Scripps College

425 reviews
  1. Claremont, CA
  2. 4 Year
A+
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    A+
  2. Value
    A-
  3. Diversity
    A
  4. Campus
    A
  5. Athletics
    NG
  6. Party Scene
    A-
  7. Professors
    A+
  8. Location
    A-
  9. Dorms
    A
  10. Campus Food
    A
  11. Student Life
    A+
  12. Safety
    B+
Scripps College is ...
Private not-for-profit
Athletic Division
Data not available
Athletic Conference
Southern California Intercollegiate Athletic Conference
Address
1030 North Columbia Avenue
Claremont, CA 91711

Scripps College Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
28%
SAT Range
1260-1460
ACT Range
28-33
Application Fee
$60
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Application Website

Cost

Net Price
$35,037/ year
National
$15,431

Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.

Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $19,932/ year
  • $30-48k
    $19,583/ year
  • $49-75k
    $19,879/ year
  • $76-110k
    $25,661/ year
  • $110k+
    $38,814/ year

Academics

Professors
A+
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
10:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
100%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.23 responses
76%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.25 responses
50%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.24 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
963Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
0%
Pell Grant
8%
Varsity Athletes
Data not available
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 10 responses
Report
  • Passionate
    50%
  • Driven
    30%
  • Motivated
    20%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
100%
Poll
71%
of students say they don't have Greek life.14 responses
Poll
53%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.32 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 13 responses
Report
  • Strong community of passionate women
    46%
  • Strong community of women
    23%
  • Supportive and active community of women scholars
    23%
  • Strong community
    8%

After Scripps College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$47,200/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
87%
National
47%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
90%
National
83%
56%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.16 responses

Reviews

425 reviews
  • Excellent
    136
  • Very Good
    173
  • Average
    96
  • Poor
    14
  • Terrible
    6
Great academic programs that are also very flexible. Diversity in the student body is getting better, overall a supportive academic and living community!
  • Sophomore
  • 1 month ago
Honestly I am so happy that I chose Scripps for a school. The people here and at the 5Cs in general are honestly what make it. Everyone is so motivated or passionate about something and everyone is here for the academics so you meet a lot of like-minded people. Of course, like every school, there are things that I wish I could change about Scripps. I wish we had more of a dorm culture and I wish that Scripps had a better alcohol policy that didn't encourage unsafe practices in fear of being caught or only being allowed to party off-campus. Some of my favorite things about Scripps is how connected I feel to the school. There are constantly events for just Scripps students and because it's such a small school there are so, so many ways to get involved. The women here are wonderful and although we all groan about Core the first semester really does teach you a lot. Scripps is pretty humanities-focused so sometimes as a STEM student you can feel like you're not as appreciated or celebrated. But Keck is rather good at what it does and the 5Cs really only hire PhD's so most professors are here because they like to teach and want to be in a small classroom environment. The housing here can be really amazing or only ok and room selection each year is incredibly stressful. Always lots to do on the weekends (and weekdays if you want to) and parties are usually school-sponsored (I know it's weird but it's cool) so everyone is invited. They're almost all dance parties and then you'll pregame before or go to kickbacks afterward. The career center, imo, does a really great job and are available for any and all questions relating to internships, future jobs, etc. Going to a 5C really does students a solid for future careers because if people know the schools they really carry a great reputation. People do amazing things here. The stereotypes about each school are equally true and untrue and you'll meet all types of people. Dining hall food is honestly really good
  • College Junior
  • 3 months ago
It's a toss-up when it comes to housing. Some dorms are modern and spacious, while others are old-style and cramped. If you're a freshman, you get assigned to a dorm randomly (usually a triple, sometimes a double) because of the housing crunch. I was lucky and got a great room my first year. Once you are not a freshman and can participate in the housing draw, it's up to luck what number you pull and what options are left.

The best dorm is widely considered to be GJW because it's modern but still has the traditional Scripps charm many of the older dorms have. For the other dorms, you basically have to choose between beauty (old dorms) or amenities like air conditioning (new dorms). Socially, the dorms have no culture; people rarely leave their doors open to socialize. Scripps is currently building a brand new dorm ready to open in Fall 2016, which will alleviate the housing crunch.
  • College Sophomore
  • 4 months ago