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Scripps College has an “absolutely gorgeous” campus and terrific Southern California vibes, but the reason applicants clamor to attend is because of its “dedication to empowering female voices and education.” The focus may be on its “supportive, small community of women who want to fight to make the world a better place,” but students won’t have to worry about missing out on the resources often attributed to larger institutions, as Scripps is part of the Claremont Colleges, a consortium that grants undergraduates access “to all of the benefits and resources within [four] other colleges.”

Access is key across the “challenging and engaging” academic offerings at Scripps, whether that’s one-on-one time with professors or simply having opportunity for undergraduate research. This extends to “discussion-based [classes], which allows students to raise questions ..., [gain] a better understanding of the course, and connect to the subject more intimately.” It helps, too, that professors “are very good at creating interesting courses,” and are “generally accepting of a wide range of student opinions, “ though students should be aware that these freedoms come with “high expectations.” Ultimately, what undergrads appreciate the most is that it’s “very easy to form close connections with professors both in class and out of class.”

Student Body

When asked to describe their peers, Scripps undergrads are prone to using effusive adjectives such as “passionate, driven, [and] creative.” Many students also “identify as liberal, feminist, [and] social-justice oriented.” As one individual explains, “From reproductive rights, prison abolition, racial justice, everyone you talk to has the desire to change the world.” Indeed, they are certainly “not afraid to let their voices be heard.” A number of undergrads appreciate that the college attracts “many transgender and non-binary students, which creates a very open and safe environment.” However, a few do caution that there is a little “tension between white feminism and intersectionality” on campus. Fortunately, most everyone enjoys the fact their classmates are often “intelligent and ready to have in depth conversations about topics from politics to The Bachelor to data on climate change.” Undergrads here also tend to be “very supportive of one another” and “very accepting” as well. In fact, when strolling through campus, it’s even common to “receive smiles from students [you] don’t know.” All in all, the Scripps student body offers the “type of community that will cheer with and for you when you succeed and be a shoulder to cry on when needed.”

Campus Life

Scripps students are fairly studious and during the week you’ll often find them congregating in one of the “many outdoor study spaces, such as courtyards, lawns, or the lounge chairs by the pool.” Of course, there’s lots of fun to be had beyond academics. For example, undergrads can take advantage of “a ton of free fitness courses on campus like CrossFit, yoga, and Zumba” as well as unique “intramural sports like inner-tube water polo.” Additionally, “there are hundreds of clubs to join that are both specific to Scripps and also across all the Claremont Colleges.” Don’t like the dance team and have no interest in roller derby? Consider getting your inner baker on, as “Scripps Challah for Hunger bakes and sells challah every week.” And if you’ve got opinions, “political clubs. . . are also popular,” as are school-sponsored “speakers, screenings, presentations, workshops, [and] de-stress activities.” Should you need a respite from that overflowing campus life, the surrounding area provides many options. “The train to downtown Los Angeles is about a ten-minute walk away, Mt. Baldy is about a 20-minute drive, and the village in Claremont is filled with shops and eateries.”

Contact & Visit

Campus Visits Contact

Address
Office of Admissions
1030 Columbia Avenue
Claremont, CA 91711

Phone
909-621-8149

Email
admission@scrippscollege.edu

Experience College Life

Most Popular Places On Campus
Ruth Chandler Williamson Gallery
Sallie Tiernan Field House
The Motley Coffeehouse
Malott Commons
Margaret Fowler Garden
Graffitti Wall Rare book room, Denison Library

Most Popular Places Off Campus
Disneyland
Beaches
Hollywood
Joshua Tree National Park

Campus Tours

Campus Tours
Appointment Required: Yes
Dates: Year-round
Times: Varies
Average Length: 1 hour

On Campus Interview

Campus Interviews
Yes

Information Sessions
Available

Times

Faculty and Coach Visits

Dates/Times Available
Year-round

Arrangements
Contact Coach Directly

Advance Notice
2 weeks

Contact Email Address for Visit
erica.jasper@cms.claremont.edu

Class Visits

Dates/Times Available
Academic Year

Arrangements
Contact Admissions Office

Overnight Dorm Stays

Overnight Dorm Stays
Available

Arrangements
Other

Limitations
Student must arrive by 5PM and bring a sleeping bag and towel. Dorm stay only during academic year.

Transportation

Types of Transportation Available to Campus
Ontario International Airport is 15 miles from the campus. Taxis are available for the ride to campus (call from the courtesy phones at the airport). Greyhound buses serve Claremont (the terminal is just south of I-10). The Amtrak station is 5 miles from campus.

Driving Instructions to Campus
From I-10 (San Bernardino Freeway), take Exit 47 (Indian Hill Blvd.) and proceed north on Indian Hill. Turn right on Tenth St. and proceed east to the corner of Tenth St. and Columbia Ave. From Pasadena and the San Fernando Valley, take I-210 E. until it terminates at Foothill Blvd. Drive 3 miles on Foothill and turn right on Dartmouth Ave., then left on Tenth St. to Columbia Ave.

Local Accommodations
Only a 2-minute drive to campus, the Doubletree Claremont (555 W. Foothill Blvd.; 909-626-2411) is quite convenient and offers a special college rate. A couple of miles further and a bit more expensive is the Sheraton Suites Fairplex (601 W. McKinley Ave., Pomona; 800-325-3535 or 909-622-2220), which offers pleasant accommodations. Ask for the college rate here, too. There is also the Marriott Hotel (2200 E. Holt Blvd., Ontario; 909-986-8811), about 15 minutes from campus.

Admissions

Applicants: 3,022
Acceptance Rate: 32%
Average HS GPA: 4.20







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