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Scripps College Campus Life

Campus Size

Small Campus
Total Undergrads
Including 15 Part-time
Degree-Seeking Freshmen
Including 1 Part-time

Gender Breakdown:

99% Women
1% Men


Member of National Collegiate Athletic Association

Southern California Intercoll Ath Conf

  • Basketball
  • Cross Country/Track

Total Varsity Sports


Athletics Details
Sport Varsity Men Varsity Women Club Intramural
Basketball - 17 - Yes
Golf - 12 - Yes
Lacrosse - 27 Yes -
Soccer - 30 - Yes
Softball - 17 - Yes
Swimming and Diving - 33 - Yes
Tennis - 11 - Yes
Track and Field, Outdoor - 44 - -
Track and Field, X-Country - 29 - -
Volleyball - 16 Yes -
Water Polo - 15 - Yes
Badminton - - Yes -
Bowling - - - Yes
Cycling - - Yes -
Dance - - Yes -
Equestrian - - Yes -
Fencing - - Yes -
Field Hockey - - Yes -
Flag Football - - - Yes
Frisbee/Disc Sports - - Yes Yes
Other Sports - - - Yes
Outdoor Fitness/Recreation - - - Yes
Rugby - - Yes -
Table Tennis - - - Yes
Water Sports - - - Yes


Student Total
American Indian/Alaskan Native 0.4%
Asian/Pacific Islander 29.6%
Black/non-Hispanic 6.0%
Hispanic 10.0%
Non-resident alien 4.0%
Race/Ethnicity unknown 10.4%
Two or more races 0.0%
White/non-Hispanic 39.6%
Percent of students with disability 5%

Services & Housing

Services Offered
  • Academic/Career counseling
  • Employment services for current students to find part-time positions
  • Shared library with other institution
  • On-Campus Housing
  • Meal plan offered, meals per week can vary

Clubs & Organizations

Musical Groups
  • Choral Groups
  • Music Ensemble
  • Symphony Orchestra
Performance Arts
  • Dance
  • Drama Theater
Journalism & Publications
  • Literary Magazine
  • Student Newspaper
  • Yearbook
  • Radio Station
Reserved Officers' Training Corps (ROTC)
  • Army ROTC
  • Air Force ROTC
  • International Student Organization
  • Model United Nations
  • Student Government
  • Campus Ministries

Safety Statistics

Arrests On Campus
Illegal Weapons Possession 0
Drug Law Violation 0
Liquor Law Violation 0
Criminal Offenses On Campus
Personal Crime 3
Property Crime 9

Notable Alumni

  • Molly Ivins (Class of '66), Star Telegram newspaper journalist, author
  • Pamela Corey-Archer (Class of '62), Public Affairs for the American Embassy in Madrid
  • Louise Francesconi (Class of '75), Vice President, Missle Systems; Raytheon Company
Reviews Dorm Life
  • Irina from San Rafael, CA
  • 4
  • Scripps routinely makes it on lists of colleges with dorms like palaces, and with good reason. Several of our dorms are historic landmarks, and our newest dorm is even more…

  • Dec-27-2012 Read More
  • 5
  • The dorms at Scripps are considered to be the nicest out of all the dorms at the Claremont Colleges. Most upperclassmen live in either singles or suites (they range from…

  • Jul-25-2012 Read More
  • Current Student
  • 5
  • I live in beautiful GJW and I have a giant walk-in closet, a nice and long sink space, and large floor space where I can do four giant leaps. I'd…

  • Dec-03-2013 Read More
  • Current Student
  • 5
  • Our residence hallsare beautiful and really comfortable places to live. I love that people generally respect the quiet hours (10:00pm on school nights, 1:00 am on weekends) so that you…

  • Dec-02-2013 Read More
  • Kristie from South Gate, CA
  • 3
  • scripps isn't crackin when it comes to the social aspect of dorm life, but that's something that our hall directors are working on. it's definitely a great place to study…

  • Jan-30-2012 Read More


Student Responses to Review Topic: Food And Dining
  • 5
  • Claire from Escondido, CA
  • Apr-30-2014 I am researching this school and have visited the campus

    Food was pretty delicious. I tried it. Good options for vegetarians + people w/ gluten allergies.

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  • 5
  • Alex from New York City, NY
  • Dec-02-2013 I am a current student here

    The meal plan at Scripps allows you to eat at all the dining halls at the Claremont Colleges (Pitzer, Harvey Mudd, Claremont Mckenna, and Pomona). This allows you to have a lot of variety in your meals, and there's a website where you can see what is being offered at each dining hall for each meal so you can get whatever looks best to you. Each school tries to attract the most amount of students to their dining hall, and because of this competition the food being served is always delicious. Very vegan, vegetarian, gluten free, and allergy friendly. Lots of organic foods and they try to support locally grown food as well.

