential women’s liberal arts college, located in Southern California
  • 94% of current students live on campus
  • Founded in 1926 by newspaper publisher and philanthropist Ellen Browning Scripps
  • Scripps is the women’s college of The Claremont Colleges—a consortium comprising Pomona, Scripps, Claremont McKenna, Harvey Mudd, and Pitzer Colleges
  • Listed in the National Register of Historic Places, Scripps’ 32-acre campus is widely recognized as one of America’s most beautiful college campuses

Academic Excellence

  • 10:1 student/faculty ratio
  • More than 65 majors at Scripps and The Claremont Colleges
  • 15% of Scripps students choose a double or dual major
  • All Scripps students are required to complete a senior thesis or project as part of their graduation requirements
  • Top majors: politics, psychology, biology, environmental analysis, English, media studies, and neuroscience
  • 102 full-time faculty

Exceptional Students

  • 97.78% of first-year students were in the top quarter of their high school class
  • Scripps students annually win research and fellowship grants from the Fulbright Foundation, National Science Foundation, and the Watson Fellowship program, among others
  • Scripps is ranked in the top 25 among U.S. baccalaureate institutions credited with producing the greatest number of Fulbrights

“Scripps College’s place among the Fulbright Program’s 2021–2022 Top Producing Institutions clearly demonstrates your dedication to preparing Americans to thrive in the global economy and serve as engaged citizens.” –Antony J. Blinken, Secretary of State

Current Enrollment

  • 1,082 total full-time undergraduate students and 20 post-baccalaureate students
  • 41% students of color
  • 5% international students

* Enrollment data from fall 2022-2023 Common Data Set