Scripps College

Claremont, CA

Get to know Scripps College

School Profile

College Town campus setting

1,081 undergraduate students

260 first-year students

42% of students from outside of California

Students hail from 47 U.S. states and 20 countries


30% applicants admitted

SAT EBRW Middle 50%: 700-760

SAT M Middle 50%: 680-760

ACT Middle 50%: 31-34

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60 majors and programs of study 

Student-to-faculty ratio 10:1

Average class size is 16

Introduction to Scripps College

Located in the greater Los Angeles area at the heart of The Claremont Colleges, Scripps College delivers a rigorous liberal arts education that cultivates courage, creativity, and confidence. Studying at Scripps means learning with intelligent, inspiring women who challenge and support each other in everything they do.

The Core is designed to introduce you via interdisciplinary study to some of the major debates and concepts that have shaped the modern world. Students can cross register at the Claremont Colleges and also pursue a major offered by another Claremont College. All Scripps students complete a senior project or written thesis. Pre-professional advising is available to students interested in pursuing a career in the health professions, law, or business. 

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. Review more information about resources that QuestBridge students can take advantage of at Scripps.  

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.


Scripps is ranked in the top 25 among U.S. baccalaureate institutions credited with producing the greatest number of Fulbright Scholars.

60 %

of students spend at least 1 semester pursuing off-campus study in 86 cities in 47 different countries through 115 approved programs.

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“I won the Quest for Exellence USA award. This award really helped out because it gave me the opportunity to visit a few QuestBridge schools to help me finalize my ranking order.”
Madison L.'s Story
Flossmoor, IL
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