Scripps College Admissions

SAT Scores, Acceptance Rate, Financial Aid & More

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Scripps College Admissions Overview:

Scripps College is a selective school; in 2015, around 30% of applicants were admitted. And, as you can see below, the average test scores of admitted students are generally above average. Those interested in applying to Scripps will need to submit an application, high school transcripts, SAT or ACT scores, and letters of recommendation. Check out the school's website for complete information (including when and how to apply).

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Admissions Data (2015):

Scripps College Description:

Located in Claremont, California, Scripps College is one of the top women's colleges in the country. For both academics and resources, it holds its own with the Northeastern women's colleges that might have greater name recognition -- WellesleyBryn MawrBarnardMount Holyoke and Smith. And some students might even prefer palm trees and Spanish architecture to snow and ice.

Scripps' core curriculum focuses on interdisciplinary humanities, and academics are supported by a 9 to 1 student / faculty ratio. For prospective students who have reservations about single sex colleges, realize that Scripps students can take up to 2/3 of their classes at the other Claremont Colleges (PomonaHarvey MuddPitzer and Claremont McKenna).

Enrollment (2015):

  • Total Enrollment: 989 (973 undergrads)
  • Gender Breakdown: 100% Female
  • 100% Full-time

Costs (2015 - 16):

  • Tuition and Fees: $49,152
  • Books: $800 (why so much?)
  • Room and Board: $15,108
  • Other Expenses: $1,000
  • Total Cost: $66,060

Scripps College Financial Aid (2014 - 15):

  • Percentage of Students Receiving Aid: 59%
  • Percentage of Students Receiving Types of Aid
    • Grants: 57%
    • Loans: 33%
  • Average Amount of Aid
    • Grants: $28,529
    • Loans: $4,726

Academic Programs:

  • Most Popular Majors: Biology, English, Fine Arts, Math, Political Science, Psychology

Transfer, Graduation and Retention Rates:

  • First Year Student Retention (full-time students): 94%
  • 4-Year Graduation Rate: 86%
  • 6-Year Graduation Rate: 92%

Data Source:

National Center for Educational Statistics

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