Scripps College

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Scripps College, a liberal arts school, provides students a well rounded foundation in education by having a curriculum with a diverse range of subjects. This college is located in Claremont, CA, a predominately suburban area. Scripps College has an enrollment of around a thousand students.

A SAT or ACT exam may be required before applying to this college. Scores between 1333 (25th percentile) - 1490 (75th percentile) for the SAT exam and within the range of 30 (25th percentile) - 33 (75th percentile) for the ACT exam is usually submitted among applicants accepted to this school. We were able to estimate the Scripps College average GPA (3.75 - 3.89) of admitted students by applying sampled GPA data on over 150 schools. 32% of all those who apply are admitted to Scripps College, from which 29 percent choose to attend. You can get more information from the admissions office website at

Overall Scripps College Acceptance Rate - Fall 2020


The overall acceptance rate for Scripps College was reported as 32.0% in Fall 2020 with over 3,020 applications submitted to this school. Both in state and out of state applicants are included in these figures. We do not have data on transfer acceptance rates currently.

Accepted Applicants Profile

  • ACT Scores: 30 - 33
  • Average GPA: 3.75 - 3.89

How Hard Is It to Get into Scripps College?

Applicant Selectivity: High

Scripps College has a very competitive selection process for applicants, where most students accepted have a higher than average high school GPA and scored in the top percentiles on standardized tests like the SAT or ACT exam.

Historical Trend and Acceptance Rate 2023 Projection

The historical trend chart shows acceptance rates from the previous years, from which we have projected the acceptance rate for the 2023-2024 school year. The overall acceptance rate trend for Scripps College has been staying about the same from year to year.

Acceptance Rate By Year

  • 2016-2017: 29.9%
  • 2017-2018: 33.4%
  • 2018-2019: 24.2%
  • 2019-2020: 32.0%
  • Projected Acceptance Rate 2023-2024: 27.6%

How Does Scripps College Compare?

This School
National Avg

The acceptance rate for Scripps College is seventy-seven percent lower than the national average of all colleges which is around 56.7%.

Nearby Similar College Acceptance Rates

SchoolAcceptance Rate
Claremont McKenna College10.3%
Harvey Mudd College13.7%
Pitzer College13.7%
Pomona College7.4%
La Sierra University55.2%

Admissions Rates & Enrollment Rates - Details

General Recommendations & Requirements for Admissions

  • High School GPA Scores are Required
  • School Records are Required
  • Submit Recommendation Letters are Required
  • Standardized Test Scores (SAT,ACT,...) are Required
  • TOEFL Exam (Foreign Language Students) are Required

Number of Applicants, Percent Accepted, and Enrolled Students (Fall 2020)


Average ACT/SAT Scores of Applicants to Scripps College (Fall 2020)

SAT® SectionScore Range
Critical Reading673 - 740
Math660 - 750
Total Score1333 - 1490
ACT®Score Range
English32 - 35
Math27 - 32
Composite Score30 - 33
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