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Reviews 384 total reviews with an average rating of 4.0

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4 College Freshman

Athletics: We share facilities with cmc and Harvey Mudd. Scripps gym is nice and relaxing and cmc just built a brand new athletic facility which is also great for athletes and people who like to work out.

4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: I think Scripps is a pretty good school especially since we have access to the other four Claremont Colleges. I feel that some GEs aren't necessary but whatever. We have access to great resources and support and the small class sizes means you get a lot of attention from your teacher which is great. Access to LA mean there's lots to do but transportation can be tricky sometimes. Overall, I thinkScripps was a great choice.

4 College Freshman

Health & Safety: Scripps college does a good job of informing people about sexual assault. However, if a student is assaulted on a different campus, they must abide by the rules of that college, which may not be the most supportive.

5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: Scripps college has been exceptional and exceeded most of my expectations. It is a supportive environment that really helps you grow. I have absolutely no regrets about coming here, and am truly grateful to be able to attend such an amazing school.

5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: Our career planning and resources center has great resources and helps find opportunities that fit your needs. All career fairs are open to the 5cs, so finding employers is never a problem.

5 College Freshman

Campus Housing: Scripps housing is seriously amazing. You will be satisfied no matter where you end up. Some of the older dorms may not have A/C, but it shouldn't be a problem after a few weeks into the semester. The college is in the process of renovating older dorms and creating a new dorm, so housing should be even better than it already is in the upcoming years.

5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: Scripps College is wonderful environment to learn and grow. The campus, housing, and food, are exceptional and professors and staff are there to support you.

4 College Freshman

Athletics: The gym is pretty great! Clean, good equipment and amazing pool! Just wish the hours were a little bit better. The gym usually closes at 10 pm.

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4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: Scripps is an amazing place to be. I'm so happy that I chose to go to a school where interdisciplinary thinking is encouraged, and where intelligent women are the sole focus. I made my decision to come to Scripps after realizing that at Scripps, women are always, and will always be first. Every club, every organization, and every society is made up of women and run by women. It's empowering to see my peers holding their own in a variety of fields.

But as much as I love Scripps, prospies should be very aware of the problems on campus. First, the atmosphere is super liberal. Politically and socially... As in, you introduce your self by your personal gender pronouns and state your access needs. There are actual discussions going on right now regarding how triggering dining halls are for students with social anxiety. People will correct you for using gendered terms. I've never grown up with any of that, so it was a little bit of a culture shock to be completely immersed into the world of PC language and attitude. On one hand, I understand that PC culture is aimed at creating an environment in which all kinds of people can participate and have a voice. But also, it's absolutely crazy and exhausting at times.

Second, the dorms are really not great. Sure, in my senior and junior years, I could potentially get a single, or share a suite with my friends... But right now, I'm living in a converted double (used to be a single, now houses two people). Scripps claims that these rooms were always intended to be doubles, but my neighbors have the exact same blueprint but are one person to a room. There's one closet, one sink. Again, to be honest, the room is very similar to something you might get at another college or university. If we really tried, my roommate and I could hold hands while sleeping in our own beds. Construction noises start at 7 am, gardening at 7:30. If you're a light sleeper, you will wake up.

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5 College Freshman

Health & Safety: Campus security is usually everywhere you turn...in a good way. They are always around in case you need them or a call away through the Scripps App, your phone contact or the emergency pole things. There is rarely any campus crimes, the gravest being a bike theft. We have swipe in cards to all of our facilities and dorms and an escort policy where men are not allowed in the dorms unless accompanied by a Scrippsie. I feel pretty safe at school since we are tucked away in the center of the 5C community.

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5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: All the professors whether it was on Scripps campus or at CMC have been supportive, carrying, and want you to get the most out of your schooling. They are very thoughtful and get to know most students, many of my professors reach out to me when they see me struggling on a certain section or topic and do the best they can to help me understand the concepts/materials.

5 College Freshman

Overall Experience: In our science department, our professors are researching extraordinary things. If you reach out to any professor there is the ability to work with them over the summer for an internship. There are also alumni networks available to find summer or post-graduate internships at the CP&R center on campus or online. I have found internships mostly through word of mouth because it is such a close and communicative community. Scripps degrees are valued almost as markers of holistic scholarly value.

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5 College Freshman

Campus Housing: I live in the newest building GJW and I love it! Though one of the more spacious and accessible dorms (for those with accessibility needs) I also love the most historical buildings for their style and architecture.

5 College Freshman

Athletics: I love the Tiernan field house if I'm feeling a little overwhelmed by classes or need a little break I can just walk over and get a little energy out either in the pool or on any of the machines. The health and wellness center is always busy with Scrippsies!

4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: My first semester has been self-awareness mostly, engaging within myself through the courses taken first semester. The courses are eye opening and get me thinking about how I may or may not want to contribute to society through certain approaches that we learn in our Core I course. I have made friends and acquaintances with a wide variety of backgrounds and experiences, it is an enriching learning community, intellectually, socially, and interpersonally.

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5 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: I could not have picked a better school for myself

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5 College Senior

Overall Experience: I love going to an all-women college and it has made me really appreciate being a woman.

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4 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: I've never known anyone to choose off-campus living, but those who do not get on-campus housing (or on-partner college's campus housing) , then get an apartment just a street across from Mudd campus for the same price as living in a dorm.

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3 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: Fancy restaurants, but extremely expensive. I only go if someone else is paying

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4 College Sophomore

Administration: With the consortium, we can easily just move onto another campus if we want to be under different rules for alcohol and such

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4 College Sophomore

Scholarships: On scholarship, grant money, and workstudy. It brought it down to a decent price. Also, students from California can take out an interest-free loan for $4000/yr that you don't have to pay back until 6 months after graduation

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4 College Sophomore

Party Scene: Sober Saturdays and NSP events are nice if you just want to relax. Actual partying is on the other campuses, which is just as convenient.

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5 College Sophomore

Campus Food: 99% of the time it's great. Worst case scenario, if there's nothing else you like for a day, there's always really good salad bar

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4 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: Beautiful dorms, but a bit cramped and not all of them have air conditioning yet (they're working on it though)

3 College Freshman

Athletics: Sports just aren't a very big deal here. It works fine for the athletes, but it's not an important part of campus life for most.

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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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