Scripps College

Scripps College

Scripps Women College was founded by Ellen Browning Scripps in 1926 in Claremont, California. It is part of the five-member Claremont College system. This college's 37-acre campus is located at the foothills of the San Gabriel Mountains. It has been listed in the National Register of Historical Places.

Scripps was ranked 3rd among the country's top women's colleges, and 25th among the top liberal arts colleges in the United States by U.S. News and World Report in 2009. Scripps formed the Claremont-Mudd-Scripps after joining with Claremont Men's College and Harvey Mudd College in 1976.

Some of the notable alumni of Scripps include Edith Pattou, Mary Parker Lewis, and Judith N. Keep , the first female Chief Judge of the United States District Court for the Southern District of California. Scripps also offers a number of scholarships and fellowships, including the Eaton Ecological Research Award, the James E. Scripps scholarship, and the J. Paul Getty multicultural internship.

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Contacting Scripps College

Scripps College
1030 North Columbia Avenue
Claremont , CA 91711-3905
General Phone: (909) 621-8000

Scripps College Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Liberal Arts90American studies, Asian studies, European studies, Latin American studies, French studies, Spanish studies, African-American studies, Asian-American studies, women's studies, ...
Science25biology, molecular biology, biological and biomedical sciences, biological and physical sciences, chemistry, physics
Therapy and Counseling22psychology
Medicine21neuroscience, pre-med
Fine Arts15fine arts, art history and criticism
Photography and Commercial Art9film and photography
Religion and Philosophy6philosophy, religion
Drama and Performing Arts4dance, drama
Business and Management3accounting
Family and Social Work0public policy analysis

Number of programs and degrees for Scripps College in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Bachelor's degree18541
Postbaccalaureate certificate141

Scripps College Student Body

In 2007-2008, Scripps College had a total enrollment of 920 students (904 full-time equivalent).

Students in the Freshman Class:

Group Percent
Women 100%
Full-Time 100%

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 97%
Graduate 3%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 52%
Black 3%
Hispanic 8%
Asian 14%
American Indian 1%
Unknown 21%
(Foreign Students) 1%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 3%
18-19 49%
20-21 41%
22-24 5%
25-29 1%
35-39 0%
40-49 0%

Incoming (Freshman) Students by Place of Residence:
(From available data sampling)

(International Students)2%
New Jersey1%
New Hampshire1%

Scripps College Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 95 %

Scripps College Room and Board (2007)

Scripps College offers campus housing for 858 of its 904 (full-time) students. Freshmen are required to live on campus.

(Please refer to our profile of Claremont, California for details about the area surrounding the campus. Also see our list of other California Colleges).

The school does not offer students a meal plan.

Scripps College Admissions and Selectivity


EnrolledPercent of
Accepted Enrolled

Standardized Test Scores:

Test25th Percentile75th Percetile
SAT Verbal640730
SAT Math620710
SAT Writing650730
ACT Composite2832

Application Requirements:

Class Rankrecommended
High School Recordrequired
College Prep Programrequired
Formal Demonstration of Competencenot required
Standardized Tests (SAT and/or ACT)required
Percent of Applicants Submitting SAT85%
Percent of Applicants Submitting ACT45%
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)required
Other Standardized Testsnot required

Scripps College Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 37,950
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 37,950
Room and board $ 11,500
Room charge $ 6,200
Board (meal plan) charge $ 5,300
Books and supplies $ 800
Other expenses $ 1,000

Financial Aid:
Scripps College participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 117400)

Scripps College Faculty

Scripps College has a tenure system for faculty.

Tenure Status of Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelMenWomen
Non-tenured, but on tenure track97
Non-tenured and not on tenure track37

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professoracademic year19$121,75918$118,894
Associate professoracademic year6$91,68813$89,531
Assistant professoracademic year9$70,4367$71,703
Instructoracademic year2*6$58,333
All faculty totalacademic year36$100,34644$94,452

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

Scripps College Athletics

Athletic Conferences:

Basketball Southern California Intercoll Athletic Conference
Track Southern California Intercoll Athletic Conference

Scripps College Degree Programs (2007)

Business And Management

Drama And Performing Arts
Dance, General
Drama and Dramatics/Theatre Arts, General

Family And Social Work
Public Policy Analysis

Fine Arts
Art History, Criticism and Conservation
Fine/Studio Arts, General

Liberal Arts
African-American/Black Studies
American/United States Studies/Civilization
Asian Studies/Civilization
Asian-American Studies
Classics/Classical Languages, Lit & Linguistics, General
Econometrics and Quantitative Economics
Economics, General
English Language and Literature, General
European Studies/Civilization
Foreign Languages and Literatures, General
French Studies
History, General
Humanities/Humanistic Studies
Italian Language and Literature
Latin American Studies
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other
Political Science and Government, General
Spanish and Iberian Studies
Women's Studies

Mathematics, General

Pre-Medicine/Pre-Medical Studies

Music, General

Photography And Commercial Art
Film/Video and Photographic Arts, Other

Religion And Philosophy
Religion/Religious Studies

Biological and Biomedical Sciences, Other
Biological and Physical Sciences
Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Chemistry, General
Molecular Biology
Physics, General

Therapy And Counseling
Psychology, General

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