About Scripps College

At a Glance

About the College

  • Top-ranked, private, residential women’s liberal arts college
  • 99.5% 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
  • 28% of Scripps students choose a double or dual major
  • 100% of Scripps students complete a senior thesis or project prior to graduation
  • Top six majors: biology/life sciences; social sciences; psychology; area, ethnic, and gender studies; visual/performing arts; interdisciplinary studies.
  • 93 full-time faculty

Exceptional Students

  • 94.2% 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, the National Science Foundation, Goldwater Scholarship, and Watson Fellowship programs, among others
  • Among the top 25 liberal arts colleges, Scripps College graduates a higher proportion of women with STEM degrees than all but two—Harvey Mudd College and the United States Naval Academy.* Scripps currently graduates a higher proportion of women with STEM degrees than any other women’s college in the nation, and more than all but six research universities in the United States. Of Scripps’ 2019 STEM graduates, 55% identify as women of color
  • Scripps is ranked in the top 25 among U.S. baccalaureate institutions credited with producing the greatest number of Fulbrights

* Of Scripps’ 2019 graduates, 35% are pursuing a STEM education, in comparison to the percentages of women graduating with STEM degrees at other liberal arts colleges

Current Enrollment

  • 1,066 undergraduate students
  • 43% students of color
  • 5% international students

* Enrollment data from fall 2017-2018 census