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Profile of Scripps College

Claremont, California is home to Scripps College. Claremont is a large suburb. The school is a private, not-for-profit institution. Degrees at Scripps College go up to the Post-Baccalaureate certificate.

Course Topics

Students at the school can choose among many degree programs. Students commonly pursue studies in medicine, science, drama and performing arts, fine arts, and liberal arts.

Scripps College Selectivity

Prospective students are advised that admissions are not open to all; the school selects from among qualified applicants. Scripps College attracts a lot of applicants every year, and can only accept about 43% of them . Three quarters of students in 2007 had SAT verbal scores of at least 650. Half of math SAT scores of accepted students fell between 630 and 700.


Scripps College maintains a faculty/student ratio (full-time) which is better than most colleges. The school has a tenure system for senior faculty. The full-time faculty at Scripps College is well-paid, which often goes with faculty quality.

Student Enrolment

The school has 920 enrolled students . A very high share of students at Scripps College are female.

Student Life

The school has a residential or campus feel. Scripps College offers dorm rooms to a higher percentage of its students than do most colleges. The school offers students meal plans. Scripps College values student athletics, and belongs to the Southern California Intercoll Athletic Conference.

Scripps College Programs and Degrees
General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors
Liberal Arts103English, political science, interdisciplinary studies, economics, Latin American studies, anthropology, American studies, women's studies, . . .
Therapy and Counselling25psychology
Science24biology, chemistry, biological and physical sciences, biological and biomedical sciences, molecular biology, physics, science and society, geology
Medicine22pre-med, neuroscience
Fine Arts21fine arts, art history and criticism
Religion and Philosophy7philosophy, religion, Jewish studies
Photography and Commercial Art6film and photography, film studies
Drama and Performing Arts6dance, drama
Law4legal studies
Conservation and Resource Management3environmental studies, environmental science
Computer Science and Engineering2computer science
Business and Management1accounting
Engineering1various engineering courses
Family and Social Work0public policy analysis

Contact: Scripps College

Scripps College

1030 North Columbia Avenue

Claremont, California 91711-3905

General Phone: (909) 621-8000


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