Scripps College

Claremont, CA

Scripps, founded in 1926, is a private, liberal arts college for women. It is one of the Claremont Colleges, a group of five undergraduate colleges and two graduate schools with adjoining campuses and shared facilities and services. Two features set Scripps College apart from other highly competitive liberal arts colleges: It is a women's college, and it emphasizes a challenging core curriculum based on interdisciplinary humanistic studies. The college's curriculum emphasizes the interrelationship and connection among the Fine Arts, Letters, Natural Sciences and the Social Sciences. Students are encouraged to examine and explore the links between past and present, ideas and objects, and people and culture. As one of the Claremont Colleges, Scripps offers students the benefits of a small women's college along with the facilities and resources of a medium-sized, coeducational university. Some of the new campus facilities include the W.M. Keck Joint Science Center, with state-of-the-art equipment and research facilities, and the Millard Sheets Art Center, with studios for painting, drawing, ceramics, and photography. In addition, there is a computer art and design laboratory, a printing press and a museum-quality gallery. Its 30-acre campus is located in Claremont, 35 miles east of Los Angeles.

Website: www.scrippscollege.edu/

Private
1,059
Undergraduate
Students
(100.0%) 1,059 Women
(%Not Reported) Men
18
Graduate
Students

Admission

Entrance Difficulty
Very difficult
Overall Admission Rate
33% of 2,841 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered
No
Early Decision Offered
Yes
Regular Admission Deadline
January 4

Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

Average GPA
4.07
SAT Math
684 average
630-730 range of middle 50%
SAT EBRW
700 average
660-730 range of middle 50%
ACT Composite
32 average
29-33 range of middle 50%
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Money Matters

Cost of Attendance
$73,756
Tuition and Fees
$55,024
Room and Board
$16,932
Average Percent of Need Met
100%
Average Freshman Award
$46,467
Average Indebtedness of 2016 Graduates
$19,639
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Academics

Academic Calendar System
Semester
General Education/Core Curriculum
Required
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates
94
Regular Class Size
2-9 students: 19% of classes
10-19 students: 63% of classes
20-29 students: 15% of classes
30-39 students: 2% of classes
40-49 students: 1% of classes
Over 100 students: 1% of classes
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Campus Life

Claremont Population
35,457
Nearest Metropolitan Area
Los Angeles
Freshman Housing Guarantee
Freshmen are guaranteed housing
Students in College Housing
100% of all students
Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division III
Mascot
Athenas
Sororities
 
Fraternities
 
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Students

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
0.0% American Indian/Alaskan Native
16.9% Asian
3.8% Black/African-American
14.0% Hispanic/Latino
4.7% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.2% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
56.0% White
4.4% Unknown
International Students
5.2%
First-Year Students Returning
91.5%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
83.3%
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
Not reported
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
Not reported
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Freshman Admission Requirements


Entrance Difficulty

Very Difficult: More than 50% of freshmen were in the top 10% of their high school class and scored over 1230 on the SAT I or over 26 on the ACT; about 60% or fewer of all applicants accepted.

High School Preparation

High School Graduation
High school diploma required and GED is accepted
High School Program
College preparatory program is recommended

High School Units Required or Recommended

High School Units Required or Recommended
Subject Required Units Recommended Units
English 4  
Mathematics 3  
Science 3  
Foreign Language 3  
Social Studies 3  
History    
Academic Electives    

Examinations

Examinations
Exam Required Units Scores Due in Admissions Office
SAT or ACT Required January 1
SAT Only    
ACT Only    
SAT and SAT Subject Tests, or ACT    
SAT Subject Tests Only  
SAT Essay Component Policy Not Reported
ACT Writing Test Policy Accepted with or without writing component
ACT Writing Test Policy SAT: Not used
ACT: Not used

Applying for Admission


Admissions Office

Address
1030 Columbia Avenue
City, State, Zip
Claremont, CA 91711-3948
Phone
(909) 621-8149
Fax
(909) 621-8323
E-mail
admission@scrippscollege.edu

Application Dates and Fees

Regular Admisson Deadline
January 4
Application Fee
$60
Application Fee Waiver
Available
Regular Admission Notification
April 1
Accept Offer of Admission
May 1
Waiting List Used
Yes
Defer Admission
Student can defer admission
Transfer Admission
Transfer applications accepted

