Scripps College Admissions Facts

SAT and ACT Scores, Acceptance Rate, Financial Aid, Costs, and More

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Scripps College in Claremont, California is a selective school, with 30 percent of applicants usually admitted each year. 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). You can calculate your chances of getting in with this free tool from Cappex.

Admissions Data (2016)

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 such as 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 two-thirds of their classes at the other Claremont Colleges (PomonaHarvey MuddPitzer and Claremont McKenna).

Enrollment (2016)

  • Total Enrollment: 1,057 (1,039 undergrads)
  • Gender Breakdown: 100 percent female
  • 99 percent full-time

Costs (2016-17)

  • Tuition and Fees: $50,982
  • Books: $800 (why so much?)
  • Room and Board: $15,682
  • Other Expenses: $1,000
  • Total Cost: $68,464

Scripps College Financial Aid (2015 -16)

  • Percentage of Students Receiving Aid: 60 percent
  • Percentage of Students Receiving Types of Aid
    • Grants: 55 percent
    • Loans: 34 percent
  • Average Amount of Aid
    • Grants: $28,200
    • Loans: $6,855

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): 92 percent
  • 4-Year Graduation Rate: 80 percent
  • 6-Year Graduation Rate: 84 percent

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Data Source: National Center for Educational Statistics