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5 College Freshman

Campus Quality: The academic programs are amazing. I love my school because it really makes every subject interdisciplinary and connects all sets of topics and knowledge with one another. It's a private liberal arts school that individualizes its attention to you as a student. I really have that one to one relationship with my professors and we've never had to have a T.A. Professors are required to come and teach every class while still doing research on the side. I love this because their attention is focused on teaching students rather than cranking out research papers. This being said there are A LOT of research opportunities for students. Professors seek out students to help them conduct research for their papers and students can get a research grant over the summer (they get paid by the school to conduct research). Besides these wonderful academic opportunities the social scene is GREAT. There are over hundreds of clubs to join, intramural sports to join and activities to go support your fellow peers at! There are parties for whatever your passions are; whether its bollywood dancing, cycling or even video games there is a place for everyone here.

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5 College Freshman

Campus Quality: There are plenty of cafes and student life centers for everyone to hang out at. Each one has it's own scene and is open to all students. My campus is beautiful and looks like a spanish courtyard in the country side; it is very peaceful and I love it.

4 College Sophomore

Campus Quality: Combined with the four other schools, my school has great resources for both academic and social engagements.

4 College Sophomore

Campus Quality: What I enjoy most about my school is that it is a part of a very intimate consortium. I therefore have access to different classes, environments, and people.

5 College Freshman

Campus Quality: Scripps is known as the more socially conscious or artsy Claremont, since almost everyone here is involved in something having to do with the arts or helping the whales or promoting equality among all races. Everyone is super involved, although sometimes the amount of things you could do can be overwhelming since there are 5 colleges and you are allowed to participate in almost any club on any campus.

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While the vast fields of grass, quaint gardens, and courtyards of Scripps' campus gives off an aura of history and past generations, there are plenty of modern facilities that are widely used by students. Facility improvement and expansion has been occurring at Scripps at a rapid rate. The Sallie Tiernan Field House is a state-of-the-art exercise facility complete with multiple exercise rooms, dance studios, and saltwater pool. There is also a performing arts center and music library. There is a balanced combination of tradition and modernity that adds to the beauty of the campus and the inviting atmosphere of the facilities. The only complaint that students have is that individual dorms are not equipped with individual, miniature facilities or up-to-par televisions, which forces everyone to gather at a central school facility. Also, there are very few pay phones, and the closest ATM vestibule is at Pomona College.

Malott Commons, the dining hall, is also home to SARLO (Student Activities and Recreational Life Office). SARLO offers activities, such as Sex in the City nights, and students can come to rent movies, games, or sign up for off-campus trips. The dining hall, student-run Motley coffeehouse, mailroom, and student store are accessible to students and are all conveniently set around the infamous Seal Court, a popular hangout spot where many students come to relax for a cup of coffee or study under the shade.

Facts & Statistics

Service & Maintenance Staff
Campus Size
30 acres
Student Centers
Malott Commons
Main Libraries
  • Denison Library
  • Honnold-Mudd Library (shared between the Claremont Colleges)
  • Seeley G. Mudd Library (shared between the Claremont Colleges)
  • Sprague Library (shared between the Claremont Colleges)
Popular Places to Chill
  • Dining hall
  • Dorm lounges
  • Lawn
  • Motley Coffee House
  • Poolside
Bar on Campus
Coffeehouse on Campus
The Motley in Seal Court
Movie Theater on Campus
  • Rose Hill Theater at Pomona
  • Yes: Garrison Theatre, Bette Cree Edwards Humanities Auditorium, Rose Hill Theatre (Pomona College) and occasionally outdoor movies on the Bowling Green Lawn
School Slang
  • 5C: The Claremont Consortium of Mudd, Scripps, Pitzer, CMC, and Pomona
  • CLORG: Club or organization
  • Curve: Normalization of scores; not a traditional bell curve
  • Afternoon Tea: Once a week during the academic year, Scripps holds afternoon tea, at which time students gather for a snack and some punch or tea. This tradition is a break for students and a good time for meeting new people, as well as catching up with old friends.
  • Candlelight Dinners: Candlelight dinners are held throughout the year for students to come together for a nice dinner.
  • The Dean's House: Events such as dessert and other gatherings at the Dean's home make for an intimate college experience. Groups of freshmen walk to the Dean's house every year for a favorite orientation event full of delicious desserts to please every taste bud. Also, each year, all students are invited to spend Thanksgiving at the Dean's house so that each and every student will be able to celebrate the holidays, and in this case, with extended family.
  • Matriculation: Matriculation is a beautiful tradition that freshmen go through when they first begin college and go through again during graduation. The ceremony symbolizes and celebrates the right of passage and journey that the students go through.
  • Student-Faculty Dinners: Student-faculty dinners are a special tradition unique to a small school, where professors and students can sit together outside of the classroom and talk and enjoy a meal.
Urban Legends
There is a legend that there was a student who died in the Toll Hall browsing room and now is a ghost in the dorm.
Favorite Things To Do
Events on campus range from educational presentations to events celebrating particular organizations or themed weeks. Students are encouraged to get involved in clubs and activities, which include everything from an outdoor adventure program to a weekly knitting group. Students like to read, sunbathe, swim, and hang out with their free time.
Student Activities Offered
  • Campus ministries
  • Choral groups
  • Dance
  • Drama/theater
  • International student organization
  • Literary magazine
  • Model UN
  • Music ensembles
  • Radio station
  • Student government
  • Student newspaper
  • Symphony orchestra
  • Yearbook
Air Force ROTC: Yes
Navy ROTC: No
Army ROTC: Yes
Did You Know?
  • The Health Education Office has created a "Relaxation Room" for students. The room has a full body massage chair, as well as videos, CDs, and relaxation kits.
  • The Garrison Theatre has hosted performances by Anonymous 4 and the Ahn Trio, lectures by Arianna Huffington, Robin Gerber, and cinema-quality film screenings.
  • The beautiful Scripps pool is a saltwater pool that uses no chlorine.
  • Malott Commons was designed to act as a central dining program consisting of a single kitchen and four distinct dining rooms located on the first floor of the building. The dining areas are each unique in architectural style and provide an intimate environment, further increasing interaction among students, faculty, and staff.

Student Polls

Rate the campus facilities in the following areas    Based on 25 responses

Very poor
  • Athletics/recreation
  • Classrooms
  • Computer labs
  • Dining
  • General aesthetics/architecture of campus
  • "Green" buildings/initiatives
  • Housing
  • Lawns/green space
  • Library
  • Modernity of facilities
  • Performing arts
  • Science/research labs
  • Student center
  • Study spots
  • Visual arts (work spaces, galleries)

What is your overall opinion of your school and the campus community?    Based on 18 responses

  • 50% I love everything about my school and have a lot of campus pride.
  • 50% I like mostly everything about my school, but there are some things I wish were different.
  • 0% The school community is okay-we're all just here for an education, nothing more.
  • 0% I hate my school and have no school spirit.



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