When Scripps was founded in 1926 in Claremont, California, it was one of few institutions dedicated to educating women for lives of commitment and engagement. Since then, Scripps has continued to champion qualities of both mind and spirit in accordance with the vision of its founder, newspaper entrepreneur and philanthropist Ellen Browning Scripps. Scripps today offers a rigorous interdisciplinary curriculum, a robust intellectual community, a commitment to diversity and inclusion, and a rich residential experience designed to shape the next generation of leaders.
Scripps students are passionate about their education, supportive of one another, and thrive in a collaborative environment. Students are part of a close-knit community, with ample campus resources and programming targeted to supplement life outside the classroom. The First-Generation@Scripps program, designed for students who are the first in their family to attend a four-year college, guides students through their first year and beyond through exposure to faculty, resources, and workshops created to support the journey of a first-generation college student.
Fun facts: Every Wednesday afternoon, Scripps hosts an “Afternoon Tea”. The tradition began in 1931 as a way for students, faculty, and staff to convene, relax, and enjoy interesting conversation. The campus is listed in the National Registry of Historic Places and according to Forbes magazine, is considered one of the top 10 most beautiful college campuses.