Scripps College
Claremont, CA, USA


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Key Admission Stats

Institution Type
  • Women’s College

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This school may consider an applicant’s financial situation when deciding admission

Level of Institution
4 Year
Campus Setting
Suburb or town
Acceptance Rate
Students Applied
Transfer Acceptance Rate
Transfer Students Admitted

Admissions Requirements

SAT Subject Tests
AP Course Credit
Dual Enrollment

Important Deadlines

Application Type Application Deadline Reply Deadline
Early Decision Acceptance is binding so student must attend college if accepted. December 1 January 15
Fall Regular Decision January 5 May 1
Test Optional
Application Fee
Fee waivers available
Applications Accepted
Rolling Admissions

Admitted Student Stats

In-State Students
Out-Of-State Students
US States Represented
Countries Represented
Submitting ACT
Submitting SAT
Average ACT Composite: 34
Average SAT Composite: 1420
SAT Percentiles

Average GPA
Students Enrolled By GPA

3.50 - 3.74
3.25 - 3.49
3.00 - 3.24
2.50 - 2.99
Students Enrolled By Class Rank

Top 10%
Top 25%
Top 50%

Admissions Resources

Admissions: visit page
Admissions Email: [email protected]
Admissions Telephone: 800-770-1333
For International Student Services: visit page
For Students with Disabilities: visit page
For Veteran Services: visit page

What Students Are Saying

4.61 Average Rating
Come tour the college! I know for many students coming out to California can be difficult, but the best way to get a sense of a college is by being on the campus. Scripps is a very beautiful place, that you'll be hard pressed not to fall in love with.
Alex from New York City, NY
Bring a fan if you're not used to the southern california heat because not all the dorms have AC.
Haley from Seattle, WA
In terms of admissions, Scripps generally does not take in many prospective transfer students. However, prospective first year students with strong academic transcripts and meaningful extracurricular activities are generally seriously considered for admission. I recommend being meticulous when filling out forms and supplements. Also, stellar letters of recommendation from teachers, coaches, and/or peers who know you well should help. The more interest you show in the college, the more likely you will be seriously considered for admission. If you have the option to visit Claremont, do it. If you have the option to schedule an interview, do it.

Scripps offers hour-long campus tours five (sometimes six during the fall season when there is an influx of prospective students) days a week, as well as the option to schedule an â??overnightâ?? stay with a student hostess. Additionally, special events such as Preview Week (for prospective students) and Spend a Day in Our Shoes (for admitted students) are also available. Take advantage of these resources that are generally not offered at larger universities! They are a great insight into the academic, dorm, and overall social life at Scripps. A visit, especially an overnight, will help you decide whether Scripps is the right place for you. On the whole, show Scripps that you are truly a perfect fitâ?? â?? a strong young woman who will flourish in a rigorous academic and vibrant social environment.
Don't stress yourself out about getting in, because if you are applying you are smart enough to get in! Make sure you keep up your academic drive once you are here.
Zaneh from Clinton, MD
Relax. The acceptance rate is low, but if you belong here, you'll end up here.
Shane from Orlando, FL
The Consortium has a huge impact on your academic and social experience; embrace the larger 5C community. There is nothing else that can compare in the American educational system. Each of the five schools has such a unique identity, and to have them literally across the street from one another means that Claremont College students have access to a huge pool of resources.

That being said, Scripps is very proud of its all-women identity and feminist history. Take the time to explore what being at a women's college, surrounded by four co-ed colleges, is like.
Jasmine from Hillsborough, CA
Scripps has a holistic admissions process, so show them what you're passionate about!
Current Student
Don't discount Scripps just because it is a women's college. We do have students who identify as male and Harvey Mudd, CMC, Pitzer, and Pomona are just a short walk away if you still find the need for more testosterone.
Definitely plan a visit. Take a tour. Spend a night in a dorm room. Sip on a Mexican Chai from the Motley in Seal Court. Eat an orange, or a kumquat, or a loquat off a tree. Talk to students. Really, come up to any Scrippsie and ask about Scripps. We love to chat with prospies and I promise that we'll be open and honest about our experience.
Irina from San Rafael, CA
Before I came to college, I expected it to be the perfect fantasy world wistfully recalled by middle aged nonfiction writers and illustrated in an Asher Roth music video. But college is real life too, there are ups and downs and individual unique people who define your experience. With Scripps as with any college, things are never perfect. Just remember to get involved with 5C activities, be open to new experiences and people, and have fun! Take advantage of everything, you're paying for the five star gym and the advanced College and Career center, so go there!
Summer from Rancho Cucamonga, CA
1. It is okay (actually better) to take different kinds of classes before deciding on a major. I took Intro to Legal Studies during my second semester of freshman year and loved it! Now I'm dual-majoring in Economics and Legal studies.

2. Visit all different kinds of colleges. Scripps is a wonderful school, but it is not the school for everyone. Come visit our campus and schedule an interview if possible. Remember, college admission is a mutually-selective process.

3. Join clubs and attend on-campus events! There's always something for everyone at Scripps and the 5Cs, such as Salsa night, speed-dating mixer, movie night, karaoke night, beach volleyball tournament, and CMS (Claremont-Mudd-Scripps) vs PP (Pomona-Pitzer) sports games.
Current Student