At a Glance
- Top-ranked, private, residential women’s liberal arts college, located in Southern California
- 96% of current students live on campus
- Founded in 1926 by newspaper publisher and philanthropist Ellen Browning Scripps
- Scripps is the women’s college of The Claremont Colleges—a consortium comprising Pomona, Scripps, Claremont McKenna, Harvey Mudd, and Pitzer Colleges
- Listed in the National Register of Historic Places, Scripps’ 32-acre campus is widely recognized as one of America’s most beautiful college campuses
- 10:1 student/faculty ratio
- More than 65 majors at Scripps and The Claremont Colleges
- 15% of Scripps students choose a double or dual major
- All Scripps students are required to complete a senior thesis or project as part of their graduation requirements
- Top majors: politics, psychology, biology, environmental analysis, English, media studies, and neuroscience
- 110 full-time faculty
- 97.78% of first-year students were in the top quarter of their high school class
- Scripps students annually win research and fellowship grants from the Fulbright Foundation, National Science Foundation, and the Watson Fellowship program, among others
- Scripps is ranked in the top 25 among U.S. baccalaureate institutions credited with producing the greatest number of Fulbrights
“Scripps College’s place among the Fulbright Program’s 2021–2022 Top Producing Institutions clearly demonstrates your dedication to preparing Americans to thrive in the global economy and serve as engaged citizens.” –Antony J. Blinken, Secretary of State
- 1,082 total full-time undergraduate students and 20 post-baccalaureate students
- 41% students of color
- 5% international students
* Enrollment data from fall 2022-2023 Common Data Set
Rankings and Achievements
Scripps College continues to be ranked highly among the most academically prestigious colleges in the country.
U.S. News & World Report
U.S. News & World Report ranks Scripps College as #33 in National Liberal Arts Colleges in the U.S. for 2022–23, #79 in Best Value Schools, and #192 in Top Performers on Social Mobility.
The Princeton Review
Princeton Review ranks Scripps College as a Best Value College, Best Western College, and one of its Best 388 Colleges nationally for 2023. Scripps also ranked high in the categories of “LGBTQ Friendly,” “Most Politically Active Students,” and “Most Beautiful Campus,” among others.
The Wall Street Journal
The Wall Street Journal ranks Scripps College as #67 overall among all colleges for 2022 and #6 in the Top 10 Private Colleges in the West. Quality measures include resources, student engagement, graduation rate, academic reputation, student diversity, and student inclusion.