Scripps College

1030 N Columbia Ave, Claremont, United States
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Overview of Scripps College

About this school

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.
  • Institution Type


    Private

  • Undergraduate Students


    • Undergraduate Students:1,059
    • Men:Not reported
    • Women:1,059 (100.0%)

Location

Admission Information

Freshman Admission Requirements

Difficulty of Admission


Admission to Scripps College is 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

Required Or Recomended High School Units


SubjectRequired UnitsRecommended Units
English
4
-
Mathematics
3
-
Science
3
-
Foreign Language
3
-
Social Studies
3
-
History
-
-
Academic Electives
-
-

Examinations Required


ExamRequiredScores Due Date
SAT or ACT
Required
January 1
SAT Only
-
-
ACT Only
-
-
SAT and SAT Subject Tests, or ACT
-
-
SAT Subject Tests Only
-
-
Essay/TestStatusScores Due Date
SAT Essay Component Policy
Not reported
ACT Writing Test Policy
Accepted with or without writing component
Use of SAT/ACT Essay
SAT: Not used ACT: Not used

Admission Details

Admissions Office


Address
1030 Columbia Avenue
City, State, Zip
Claremont, CA  91711-3948
Phone
(909) 621-8149
Fax
(909) 621-8323
Email

Application Dates And Fees


Regular Admission 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

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

Factors involed in acceptance process.
4 star = most important, 1 star = least important.

FactorImportance
Rigor of Secondary School Record
Academic GPA
Standardized Tests
Class Rank
Recommendations
Essay
Interview
Level of Applicant's Interest
Extracurricular Activities
Volunteer Work
Particular|Talent/Ability
Character/Personal Qualities
First Generation to Attend College
State Residency
Geographic Residence
Relation with Alumnus
Religious Affiliation/ Commitment
Ethnicity
Work Experience

Profile of Fall Admission

Overall Admission Rate


Overall Admission Rate
33% of 2,841 applicants were admitted
Women
33% of 2,841 applicants were admitted
Men
Not reported

Students Enrolled


Students Enrolled
327 (34%) of 948 admitted students enrolled
Women
327 (34%) of 948 admitted students enrolled
Men
Not reported

Grade Point Average of Enrolled First-Year Students


Average GPA
4.07
375 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 Score of Enrolled First-Year Students


Sat Math
684 average |630-730 range of middle 50%
• Score 700 - 800
46%
• Score 600 - 700
46%
• Score 500 - 600
8%
• Score 400 - 500
0%
• Score 300 - 400
0%
• Score 200 - 300
0%
Sat Critical Reading
700 average |660-730 range of middle 50%
• Score 700 - 800
60%
• Score 600 - 700
36%
• Score 500 - 600
4%
• Score 400 - 500
0%
• Score 300 - 400
0%
• Score 200 - 300
0%

ACT Scores of Enrolled First-Year Students


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

Tuition & Financial Aid

Tuition & Expenses

Cost of Attendance


  • Books & Supplies: - $52,966 (74.53701097663946%)
  • Room & Board: - $16,294 (22.92991837883479%)
  • Other Expences: - $800 (1.125809175344779%)
  • Tuition & Fees: - $1,000 (1.4072614691809737%)
Books & Supplies
Room & Board
Other Expences
Tuition & Fees

Payment Plans


Scripps College accepts prepayment plan, installment plan

Applying for Financial Aid

Financial Aid Office


Email
Website
Net Price Calculator Url

Application Process


Application Deadline
February 1
Award Notification Date
On or about May 1
Methodology For Awarding Institutional Aid
Federal and Institutional Methodologies

Forms Required


Forms RequiredFiling Cost
FAFSA| Code is 001174
Free
CSS/Financial Aid Profile
$25 for first college, $16 each additional

Profile of 2017-18 Financial Aid

First-Year Student


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 with Loans
41%
Average Indebtedness Of 2016 Graduates
$19,639
Parents Borrowing Plus Loans
-
Parents Of Students Receiving Aid
Not reported
Parents Of Students Not Receiving Aid
Not reported

Financial Aid Programs

Scholarchips 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
Not reported
Creative Arts/Performance
Not reported
Special Achievements/Activities
Not reported
Special Characteristics
Not reported

Employment


Work-Study Programs
Federal work study available, other work study available
Average Earnings from On-Campus Employment
Not reported

Academics & Instruction

Academics Overview

Academic Calendar System


Semester

Summer Session


Not offered

Graduation Requirements

General Education/Core Cirriculum


Required

Computer


Not required

Foreign Language


Required

Math/Science


Required for all students

Faculty & 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
% of Classes
2-9
10-19
20-29
30-39
40-49
Over 100 students
# of Students

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

Libraries


Library Available On Campus
Yes
Holdings
-

Computing


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 Students Requiring Accommodations


Available

Services for Students with Accessibility Needs


Scripps College provides hearing impaired services, visually impaired services, wheelchair access

Undergraduate Retention & Graduation

Returning First-Year Students


91.5%

Students Graduating Within 4 Years


83.3%

Students Graduating Within 5 Years


87.2%

Students Graduating Within 6 Years


88.3%

Programs & Majors

Undergraduate Education

Undergraduate Majors (62)


  • 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


Offered

Professional Degree Programs


No online degree programs

Special Programs


Accelerated program, Cooperative work study program, Student-designed major, Double major, Independent study, Internships, Study abroad

Study Abroad


Biological/life sciences, Social sciences, Psychology

Online Degrees


Business administration, engineering, American politics, economics, philosophy, public policy, international studies, religion with Claremont Graduate University

Graduate and Professional Education

Master's Degrees Offered


Not reported

Campus Life

Location & Geography

Population


35,457

Nearest Metropolitan Area


37 acres

Environment


Suburban environment

Campus Size


Los Angeles

Weather


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

Available Transportation


Nearest Airport
60 mile(s) from campus in Los Angeles
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 of College Housing


100% of all students

Housing Restrictions


Freshmen are required to live on campus

Freshman Housing Guarantee


Freshmen are guaranteed housing

Students Living Off Campus/Commuting


0%

Security

24-Hour Emergency Phone/Alarm Devices


Available

24-Hour Security Patrols


Available

Late-Night Transport/Escort Services


Available

Electronically Operated Housing Entrances


Available

Personal Support Services

Health Service


Offered

Personal Counseling


Offered

Child Care


Not offered

Sports & Recreation

School Athletics


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

Intercollegiate Athletics (Women)


FactorOfferedScholarships Given
Basketball
Cross-Country Running
Golf
Lacrosse
Soccer
Softball
Swimming And Diving
Tennis
Track And Field
Volleyball
Water Polo

Intercollegiate Athletics (Men)


SportOfferedScholarships Given
Basketball
Cross-Country Running
Golf
Lacrosse
Soccer
Softball
Swimming And Diving
Tennis
Track And Field
Volleyball
Water Polo

Recreational Sports


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

Student Activities

Activities And Organizations


Scripps College offers 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

Co-educational


No, women only

Number of Full-Time Undergraduates


1,056

Undergraduates


All Undergraduates
1,059
Women
1,059
Men
0

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

Number of Graduate Students


18

Student Resources

Study resources