Early Admission

Early Decision Offered
Yes
Early Decision Deadline
November 15, January 4
Early Decision Notification
December 15, February 15
Early Action Offered
No
Early Action Deadline
 
Early Action Notification
 

Application Form

Common Application
Accepted
Universal College Application
Not accepted
Electronic Application
Available

Other Application Requirements

Interview
Not Required
Essay or Personal Statement
Required for all freshmen
Letters of Recommendation
2 required for all freshmen
Other
School report completed by the student's secondary school counselor required for freshmen
Financial Need
Financial need is a consideration in the admissions process

Selection of Students


Selection of Students
Factor Very Important Important Considered Not Considered
Rigor of Secondary School Record X
Academic GPA X
Standardized Tests X
Class Rank X
Recommendations X
Essay X
Interview X
Level of Applicant's Interest X
Extracurricular Activities X
Volunteer Work X
Particular Talent/Ability X
Character/Personal Qualities X
First Generation to Attend College X
State Residency X
Geographic Residence X
Relation with Alumnus X
Religious Affiliation/Commitment X
Ethnicity X
Work Experience X

Profile of Fall Admission


Overall Admission Rate
33% of 2,841 applicants were admitted
Women
33% of 2,841 applicants were admitted
Men
Not reported
Students Enrolled
327 (34%) of 948 admitted students enrolled
Women
327 (34%) of 948 admitted students enrolled
Men
Not reported
Early Decision Admission Rate
39% of 292 applicants were admitted
Early Action Admission Rate
 
Students Offered Wait List
495
Students Accepting Wait List Position
239
Students Admitted From Wait List
1

Grade Point Average of Enrolled Freshmen (4.0 scale)

Average GPA
4.07
3.75 and Above
73%
3.50 - 3.74
14%
3.25 - 3.49
9%
3.00 - 3.24
3%
2.50 - 2.99
1%
2.00 - 2.49
 

SAT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen

SAT Math
684 average
630-730 range of middle 50%
Score of 700 - 800
46%
Score of 600 - 700
46%
Score of 500 - 600
8%
Score of 400 - 500
0%
Score of 300 - 400
0%
Score of 200 - 300
0%
SAT EBRW
700 average
660-730 range of middle 50%
Score of 700 - 800
60%
Score of 600 - 700
36%
Score of 500 - 600
4%
Score of 400 - 500
0%
Score of 300 - 400
0%
Score of 200 - 300
0%

ACT Scores of Enrolled Freshmen

ACT Composite
32 average
29-33 range of middle 50%
Score of 30 - 36
73%
Score of 24 - 29
27%
Score of 18 - 23
0%
Score of 12 - 17
0%
Score of 6 - 11
0%
Score of 5 or Below
0%

Other Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

High School Class Rank
Top tenth: 73%
Top quarter: 94%
Top half: 98%
National Merit Scholar
Not reported
Valedictorian
Not reported
Class President
Not reported
Student Government Officer
Not reported

Tuition and Expenses


Cost of Attendance
$73,756
Tuition and Fees
$55,024
Room and Board
$16,932
Books and Supplies
$800
Other Expenses
$1,000
Payment Plans
Prepayment plan, installment plan

Applying for Financial Aid


Financial Aid Office

Email
finaid@scrippscollege.edu
Web Site
Financial Aid Web Site
Net Price Calculator URL
Net Price Calculator URL

Application Process

Application Deadline
February 1
Award Notification
On or about May 1
Methodology for Awarding Institutional Aid
Federal and Institutional Methodologies
Forms Required Cost to File
FAFSA
Code is 001174
Free
State Aid Form  
CSS/Financial Aid Profile $25 for first college, $16 each additional
Business/Farm Supplement  
Noncustodial (Divorced/Separated) Parent's Statement  

Profile of 2017 - 18 Financial Aid


Freshman

Financial Aid Applicants
162 (60.0%) of freshmen
Found to Have Financial Need
96 (59.3%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
96 (100.0%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
96 (100.0%) of aid recipients
Average Percent of Need Met
100%
Average Award
$46,467
Need-Based Gift
Received by 95 (99.0%) of aid recipients, average amount $38,332
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 82 (85.4%) of aid recipients, average amount $4,914
Merit-Based Gift
Received by 2 (2.1%) of aid recipients
Merit-Based Gift
37 (13.7%) of freshmen had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $16,083

