About Scripps College

At a Glance

About the College

  • Top-ranked, private, residential women’s liberal arts college
  • 99.7% 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

  • 11:1 student/faculty ratio
  • More than 65 majors at Scripps and The Claremont Colleges
  • 25% 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, psychology, media studies, English, economics, and computer science
  • 127 full-time faculty

 

Exceptional Students

  • 90% 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
  • Scripps is ranked in the top 25 among U.S. baccalaureate institutions credited with producing the greatest number of Fulbrights

 

Current Enrollment

  • 1,039 undergraduate students
  • 37% students of color
  • 5% international students

 

* Enrollment data from fall 2016 census