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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.
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Institution Type Private
Coeducational No, women only
Undergraduate Students 1,039
   Women 1,035 (99.6%)
   Men 4 (0.4%)
Graduate Students 18
Entrance Difficulty Very difficult
Overall Admission Rate 30% of 3,032 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered No
Early Decision Offered Yes
Regular Admission Deadline January 1
Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen
Average GPA 4.01 (based on weighted GPAs)
SAT Math 667 average
630-700 range of middle 50%
SAT Critical Reading 698 average
660-740 range of middle 50%
SAT Writing
ACT Composite 30 average
28-32 range of middle 50%
Selection of Students
Factor Very Important Important Considered Not Considered
Academic GPA X      
Standardized Tests X      
Essay X      
Extracurricular Activities X      
Cost of Attendance $68,464
  Tuition and Fees $50,982
  Room and Board $15,682
Average Percent of Need Met 100%
Average Freshman Award $40,005
Average Indebtedness of
2016 Graduates
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Academic Calendar System Semester
General Education/Core Curriculum Required
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates 88
Regular Class Size 2-9 students: 18% of classes
10-19 students: 65% of classes
20-29 students: 15% of classes
30-39 students: 1% of classes
40-49 students: 1% of classes
Over 100 students: 1% of classes
Claremont Population 35,457
Nearest Metropolitan Area Los Angeles
Freshman Housing Guarantee Freshmen are guaranteed housing
Students in College Housing 100% of freshmen, 100% of all students
Athletic Conferences NCAA Division III
Mascot Athenas
Ethnicity of Students from U.S. 0.0% American Indian/Alaskan Native
15.9% Asian
4.3% Black/African-American
11.9% Hispanic/Latino
6.3% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.1% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
55.0% White
6.5% Unknown
International Students 5.2% from 22 countries
First-Year Students Returning 92.1%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years 79.8%
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months Not reported
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly 18.9%