Founded: 1926 by newspaper publisher and philanthropist Ellen Browning Scripps.
Character: Private, liberal arts college for women.
Founding Vision: The paramount obligation of a college is to develop in its students the ability to think clearly and independently, and the ability to live confidently, courageously, and hopefully.
Location: Claremont, California, 35 miles east of Los Angeles, sitting at the foot of the San Gabriel Mountains.
Campus: The 37-acre campus is listed in the National Register of Historic Places, and has been named by Forbes magazine as one of the top 10 most beautiful college campuses in the world. The campus shares the same square mile with the other Claremont Colleges: Claremont McKenna, Harvey Mudd, Pitzer, and Pomona Colleges, as well as Claremont Graduate University; and the Keck Graduate Institute is just down the road.
Facilities: 17 academic/administrative buildings, a 24,000-square-foot recreational facility adjacent to a 25-meter swimming pool, nine residence halls, a student-run coffee house, an art gallery, a student-run store, a Kaufmann-designed library, multi-use performing arts center, and the European Union Center of California.
Student Body: 950 undergraduate students, 250 first-year students. Student body representing 45 states, 15 countries. Over 90% reside on campus.
Diversity: 28% students of color: 5% African American, 13% Asian or Asian American, 9% Latina/Chicana, less than 1% Native American
Majors: 65 majors at Scripps or through cross-registration. Students may also design their own majors, or pursue a dual or double major (like 25% of our students). Most popular majors: Biology, English, Math, Politics/International Relations, Psychology, and Studio Art.
Faculty: 112 faculty, 75% full time. 99% possess a Ph.D. or appropriate terminal degree. 57% are women, and 23% are from traditionally underrepresented groups.
Student/Faculty Ratio: 9 to 1.
Study Abroad: More than 60% of students study off campus in over 40 countries as part of more than 100 approved programs.
Admit Rate: Scripps College is among the most selective colleges in the country, with a 36% admit rate for first-year applicants.
Student Academic Profile: SAT scores, middle 50%: Critical Reading 640-740; Math 640-710; Writing 660-740.
Cost (2012-2013): Tuition and Fees $43,620. Room and Board $13,468. Total Annual Cost of Attendance $57,088.
Financial Aid: Academic merit and need-based scholarships are available. Over half of students receive need-based financial aid. We meet 100% of each student’s demonstrated financial need.
Early Decision I: November 15
James E. Scripps/New Generation Scholarships: November 15
Early Decision II: January 2
Regular Decision: January 2