All Undergraduates

Financial Aid Applicants
482 (47.0%) of undergraduates
Found to Have Financial Need
371 (77.0%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
371 (100.0%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
371 (100.0%) of aid recipients
Average Percent of Need Met
100%
Average Award
$46,503
Need-Based Gift
Received by 370 (99.7%) of aid recipients, average amount $37,532
Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 334 (90.0%) of aid recipients, average amount $5,085
Merit-Based Gift
Received by 7 (1.9%) of aid recipients
Merit-Based Gift
211 (20.6%) of undergraduates had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $16,667

Borrowing

2016 Graduates Who Took Out Loans
41%
Average Indebtedness of 2016 Graduates
$19,639
Parents of Students Receiving Aid
Not reported
Parents of Students Not Receiving Aid
Not reported

Financial Aid Programs


Loans

Federal Loans
Direct subsidized Stafford loans, direct unsubsidized Stafford loans, direct PLUS loans, Federal Perkins loans
State Loans
 
Other Loans
College/university loans

Scholarships and Grants

Need-Based Available
Federal Pell grants, SEOG, State scholarships, Institutional scholarships, Private scholarships
Non-Need–Based Available
None

Non-Need Awards

Academic Interest/Achievement Award Areas
Not reported
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Creative Arts/Performance Award Areas
Not reported
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Special Achievements/Activities Award Areas
Not reported
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 
Special Characteristics Award Areas
Not reported
Number of Awards
Not reported
Top Areas (By Money Awarded)
 

Employment

Work-Study Programs
Federal work study available, other work study available
Average Earnings from On-Campus Employment
Not reported
Academic Calendar System
Semester
Summer Session
Not offered
General Catalog/Bulletin
Online Catalog

Undergraduate Education


Undergraduate Majors

  • Accounting
  • African-American/Black Studies
  • American/United States Studies/Civilization
  • Anthropology
  • Art History, Criticism and Conservation
  • Art/Art Studies, General
  • Asian Studies/Civilization
  • Asian-American Studies
  • Biochemistry
  • Biological and Physical Sciences
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
  • Chemistry, General
  • Chinese Language and Literature
  • Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General
  • Cognitive Psychology and Psycholinguistics
  • Computer Science
  • Dance, General
  • Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General
  • Econometrics and Quantitative Economics
  • Economics, General
  • English Language and Literature, General
  • Environmental Science
  • European Studies/Civilization
  • Film/Video and Photographic Arts, Other
  • Fine/Studio Arts, General
  • Foreign Languages and Literatures, General
  • French Language and Literature
  • Geology/Earth Science, General
  • German Language and Literature
  • Hispanic-American, Puerto Rican, and Mexican-American/Chicano Studies
  • History, General
  • Human Biology
  • Humanities/Humanistic Studies
  • International/Global Studies
  • Italian Language and Literature
  • Italian Studies
  • Japanese Language and Literature
  • Jewish/Judaic Studies
  • Latin American Studies
  • Legal Studies, General
  • Linguistics
  • Mass Communication/Media Studies
  • Mathematics, General
  • Molecular Biology
  • Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other
  • Music, General
  • Near and Middle Eastern Studies
  • Neuroscience
  • Organizational Behavior Studies
  • Philosophy
  • Physics, General
  • Political Science and Government, General
  • Pre-Engineering
  • Psychology, General
  • Public Policy Analysis, General
  • Religion/Religious Studies
  • Russian Language and Literature
  • Russian Studies
  • Science, Technology and Society
  • Sociology
  • Spanish Language and Literature
  • Women's Studies
Most Popular Disciplines
Biological/life sciences, Social sciences, Psychology
Combined Liberal Arts/Professional Degree Programs
Business administration, engineering, American politics, economics, philosophy, public policy, international studies, religion with Claremont Graduate University
Special Programs
Accelerated program, Cooperative work study program, Student-designed major, Double major, Independent study, Internships, Study abroad
Study Abroad
Offered
Online Degrees
No online degree programs

Curriculum and Graduation Requirements


General Education/Core Curriculum
Required
Computer
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Foreign Language
Required
Math/Science
Required for all students

