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About Scripps College

Scripps College is a private, nonprofit school in an suburban setting in Claremont, California. Scripps College was founded in 1926 and now enrolls around 958 students a year, including 936 undergrads.

Scripps College offers housing for up to 1,002 students.

Scripps College employs one full-time professor for every 9 undergrads enrolled.

2021 Scripps College Admissions Facts At-a Glance
Academic Calendar Semester
Overall Acceptance Rate 35%
Early Decision Acceptance Rate 5%
Average GPA 4.2
Mean ACT score 31
Mean SAT score 1390
Tuition $56,970

2022 Scripps College Regular Decision Application Deadline

The deadline to apply regular decision to Scripps College for Fall 2022 is January 1. All regular decision applicants will be notified by April 1.

Early Admission at Scripps College

Scripps College offers early decision but does not offer early action.

5% of applicants that applied early decision in 2021 got in to Scripps College.

Scripps College Acceptance Rate 2021

The acceptance rate at Scripps College is 35%. Last year, 2,938 students applied to Scripps College and 1,032 were admitted. ### Scripps College Waitlist 2021

Scripps College reports that no students were waitlisted or admitted off the waitlist in the most recent year.

How Do I Get Into Scripps College?

Scripps College is considered to get into. Every admissions committee has a different way of evaulating applicants, but most look at a combination of grades, test scoes, activities, as well as essays and recommendations. To apply to Scripps College, applicants must submit the following items.

Scripps College Application Requirements

Area Required Recommended Required for some Details (if any)
Written Essay or Personal Statement
Minimum High School Gpa (On 4.0 Scale) 3
Other Requirements school report completed by secondary school counselor
Letter(s) of Recommendation 2
Transcript of High School Record

Scripps College Average GPA and Test Scores

The average high school GPA for a student admitted to Scripps College is 4.2 on a 4.0 scale. The mean SAT scores for students who get into Scripps College is 1390. The mean ACT score for Scripps College students is 31.

Visit the Admissions tab above for more on how to apply to Scripps College.

Scripps College Waitlist

Scripps College reports that no students were waitlisted or admitted off the waitlist in 2021.

Does Scripps College Require Test Scores?

Scripps College is test optional. Test optional schools allow students to choose if they want to submit ACT or SAT scores with their applications or not.

Out of all applicants, 61.4% submitted the SAT. 44.5% submitted the ACT.

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Does Scripps College Provide On-Campus Housing?

Yes! Scripps College provides on-campus housing for up to 1,002 students.

New Student Programs and Orientation Carnival, Matriculation Dinner/Dance, and and Spring Fling (5-College party at Scripps) are a few of the events that the campus rallies behind each year.

Click the Student Life tab above to learn more about the student body and campus life at Scripps College.

Financial Aid at Scripps College

Scripps College meets 100% of the demonstrated financial need for undergraduates. First-year students that attend Scripps College full-time are awarded $48,785 a year in financial aid, on average.

The 2022-2023 FAFSA Opened on October 1st, 2021

Some aid is awarded ona first-come, first-serve basis, so fill out the FAFSA early. Visit the FAFSA website to apply for student aid. Remember, the first F in FAFSA stands for FREE! You should never have to pay to submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), so be very wary of anyone asking you for money.

Is Scripps College a Good School?

The definition of a "good school" is different for different people. Admissions difficulty and admitted student statistics can give you a sense of how competitive a university is, but they don't tell you how happy or successful students are. However, there are a few good ways to get a better sense how satisfied students are and how well a school supports its student body.

Retention and Graduation Rates at Scripps College

About 80% of students who start at Scripps College come back the next year. Out of the 250 students who started at Scripps College as first-time freshman, 201 graduate within four years.

Scripps College's six-year graduation rate for undergrads is 88%. 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 Outcomes and Debt for Scripps College Grads

Job placement and student debt statistics for recent graduates can give you a sense of the return on investment a school offers. In 2020, students graduated with an average of $21,311 in student loans for each student with debt. For context, compare this number with the average national debt, which is around $36,000 per borrower.

Based on this information, how does Scripps College sound? Remember, the best school 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, less than an hour from Los Angeles.

If you want 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.

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College Info

1030 Columbia Avenue Claremont, CA 91711-3948

Campus Setting: Suburban

Scripps College Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Jan 5

Transfer Applications are Due

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The deadline for Fall first-year applications to Scripps College is Jan 5.

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


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Scripps College ACT Scores


ACT Range

29 - 33

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ACT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

The median ACT score of an admitted student to Scripps College is 31. Students with an ACT score of 33 and above have a good chance of getting into Scripps College. Students with an ACT score that falls between 29 and 33 have an average chance of getting admitted, and students with an ACT score of 29 or below have a low chance of being offered admission.

Scripps College SAT Scores


Composite SAT Range

1320 - 1470


Math SAT Range

650 - 750


Reading SAT Range

670 - 730

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SAT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

The median SAT score for Scripps College students is 1390. Applicants with SAT scores of 1470 and above have a good chance of being admitted to Scripps College, while applicants with SAT scores between 1320 to 1470 have an average chance of admittance, and prospective students with an SAT score below 1320 have a low chance of being offered a spot at Scripps College.

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