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 six majors: biology/life sciences, social sciences, psychology, communications/journalism, natural resources and conservation, English
  • 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 confers a higher percentage STEM degrees than any other women’s college in the nation. We are also #3 among top liberal arts colleges in the percentage of women graduates who are STEM majors.*

*Data from Best Colleges, “Where Women Study STEM.

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 2020-2021 Common Data Set