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  • 5
  • Haley from Seattle, WA
  • Dec-02-2013 I am a current student here

    The food at Scripps is amazing. Because Scripps is part of the Claremont Colleges Consortium you can eat at any of the school's dining halls for any meal. We have a website and app which show you what is being served at each dining hall for every meal so you can pick what looks best for that meal. On Friday's we haev sushi night, on Saturday's we have steak and salmon - so there are really gormet choices which make it so it doesn't feel like dining hall food at all. We also have flex dollars which come with the meal plan that can be used at any eatery around the 5 campuses. So if you miss a meal or want to buy coffee at the Motley Coffee House on Scripps' campus you can use flex dollars. There are tons of vegan, vegetarian, and gluten free options so there is something for everyone!

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  • 5
  • Jasmine from Hillsborough, CA
  • Dec-02-2013 I am a current student here

    Students can have meals at any of the 5C dining halls. There are seven across the campuses, so lots of choices. The menus are all posted online. There are also smaller grab-and-go types of places--I think one or two on each campus. Scripps's Motley Coffeehouse is an amazing place to study, work, and relax. It has the perfect college-coffeehouse vibe--exposed brick walls, a stage at the front for student performances, plenty of comfy chairs and sofas, and a super-friendly student staff. My favorite drink is a chai tea latte with honey.

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  • 5
  • Current Student
  • Dec-02-2013 I am a current student here

    Students at Scripps have access to all 7 dining halls (plus a handful of cafes, coffee shops, and snack places) of the Claremont Consortium, and because the various schools have to pay each other when their students eat elsewhere, there is an economic competition between the schools to have the best food. The students reap the benefits. Steak, sushi, salmon, stir-fry, custom pasta, smoothies... we really eat well here. The dining halls also make an effort to provide vegan, vegetarian, gluten-free, and allergy-free options, and to label any potential hazards (nuts, shellfish, etc) in the foods.

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  • 5
  • Anonymous
  • Sep-25-2013 I am a current student here

    Great food and so many different options! The mexican food is to die for at any of the dining halls. There are also 7 different dining halls to choose along with other non-dining hall options on each campus.

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  • 5
  • Anonymous
  • Jul-06-2013 I am a current student here

    One thing Scripps students bond about is the amazing food we eat. Scripps has an amazing salad bar, grill, international, and dessert station! I have a made to order omelet every day in Mallot Commons,the dining hall. Imagine having warm freshly baked chocolate chip cookies every night with vanilla ice cream on top! Yes, that is my dessert about four days out of the week. The food I eat here is definitely some of the best!

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  • 5
  • Wisdom I wish I had.
  • Mar-20-2013 I am a current student here

    Over the top GREAT!!! I don't think you will find better. There are options for anyone with special needs.

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  • 5
  • Melanie
  • Feb-25-2013 I am a current student here

    Food is great! You have over 5 dining halls to choose from so you never really get bored. Scripps food is one of the best, so you're in good hands!

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  • 4
  • from Los Angeles, CA
  • Jan-11-2013 I am a current student here

    Mallott Commons, Scripps' dining hall, is ok. You tend to get sick of it after a while. It's mostly catered to vegans/vegetarians/allergy people. If you're looking for meat, this isn't the place. The much hyped about cookies also begin to lose their charm. Overall, it's much better than other colleges' food.

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Student Responses to Review Topic: Greek Life
  • 0
  • Current Student
  • Dec-02-2013 I am a current student here

    We don't have greek life, and I love it that way. I think the social scene is much more open and welcoming than it would be otherwise, and you can meet new people through clubs, classes, and friends.

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  • 0
  • Anonymous
  • Sep-25-2013 I am a current student here

    No greek life at Scripps. There are a few 'frats' at Pomona, but they are more like clubs than a traditional fraternity.

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  • 0
  • from Los Angeles, CA
  • Jan-11-2013 I am a current student here

    No greek life whatsoever, but there are highly spirited clubs across all the 5 C's and unofficial frats that host weekly parties. Plus, the schools (Pitzer and CMC) provide money for the parties, especially the alcohol part.

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  • 0
  • Irina from San Rafael, CA
  • Dec-27-2012 I am a current student here

    There is a joke that says that Scripps is one big sorority, but there is not actually any Greek Life on campus.

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  • 0
  • Jul-25-2012 I am a current student here

    There are no fraternities or sororities at Scripps, though there are some (maybe two?) at Pomona College that are very low key. However, there is generally a 5C party every Saturday, the quality ones being at Harvey Mudd College (quantity at Claremont McKenna College). These are a lot of fun!

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  • 0
  • Sophie from Tucson, AZ
  • Jun-27-2012 I am a current student here

    There is not an official Greek Life on campus yet there is always something fun to do throughout the week as well as the weekend, ranging from a trip to the beach, listening to a concert or attending a party at a neighboring college.

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  • 0
  • J
  • Apr-01-2012 I am accepted here and planning to attend soon


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