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Scripps College

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

Scripps College Admissions

If you are thinking about applying to Scripps College, the deadline for Fall 2023 admissions is January 15 and the fee for the application is $60.

Scripps College Admissions Stats at a Glance

Here is an overiew of some of Scripps College's admissions stats.

Scripps College 2022 Admissions Statistics
Mean Unweighted GPA 4.0
Admitted Students in Top 10% of Graduating Class 69%
Mean SAT Score 1445
Admissions Test Policy Test Optional
Applicants Who Submit SATs 30.8%
Applicants Who Submit ACTs 22.6%
Waitlist Yes

Scripps College Application Deadlines

These are the application deadlines for Scripps College.

Application Type Offered Application Deadline Notification Deadline
Early Decision I Yes November 15 ––
Early Decision II Yes January 5 ––
Early Action No –– ––
Regular Decision Yes January 15 ––

Want to Apply Early to Scripps College?

Scripps College offers early decision but not early action. Early decision is binding, meaning you must attend if you are admitted, while early action allows you to apply early without committing.

🗓️ Early Decision I applications are due by November 15

🗓️ Early Decision II applications are due January 5.

The early decision acceptance rate at Scripps College is 51%, compared to an overall acceptance rate of 30%. Last year, Scripps College admitted 109 of the 215 students who applied early decision.

Some students apply to college early in hopes that it will increase their chances of being offering admission. When you apply early, your application is considered before all the regular decision applicants apply. Applying early may increase the chance of admission, since it shows your interest in a school.

➡️ Find a list of some selective colleges that admit significantly more applicants during early decision or early action than during regular admission.

More on Scripps College Admissions

Transferring to Scripps College

For more information on transferring to Scripps College, contact the school directly.

For Students Waitlisted to Scripps College

Scripps College has not reported data for waitlisted and admitted students.

What Does Scripps College Look For in an Applicant?

Colleges consider a range of factors when determining who to admit for their next incoming class. Each college decides which factors are are most important in the admissions process. When assembling your list of schools to apply to, you may want to consider your strengths and any possible weaknesses in your application, and apply to colleges that put the most emphasis on the areas where you shine.

Admissions Factors at Scripps College

What does Scripps College consider during the admissions process? Take a look at the list below to see which factors are most important during the admissions process.

Admissions Factor Level
Academic GPA Very Important
Character/Personal Qualities Very Important
Class Rank Very Important
Application Essay Very Important
Rigor of Secondary School Record Very Important
Recommendation(s) Important
Work Experience Considered
Racial/Ethnic Status Considered
Standardized Test Scores Considered
Volunteer Work Considered

Make sure to check with Scripps College for more information on admission factors.

Scripps College 2022-2023 Application Requirements

To apply to Scripps College, all applicants must submit the following items. Double check with Scripps College's admissions department to confirm all application materials and requirements.

Area Required Recommended Required for Some Details (If Any)
Minimum High School GPA (On 4.0 Scale) 3
Transcript(S) of College Record
Standardized Test Scores
Statement of Good Standing From Prior Institution(S)
Letter(s) of Recommendation 2
Written Essay or Personal Statement
Other Requirements school report completed by secondary school counselor
Transcript of High School Record

GPA and Testing

What GPA Do I Need To Get Into Scripps College?

Students admitted to Scripps College have an average unweighted GPA of 4.0. Scripps College considers weighted GPA scores from incomging students.

Out of all students that were admitted, 18% submitted a class rank. At Scripps College 69% of students ranked in the top 10% of their graduating class in high school, 88% were in the top 25% and 100% were in the top 50%.

GPAs of Admitted Students

At Scripps College, student GPAs fall in the following ranges.

GPA Percent of Students
4.0 GPA 77.1%
3.75 and 3.99 16.2%
3.50 and 3.74 3.4%
3.25 and 3.49 2.1%
3.00 and 3.24 1.2%
2.50 and 2.9 ––
2.00 and 2.49 ––

This chart depicts the percentage of all enrolled, degree-seeking, first-time, first year (freshmen) students who had high school grade point average within the given ranges.

Note: Some schools choose not release this information. If you have any questions regarding missing numbers, be sure to reach out to Scripps College directly.

About GPAs

Your high school grade point average (GPA) is a number that highlights your high school academic performance. A weighted GPA or an unweighted GPA are the two possible GPA scores considered by colleges.

An unweighted GPA is an average of your scores from each class on a four-point scale. Unweighted GPAs range from 4.0 to under 1.0. A weighted GPA considers your average grade and the difficulty of your classes. A weighted GPA boosts your average by adding extra points for honors or Advanced Placement courses.

Standardized Test Scores

Scripps College looks at standardized tests scores during the admissions process.

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

In 2022, 30.8% of Scripps College's first-year students submitted their SAT scores with their application. 22.6% of admitted applicants sent ACT scores.

What is a Good SAT Score for Scripps College?

To be competitive with other Scripps College applicants, you should strive to earn between 1400 and 1510 (or higher!) on the SAT. At Scripps College 25% of admitted students scored higher than 1510 and 25% of scored lower than 1400, but the majority of students scored somewhere in between these two numbers.The mean composite SAT score for a Scripps College student is 1445.

On the SAT Math Section, 25% of Scripps College students scored 760 or higher and 75% of students scored 700 or higher. On the SAT Critical Reading section (formerly called the Verbal section), 25% of Scripps College students scored 760 or higher, and 75% scored a 700 or higher.

What is a Good ACT Score for Scripps College?

To be most competitive at Scripps College, you should strive to earn between 31 and 34 on the ACT.

An ACT score of 34 means you fall in the 75th percentile for Scripps College's admitted students. One out of every four students scored above a 34, and three out of four students scored lower than 34 on the ACT.

A 31 on the ACT is the 25th percentile for Scripps College students. Only one out of every four students scored below 31.

Want To Bring Up Your ACT Score? Access ACT practice tests and study tips and see upcoming ACT test dates.

More Information on Transferring to Scripps College

For transfer students wishing to start in the fall, the deadline to apply is March 15.

Transfer students can enroll in Scripps College during the following terms:

• Fall Term

• Spring Term

Scripps College Admissions FAQs

Can I defer my acceptance to Scripps College?

✅ Yes, admitted students can defer their admission to Scripps College.

Does Scripps College accept transfer credits?

✅ Scripps College accepts eligible transfer credits from accredited institutions. Scripps College accepts:

• CLEP subject tests

Does Scripps College accept Advanced Placement (AP) or International Baccalaureate (IB) credits?

✅ Scripps College accepts International Baccalaureate credits (IB) credits and Advanced Placement (AP) credits.

Do I have to submit test scores to Scripps College?

❌ No, Scripps College is test optional, so you can decide whether or not to include your standardized test scores. If you have higher than average scores, you probably want to include them. If you scored lower than a school's average, you may want not want to include them in your application.

What is Scripps College's acceptance rate?

✅ Scripps College has an acceptance rate of 30%.

What is the early decision acceptance rate at Scripps College?

✅ Scripps College's early decision acceptance rate was 51% in 2021.

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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 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 GPA

Avg. High School GPA (non-weighted)


GPA Needed to Get Accepted

At Scripps College, the average unweighted high-school GPA for admitted students is 4.0. This is the average, which means that some applicants submit GPAs lower than this and some applicants submit GPAs above this level. If your GPA falls below the average, strong test scores or other qualifications may help you make you a more competitive applicant.

Data Source: IPEDs and Peterson's Databases © 2022 Peterson's LLC All rights reserved

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