Scripps College: Acceptance Rate and Admissions Statistics

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Scripps College is a liberal arts college and one of the top women's colleges in the country, with an acceptance rate of 32%. Located in Claremont, California, Scripps College is one of The Claremont Colleges, a consortium of seven schools. Students at Scripps share facilities and can cross-register for classes at schools in the consortium including Pitzer CollegePomona CollegeHarvey Mudd College, and Claremont McKenna. Scripps has a 10-to-1 student/faculty ratio, a core curriculum focused on interdisciplinary humanities, and strong liberal arts credentials that earned it a chapter of Phi Beta Kappa.

Considering applying to Scripps College? Here are the admissions statistics you should know, including SAT/ACT scores and GPAs of admitted students.

Acceptance Rate

During the 2018-19 admissions cycle, Scripps College has an acceptance rate of 32%. This means that for every 100 students who applied, 32 students were admitted, making Scripps' admissions process highly competitive.

Admissions Statistics (2018-19)
Number of Applicants 3,022
Percent Admitted 32%
Percent Admitted Who Enrolled (Yield) 29%

SAT Scores and Requirements

Beginning with the 2020-21 admissions cycle, Scipps College is becoming test-optional. Applicants may submit SAT or ACT scores, but they are not required. During the 2018-19 admissions cycle, 62% of admitted students submitted SAT scores.

SAT Range (Admitted Students)
Section 25th Percentile 75th Percentile
ERW 673 740
Math 660 750
ERW=Evidence-Based Reading and Writing

This admissions data tells us that most of Scripps' admitted students fall within the top 20% nationally on the SAT. For the evidence-based reading and writing section, 50% of students admitted to Scripps scored between 673 and 740, while 25% scored below 673 and 25% scored above 740. On the math section, 50% of admitted students scored between 660 and 750, while 25% scored below 660 and 25% scored above 750. Applicants with a composite SAT score of 1490 or higher will have particularly competitive chances at Scripps College.

Requirements

Scripps College does not require the SAT writing section or SAT Subject tests. Note that Scripps participates in the scorechoice program, which means that the admissions office will consider your highest score from each individual section across all SAT test dates.

ACT Scores and Requirements

Beginning with the 2020-21 admissions cycle, Scipps College is becoming test-optional. Applicants may submit SAT or ACT scores, but they are not required. During the 2018-19 admissions cycle, 51% of admitted students submitted ACT scores.

ACT Range (Admitted Students)
Section 25th Percentile 75th Percentile
English 32 35
Math 27 32
Composite 30 33

This admissions data tells us that most of Scripps' admitted students fall within the top 7% nationally on the ACT. The middle 50% of students admitted to Scripps received a composite ACT score between 30 and 33, while 25% scored above 33 and 25% scored below 30.

Requirements

Scripps College does not require the ACT writing section. Unlike many schools, Scripps superscores ACT results; your highest subscores from multiple ACT sittings will be considered.

GPA

In 2019, the average high school GPA for Scripps College's incoming class was 4.2, and over 73% of incoming students had average GPAs of 4.0 and above. These results suggest that most successful applicants to Scripps College have primarily A grades.

Self-Reported GPA/SAT/ACT Graph

Scripps College Applicants' Self-Reported GPA/SAT/ACT Graph.
Scripps College Applicants' Self-Reported GPA/SAT/ACT Graph. Data courtesy of Cappex.

The admissions data in the graph is self-reported by applicants to Scripps College. GPAs are unweighted. Find out how you compare to accepted students, see the real-time graph, and calculate your chances of getting in with a free Cappex account.

Admissions Chances

Scripps College, which accepts fewer than one-third of applicants, has a competitive admissions pool with a low acceptance rate and high average GPAs and SAT/ACT scores. However, Scripps also has a holistic admissions process involving other factors beyond your grades and test scores. A strong application essay, Scripps' supplemental essay, and glowing letters of recommendation can strengthen your application, as can participation in meaningful extracurricular activities and a rigorous course schedule. The college is looking for students who will contribute to the campus community in meaningful ways, not just students who show promise in the classroom. While not required, Scripps College recommends optional interviews for interested applicants. Students with particularly compelling stories or achievements can still receive serious consideration even if their grades and scores are outside of Scripps' average range.

In the graph above, you can see that the majority of successful applicants had high school grades in the "A" range, combined SAT scores of 1300 or higher (ERW+M), and ACT composite scores of 28 or better. Many admitted students had impressive 4.0 GPAs.

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All admissions data has been sourced from the National Center for Education Statistics and Scripps College Undergraduate Admissions Office.