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Reviews 521 total reviews with an average rating of 3.9

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2 College Sophomore

Diversity: The students at Scripps are predominantly white, upper-middle class and able-bodied. I think Scripps can do a way better job in regards to diversity.

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3 College Sophomore

Drug Safety: Alcohol (wine) is the most visible on campus but no one treats you differently if you don't drink.

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3 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: The Village is right down the street from the Colleges. There are many places to eat there.

5 College Sophomore

Weather: It's almost always sunny and beautiful. It tends to stay in the 70s or 80s.

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4 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: Most students live on campus. The school has a partnership with specific off-campus apartments as well. However, getting a room change is dependent on whether there are rooms available.

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3 College Sophomore

Greek Life: There really is not a Greek life at the Claremont Colleges.

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4 College Sophomore

Computers: I didn't have a computer my first here and I was able to get by. There are computer labs in each dorm in addition to our main computer lab and computers in the Denison library and Student Union. In addition, the Honnold-Mudd library rents out laptops for up to 4 hours. All students also get a print quota of 2,000 free pages. The internet is also very reliable.

3 College Sophomore

Athletics: There isn't a lot of school spirit with regards to sports but they are available for students who are interested in participating in a sport. Personally, I participate in intramural sports and those are a lot of fun.

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4 College Sophomore

Computers: I don't know of anyone who doesn't have a laptop, but the computer labs are in each dorm and there are Macs and PCs in each. I've never seen them all being used at once.

5 College Sophomore

Weather: Can't complain about sunny and 70s-80s. Well done, SoCal.

4 College Sophomore

Nightlife: I'm not really a party person, but there are plenty of options.

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3 College Sophomore

Transportation: You can rent a car from the school or take zipcar. It's not bad at all, and a lot of people bike.

5 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: No issues here -- health center and campus safety are great.

5 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: Downtown Claremont has great restaurants + some lower key places.

4 College Sophomore

Majors: Scripps is a small school, so our major offerings are also somewhat limited. However, it's very easy to major off campus at another 5C, and you still get a Scripps diploma. Overall, the selection is very good.

I'm planning to take my Econ degree into business, and I don't think I'll have any issue getting a job. Our career planning & resources is great, too.

5 College Sophomore

Majors: No admission into any majors. Majoring off campus requires getting into off-campus classes, but that shouldn't be an issue, especially for major classes.

5 College Sophomore

Academics: The academics are challenging, thought-provoking, and high-quality. Small class sizes, dedicated professors. It's a good set-up. We can also take classes at the other 5Cs (Harvey Mudd, Pitzer, Claremont McKenna, Pomona).

2 College Sophomore

Athletics: We aren't very into our sports. (CMS is our team -- Claremont McKenna + Harvey Mudd + Scripps.) However, there are definitely spectators at the games (seems like mostly CMC people) and you can have a good time watching. :) Intramurals are also a fun possibility that people definitely partake in. I believe these are usually 5C.

5 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: Great options: we have the "old dorms" -- old, obviously, with beautiful spanish architecture, and the "new dorms" -- also nice + air conditioning. All the dorms have kitchens, printers/computers, wifi, nice cleaning service. After freshman year you can choose your dorm, and most people live on campus happily all four years.

College Sophomore

Greek Life: I had to answer some qs on Greek life, but they're actually N/A because there is none. One or two "unofficial frats" at Claremont McKenna, but they're more like school clubs and very unlike the stereotypical frat.

4 College Sophomore

Drug Safety: At some of the other schools in the consortium, alcohol and drug use are much more visible. Because we are so closely linked to them and so close to them in location, it becomes more noticeable than it would otherwise be. Definitely drinking, but peer pressure is very low.

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4 College Freshman

Nightlife: The nightlife is really fun but can also get old at times

4 College Freshman

Drug Safety: The health services and campus safety care more about safety than getting people in trouble. The party scene is really noticeable but there are other ways to spend the weekends.

3 College Freshman

Campus Housing: The dorms are really nice, but the social life in dorms is nearly nonexistent.

College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: Nobody at Scripps really lives off campus, with a few exceptions.


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Jenna Tico
Santa Barbara, CA
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Scripps is definitely a very unique place that is not for everyone. Luckily, it is the perfect place for some. Academics are a first and foremost concern in looking at colleges, and I feel that this is also the leading concern of Scripps and its student body. Classes and faculty provide an intimate setting for in-depth learning and the personal pursuit of knowledge. The emphasis on learning, the openness to exploration, and the acceptance of what is different and exceptional are all things that students love about the school, and things that contribute to positive overall growth and development, as well as self realization. The physical comforts and beauty of the college are nothing compared to the mental challenges and the amazing student body. From classes to activities, students are taught to work beyond the bare necessity and think beyond the mere possibilities. The atmosphere here has a sense of healthy competition that encourages students to feed off each other and mature together.

Stress is a constant here, but over time, it becomes a motivational factor that does not allow you to give up on yourself. Overtime, students learn perseverance and determination. Success can only come from hard work and passion for what you are doing.

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