When Scripps was founded in 1926 in Claremont, California, it was one of few institutions dedicated to educating women for lives of commitment and engagement. Since then, Scripps has continued to champion qualities of both mind and spirit in accordance with the vision of its founder, newspaper entrepreneur and philanthropist Ellen Browning Scripps. Scripps today offers a rigorous interdisciplinary curriculum, a robust intellectual community, a commitment to diversity and inclusion, and a rich residential experience designed to shape the next generation of leaders.

Academic Programs

  • Science
  • Liberal Arts
  • Music
  • Art & Design
  • Economics
  • Government/Political Science
  • Performing Arts
  • Social Science
  • Visual Arts

Student experience

  • Athletics
  • Co-op/Internship Opportunities
  • Disability Services
  • Intramural/Club Sports
  • LGBTQIA Services
  • On-Campus Housing
  • ROTC Program
  • Study Abroad
  • Undergraduate Research

Application information

Find out about requirements, fees, and deadlines


Scripps College is committed to a holistic and thorough review of each application, with a careful consideration of the following: academic program and performance; personal essay; recommendations; and co-curricular activities. We imagine what the applicant would be like as a member of the Scripps community, engaged inside and outside of the classroom.


A student who has graduated from high school, enrolled in a degree-seeking program, and has any transferable credits is considered a transfer student for Scripps College.

Visit us

Scripps College’s intellectually stimulating environment, the beauty of our campus, and the warmth of our community can’t be fully communicated through a website. We encourage you and your family to visit Scripps. Our office offers Campus Tours, Information Sessions, Class VIsits, and Interviews. You can find more information at: www.scrippscollege.edu/admission/visit

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Admissions office

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School location

1030 N Columbia Ave
Claremont, CA 91711, United States of America

Phone number

(909) 621-8149