Faculty and Instruction


Full-Time Faculty
94
Part-Time Faculty
31
Full-Time Faculty with Ph.D./Terminal Degree
74%
Regular Class Size
2-9 students: 19% of classes
10-19 students: 63% of classes
20-29 students: 15% of classes
30-39 students: 2% of classes
40-49 students: 1% of classes
Over 100 students: 1% of classes
Discussion Section/Lab Class Size
Not reported

Advanced Placement


International Baccalaureate
Accepted
Advanced Placement (AP) Examinations
Accepted for placement and credit
Sophomore Standing
Available through AP examinations

Academic Resources


Library Available on Campus
Yes
Holdings
 
Computer Ownership
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Computers Available on Campus
Not Reported
Internet/E-mail Access
Not reported

Academic Support Services


Remedial Instruction
Not Offered
Tutoring
Available
Services for Learning Disabled Students
Available
Services for Physically Disabled Students
Hearing impaired services, visually impaired services, wheelchair access

Graduate/Professional School Education


Master's Degrees Offered

Not reported

Master's Programs of Study

  • Not reported

Doctoral Degrees Offered

Not reported

Doctoral Programs of Study

  • Not reported

Location and Setting


Claremont Population
35,457
Nearest Metropolitan Area
Los Angeles
Campus Size
37 acres

Weather

Temperature
48.9 average low in January, 76.6 average high in September
Rain
35 rainy days per year

Getting Around

Campus Map
Map
Nearest Bus Station
1 mile(s) from campus in Claremont
Nearest Train Station
5 mile(s) from campus in Pomona

Housing


College Housing
College offers housing to students
Types of Housing
Women only housing, disabled student housing
Students in College Housing
100% of all students
Housing Requirements
Freshmen are required to live on campus
Freshman Housing Guarantee
Freshmen are guaranteed housing
Students Living Off Campus/Commuting
0%
Off-Campus Housing Assistance
Assistance in locating off-campus housing is available

Security


24-Hour Emergency Phone/Alarm Devices
Available
24-Hour Security Patrols
Available
Late-Night Transport/Escort Services
Available
Electronically Operated Housing Entrances
Available
Other
 

Personal Support Services


Health Service
Offered
Personal Counseling
Offered
Child Care
Not offered

Sports and Recreation


Intercollegiate Athletics

Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division III
Mascot
Athenas
School Colors
Green and white - athletic colors: maroon and gold

Intercollegiate Sports Offered

Sports Women Men
Offered Scholarships Offered Scholarships
Basketball x      
Cross-Country Running x      
Golf x      
Lacrosse x      
Soccer x      
Softball x      
Swimming And Diving x      
Tennis x      
Track And Field x      
Volleyball x      
Water Polo x      
Women's Sports Offered Scholarships
Basketball x  
Cross-Country Running x  
Golf x  
Lacrosse x  
Soccer x  
Softball x  
Swimming And Diving x  
Tennis x  
Track And Field x  
Volleyball x  
Water Polo x  
Mens's Sports Offered Scholarships
Basketball    
Cross-Country Running    
Golf    
Lacrosse    
Soccer    
Softball    
Swimming And Diving    
Tennis    
Track And Field    
Volleyball    
Water Polo    
Women's Club Sports
equestrian sports, fencing, rugby, skiing (downhill), ultimate Frisbee
Men's Club Sports
 

Recreational Sports

Intramural Sports
basketball, soccer, softball, volleyball, water polo

Student Activities


Activities and Organizations
choral groups, drama theatre, radio station, student newspaper, scripps associated students
Sororities
 
Fraternities
 
ROTC
Army ROTC is offered off campus, Air Force ROTC offered off campus

Student Body


Coeducational
No, women only
All Undergraduates
1,059
Women
1,059 (100.0%)
Men
NotReported (%NotReported)
Full-Time Undergraduates
1,056
Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
0.0% American Indian/Alaskan Native
16.9% Asian
3.8% Black/African-American
14.0% Hispanic/Latino
4.7% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.2% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
56.0% White
4.4% Unknown
International Students.
5.2%
Average Age
20
All Graduate Students
18

Undergraduate Retention and Graduation


First-Year Students Returning
91.5%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
83.3%
Students Graduating Within 5 Years
87.2%
Students Graduating Within 6 Years
88.3%

After Graduation


Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
Not reported
Average Starting Salary
Not reported
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
Not reported
Disciplines Pursued
Law 13%
Arts and Sciences 60%
Medicine 7%
Education 7%
Other 13%

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