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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.

Web Sitewww.scrippscollege.edu/
Institution TypePrivate
CoeducationalNo, women only
Undergraduate Students1,039
   Women1,035 (99.6%)
   Men4 (0.4%)
Graduate Students18

ADMISSION

Entrance DifficultyVery difficult
Overall Admission Rate30% of 3,032 applicants were admitted
Early Action OfferedNo
Early Decision OfferedYes
Regular Admission DeadlineJanuary 1
Selection of Students
FactorVery ImportantImportantConsideredNot Considered
Academic GPAX
Standardized TestsX
EssayX
Extracurricular ActivitiesX
Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen
Average GPA4.01 (based on weighted GPAs)
SAT Math667 average
630-700 range of middle 50%
SAT Critical Reading698 average
660-740 range of middle 50%
SAT Writing697 average
660-733 range of middle 50%
ACT Composite30 average
28-32 range of middle 50%

MONEY MATTERS

Cost of Attendance$71,060
Tuition and Fees
$52,966
Room and Board
$16,294
Average Percent of Need Met100%
Average Freshman Award$40,005
Average Indebtedness of
2016 Graduates
$20,205

ACADEMICS

Academic Calendar SystemSemester
General Education/
Core Curriculum
Required
Full-Time Faculty
Teaching Undergraduates
92
Regular Class Size2-9 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

CAMPUS LIFE

Claremont Population35,457
Nearest Metropolitan AreaLos Angeles
Freshman Housing GuaranteeFreshmen are guaranteed housing
Students in College Housing 100% of freshmen, 99% of all students
Athletic ConferencesNCAA Division III
MascotAthenas
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Fraternities 

STUDENTS

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 Students5.2% from 22 countries
First-Year Students Returning92.1%
Students Graduating
Within 4 Years
79.8%
Graduates Offered Full-Time
Employment Within 6 Months
Not reported
Graduates Pursuing
Advanced Study Directly
18.9%
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Low 3.40 3.45 560 600 28
High 4.00 4.70 800 790 36
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The school was founded by newspaper publisher Ellen Browning Scripps.

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