Scripps College is a member of the Claremont Colleges, a consortium comprising five undergraduate institutions and two graduate institutions. 

Scripps students can take courses at the other Claremont Colleges, major in subjects taught at the other Colleges, join clubs across all of the campuses, and eat in any dining hall. As an internationally-recognized leader in women’s liberal arts education, Scripps offers a rigorous interdisciplinary curriculum, a robust intellectual community, a commitment to diversity and inclusion, and a rich residential experience designed to shape the next generation of leaders.

Basic details

  • Region: West
  • Location: Claremont, California
  • Campus setting: Suburban
  • Type of institution: Private, Liberal arts college

Admissions information and areas of study offered

  • Percentage of students admitted: 31%
  • Average ACT: 28-32
  • Average SAT: 1300-1480 
  • Test optional? Yes (for SAT/ACT; TOEFL/IELTS waived for students whose first language is English)
  • Common Application accepted? Yes
  • Areas of study offered include: Anthropology, Area Studies, Art History, Arts, Biology, Chemistry, Creative Writing, Dance, Drama/Theatre Arts, Economics, Ethnic/Cultural Studies, Engineering, English, Environmental Sciences, Film/Cinema Studies, Gender Studies, Geology, History, Humanities, International Relations, Languages, Liberal Arts, Literature, Mathematics, Music, Neuroscience, Philosophy, Physics, Political Science, Psychology, Sociology, Theology/Religion
  • Full list of majors available:


  • International students are eligible for: Need-based aid, Merit-based scholarship
  • Estimated yearly cost (including tuition, board, room and student fees): $75,474


  • Athletic association for the majority of sports: NCAA - Division III
  • Varsity sports: Women's Athletics / Track and field, Women's Softball, Women's Basketball, Women's Cross Country, Women's Football / Soccer, Women's Golf, Women's Lacrosse, Women''s Swimming and Diving, Women's Tennis, Women's Volleyball, Women's Water Polo

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