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Scripps College

Claremont, CA 4-Year Private
Acceptance Rate30%
Acceptance Rate30%

About Scripps College

Scripps College Overview

Scripps College is a private, nonprofit school in the suburban setting of Claremont, California. Scripps College was founded in 1926 and now enrolls around 1,116 students per year year, which includes 1,095 undergraduate students. Scripps College offers on-campus housing for up to 1,002 students. Most students live in off campus housing.

📆 Mark your calendar! The final application deadline for Fall 2023 is January 15.

Student Activities at Scripps College

Love music or performing? Sing in a chorus or perform with one of Scripps College's theater groups.

Interested in journalism or communications? Scripps College students can write for the campus newspaper, host a radio show or be a producer for the student-run television channel.

There are no fraternities or sororities at Scripps College, so it might be a good choice if you're not interested in Greek life.

Planning to play sports? Scripps College has many options for athletes. See them all and learn more about life at Scripps College on the Student Life page.

2022 Scripps College Facts At-A-Glance
Academic Calendar Semester
Overall Acceptance Rate 30%
Early Decision Acceptance Rate 51%
Early Action Acceptance Rate EA not offered
Applicants Submitting SAT scores 30.8%
Tuition $60,494
Percent of Need Met 100%
Average First-Year Financial Aid Package $40,398

Is Scripps College a Good School?

Different people have different ideas about what makes a "good" school. Admissions criteria, acceptance rate and average GPA are good indicators of how selective an institution is.

Let's take a closer look at these factors to get a better sense of what Scripps College offers and if the college might be the right college for you.

2022 Acceptance Rate for Scripps College

The acceptance rate at Scripps College is 30%. Out of 2,952 applications received in 2022, 872 students were offered admission.

Retention and Graduation Rates at Scripps College

Retention refers to the number of students that stay enrolled at a school over time. Retention measures how satisfied students are with their school experience, and if they have the support necessary to succeed in college.

Approximately 97% of students who start at Scripps College return for their second year of college. Around 82% of students who started at Scripps College earn their Bachelor's degrees within six years. The average six-year graduation rate for U.S. colleges and universities is 61% for public schools, and 67% for private, non-profit schools.

Job Outlook Scripps College Graduates

Job placement stats are a good resource for understanding the value of a degree from Scripps College by providing a look on how job placement has gone for other grads. Within six months of graduating, 46% of graduates receive at least one full-time job offer.

Check with Scripps College directly, for information on any information on starting salaries for recent grads.

Tuition and Financial Aid at Scripps College

Tuition is another important factor when choose a college. Some colleges may have high tuition, but do a better job at meeting students' financial need.

Scripps College meets 100% of the demonstrated financial need for undergraduates. First-year students that attend Scripps College full-time are awarded $40,398 a year in financial aid, on average.

Students in the class of 2022 who had taken out student loans graduated with an average of $20,912 of debt. For context, compare this number with the average national debt, which is around $36,000 per borrower.

The 2023-2024 FAFSA Opened on October 1st, 2022

Some aid is available on a first-come, first-served basis, so fill out the FAFSA asap. Visit the FAFSA website to apply for student aid. Remember, the first F in FAFSA stands for FREE! No one should ever pay to fill out the FREE Application for Federal Student Aid, (FAFSA), so don't give your money (or info!) to any website that claim you do.

Learn more about Tuition and Financial Aid at Scripps College.

Based on this information, is Scripps College the school for you? Remember, a school that is perfect for one person may not be the right school for someone else! So ask yourself: Is Scripps College a good school for you?

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Where is Scripps College?

Scripps College is located in the suburban setting of Claremont, California, in the suburbs of Los Angeles.

If you would like to see Scripps College for yourself, plan a visit. The best way to reach campus is to take Interstate 10, 210 Freeway to Claremont, or book a flight to the nearest airport, Ontario International.

You can also take a virtual campus tour to get a sense of what Scripps College and Claremont are like without leaving home.

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College Info

1030 Columbia Avenue Claremont, CA 91711

Campus Setting: Suburban

Scripps College Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Jan 15

Transfer Applications are Due

Mar 15

The deadline for Fall first-year applications to Scripps College is Jan 15.

The deadline for Fall transfer applications to Scripps College is Mar 15.

Check the school website for more information about deadlines for specific programs or special admissions programs

Scripps College ACT Scores


ACT Range

31 - 34

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

ACT Score

Estimated Chance

34 and Above


31 to 34


31 and Less


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ACT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

The median ACT score of an admitted student to Scripps College is 32. Students with an ACT score of 34 and above have a good chance of getting into Scripps College. Students with an ACT score that falls between 31 and 34 have an average chance of getting admitted, and students with an ACT score of 31 or below have a low chance of being offered admission.

Scripps College SAT Scores


Composite SAT Range

1400 - 1510


Math SAT Range

680 - 760


Reading SAT Range

700 - 760

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

SAT Score

Estimated Chance

1510 and Above


1400 to 1510


1400 and Less


SAT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

The median SAT score for Scripps College students is 1445. Applicants with SAT scores of 1510 and above have a good chance of being admitted to Scripps College, while applicants with SAT scores between 1400 to 1510 have an average chance of admittance, and prospective students with an SAT score below 1400 have a low chance of being offered a spot at Scripps College.

Scripps College Tuition & Fees

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