College Search

November 30, 2023

Coming to America (International Experience)

I missed my flight! That was the most frustrating traveling experience I had, and the one time I had traveled out of my home country. After about 20 hours of […]

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November 15, 2023

How to Start the College Search as a First Gen Student

I’ve always known that I would go to college despite having parents without college degrees. This dream of pursuing higher education was an abstract idea with no concrete understanding of […]

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November 14, 2023

Home is Where the (In-N-Out) Heart Is: Why Stay Close to Home?

As a senior in high school, I applied to many East Coast liberal arts colleges. While the initial plan was about chasing academia and experiencing a proper winter, the perks […]

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October 30, 2023

Advice I Wish I Had Before Transferring

First, congratulations on deciding to transfer! The ability to know what you need out of your college experience and choose to make a change is an extraordinary thing! You should […]

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October 27, 2023

Why I Applied Early Decision I

When I was applying to college, I was looking for two main things: I wanted a small school with small class sizes, and I wanted to attend a school where […]

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June 28, 2023

Tips for Navigating the College Process & Why I Chose Scripps

Close your eyes and imagine…HEY! Why aren’t your eyes closed?! Just kidding. Imagine a stressed out teenager fresh out of a virtual junior year, with no idea of what to […]

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April 30, 2023

Why a Women’s College?

Hi there, I’m Scarlette. I’m a junior here at Scripps, majoring in anthropology. I remember feeling like navigating which college was right for me was a daunting task. I spent […]

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April 28, 2023

Tips for Navigating the College Search Virtually

I still remember the day I first stepped onto Scripps. It was nearly 100 degrees, the sun was shining, and the grass was all green and lush. Campus was flooded […]

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Tips for Navigating Your College Decision

Hello! I am Sam Clark, a junior majoring in Psychology and double minoring in music and Native American and Indigenous Studies.  We are coming into the home stretch of college […]

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April 26, 2023

What to do the Summer Before College

Hello all! My name is Rashmi and I’m a sophomore studying economics and politics! The summer before college application can be stressful for many students. It’s a time when you’re […]

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March 3, 2023

Going to College Out of State

Hello! Deciding whether or not to leave your home state or country for college is a huge decision which I remember so vividly. At this time last year, I was […]

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Why I Chose Scripps

Hi again everyone! Today, I wanted to share my journey in finding Scripps and ultimately choosing to make Scripps my second home. I’ll start at the very beginning: the college […]

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October 9, 2022

Why Scripps?

After four years at a small all-girls high school, I was certain that I did not want to apply to a women’s college. I worried that I wouldn’t be prepared […]

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October 8, 2022

The Application Paradox and How To Navigate It

People often ask me for advice on the application part of the college process, which I think has a complicated answer. The most important thing that you can do is […]

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October 7, 2022

Why Scripps: Transfer Edition!

I transferred to Scripps from the University of Toronto, in my Sophomore year, after a semester off. I liked the U of T, it was big and beautiful. But I […]

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October 6, 2022

Why a Women’s College?

Hi everyone! My name is Jaela (’23), and I’m going to share with you my experience of why I chose a women’s college! It was never my intention to attend […]

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October 4, 2022

A Look Into the Academic Experience at Scripps College

Hello all! My name is Rashmi and I’m a sophomore studying economics and politics! Navigating the college application process is complex and challenging so I hope this blog about the […]

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September 28, 2022

Navigating the College Process and Why Scripps

As a senior in high school, what stood out to me most was the fact that everything was changing. I was reaching the end of a journey at my high […]

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July 27, 2022

How to Create a College List

Introduction Starting the college admissions process is extremely daunting. With thousands of institutions across the country, how can you choose a select few to apply to? I remember having tons […]

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July 1, 2022

Falling in Love with Scripps and the 5Cs!

A lot has changed since that one August afternoon I walked up three little flat steps and through two massive doors and stood next to the fountain under the tower […]

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